The P.R.A.Y. Program

Quotes from God and Church Users
  • I did not like Sunday School in the past. Now I like to participate in the youth group and youth retreats. The program made me want to become more active in my church and in helping others. Girl Scout, Inverness, IL
     

  • My favorite part of the program was reading from the scriptures every day because I felt close to God. – Boy Scout, Beavercreek, OH
     

  • My favorite parts were doing the post cards and seeing how I felt then and how I feel now. - Boy Scout, God and church, Kansas City, MO
     

  • I remember the quiet times with my mom as we read and sang. - Girl Scout, God and Church recipient, Titusville, FL
     

  • It helped me to win my dad to Jesus. - Boy Scout, Decatur, AL
     

  • She seems much calmer and more satisfied with the quiet lifestyle she lives. She’s more accepting of people. - Flossmoor, IL God and Church award
     

  • I liked learning that Jesus was a lot like us. He got upset or sad too. It made me feel confident that when I cried he would help me through it and understood what I was thinking. - Ft Jackson, SC
     

  • My favorite parts of God and Church were the making the video, and Lesson Seven. I remember when I made a mistake in my video. I said “Hello” but omitted an “O”. I laughed about it for a long time. This program is cool! Thanks! – Boy Scout, Brunswick, OH
     
  • Joe is beginning to realize the importance of reading God’s Word. To this point I believe that this has been the most beneficial program that Joe has been involved in and that through this Jesus has begun drawing Joe to Himself. I can’t recommend it highly enough. Elk Grove, CA
     

  • The Counselor booklet made my job easier, the hard part was deciding of all the options, which one we were going to do.  Counselor, Elk Grove, CA
     

  •  This sure beats the previous curriculum since it is divided into sections that can be covered in 1-1/2 hours. Hickory, NC
     

  •  This was great curriculum and I will use it for confirmation class. Campbell, NY
     

  •  My son enjoyed creating a Sunday service that his Boy Scout Troop used on a camp out. Houston, TX
     

  •  I enjoyed learning more about God with my fellow Scouts and I learned a lot through the other Scouts sharing their experiences. Charlotte, NC
     

  •  Mike is more thankful for what he has since he did his community service project. He worked with mentally challenged adults. Our family witnessed this and we are thankful as well.
     

  •  My favorite lesson was visiting other Christian churches and seeing different ways to worship.
     

  •  Our son says that once he starts reading in his Bible he has a desire to keep on reading. Amarillo, TX
     

  •  Kids learn in many different ways now. I thought this was a good book. Pastor, Lakeland FL
     

  •  My favorite part was when we had to read from the Bible daily for a month. It was mandatory, and I had to make time to read from the Bible. This was my favorite part. Brookfield, CT
     

  •  We enjoyed the intentionality of the Bible study and reflections that occur when we participate in the P.R.A.Y. programs. Morristown, NJ
     

  •  The God and Church curriculum is excellent! We met every week for three months. Each boy had one parent present each week. Our associate pastor met with the boys, and all ministers were invited to the final project presentations. Charlotte, NC
     

  • My favorite part was going to the retirement home. I still go even though I have finished this program. Wylie, TX
     

  • I enjoyed creating the postcards and scrapbook. Also, the service project at the shelter was a very good experience and I enjoyed meeting all of the people there. Morristown, NJ
     

  • We went to each Scout’s home church and included that in our discussions, similarities and differences.
     

  • Our group planned an outdoor worship for the Troop campout.
     

  • My son has started reading the Bible now because of this program. Paducah, KY
     

  • Actually, in the final discussions, we found that the video was the most fun -- and perhaps the most memorable for the group. They acted out Jesus' miracle of changing water into wine. It was kind of "amateur" and low-budget-- without costumes, etc, -- I thought it would be a bust, but they actually loved it.
     

  • Our son is getting closer to God. We had a lot of personal troubles (our house burned), but he is going back to God.
     

  • My favorite part of the God and Church program would probably be the part where we filmed the commercial with the puppets … another person in our group was dressed up in a “beard-wig thing.” Elk Grove, CA
     

  • He enjoyed the closeness of the group as they completed each lesson and community church project. Morristown, NJ
     

  • We thought the program involved the right measure of reading and research along with art and “hands on” learning. Deacon –  Westminster, MD
     

  • My favorite was going to the Homeless Feeding at St. Timothy’s.
     

  • One of my favorite parts was when I got to go get a tour at the Veteran’s Nevada Nursing Home and how we got to make a movie. Boulder City, NV
     

  • This program was used in connection with our one-on-one mentoring program for confirmation. They met once a week for 16 weeks, as well as group activities. This is a nice program that allows the scout to see for herself the connection of faith in their lives.
     

  • What I liked best about God and Church is drawing the pictures at the end of each lesson.
     

  • Because of this program we have sat down and taken time to read and discuss the Bible together. For both of us, it has been a fun and interesting step on our faith journey. Midwest City, OK  (mentor and scout)
     

  • I liked playing the different memory games like Jeopardy. I also enjoyed doing the community service project. It made me feel kind of proud. Houston, TX
     

  • She has started asking questions that seem more reflective toward her understanding, not just repeated what was said in class. Houston, TX
     

  • I really like video taping our broadcast. How can I forget any of it? Marion, KY
     

  • My favorite parts were the projects for the photo album. The projects made it more than just book work. They made it fun. I looked forward to completing the lesson, not only because I was one step closer to finishing, but also because I got another project to do. I didn’t really have a favorite lesson, but I will remember everything learned for this. Phoenix, AZ
     

  • Good program; good Bible study focus; good activities, good accountability. Phoenix, AZ
     

  • It seems to make him want to go to church more. He feels good about himself. Stanton, TX
     

  • I like learning about God’s miracles. It was cool to meet people from our church from a long time ago. Stanton, TX
     

  • I liked reading the Bible to kids in Sunday School. Stanton, TX
     

  • Reading the book of Luke was my favorite part. Stanton, TX
     

  • He has enjoyed working with the children and the elderly through this program. Stanton, TX
     

  • What I remember best is that “faith without deeds is dead.” I didn’t have a favorite lesson; they all taught me things. I enjoyed the whole program. Elkland, MO
     

  • It worked well with our church confirmation program.
     

  • We saw in this course an amazing metamorphosis. Our youth participant summed it up best: “When I started this program, I was only interested in getting the medal – now that we are finished, I don’t want the classes to end.” Both youth and mentors got so much out of the program, they are all interested in helping put on the next programs.  Springfield, MA
     

  • Lesson 4 struck youth and parents most as they came face-to-face with their attitude toward worship compared to the example of Christ. Paulding, OH
     

  • My favorite part was the album that we had to do every section. It was cool to see on paper my view on Jesus’ life. It was also cool to see different houses of worship. I also liked it when I found out all this stuff about our church and the history of it. Colchester, CT
     

  • It was easy for me as the counselor to use and add follow-up questions and comments. I believe it was well suited for Junior High level and opened the door for good conversation. Columbus, NE
     

  • The strength of the program was referring to and having us find answers from scripture. Also under “Picture This” – the variety of ideas/choices was good and each girl could choose what she’d enjoy to do.” Torrance, CA
     

  • I couldn’t be more pleased. My child seems more aware and interested in living a lifestyle that keeps him close to God. We have enjoyed our prayer time together. Wylie, TX
     

  • The best thing I remember about God and Church is the activities we did such as the video taping. We fished and we played a jeopardy game. My favorite, but hardest lesson, was lesson 3 where I had to memorize the Nicene Creed. Louisville, KY
     

  • I enjoyed making the movies the most. I liked all the lessons. It was mostly fun, but there were some hard parts. Learning the difference between ministering and witnessing was the hardest, especially when we had to flip the coin. I would recommend the program to other people because it’s fun and you get to learn more about your religion and faith. I finished it because I had a mom who pushed me and helped me finish and a good counselor who helped me a lot! Louisville, KY

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