What does a typical Olympian session look like?
A typical meeting starts with check-in time where one of the leaders will review the week’s quiet times with the student, discussing what they have learned and encouraging them in their walk with the Lord.
This is also the time that we listen to any verses that the students have memorized. As the students finish their check-in, they are involved in singing. Olympians memorize the pledges to our country’s flag, the Christian flag, the Bible, and to the church. The key verse of Olympians is Philippians 3:14. We also have an Olympian song that we sing each week.
Next comes a review of the previous week’s lesson, followed by the lesson we are working on for that
week. The Olympian lesson includes direct Bible teaching, skits, audience participation, and some special effects to drive home the Biblical perspective. Following the lesson, we divide up in age-level groups to discuss and apply the lesson. The evening concludes with game time. We make an effort to pick a game that also emphasizes the night’s theme.