Olympic Theme Ideas

Women's Ministry Theme

Julia Bettencourt

Posted August 15, 2012 (originally posted to my blog)

I added in all the suggestions given to me for this theme.  Thanks for your help, ladies!

Spiritual Application

With the opympics as motivation, this theme can be tailored in a few directions:  running the race, enduring, leaps of faith, etc.

Theme Verse Suggestions

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.  2 Timothy 4:7

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.  1 Corinthians 9:24

Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.  Philippians 2:16

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.  Hebrews 12:1

Devotional/Lesson Suggestions

Concentrate on running the race in 1 Corinthians 9:24

Study those leaps of faith in Hebrews 11

Centering on the Torch:  (Thanks to Erica for this one)

What if your devotion ccentered around the torch? The torch is passed along to others until it reaches the “eternal flame.” Use God guiding the children of Israel in the wilderness as an example, His cloud by day and fire by night. Use it as a way of sharing our faith and beliefs, passing them on to others until we reach our heavenly home.

Strengthening the Arms:  (Thanks to Cynthia)

Tying the Proverbs 31 scriptures into it all…rising before dark, strengthening the arms, etc.

Being Salt: (Thanks to Cynthia)

Being the salt of the earth…all bodies need salt, especially when in training due to depletion thru sweating, and we need to keep our salt replenished thru God’s Word.

Being the light on the Hill: (Thanks to Cynthia)

Being the light on the hill…don’t hide our witness about the Lord, but also don’t hide our individual talents, but use them for the Lord. Each of these athletes are receiving worldwide attention–what an opportunity to give God the glory for their talent. Physical items could be coins (what most consider talents in the scriptures), and also workout equipment (jump ropes, hand weights, running shoes, etc.).

Under the Big Top (concerning our leaps of faith) by Julia

Devotionals by Julia

Alternative Theme Titles


Amazing Race

More Than Gold

Go for the Gold

Pass the Torch

Run the Race

Running the Race

Join the Team


Color:  colors of the olympic rings

Make Olympic Rings - Spray paint hula hoops in the Olympic colors and hot glue together.

Use trophies for the tables. They sometimes carry small ones at the dollar store (in the party supply section).

Make Torches - Use gold tissue paper sticking out of glasses/cups to simulate torches.

Hang winner medals around napkins.

Use flags from different countries in floral arrangements.


Divide the ladies into different groups to represent other countries and do some various games and competitions.

Icebreaker Index


Any olympic novelty item

Wrist or head sweat band

Protein bar

See my blog for creative favor ideas.

Door Prizes

Sweat bands

Small weights

Workout DVD

Anything to do with exercise or fitness

Door Prize Ideas for Women

Door Prize Tips

Just for Fun

Hold your event during the Olympics and set the time in order to watch one of the events together as a ladies group.

Missionary Emphasis:

(Thanks again to Erica)

Use this time to highlight missionaries in certain countries that your church supports, or make gift items to send to them.

Or create a card at the ladies meeting to send to the missionary wives.

Use a missionary’s wife as the speaker or another lady that might have worked to gain her citizenship and apply it to the fact that our citizenship is in heaven if we know the Lord as our Saviour.

Food and Serving

Have an international potluck.

Do a dessert theme where everyone brings their dessert in the shape of a ring (circle).

Hospitality in Women's Ministry

Copyright ©2012 Julia Bettencourt
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This theme is geared for you to take a few ideas for a small meeting or take several for a larger event. These are suggestions for you to build upon.  Be creative...Julia

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