While we seek to teach your children about God, we know that no one has more influence on your child than you, the parent! We want to partner with you to help them learn more about their Heavenly Father. We want to support and guide you as you raise your child to know what it means to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
The curriculum we use is called First Look. First impressions are important. That's why First Look curriculum is designed to give preschool children a first impression of their loving Heavenly Father. The curriculum keeps it simple and fun, repeating one basic truth about God all month long. First Look also helps children understand worship and introduces them to small group time. It encourages children to talk to God any time at any place.
The activities tickle all the senses making mastering the concepts a blast. Crazy fun activities to crafts to Bible story and worship, it's all part of the plan to help a child believe three key things by the time they are five years old:
- God made me
- God loves me
- Jesus wants to be my friend forever
But all the simple fun of First Look means little if it's not reinforced at home. That's why we provide activity ideas and conversation starters for parents to use with their children at home using the Small Talk cards.
A Small Talk card is also handed out with your child's craft when you pick them up after service. On the front is the current week Bible story and remember verse. On the back are suggestions to help you to discuss what they learned and help apply it to their daily life. You are the best teacher for your children, so use the activities to talk about God with them all week at home.
If you missed the Small Talk card, click the tab 'This Month'.
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