The P.R.A.Y. Program


Sample article for church newsletters

Use the following article as an example:
Please copy and paste this article and edit it for your specific class announcement.

Sample Article
(for church use)

If you would like to announce a God and Life class in churches, you may choose to use the following information or handout.  Remember, youth from all three agencies (Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire USA, Girls Scouts of the USA, American Heritage Girls) who attend Protestant and Independent churches can work on this program. You may want to contact the pastors of neighboring churches (of your denomination or others) and invite their youth as well.  Additionally, youth who do not belong to any youth agency are also welcome to participate in the God and Life program and to earn the recognition items.

Text for announcements in church newsletters, etc.:

 All young people in ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades are invited to join us on ______________(date) at ____________(time) to begin a God and Life program at ________________(name of meeting location).  We will be meeting __________________(list dates or frequency – ie: every Monday for five weeks).  The God and Life curriculum is based on the life of the Apostle Paul as recorded in Acts 9:1-31. This is a brief account that describes how Paul encountered Christ and was changed forever. Five chronological "events" out of this story will be highlighted and used as the focus for the five different sections in this program. Each section will illustrate a key element in learning how to live one's life for Christ.  We will celebrate the completion of the program with a final party on _____________ (date – list this information only if you will be having a class party). The cost of this program is _____ (list price), which covers the price of the student workbook.  This program is officially recognized by the Boy Scouts of America, Camp Fire USA, and the Girl Scouts of the USA as the religious awards program for youth in our church and youth in those organizations are particularly encouraged to attend.  In addition to participating in the meetings and completing family projects, youth are required to share what they have learned with the pastor before they are eligible for the award.  Please call __________________ (name) at _______________(phone) for more information or to register for the program.