Connect Four

Connect Four

Remember that amazing game where you put red or black checkers into a vertical plastic game board in an attempt to get four in a row? I always tried to be super sneaky and work on a row unobtrusively, but I didn’t win very often! I recently saw a giant version of the game in a children’s ministry classroom, and it made me think of the connections we need to be making with our small groups throughout the summer. Staying connected during the summer is hard. Someone is always out on... Read More
Orange Tour 2017

Orange Tour 2017

While summer may just be getting started, plans are all ready being made for this fall that have the potential to change the way your entire church views its purpose in your community!  Orange Tour 2017 registration opens today with stops scheduled all around the country! This fall, 20 cities will host OT17 and with it the opportunity for you to bring your entire team to be encouraged, inspired and challenged. This year’s theme is “For Our Neighbors” and challenges us to... Read More
Rest

Rest

Rest seems like a four letter word these days. There is never enough time for it, we are afraid we will fall behind, or the phone rings. Well, God said it- on the seventh day- REST! We all know that day seven is rarely the day we will actually be able to stop and rest. Regardless, God intended for us to rest so that we are able to give. One of my most challenging verses that has now become my life verse is, “Be still and know that I am God.” I know God is in control. I know that He created... Read More
First Look :: Seven Segments

First Look :: Seven Segments

There are seven days in a week, seven wonders of the world, and now, Seven Segments of First Look! First Look curriculum is getting smarter, kinder, and louder by taking on a new structure. If you are familiar with 252 Kids, this will not be a surprise to you. But, now that the First Look curriculum is going to look a bit different, we want to take some time to break it down for you. Don’t worry, our curriculum is still jam packed with great, fun activities for preschoolers! In fact, we’ve... Read More
And Then

And Then

And then. Do you know those two simple words can be found together hundreds of times throughout the Bible? “…and then you will be able to serve Me.” Jeremiah 15:19 “And then the Lord your God will…” Deuteronomy 7:20 “Andrew…heard…and then followed Jesus.” John 1:40 Every time the phrase is used, you know something happened first in order to set the stage for the second thing to happen. Preschool ministry is a world of “and then.” Sometimes, we get stuck in the mindset that the age we work with... Read More
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