Membership is easy and, when children earn it, they will receive a membership patch.

This patch and other awards can be placed on their Bible cover or backpack.

American Flag:
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands; one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.

Christian Flag:
I pledge allegiance to the Christian Flag and to the Savior for Whose Kingdom it stands; One Savior, crucified, risen and coming again, with life and liberty for all who believe.

Bible:
I pledge allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word. I will make it a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path; I will hide its words in my heart that I might not sin against God.

Church:
I pledge allegiance to my Church, and to my Lord upon Whom it is built. I will love my pastor, and all the members; and will faithfully support my church with my attendance, money, service and prayers.

Canadians:
Memorize “Oh, Canada.”

I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:14 Sometimes, Jesus, it is hard to follow You, for I want to do what I want to do. But when the Devil tempts me to stray, Oh, this is what I’ll say... I’ll raise my torch up to the sky, I’ll fly my banner way up high, I’ll follow Jesus right behind, I will run the race. I’ll be a Champion for my Lord, I’ll conquer temptation with His Word. I’ll challenge all those who have never known His grace, to accept God’s gift by faith.

Challengers | Grades 1 & 2 Conquerors | Grades 3 & 4 Champions | Grades 5 & 6

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to Word of Life Children’s Ministries
We desire to impact the lives  Salvation of children of children with the Word  Children and coaches growing of God in a fun, dynamic in Christ  Children with a purpose in life way. What you don’t need that honors God is another program to layer  Having fun while serving God upon what you already have. What you do need is a program that is based Know– Jesus Christ as Savior. upon biblical principles. Grow– Develop godly ideals for a dynamic Christian life. We believe that the Word of Show– Learn how to reach out to the God makes the difference lost with the Gospel. in the life of a child. At Word of Life To evangelize and disciple young Children’s Ministries, we people to a dynamic Christian life by want children to have mature leadership through the local church. the time of their lives while engrafting the Word of God into their lives. How do Reaching youth whose needs constantly change with biblical truth that never changes! The needs we do this? How of youth change as they grow older, and we need to do we strive to adapt our program to the various age groups without compromising the biblical principles. develop godly children? We believe that you start with . . .
 Matthew 28:19-20  2 Timothy 2:1-2  Colossians 1:9-11; 2:6-7 The following pages will show you in detail how this dynamic program produces godly children.

 2 Timothy 2:15

 Joshua 1:8

 2 Timothy 3:16-17

Provide students a vehicle for study, meditation and instruction from the Word of God.

To train youth to accurately handle Scripture, resulting in obedience and equipping them for service.

In six years you will cover every book in the Bible in the Bible Survey course. Each year you will get 16 Old Testament lessons and 14 New Testament lessons. Along with these there will be Character studies, lessons on the Life of Christ, Holiday and Theme nights and much more. You will receive a total of 48 lessons each year. Each lesson has suggested adaptations to meet specific needs of your children. Some of the adaptations include ones for small groups, large groups and mostly unchurched kids. The Bible Study walks you through exactly how to teach the lesson and includes group dynamics.

Applying the Word of God to everyday life to live a victorious Christian life.

Begin the week by reading the overview. These extra facts will increase your understanding of the week’s passage.

 1 Peter 2:2  Deuteronomy 6:6  2 Peter 1:3  Jeremiah 20:9

 Psalm 5:1  2 Timothy 2:15  Philippians 3:10  Psalm 5:3

 Matthew 22:29  Proverbs 8:17  Joshua 1:8  Psalm 1:1-2

Complete the activity for the day.

A Quiet Time builds an intimate relationship and fellowship with God.

To develop intimacy with God through prayer and systematic daily reading of the Word with personal application.

Each day, read the Daily Scripture Passage.

You will cover the major portions of the Word of God in six years.

Developing a personal relationship with God through His Word and prayer. Then see how to apply the passage to your life!

Write down your prayer requests in your diary and talk to God in prayer.

 Psalm 119:11

 Psalm 1:2

 Joshua 1:8

 Colossians 3:16

Internalizing Scripture to connect to life’s needs and problems is essential for a growing, obedient Christian.

The Olympian Christian Service Manual is designed to encourage students to get involved in a variety of opportunities to share their faith.

The systematic memorization of Scripture will help a believer to sin less, witness more and encourage others.

 Matthew 28:19  1 Peter 4:10  Hebrews 10:24  Acts 1:8

The verses that the children are asked to memorize come right out of the lessons. This will help reinforce what they are taught in the lesson. Each verse also has a question that goes with it to help tie the verse to everyday living. All verses are on a verse card in their student book along with the books of the Bible they are to memorize.  Grades 1 and 2 memorize 12 verses each year.  Grades 3 and 4 memorize 18 verses each year.  Grades 5 and 6 memorize 24 verses each year. The purpose is not quantity, but quality. Children are not only to learn the verse but also to remember it and how it applies to their lives.

Engrafting the Word of God in lives to the point that it is demonstrated in compassion and care for others.

Direct and equip children in various avenues of serving God through individual and group evangelistic and service projects.

Each child is encouraged to participate in Christian service activities. The Christian Service manual has 30 individual services and 24 group opportunities. A Challenger needs to do six a year; a Conqueror, nine; and a Champion, twelve.

 Sin less.  Witness more.  Encourage others.

 Develop a habit of serving God through others.  Sense the joy that comes in serving others.  Have the privilege of leading others to Christ.

An incentive program that is creative and fun awaits your children. As you look through the next few pages, you will find many different ways to reward the children for being faithful to biblical principles. You can put together the awards that you want to make your program fun and exciting. Every Olympian needs to get their Olympian student book (which includes their Quiet Time and verse card). In order to encourage the children and inform parents, a progress chart especially designed for Olympians is located inside each front cover. The Olympian Record/Award Sheet also serves as an individual record sheet for the coach. As you peel off stickers to put on the manual, you also write down the date on the sticker sheet. This will automatically show you their progress. On the back of this sheet there is a place to put name, address and other vital information about the children, as well as a place to keep track of Olympian attendance. This will greatly simplify the paperwork for the coach.

Challenger
3 summer pins 3 winter pins 3 summer pins 3 winter pins

Conqueror Champion

3 summer pins 3 winter pins
Each year a child can earn three award pins— one for bronze level, silver level and gold level. The pins alternate from summer to winter each year. There are 18 pins in all to collect! Children can place these pins on their backpack or Bible cover. (See back cover for pictures.) Olympian bronze, silver, and gold medals are available to reward children for being faithful throughout the year. These are beautiful medals with a place to write the date and name of the Olympian on the back. The ribbon comes with it in the color of their appropriate group.

What parent doesn’t enjoy putting something positive about their child on their refrigerator? These are certificates you can present as a child accomplishes each level. A great idea is to do this in a church service, so you can give praise in front of everyone!

Children love getting trophies. If a child is faithful in earning a gold medal for six years, they can earn the Steadfast Trophy. There is also a trophy for two and four years of faithfully earning gold medals.

This is a great way to keep all the awards that a child has won throughout the year. Children can place the patch, medal and pins all in this beautiful box for display or as a keepsake.

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