What if you had a roadmap for the next year of ministry? You could . . . 

  • Plan further in advance 
  • Plan what you teach with a strategy in mind
  • Stop wondering what you’ll teach next week

With First Look and 252 Kids curriculum, you get detailed insight on this coming year of ministry, August to July. We plan our year with the rhythms of a family’s life from the start of school through the fun of summer! 

First Look and 252 Kids work a bit differently. First Look works on a 2-year Scope and Cycle, and 252 Kids switches things up every three years. But both offer the same great information in Focused Yearly Scopes to help you plan for the year ahead.

FOCUSED YEARLY SCOPE FOR 2020-2021

If you’ve never checked out this document before, here are some things to keep in mind as you look through it.

For First Look Preschool:

Page 1: You’ll find the foundational thoughts connecting each lesson of Orange Curriculum including the 9 Core Insights that connect the four curriculum age groups together. These insights are based on what Jesus says in the Greatest Commandment: Love God (Wonder), Love Others (Discovery), Love Life (Passion).

Page 2: You’ll see the series titles for the coming year, along with theme art to get you thinking about how you’ll make the most of that theme in your environment. This page also includes which months include preschool Family Experience (FX) events!

Page 3-6: You’ll discover a detailed look at what your children will experience throughout each quarter. This comes complete with the Bible Stories, Memory Verses, Bottom Lines and Key Questions. Each theme also includes a series description that explains the vision and how each month is a reflection or a response to the character of God as seen through Jesus and Scripture.

First Look Preschool Scope & Cycle

For 252 Kids Elementary and Preteen:

Page 1: You’ll find the foundational thoughts connecting each lesson of Orange Curriculum including the 9 Core Insights that connect the four curriculum age groups together. These insights are based on what Jesus says in the Greatest Commandment: Love God (Wonder), Love Others (Discovery), Love Life (Passion).

Page 2: You’ll see the series titles for the coming year, along with theme art to get you thinking about how you’ll make the most of that theme in your environment. This page also includes which months include weekly FX or monthly FX events!

Page 3-6: You’ll discover a detailed look at what your kids will experience throughout each quarter. This comes complete with the Bible Stories, Memory Verses, Bottom Lines or Key Questions, and Life App for each month. Each theme also includes a series description that explains how each month is a reflection or a response to the character of God as seen through Jesus and Scripture.

Page 7: You’ll find the Life App families will cover each month. These are how the Bible stories connect to the everyday world of kids.

NEWLY ADDED: Three-Year Scope and Cycle Information

Pages 8-10: A list of the Bible stories we cover throughout the entire three-year cycle. Most of these are the lessons we cover in the weekly curriculum, but a few are covered through memory verses and GodTime devotionals. This list is subject to change based on how each year of the Scope and Cycle is created.

Page 11: A list of the Life Apps covered throughout the entire three-year cycle. Note that the 2020-2021 ministry year is Year 2 of the Scope and Cycle. The third-year is being developed and is subject to change.

252 Kids Elementary Scope & Cycle

252 Preteen Scope & Cycle

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