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Type your questions here and click SEND at anytime throughout the presentation. Your questions will be addressed during the Q&A session at the end. Use these buttons to make adjustments Become familiar with your Control Panel PRESENTATION: BIBLE BASICS RP3
THE P.R.A.Y. PROGRAM REMAINS UNCHANGED Core program: God and Me (grades 1-3) God and Family (grades 4-5) God and Church (grades 6-8) God and Life (grades 9-12)
THE P.R.A.Y. PROGRAM REMAINS UNCHANGED Awards approved for wear on official uniforms P.R.A.Y. keeps a national registry on P.R.A.Y. Award recipients
THE P.R.A.Y. PROGRAM REMAINS UNCHANGED Eligibility Guidelines Be in the correct grade Have an original workbook Do a final review with the pastor
What people love about the P.R.A.Y. Program Bible-based curriculum Combination of study/service Family oriented Outreach
What questions do we hear about the P.R.A.Y. program? Paperwork is cumbersome Grade requirements Difficult for unchurched kids to succeed Something to use in a retreat or weekend setting Is there more?
Overall Design What we hope to accomplish CONTINUE to build on our strengths Bible emphasis Combine study with service – put your faith into action NEW features we want to introduce “Relaxed” Address the issues we have heard
Patch Series: Paperwork - no paperwork required Grade requirements – for all ages Unchurched – Shorter, single focus curriculum Retreat setting – perfect for a weekend format or campout Is there more? New patches will be added every year
Program Design Bible Basics RP3 Bible literacy Know your Bible stories Strategies for study A tool for personal Bible study
RP3 Bible Basics Bible Basics RP3 Bible literacy Know your Bible stories Strategies for study A tool for personal Bible study
RP3 “Objects” in the Bible 3 stories in which that object appears Include both Old and New Testament Books, water, birds, etc. Bible Basics Bible Basics RP3 Bible literacy Know your Bible stories Strategies for study A tool for personal Bible study
RP3 “Objects” in the Bible 3 stories in which that object appears Include both Old and New Testament Books, water, birds, etc. Bible Basics Bible Basics RP3 Bible literacy Know your Bible stories Strategies for study A tool for personal Bible study R EAD – read the Bible P ICTURE - answer who/what/where/why questions P ONDER – ponder the meaning, how does it apply to me? P UT IT INTO ACTION – do something!
Program Overview The Good book Story #1: A Lost Book Story #2: Get to Know the Bible Story #3: Training for Righteousness Birds of the Air Story #1: God Sends Ravens to Care for Elijah Story #2: God Lifts Us Up on Eagle’s Wings Story #3: God Cares for Sparrows Out of the Water Story #1: Baby Moses in the River Story #2: Naaman Washing in the River Story #3: Jesus Baptized in the River
LET’S TAKE A POLL Indicate your experience with the P.R.A.Y. Religious Awards (God and Me, God and Family, God and Church, God and Life) You may check more than one box.
Use the patch as a visual reminder of the Bible stories. Use the patch to review important lessons!
On back of uniforms Lanyards Bible cover Adults!
Implementation Requires preparation There’s no answer key Opening activity, RP3 questions, closing prayer Add your own ideas! (singing, bring props to act out story, consider your setting) With younger children, encourage parents to participate 30-45 minutes “Put It Into Action” – do something together (encourage another project at home)
Implementation If you’re used to planning 4-6 weeks for God and Me, God and Family – continue that format and do 2 patches (6 Bible stories) Special emphasis one month – read a story a week, and then present patches the 4 th week Weekend campout – read a story Friday, Saturday and Sunday; present the patch
Implementation Outreach emphasis Supplement your Sunday school programs or children’s or youth ministry programs Use patches to help connect your congregation with the different “outside” groups meeting in your church Family ministry and mentoring opportunities
Implementation Challenge older youth to lead the Bible lessons “Relaxed” series – there isn’t a “right” way to do the patch; engaging young people and families in scripture is our goal Rotation of patches and P.R.A.Y. Awards; rotation of new patches and old patches
Future Patches The series will keep on growing Will announce new patches – hope to post grid online Sample patches: rocks, fish, trees, sheep, storms, and more!
Patch Sponsors Looking for Sponsors Who Want to: -Share their love of the Bible, reach out to children, youth, families, Sunday school classes, and Scout groups, and support the P.R.A.Y. ministry -Make a donation of $1,000 (helps provide for curriculum development, proofing and editing, layout and design, startup inventory, and other costs associated with creating a patch) -Allow their name/group name to appear on the patch handout so that future users will know of the grassroots support for this Bible project
Sponsorships Sponsors may be an individual or a group (i.e. a family, scout troop, church, youth group, etc.). The name of the individual or group will be printed on the patch handout. Sponsors will also be acknowledged in the P.R.A.Y. Annual Report. If you are interested in sponsoring a patch, please contact the P.R.A.Y. office at 1-800- 933-7729.
Help spread the word Share information with your congregation, scouting groups “Like” and “share” the patches on Facebook Flyer Poster (11x17) Sample newsletter article Submit your feedback!
PRAYPUB.ORG/BIBLEBASICS Updates, new patches, webinar recordings, ideas submitted by people who have used the patches, how to sponsor a patch, how to submit feedback … EVERYTHING to do with Bible patches will be posted here: www.praypub.org/biblebasics
P.R.A.Y. Awards Series Puzzle Patches DTG Promotion Patch Earn one segment a year Bible Basics RP3
SUMMARY: What Bible Patches are NOT NOT part of the P.R.A.Y. “award” series The patches are a separate program Do NOT require paperwork Patches can be ordered in advance Do NOT require a workbook Patches requirements can be printed for free Do NOT require clergy review/signature Perfect for families, for grandparents, camp [Do NOT qualify for square knot] Patches are “participation” patches
What Bible Patches Do: Get kids reading the Bible! Fill in the age gaps Bring unchurched kids up-to-speed (generate success and excitement for advancing to the P.R.A.Y. Awards) Provide a resource for camp or weekend setting Provide a simple tool for personal Bible reading and study
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