Ron Flournoy, Cubmaster of Pack 1879 in Midlothian Virginia and Sunday school volunteer at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, was presented with the
Building Faith in Youth
award on October 1, 2017. This award is presented to individuals who have taught the P.R.A.Y. Program for a minimum of three years. Not only has Ron taught God and Me and God and Family to his Cub Scouts, he has also worked with the pastor and youth director to bring the P.R.A.Y. classes to the youth of the church. While their primary goal has been to introduce children to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a secondary objective has been to promote more membership in both Scouting and the church. With their support, the P.R.A.Y. awards have grown from 8 to 24 in the last three years, and the P.R.A.Y. courses are taught during the Sunday school time slot so that families are present in church when both Sunday school and the Relevant contemporary service are available.
Ron Flournoy personally knows the evangelistic opportunities that Scouting provides. It was because of Pack 1879 that Ron and his family joined St Mark’s UMC:
Five years ago our own family began visiting St. Mark’s as guests of the Cub Scout Pack. I became a den leader and am now Cubmaster of the Pack while our family has become members of St. Mark's church. My wife and I serve as Sunday school volunteers and our children enjoy supporting the worship arts programs and church missions. It is our hope that by continuing this partnership we will continue to bring more families into the church as members of Scouting and more families into Scouting as members or guests of the church.
Congratulations to Ron Flournoy on receiving the Building Faith in Youth award!
Thank you to St. Mark’s UMC for blending your Sunday school and Scouting ministries!