10 God and Me Grades 1-3 Theme: “Best Friends with Jesus” Hands-On: GAMEBoxMemory Requirement: The Lord’s PrayerSchedule: minimum 4 sessions
11 Lesson 1 God Created Me Story 1: God Said That It Was Good Genesis 1:1- 2:3Story 2:God Calls Me by NameIsaiah 43:1-2, 4
12 Lesson 2 Jesus is God’s Gift to Me Story 1:Jesus Is BornMatthew 1:18-25Luke 1:26-35Luke 2:1-20Matthew 2:1-12Story 2:Jesus Was Born to Be Our SaviorJohn 3:16
13 Lesson 3: I Can Talk with God Story 1:Jesus Prayed to GodMark 1:35-37Story 2:God Talks to Samuel1 Samuel 3:1-10
14 Lesson 4: Because God Cares for Me, I Can Care for Others Story 1: Jesus is the Good ShepherdMatthew 18:12-14Story 2: Jesus is a Friend to AllLuke 19:1-10
15 God and Me: Prayer Cube Favorite lesson: The lesson on prayer Kids use P-A-T-H* to learn four parts of prayer and they make a prayer cube.* Praise - Apology - Thanks - Help
16 God and Me: Award Red is the color for the God and Me program. Red symbolizes love and the blood of Christ.When children wear the recognition, they are reminded that they are “Best Friends with Jesus.”
18 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Theme: “Growing in God’s Love”Hands-on: PIZZAMemory Requirement: The Ten CommandmentsSchedule: minimum 6 sessions
19 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Table of ContentsCrust – Foundation – We Are God’s FamilySauce – Family Heritage, Spiritual HeritageToppings – Our Talents and Gifts Strengthen Our FamiliesCheese – In God’s Family We’re Loved No Matter What! Because We’re Loved, We Follow RulesBake – Being in God’s Family Helps UsWhen Things Are ToughEat, Share, Enjoy! – In God’s Family,We Share as a Response to God’s Love
20 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Table of ContentsCrust – Foundation – We Are God’s Family
21 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Table of ContentsSauce – Family Heritage, Spiritual Heritage
22 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Table of ContentsToppings – Our Talents and Gifts Strengthen Our Families
23 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Table of ContentsCheese – In God’s Family We’re Loved No Matter What! Because We’re Loved, We Follow Rules
24 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Table of ContentsBake – Being in God’s Family Helps UsWhen Things Are Tough
25 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Eat, Share, Enjoy! – In God’s Family,We Share as a Response to God’s Love
26 God and Family: Grades 4-5 Favorite activity: making a real pizza!
27 God and Family: AwardYellow is the color for the God and Family program.Yellow symbolizes sunlight and joy.When children wear the recognition, they are reminded of the joy and blessings of family as they seek to “Grow in God’s Love.”
29 God and Church: Grades 6-8 Theme: “My Journey with Christ”Hands-on: Video or Photo AlbumMemory Requirement: CreedSchedule: minimum 12 sessionsDaily Bible Reading Requirement: 3 weeks min.Service Projects: Community and Church service projects
30 Unit I - My Journey: Meeting Christ Lesson I – Meeting Jesus, the PersonLesson 2 – Meeting Jesus, the Son of GodLesson 3 – Meeting Jesus, the Head of the ChurchProject: Daily Bible Reading
31 Unit II – My Journey: Worshiping God Lesson 4: Learning How Christ Worshiped GodLesson 5: Exploring How My Congregation Worships GodProject: Discovering How I Can Worship God
32 Unit III – My Journey: Witnessing and Ministering for Christ Lesson 6 – Learning How Christ Witnessed and Ministered to OthersLesson 7 – Exploring How My Congregation Witnesses and Ministers to OthersProject – Discovering How I Can Witness and Minister to Others
33 God and Church: Grades 6-8 God and Church is often incorporated into confirmation programs.Special consideration must be made when teaching multi-denominations in one class.This is the only level that has denominational pins.
34 God and Church: Grades 6-8 Favorite activities:Making videosLearning about their own congregationsInterviewing clergyVisiting other churches
35 God and Church: AwardBlue is the color for the God and Church program.Blue symbolizes loyalty and truth.When young people wear the recognition, they are challenged to uphold these values as they continue a lifetime “Journey with Christ.”
37 God and Life: Grades 9-12 Theme: “Called by Christ to Serve” Bible Study: the life of PaulDaily Bible Reading Requirement: 3 months minimumSchedule: minimum 12 sessions plus 5 Service ProjectsRequired: Write a Personal Statement of Commitment
38 God and Life: Grades 9-12 Lesson 1 - God Calls All Kinds of People Before his conversion, Paul persecuted Christians. God does not call perfect people. God calls ordinary people and transforms them.Jeremiah, Moses, Peter
39 God and Life: Grades 9-12Lesson 2 - God Doesn’t Expect Us to Do It On Our OwnAfter his conversion, Paul was helped by Ananias and Barnabas. The Christian life needs the help and fellowship of Christian believers.Ethiopian/Philip, Moses/Jethro, paralytic/friends
40 God and Life: Grades 9-12Lesson 3 - Each of Us Must Make a Personal Response to the Call of GodAfter his encounter with Christ on the Damascus road, Paul was baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit. He responded and accepted God’s call for his life. The Holy Spirit is at work in our lives – we just need to respond!Mary/Martha, spies sent into Canaan, Naaman, disciplesIsaiah, Mary, Peter
41 God and Life: Grades 9-12Lesson 4 - God Gives Strength to Face AdversitiesPaul led a difficult life: many people wanted him dead. God does not promise a life free from difficulty and suffering. On the contrary, the times of difficulty and suffering may strengthen our dependence on God and prepare us for greater service. God does not guarantee an easy life, but God does promise to be with us.Stephen, Hannah, Lazarus, Jesus
42 God and Life: Grades 9-12Lesson 5 - God Can Accomplish Great Things through Those Who are Willing to Do God’s WillBecause of Paul, the church was strengthened and it grew in numbers. God can use each of us for God’s purposes!Moses, Elijah, the widow’s mite, Queen Esther
43 God and Life: Grades 9-12 Favorite Activities Bible Study Leading a worship serviceDoing the children’s sermon
44 God and Life: Award Green is the color for the God and Life program. Green symbolizes new growth and eternal life.When young people wear the recognition, they are strengthened in the knowledge that they are “Called by Christ to Serve.”
46 The P.R.A.Y. Program: More than Just an Award Christian Education
47 Christian Education Bible-based curriculum Appropriate for Sunday school programs, confirmation classes, and small group opportunities.Intentional milestones
48 Christian Education Family ministry Participants are required to do projects with their families.Parents may choose to participate in the Adult Mentor ProgramMentors have a workbook to complete just like their childrenThe Adult Mentor Program is an intentional program for parents to share their faith with their children.
49 Christian Education Servant leaders Participants must put their faith into action by designing meaningful service projects.Service projects target the family, the congregation, and the community.
50 Christian Education Changed lives! Parents notice changes in their children and how they interact with each other.Children have asked to be baptized after completing a class.Parents learn to pray with their children and talk about their faith.Families have started attending church again because of a P.R.A.Y. class.
51 The P.R.A.Y. Program: More than Just a Sunday School Curriculum… it’s EVANGELISM
52 The P.R.A.Y. Program: More than Just a Sunday School Curriculum… it’s Evangelism The P.R.A.Y. Program is an Evangelism tool that your congregation can use to grow its membership
53 The P.R.A.Y. Program: More than Just a Sunday School Curriculum… it’s Evangelism Eligibility requirements:Boys and girlsMay be earned by scouts and non-scoutsFamilies do not need to have official membership in a congregation to be eligible
54 The P.R.A.Y. Program: More than Just a Sunday School Curriculum… it’s Evangelism Congregations that promote the P.R.A.Y. classes through the Scouting community are reaching out to scouting families that do not have church homes.
55 Scouting … A Mission Field! Roughly half of a typical scouting group will not be active in a congregation.Take the Cub Scouts for example: If there are 10 families in a Cub Scout Pack, there are perhaps 5 families without a church home, meeting in your church building.
56 Scouting Provides “Pre-Qualified” Families Why do families sign up for Scouts?VALUESYou have unchurched families in your building who want values.
57 Be Intentional About Ministry A full 100% of Scouts pledge their Duty to God.The church’s job is to help them fulfill this promise.The church has an opportunity to turn Scouting into a ministry.This ministry can grow your membership.
58 Turning Scouting into a Ministry Offer a P.R.A.Y. class.Use the P.R.A.Y. classes as an opportunity for the members of your congregation to interact with your Scouting families.
59 Goal: Make Scouting a Ministry (not just a group that meets in the basement) Use people from your church (i.e. Sunday school teachers, pastors, parents, etc.) to teach the classes so that your Scouting families can get to know some of your church members.Consider using the Mentor program as an opportunity for Scouting parents to interact with each other and with members of your church.
60 Goal: Make Scouting a Ministry (not just a group that meets in the basement) Continue to find ways to connect Scouting families with your church members.Include Scouts in service projects at the church to help them get their service hours.Plan the award ceremony during a regular worship service and invite the families.
61 Goal: Make Scouting a Ministry (not just a group that meets in the basement) Quote from a pastor: “Once a family or individual from our Scouting ministry visits our church, they find something that ministers to their family here. Scouting remains our main outreach ministry and we continue to develop nurturing ministries to keep those families coming back again & again.”
62 Goal: Make Scouting a Ministry (not just a group that meets in the basement) Use the P.R.A.Y. program as a way to invite families into the life of your churchA P.R.A.Y. class is a non-threatening way for unchurched families to connect with a church.
63 Setting Up a ClassThe P.R.A.Y. program may be presented in different formats, i.e. classroom setting, weekend camp retreat, at home with parents, or as an independent study with the pastor.Participants are required to present their work to the pastor.The pastor may or may not be the teacher, but the pastor (not the Scout leader or parent) conducts the final interview with the students.
64 Setting Up a Class Decide which program(s) you will offer Consider whom you will invite to participate in your classPublicize your classMake a budgetRecruit and train adult counselors/teachersConsider if you will offer the Adult Mentor component
65 Setting Up a Class Choose dates Create a class schedule with assignmentsReview the supply list and gather materialsOrder bookletsArrange to order recognitions and plan the award ceremony
66 Conclusion Scouting is a rich mission field. A P.R.A.Y. class is a non-threatening way for unchurched families to connect with a church.It is this type of Scouting MINISTRY that can bring young families into your congregation.
67 Blessings on Your Ministry! Thank you for attending our presentation!Visit our learning center for more webinar opportunities.We hope we have given you the tools and encouragement to strengthen your P.R.A.Y. ministry!Programs of Religious Activities with Youth11123 S. Towne Square, Ste. B, St. Louis MO 63123phone orfax