First Look is a weekly, web-based preschool ministry curriculum and strategy designed for babies through 5-year-olds.
As a preschool ministry leader, you want your kids to grow up:
Making wiser choices
Building stronger relationships
Developing a deeper faith
That’s why Orange strives to provide you with the tools to make life easier and a strategy for both church AND home to give kids a faith that will last forever and make your church a place they want to be.
First Look preschool ministry curriculum weaves music, communicator scripts, small group discussions, video presentations, and creative activities together to reinforce one clear and simple bottom line each week so kids can walk (or crawl) away and remember what matters most.
First Look offers an add-on SPANISH TRANSLATION CURRICULUM. It’s a great addition to your new or existing First Look license that helps you connect with the Spanish-speaking kids in your church and better connect with their parents.
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THE ORANGE STRATEGY
Combining child development and theology to create a comprehensive preschool ministry curriculum and strategy for every phase of a kid’s life to influence their faith from birth to graduation.
ANCHORED TO THE GOSPEL OF JESUS Jesus reprioritized what was important when he said… “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it. Love your neighbor as yourself. All the law and the prophets hang on these two commandments.” That’s why Orange wants every kid or student to trust in Jesus in a way that transforms how they love God, themselves, and the world around them. We want them to make wiser decisions, build stronger relationships, and develop a deeper faith. And we want them to be in a small group of peers connected to a consistent adult who can guide their spiritual growth.
COMPREHENSIVE FROM BIRTH THROUGH COLLEGE You can’t have an effective strategy if you can’t get leaders on the same page. Many age-group curriculums work independently from each other—what happens in the preschool environments seems disconnected from what happens in elementary, middle school, and high school—and the organization can drift into a collection of random programs that don’t really compliment each other. But Orange provides a strategic curriculum that aligns leaders and programs so that every child in your ministry grows up with an authentic faith in Jesus. In each curriculum, practical content and applications are provided that are unique to each phase of a kid’s or teenager’s life. Although each curriculum has a unique age-group focus, every lesson recycles an essential idea that is connected to a master plan. Together all of these curriculums create a comprehensive strategy from birth to adulthood.
DEVELOPMENTALLY RELEVANT FOR EACH AGE GROUP Although God’s story remains the same, every age group understands and responds to the Good News in their own way. If you hope to translate the essence of Scripture to the heart of a kid or teenager, you need to understand how they are wired. A 6th grader has different spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental needs than a high school senior. Biblical truth needs to be presented in a way that is personally relevant if you want it to stick. For the past three years, Orange has partnered with the Phase Project to conduct hundreds of hours of research, interviews, surveys, and conversations with leaders who invest in the lives of kids and teenagers. Our writers, editors, video producers and creative directors continually seek new, innovative ways to say, show and teach timeless Biblical truths to every age-group from birth to graduation.
SIMPLE FOR PARENTS TO IMPLEMENT AT HOME Whereas a church only has 40 hours of potential influence with kids each year, the average parent or guardian has 3,000 hours of potential influence. You increase your potential to influence a child when you tap into a parent’s influence. That’s why all Orange curriculum includes tangible cues parents can use at strategic times throughout the week to reinforce what was talked about on Sunday. Over the past decade, Orange has partnered with research organizations like Fuller Youth Institute and Barna to discover what is changing about the landscape of families in our communities. No matter where your church is located, we know this is true: You are surrounded by married parents, single parents, re-married parents, adoptive parents, unchurched parents, and grandparents who are parenting again. We are more committed than ever to create resources that will inspire and mobilize every parent to do something more for their child’s faith.
SUPPORTED BY A NETWORK OF EXPERIENCED LEADERS Each church is assigned an Orange Specialist to personally assist in implementing curriculum and strategy. These specialists have real world experience as a family ministry leader, and each one has helped hundreds of churches just like yours. They are well-equipped to provide innovative solutions for every ministry context. Whether your church has 250 regular attendees or 25,000, the Orange Specialist assigned to you will be trained and experienced to help churches of your specific size. The team at Orange works with specialists in child development, parenting, leadership, education, and service organizations to make sure we are always learning from other learners. And Orange Specialists talk to over 48,000 leaders every year who do what you do in churches of every size, denomination, region, and demographic. In fact, for every hour of time you give a kid, Orange gives you over 100 hours of research, writing, and support.
EASY TO CUSTOMIZE FOR YOUR CHURCH Orange was the first curriculum to launch an online, fully-customizable church curriculum over ten years ago. From the beginning, our mission has been to make it as easy as possible for churches to win in their community. That means that we want to give you the resources you need, in the way you need them, with a high level of flexibility. Bend it, shape it, make it your own. Because it’s web-based, the material can be crafted to fit your environment, using editable text files and customizable graphics. Based on weekly conversations with leaders in small churches, large churches, city churches, and rural churches, Orange is innovating once again. This year, Orange launched an all new curriculum delivery system for so that it’s faster, easier, and even more effective with your particular community.
DESIGNED FOR RELATIONAL DISCIPLESHIP The Orange strategy emphasizes a relational approach to ministry by providing resources for consistent adult leaders to engage kids and teenagers every week. When you put a trusted adult (beside a parent) in the life of a child or teenager, you provide an additional voice reinforcing core values. That’s why Orange curriculum not only provides activities and discussion questions for a small group setting, but it also systematically trains leaders every week of the year. Every month, Orange writes over a million words and produces over 25 videos all with one purpose: to connect kids and teenagers with a consistent leader who can help move them to make wiser decisions, build stronger relationships, and develop a deeper faith. We create the resources so you can focus on building relationships.
We make it easy to implement the Orange strategy in your ministry to children and preschoolers:
PRESCHOOL MINISTRY CURRICULUM PACKAGES FROM FIRST LOOK
THREE EASY STEPS TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR FIRST LOOK CURRICULUM:
First Look offers curriculum packages created with your church size, budget, and unique needs in mind.
Based on the unique needs of leaders in small churches, large churches, city churches, and rural churches, we’ve provided pricing packages to give you the resources you need, in the way you need them, with a high level of flexibility.
HERE’S A QUICK EASY GUIDE TO HELP YOU DECIDE WHICH PACKAGE IS RIGHT FOR YOU:
- Have under 15 kids in your preschool ministry and you combine all ages together?
- Need video resources that can help supplement a limited amount of volunteers?
- Need an easy and structured “step by step” format that you can pull off with limited time, resources, and budget?
Then STARTER is created with you in mind.
- Separate both large group AND small groups by age?
- Need age-specific take home resources?
- Need the ability to customize your programming?
- Need more options / opportunities to get families engaged?
Then PREMIUM is created with you in mind.
When a church purchases a year license, the price is discounted significantly from the monthly cost. The Cancellation of the license nullifies that discount, and a fee of $200 for each downloaded month (full or partial) by any user on your account will be deducted from your refund. There is also a $50 cancellation fee. Cancellations are accepted within 60 days of account sign up or renewal with the following fees imposed: 1) $50.00 cancellation fee 2) $200.00 for each month’s curriculum previously downloaded. Only one cancellation per curriculum license is allowed per organization. The total refund due will equal the original license fee payment, less the $50 cancellation fee and any applicable download charges.
WHAT PARTNERS ARE SAYING
“Orange has the BEST preschool curriculum around. They get preschoolers, and they have researched how they learn. Our preschoolers are soaring with First Look.”LAURA POOLE // EMMAUS BAPTIST CHURCH // POQUOSON, VA
“Thank you Orange for providing relevant, current, kid friendly, Bible based material that our kids can relate to! It is a blessing to serve God using this tool!”DEBBIE MONTELL STOUGH // GREENSBURG, PA
“Since using Orange, we have seen our small group leaders transition from focusing on preparing materials and lessons to focusing on building meaningful relationships with kids and parents. It is changing our church families and leaders in such an amazing way!”ANDY KARUCHIT // THRIVE COMMUNITY CHURCH // BISMARCK, ND
“The Orange Strategy is not just a strategy, it’s a partnership between churches and families. By “thinking Orange” our staff can focus on helping families become their best while connecting them back to the truth of God’s Word.”MATT FERGUSON // CROSS TIMBERS CHURCH // ARGYLE, TX
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LATEST FIRST LOOK BLOG POSTS
- Volunteer Pre-Service Pep Talk for September 16, 2018Sunday mornings can go at a fast and furious pace. If we aren’t strategic, we can miss key relational connections. Gather your team of volunteers for a brief gathering before the serving begins. Answer any questions about the curriculum and ask for prayer requests. Then read the following devotion before ... Read More1 year ago
- Social Media Plan for Reaching Parents Starting September 16, 2018Here is the First Look Social Media Plan for influencing parents to interact with their preschoolers. If you missed the first post explaining our plan, please click here. The following information will be 7 tweets/Facebook posts, 2 pictures or ideas for Instagram, and 2 articles to pin on Pinterest. Feel free ... Read More1 year ago
- Live CompassionGod rest you merry, kid min folks, let nothing you dismay It’s September, but you’re planning now for Christmas, while you may… At Orange, aside from bungling classic lyrics, we’ve been thinking Christmas, too! In the past, we’ve provided all the materials you need to create a full-scale Christmas giving ... Read More1 year ago