How to Connect at #OC17

How to Connect at #OC17

It’s almost that time again. The time when our First Look team gets to spend a few, short, WONDER-full days with our friends from all over the country (and world) for #OC17. It’s one of our most favorite times of the year and we want you to have such a great time that it becomes one of your favorites too. With all that happens at Orange Conference, it would be easy to miss something. To keep that from happening, we’ve put together a list of all the ways you can stay connected and updated while... Read More
Setting the Stage – Blast Off (August 2016)

Setting the Stage – Blast Off (August 2016)

We are SO EXCITED to Blast Off into a new year of preschool learning and fun with you! As the children review all three Basic Truths (God Made Me, God Loves Me, Jesus Wants to be My Friend Forever), they will hear over and over again how much God loves them. The Blast Off theme an awesome opportunity to use any space decorations you might have in storage. Fill your halls with stars, planets, and rockets! As you think about decorating your environments, consider creating a banner in the hallway... Read More
How To Connect At #OC16

How To Connect At #OC16

The entire First Look team is looking forward to having so many of our friends in Atlanta for #OC16 in just a few days! We have been waiting all year for this chance to hang out and hear your stories as well as share ideas and encouragement. To make sure that you don’t miss a single opportunity, here are suggestions for getting connected to everything that is happening!! First, before you even leave home, add us to your social media radar so you can share your pics and tweets with us each day!... Read More
Top Ten Reasons To Attend OC16

Top Ten Reasons To Attend OC16

Anyone remember the late night talk show host David Letterman? One of my favorite segments from his show was always the Top Ten. So, in honor of DL, here are my Top Ten reasons to attend OC16. 10 There’s something for everyone. Whether you are new to Orange or a veteran of many years, there are breakouts for you. In the early years I would attend breakouts that helped me hone my philosophy of ministry, learn how to navigate the curriculum, or get ideas on how to create an incredible Sunday... Read More
Surviving a Baby Boom

Surviving a Baby Boom

Do you ever feel like babies are being born so fast there really MUST be something in the water at your church? Recruiting and staffing your nursery and toddler ministries can be a full time job in itself ! I saw a sweet Instagram post by Samantha (Sam) Edwards, from Oak City Church in Raleigh, holding a precious little newborn from her church. In my next email to her, I mentioned how sweet it is when new babies are born to our church family. Her reply made me gasp: We’ll close the year... Read More
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