Every Whirl Lectionary lesson follows a four-part sequence: Welcome, Hear, Respond, and Launch (WHRL!). Each week, kids and leaders start their time together by identifying where they are in the church year and watching an animated video. Next, they dive into the Whirl Story Bible or Whirl NRSV Bible, respond to the scripture lesson with creative leaflet activities, and circle up to review the lesson and pray before being sent out.
The lesson videos are designed to set up the lesson each Sunday. Kids watch animated characters their own age encounter real questions and challenges as they live out their faith. The videos are designed to help kids start thinking about what they would do in similar situations, instead of telling kids what to do.