My First Look: a look at April 2018 for your preschool kids
We have some BIG NEWS for you! Are you ready for it? JESUS. IS. ALIVE!
Okay, okay. You already know that, but for many of the preschoolers who celebrated Easter with us, this is not only be BIG NEWS, it's NEW news as well! We have the awesome privilege of telling preschoolers that Jesus is God’s Son, He is alive, and He wants to be their friend forever. It truly is BIG NEWS!
During this week, we will learn how the early church didn’t just tell others the big news about Jesus. They showed them by taking care of one other. Story Focus: I can show and tell others about Jesus. Telling others the BIG NEWS doesn’t just have to be shouting it in our outside voices. We can show others Jesus’ love in many ways including the preschool favorite, sharing.
In week three, we get to hear the amazing story of how Saul changed when he met Jesus. He went from hurting people who loved Jesus to telling everyone about Jesus! Talk about a change! Story Focus: People can change when they know Jesus. Saul’s change to Paul is a drastic one, but everyone changes when they learn about Jesus. We want to teach our preschoolers to tell others about Jesus so everyone has a chance to know Him and be changed by His love.
Week four, Paul and Silas show us that no matter how hard it is, we can tell others about Jesus. Story Focus: I can tell others about Jesus even when it’s hard. While we may never have it as rough as Paul and Silas had it, there will be times that it’s hard to tell other about Jesus. We want our preschoolers to know that God is with them in every circumstance, including telling others about His Son.
We will wrap up the month with week five learning about how to give the best gift, just like Peter and John did. And what is the best gift? Well, Jesus of course! Story Focus: Telling others about Jesus is the best gift I can give. Nothing is as precious and life-changing as the gift of Jesus. We want our preschoolers to know that telling others about God’s Son is like giving a gift to everyone. We need to get ready to tell the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive and He wants to be our friend forever! Imagine preschoolers running around telling the BIG NEWS that Jesus is alive—now THAT would be awesome.
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.