About First Look
IT’S SIMPLE. ORANGE IS A STRATEGY THAT COMBINES THE CRITICAL INFLUENCES OF THE CHURCH AND HOME TO INCITE WONDER, PROVOKE DISCOVERY AND FUEL PASSION IN THE HEARTS OF THE NEXT GENERATION.
That’s why all of our curriculum, including First Look, focuses on three main environments:
Church (First Look Groups)
Home (First Look Home)
Combined Experiences (First Look FX)
First Look is the big umbrella—think golf or even picnic table umbrella—that covers all things preschool.
START HERE > FIRST LOOK GROUPS
First impressions are important. That’s why we designed our First Look curriculum to give preschool children a first impression of their loving heavenly Father. The curriculum keeps it simple and fun, repeating one basic truth about God all month long. First Look also helps children understand worship and introduces them to small group time.
The activities tickle all the senses making mastering the concepts a blast. Crazy fun activities to crafts to large group Bible story and worship time to small group Bible time, it’s all part of the plan to help a child believe three key things by the time he’s five years old:
- God made me.
- God loves me.
- Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
GO HERE > FIRST LOOK HOME
In addition to the groups section of the First Look curriculum providing you with resources for large group/small group environments, we also equip you with resources for the home. We call them Parent CUES because they’re designed to “cue” parents to leverage everyday moments with their child to Connect to God’s story, to Uncover something about life, and to Experience something together.
Parent Time: Rich in vision, monthly “Parent Time” helps parents of babies and toddler imagine the end. Each month parents are reminded that a child is never to young to hear God loves him.
Small Talk: Designed for older preschoolers, “Small Talk” helps parents create a rhythm at home with ideas for incorporating faith learning into Play Time, Drive Time, Bath Time and Cuddle Time.
In addition to these great take home resources, parents are encouraged to visit www.OrangeParents.org for a monthly podcast and many other resources.
MEET HERE > FIRST LOOK FX
First Look offers supplemental FXs that are events, like Baby Dedication or Preschool Parent Training, to help parents create a rhythm for spiritual teaching with their child.
Click here to find out how First Look is part of the Orange Strategy, and how it aligns with 252 Basics and XP3 Students.
If you’re curious about the foundation of faith behind First Look, we would love for you to click here to read through our click here to read through our Statement of Faith.