June 2017 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends!

Kids Rock! But, you knew that, didn’t you? You’re surrounded by rockin’ kids all the time! We’re excited to celebrate kids with a rocking good time this summer.

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Do You See Me?

“Watch this!”
“Look Miss Kathy!”
“Did you see me twirl my new dress?”
“Look at my super hero rain boots!”

Every Sunday morning, I hear the words, “LOOK! WATCH! SEE!” over and over again from little preschoolers who are so eager to share with me what is going on in their world.

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Implementing a Baby Dedication Event in Your Ministry

I can remember sitting through my first Orange Conference seven years ago and attending a breakout on Baby Dedication events. I knew this was something our church had to do. When we began to implement Baby Dedication events, it was a game changer for connecting families to our ministry and our church.

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Sharing the Load

I am reading through the One Year Bible this year and am particularly looking at what the Word says regarding children and children’s ministry…

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Do You See Me?

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“Watch this!” “Look Miss Kathy!” “Did you see me twirl my new dress?” “Look at my super hero rain boots!” Every Sunday morning, I hear the words, “LOOK! WATCH! SEE!” over and over again from little preschoolers who are so eager to share with me what is going on in their world. Preschoolers love attention! They love to share their newest treasure, pair of shoes, hair bow or new toy. More than anything, preschoolers want to know that we SEE them! In Genesis 16 we read the story of Hagar, Sarai’s... read more
Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 29th

Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting May 29th

Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here.  The following information will be 6 tweets, 5 Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest.  Feel free to use any and all of this information but don’t feel tied to these updates word for word.  These are simply examples that you could copy and paste if you wanted or you can add your... read more
Facebook Live May 2017 – First Look Updates Coming Soon

Facebook Live May 2017 – First Look Updates Coming Soon

First Look Friends! If you missed the Facebook Live event from last Friday afternoon, we wanted to make sure you knew about it! During this event, Mike and Brittany unpacked the changes coming soon to First Look. So, grab a cup of coffee (or tea in my case), sit back, and click the link below. First Look Facebook Live Event May 2017 read more
Implementing a Baby Dedication Event in Your Ministry

Implementing a Baby Dedication Event in Your Ministry

I can remember sitting through my first Orange Conference seven years ago and attending a breakout on Baby Dedication events. I knew this was something our church had to do. When we began to implement Baby Dedication events, it was a game changer for connecting families to our ministry and our church. We found that when a family went through the process of our baby dedication, it solidified the relationship between them and us. These are the three things we keep in mind when creating our Baby... read more
Setting the Stage – Kids Rock (June and July 2017)

Setting the Stage – Kids Rock (June and July 2017)

Kids Rock! Yes they do! And, we’re going to have a great summer rockin’ out with them! When we say “rock,” you think rock n roll don’t you? Well, keep thinking that and run with it! Fill your environment with real instruments, pictures of instruments, inflatable instruments, and anything that can be used as an instrument. You could also hang music notes from the ceiling and use big stars to mark each classroom’s entrance. Whatever makes you think music and loud and fun is what you want to use... read more

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Kathy HillKathy Hill

Kathy lives outside of Atlanta with her awesome hubby, David, and drama daughter, Maggie....

First Look BlogFirst Look Blog

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Barbara GravesBarbara Graves

Barbara is a highly caffeinated lover of God, kids, coffee and laughing. She and her husb...

Deb SpringerDeb Springer

Deb lives in the Atlanta area and is the proud mom of a very tall basketball player and wif...

Kathy WhiteKathy White

Kathy is wife to Lee, mom to Andrew, Joel & Benjamin, mother-in-law to Mary Kate and Kitt...

Kelly StockdaleKelly Stockdale

Kelly is a preschool director turned family director who’s currently serving at Grace ...

Karen AppleKaren Apple

Karen Apple is a former children’s minister who started two weekday preschools in Charlo...

Brittany ComptonBrittany Compton

Brittany Compton Robertson is the Director of Preschool Strategy at Orange and lives outsid...

Sue MillerSue Miller

Sue is a coach, leader, speaker and author with a passion for bringing out the bes...

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