The Love First Collection

Includes one year of plans for three age groups (pre-reader, emerging reader, and reader). You’ll have approximately 85 lessons to use next year in whatever way works best for your children’s ministry and a set of 3 Love First bible storyboards that complement our lesson plans.


From readying your sacred spaces and recruiting volunteers, to joining forces with other ministries and conceptualizing children’s services, author and creator of Love First, Colette Potts, is ready to help you explore and utilize your gifts to tend to the needs of your parish. Consider a conversation, visit, or training to help you implement the Love First program that you envision for your parish.  Learn more about our
consulting packages here.

Suggested Bible Stories

Please click HERE for a list of bible stories to help you get started with your lesson planning!

Love First bible storyboard

Recommended Books

The following is a list of suggested books for different ages and reading abilities:

Board Books

  • God Gave Us Love, Lisa Bergren
  • If Jesus Lived Inside My Heart, Jill Lord
  • Precious Moments: Little Book of Prayers
  • All the World, Liz Scanlon

Picture Books

  • The Golden Rule, Ilene Cooper
  • Love Your Neighbor: Stories of Values and Virtues, Arthur Dobrin
  • Maybe God is Like That Too, Jennifer Grant
  • Red: A Crayon’s Story, Michael Hall

Chapter Books

  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, Grace Lin
  • Feathers, Jacqueline Woodson
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, J.K. Rowling

The Love First Community on Social Media

We have a very active community on our social platforms, so please visit us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. It’s a great place to exchange ideas and support one another on your Love First journey!