God and Life (Grades 9-12)
The God and
Life curriculum is the final program in the P.R.A.Y.
series. After being introduced to Jesus as their best friend
(God and Me), learning how the family is to grow strong in
God’s love (God and Family), and studying the church as the
body of Christ (God and Church), students in the God and Life
program will seek to understand their call to a life of
discipleship. The God and Life curriculum will focus 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
Called by God – 1 Samuel 3:1-10
Section 1: God Calls All
Kinds of People
conversion, Paul persecuted Christians. God does not call
perfect people. God calls ordinary people and transforms them.
Section 2: God Doesn’t
Expect Us to Do It On Our Own
conversion, Paul was helped by Ananias and Barnabas. The
Christian life needs the help and fellowship of Christian
3: Each of Us Must Make a Personal Response to the Call of
After 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!
4: God Gives Strength to Face Adversities.
Paul 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
5: God Can Accomplish Great Things Through Those Who are
Willing to Do God's Will.
Paul, the church was strengthened and it grew in numbers. God
can use each of us for God’s purposes!
A typical schedule for
completing the God and Life curriculum might include 11
different sessions (an introductory meeting plus ten sessions
to complete the five lessons).
Youth in grades
9-12 are eligible to participate in the God and Life program
even if they do not belong to a Girl Scout, Boy Scout or Camp
Fire group (church youth and Sunday School members are
eligible to participate in this program). Each participant
must have his or her own copy of the student workbook. A
pastor's signature is required on the application/order form.
Parents have the option of
enrolling in the God and Life Adult Mentor Program. In this
program, the parent is an active learning participant
alongside the child. The parent would have lessons and
projects to complete in the Mentor Workbook just like the
child, and then both parent and child would work on the
student curriculum together. The mentor program is designed to
provide the adult with additional opportunities to model his
or her Christian faith.
#33609 - God and Life Student
Workbook - required booklet for each young person
#33610 - God and Life Counselor Manual - resource guide for
#33605 - God and Life Adult Mentor - optional program for
parents if they want to participate in the program alongside
may be ordered online at
www.praypub.org or call 1-800-933-7729. They may also be
available at your local council store.
God and Life Counselor Patch
#002L8 – God and Life Counselor Pin