The 5 Reasons Why I Attend The Orange Conference

The 5 Reasons Why I Attend The Orange Conference

It’s a non-negotiable for me. I have to attend The Orange Conference every year. I put it on the calendar and excitedly await its arrival. Anyone who works with the next generation needs to experienceThe Orange Conference. Once you do, you’ll understand why I have to keep coming back year after year. Here’s the five reasons I attend Orange Conference every year. 1. There’s incredible worship and teaching. If you’re like me, being able to attend your church’s worship service can feel like... Read More
Love, Neighbors, and a Free Ticket to OC17

Love, Neighbors, and a Free Ticket to OC17

In just six short weeks, #OC17 will be underway! Here in the First Look world, that is simply hard to imagine! It doesn’t seem like it has been an entire year since we were with so many of our First Look Friends at #OC16! Last year, our theme was “Monday is Coming”!  And, it has! 46 times! Now, #OC17 is just around the corner, and we are so excited! This year’s theme is “For Our Neighbors: See What Love Can Do.” Just last week, our preschoolers heard the... Read More
Reactivating Small Group Leaders to Lead Small

Reactivating Small Group Leaders to Lead Small

The start of the year is a great time to reactive not only yourself but your small group leaders. Reminding your entire preschool team of the value of leading small and how that’s possible in the context of your preschool environments will help to ensure you’re all on the same page as you invest in the lives of preschoolers. 1. BE PRESENT Preschoolers thrive on continuity. You might have figured that out when a preschooler in your ministry put the death grip on mom, refusing to enter her room,... Read More
Creating Security for our Preschoolers

Creating Security for our Preschoolers

A few nights ago I blackmailed my boys into watching Frozen with me. They had given me a run for my money that day. My husband was out of town for work, and they had pushed and cajoled and pestered to no end. I just wanted to sit in front of the TV and watch Anna save Elsa again, and I wanted my boys with me. You have to understand, my boys are 11 and 16, slightly past the prime target age for the movie. Still, they’re a lot like preschoolers sometimes (not just the tantrums!). They still find... Read More
Maximize Your Sunday

Maximize Your Sunday

It’s here! Sunday is finally here! The day you have been working towards all week long. The crafts are prepped. The snacks are stocked. The toys are clean. Every volunteer is scheduled. Now what? It’s time to make the most out of your morning! It is so very critical for you as a preschool ministry leader to be intentional with the precious time you get on a Sunday morning. Since you have prepped every detail and prepared your small group leaders, your job changes now. Now is the time to touch... Read More
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