The hard work has been completed. Now it is time to celebrate! The recognition that the children receive will be a way for them to witness to their faith and share what they have learned. The congregation has a role in affirming and encouraging the young people in their faith journeys and welcoming and interacting with their families.
Award Ceremony – Share these sample ceremonies with the pastor. Discuss ways to adapt them to your specific congregation.
Scout Sunday Celebrations – Scouting is a ministry and should be celebrated in your congregation. Recognize both youth and adult leaders. Find suggestions here.
Spotlight - Take some pictures, get photo releases from parents, and share your story with P.R.A.Y. Your story can encourage other churches to start similar programs.
Usage Data - Interested in how many other scouts have earned a P.R.A.Y. award? Visit our usage page and sort by agency, denomination, program, etc.
Bible Basics RP3 Patch Series – Keep the momentum going! Find out how the RP3 Bible patches can fill in the gaps between the P.R.A.Y. awards.
P.R.A.Y. Newsletter - Keep current with news about religious emblems for next year’s program. Sign up for the P.R.A.Y. newsletter to receive important updates and reminders about the religious emblems program.
Adult Recognitions – Recognize the adults! Nominate the adults in your program for an Adult Religious Recognition to thank them for their service. Note: most nominations require 3-5 years minimum service to be eligible for an adult recognition.
Feedback – Help improve the P.R.A.Y. Program. Take a survey to tell us your experience and offer suggestions. We want to hear from you!
Support the P.R.A.Y. Ministry – Give a gift of any amount to support the P.R.A.Y. ministry and become a “Friend of P.R.A.Y.” Thank you for your support!
We pray God’s blessing on the young people and their families.
Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds
and glorify your Father in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 (NIV)