April 2019 Editor’s Notes

April 2019 Editor’s Notes

Hello, First Look Friends! God created us to be in a relationship with Him and in relationships with people here on earth. He wants us to have friends, and He wants us to be a good friend. In fact, He wants it so much, God sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to show us how to be a good friend and make a way for us to be friends with Him forever. Friendships are a big part of preschoolers’ lives. Through these first relationships, they are learning how to be a friend, have fun with friends, get... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for February 3, 2019

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for February 3, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: Of all the encounters Jesus had during his time on earth, what a thrill to have this encounter recorded for us. When the disciples thought that children wouldn’t be... Read More
Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

Recently Deb Springer wrote a blog post about preschoolers learning through play. I would like to take that a step further and share with you how God taught ME through play. I LOVE word games! When I was a little girl I would always go buy a word search game before my family traveled. I would spend the entire trip with my nose in my book searching for the elusive words. My favorite Christmas gift one year was a Deluxe Scrabble board that was on a rotating base. I LOVED that game! It is put... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 27, 2019

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 27, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: Monsters under the bed, the dark, walking into a new classroom. Everyone faces things that are scary, including the precious preschoolers in your classroom. When those... Read More
Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 20, 2019

Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for January 20, 2019

Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before praying for the day: Can you think of someone you’ve had a hard time getting along with? Maybe it was a bully from childhood. Maybe it’s the neighbor who complains about silly things. Maybe... Read More
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