Hello, First Look Friends!
Following the leader is definitely something preschoolers love and understand. What they need to learn is that throughout life there will be countless choices of leaders they can follow. We want them to know who the best leader is to follow. And that is Jesus! Jesus is the best leader we can follow!
We will start the month with someone who wanted people to know who the best leader is. His name is John the Baptist, and he spent his life teaching people that the best leader was coming and they should follow Him.
Then Jesus came, and boy did He change everything! Week two, we will see how Jesus turned Andrew, Peter, James, and John from fishermen into faithful disciples with just two words. “Follow me.” Those men chose to follow Jesus, and their written words still help others follow Jesus to this day.
We will see in week three that anyone can follow Jesus—even disliked, not so honest, tax collectors like Matthew. The choice Matthew made to follow Jesus changed him forever. When he walked away from his tax table, Jesus replaced his love for money with a love for people
It wasn’t just Andrew, Peter, James, John, and Matthew that followed Jesus, as we will see during week four. Jesus asked twelve men to follow Him, and they did. We know them as the Disciples. Those twelve men followed Jesus everywhere. They watched, learned, and were changed. And, they went on to help others—lots of others—follow Jesus too. We can all follow Jesus.
So, what happens when we follow Jesus? Well, when we follow Jesus, we learn how to love people the way Jesus loves people. That means during week five, we will learn that we can love everyone and what that love looks like for preschoolers.
By the end of this month, when we ask preschoolers who can you follow, our prayer is that they will answer, I can follow Jesus. Why? Because Jesus loves us, and He will always lead us in the best way.
Lucy and Manny are in the clubhouse this month. They’re talking all about the different leaders we follow in our community and learning who the best leader is. You can find their stories on the Wonder! DVD this month. The DVD is available at The Orange Store, and you can even sign up for a monthly subscription. Use this DVD to supplement a live Storyteller and/or Host for the Story section of the curriculum. In addition, the Wonder! videos are available in the monthly media package.
March’s Preview Video is available in the March download—it is located in the week one Prelude file. If you’d like to embed the video into your church blog, we have it available on Vimeo.Feel free to share the vision with everyone!
Our team will be praying for you to have moments filled with wonder as you give preschoolers a “first look” at the God who made them, loves them, and wants to be their friend forever.
Director of Preschool Curriculum
The reThink Group