IT’S SIMPLE. ORANGE IS A STRATEGY THAT COMBINES THE CRITICAL INFLUENCES OF THE CHURCH AND HOME TO INCITE WONDER, PROVOKE DISCOVERY AND FUEL PASSION IN THE HEARTS OF THE NEXT GENERATION.
First Look is a curriculum designed for babies through 5-year-olds. Every element centers on giving preschoolers and Kindergarteners a first impression of their loving heavenly Father.
Everything we teach is based on one of three simple, but powerful, truths. The entire curriculum is constructed to meet your children where they are cognitively, spiritually, physically, emotionally and socially. Through age appropriate activities, kids are building their spiritual foundation so that by the time they move up to the big room upstairs for 1st -5th graders they know these three basic truths.
God Made Me
God Loves Me
Jesus Wants To Be My Friend Forever
We start with curriculum for Babies, providing a simple song to sing while changing a diaper. Our curriculum for crawlers provides monthly activities for purposeful play. The 1 year old curriculum adds a Bible story and craft each week. The real excitement starts when we reach the two-year-old and three-through-fives and begin our Large Group/Small Group curriculum.
Large Group curriculum, known as Make It True, encourages all the children to gather together to worship and hear the Bible story.
Small Group curriculum includes both introduction activities with Make It Fun and review/reinforcement activities with Make It Stick. There are activities that reach every learning style. In addition, the 4 and 5 year olds have the Make It Real component that introduces them to keeping a journal and praying together.
First Look has something for you as the Parent called Parent CUE. We give you materials that are sent home with your child for the whole month to help the learning to continue at home. We provide ideas for Play Time, Drive Time, Bath Time, Cuddle Time and Morning Time that connect what kids are learning at church with what they’re hearing at home. There is even a Parent CUE app that you can download and can watch a weekly video together as a family. We know you are going to love the Parent CUE resources we provide, almost as much as you’re going to love watching your kids grow in their faith.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
God is the one and only true God, yet He exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. God is the Creator, so everything belongs to Him and is under His control. God is holy, so He is righteous, majestic, and loving. God is all knowing and purposeful, so He’s at work to bring about His will. No person, thing, or idea compares to God.
ABOUT THE SCRIPTURES
God reveals Himself to us through the Bible, and it is 100% accurate, reliable, and authoritative.
People are made in God’s image and for His pleasure. But everybody falls short of God’s intention, or ideal, for people. In other words, everyone has sinned. As a result, we are all separated from Him, even though He wants an intimate relationship with each of us.
That’s why Jesus-God’s Son-came and lived on this earth, died, and rose again. God offers His free gift of salvation to all who believe in Jesus and accept Him as Savior-the only way to be forgiven and reconciled to God. Anyone who accepts this gift is adopted as a son or daughter into God’s family and will live with Him forever in heaven.