Constructing Christmas: Brick by Brick!

Constructing Christmas: Brick by Brick!

We know you’re probably more focused on cranking the A/C than putting up light strands and icicles right now. But when it comes to this year’s Christmas giving project, we’re not asking you to deck the halls. We want you to grab a hard hat! This year, Orange is partnering with Compassion International for a project we’re calling BRICK BY BRICK. You probably already know Compassion as a trusted organization that works to rescue kids from poverty through child sponsorships. Compassion does this... Read More
Strategy for  Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

Strategy for Volunteer Recruitment and Retention

I remember my first day on staff as Preschool Coordinator at the church my family and I had been attending for a year. “Good morning how are you? Are you serving anywhere?” I asked this very assertive looking woman checking in her kids. She looked at me like I had lost my mind. She then responded, “Do you know who I am?” I smiled and said “a future kid ministry volunteer?” She politely smiled and walked away. Immediately following, I turned to my left and... Read More
Small Group Time is Important to Preschoolers

Small Group Time is Important to Preschoolers

I’ve been working with preschoolers for a long time now, and honestly I think they are just about my favorite people on earth. When I ask others to join me in my endeavors, I get all kinds of responses. I’ve heard, “They never listen…they never sit still…working with preschoolers is a lot like herding cats.” If they only knew… I’ve learned a lot of things along the dusty trail. I’ve learned that preschoolers are learning with all their senses all the time. They don’t have to be sitting quietly... Read More
Preschool Music Strategy 2017-2018

Preschool Music Strategy 2017-2018

We are SO extremely excited about our new music strategy for First Look and our preschool families. We all know how important music is for preschoolers so we are partnering with you, your leaders, and your families to have an even greater impact! Worship Leaders! We all know that preschool worship does not exactly look like “Big Church” or even elementary worship. Preschoolers want to jump, and clap, and move to worship God with their WHOLE body! Let’s be real, leading preschool worship is... Read More
Updates to the Parent Cue App and Social Media Plan

Updates to the Parent Cue App and Social Media Plan

It’s a new year in First Look world, and with a new year comes change. One change we’re super excited about is our newly designed Parent Cue App. Now, you may not have had the old Parent Cue App, but we STRONGLY encourage you to get the new one and to prompt the parents of your preschoolers to do so as well. Here’s the best part about the newly designed Parent Cue App – IT’S FREE! That’s right! Just go to the Apple store or the Google Play store and download it for FREE! Did I mention that it... Read More
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