After the successful launch of the new Jesus and Me curriculum for K-1 last fall, P.R.A.Y. is announcing a revision schedule for its core programs. Starting with God and Me for grades 1-3, P.R.A.Y. will evaluate and revise one program a year. The cooperative writing process utilized in Jesus and Me was so successful that P.R.A.Y. will again engage a volunteer team.

God and Me was first launched in 1983. The GAMEBox was added in 2002. It is time to take a close look at the curriculum, implement changes, and improve the experience not only for the children but also for the counselors and volunteers who are offering the program. All three booklets will be revised (i.e. Student Workbook, Counselor Manual, and Adult Mentor Workbook), and the grade requirement will shift to grades 2-3 (first graders will participate in the Jesus and Me program). The revision team will be charged with ensuring that the selection of Bible stories are relevant and appropriate for this grade level, that the activities are interactive and utilize multiple strategies including music, art, movement (not just paper and pencil exercises), that the Counselor Manual provides comprehensive lesson plans along with corresponding handouts, as well as adding value to the Adult Mentor component as a key resource for strengthening the parent-child relationship.

There are over 30,000 adult counselors with real, hands-on experience teaching the God and Me curriculum. P.R.A.Y. would love to hear from you! Tell us your experience, offer suggestions, and help improve the program. The following survey has some general questions regarding your experience with the God and Me program, and then it lists the lessons and stories for you tell whether you loved it, liked it, were indifferent, or want to see it changed. Please share this link with the people you know have experience with God and Me . Your opinion matters.

P.R.A.Y. is looking for experienced writers. A God and Me Revision Team will be assembled to analyze feedback, evaluate the curriculum, and produce a revised program. This team will model a denominational cooperative venture. Volunteers with experience in Christian Education and curriculum development (as well as teaching experience with the God and Me program) are encouraged to apply. P.R.A.Y. has created an “ Application Form for Writers ” which must be submitted by August 27, 2019 to be considered. Final selections will be made by September 5, 2019 and writers will complete their assignments by November 15, 2019. 

Here's what people have said:

"Through the God & Me program, my son and wife decided to be baptized into the church…Thank You!"

”I really didn’t know if I could learn the Lord’s Prayer, but I just kept saying "I think I can" and I did! I liked learning about God."

“My son first walked into class and said he didn't know much about God, but now he gets so proud when talking about Jesus/God and everything else he has learned. I get so proud of him as well when he talks about what he has learned. Thank you for giving me and my child this opportunity in our adventures in Cub Scouting!”
“We talked a lot about prayer life and how to pray together. This was the best part for us!”
“I have had the privilege of being exposed to your curriculum through my son's cub scout pack. I love your curriculum so much that I want to use it on Wednesday nights at my church.”

"We are not regular church goers, and this program has developed my daughter’s interest. I didn’t know how eager she was to learn about God." 
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