S3 High School Club
An on-campus, student-led S3 club designed to encourage Christian students to stand strong in their Christian Faith through Bible study, service projects and club events.
- Weekly on-campus student-led Bible Study
- Leadership and Public Speaking skills are developed as students lead their peers in Bible Study
- On-campus, student-led S3 Club Events—optional 1 to 4 per school year:
- Food/social time/assembly in the school gym (normally on a week night) with prayer, worship music and a Biblical message from a guest speaker
- All students receive invitations via U.S. mail
- Christian Student Leadership Teams composed of officers and grade level representatives which are guided and supported by Parent Teams who also fund the minimal cost of S3 Club operations
What Does a Typical High School Club Agenda Look Like?
- Students arrive and check-in! (Music when they enter)
- Snack and socialize!
- Club starts with announcements and opening prayer! (game or skit)
- Lesson and discussion (may include video/break out group discussions)
- Closing prayer (by leader, large group, or small group)
- Clean up the room and dismiss!
- Students arrive & check-in. Students will fill out the provided registration card upon their first visit to club. This information is then entered into the Student Online Management System (SOMS) to create your database and roster. A check in table or desk is helpful.
- After 3-4 weeks, you can create a Roster. Break out the students by grade and create sign-in sheets. The sign-in sheet can simply be the student’s name (alphabetically) and then meeting dates. Students can quickly check off their name on the dates they come. Weekly attendance must be reported into the SOMS each week. If club coordinator has a laptop or tablet, students may check in electronically each week. Otherwise, data from the sign-in roster must be manually transferred to SOMS each week.
- Allow space at the bottom of each sign-in sheet for the newcomers to pencil in their name. Have newcomers fill out the registration card (enter into SOMS) and then every month or so, update your sign-in sheets.
- Snacks and socialize. Where there are students…there must be food! Be creative and have fun.
- Club starts with announcements and opening prayer. Several leaders may be involved or one leader may open, facilitate, and close the meeting. These details are worked out with your student leadership team and can change throughout the year! The main thing is, students develop as leaders by DOING these activities. They take ownership of the meetings and it is incredible to watch them grow! Students run the meetings!
- Lesson and discussion. Can take place as a large group or in a variety of breakout groups. Discussion of the weekly lesson is facilitated by the prepared student leader(s).
- Closing prayer. Depending on the time remaining, the student leader will choose the most appropriate way to close in prayer: one person prays, small groups pray, or large group prays.
- At the very beginning of the year (or whenever this club first begins), the student leaders will want to emphasize that whatever is prayed about in S3, stays in S3. Students Standing Strong keeps confidences- this is a safe and honoring group.
- Clean up room and dismiss! Students Standing Strong ALWAYS leaves the room better than they found it!