The following awards can be received by Lutheran youth who are members of Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of the USA, American Heritage Girls, Camp Fire USA or 4-H members.
For grades K-1, Jesus and Me is very interactive and experiential, using music, art, movement, as well as individual and group activities. Recognizing that parents and guardians are responsible for the faith development of their children, the Jesus and Me program requires their participation and encourages parent-child interaction.
For grades 2-3, the God and Me curriculum is designed to help children become best friends with Jesus and tell their story of “God and Me” together. Children will make a game in each lesson and keep their games in a GAMEBox (God And Me Exploring BOX). These games will reinforce the Bible lessons and provide opportunities for families to explore God's love together.
For grades 4-6, the God and Family curriculum is designed to help youth understand the importance of family and God’s role in a healthy family. Children will compare families and “pizza.” The six steps for making pizza will give students a concrete, “hands-on” model on which to build their understanding of God’s love for their families. They will make a pizza as they study how families can grow together in God’s love, and they will choose “family projects” to be done with their family at home.
For grades 6-8, the God and Church curriculum is designed to lead youth on a three part faith journey. The three parts of the faith journey will be: meeting Jesus, worshiping God, and witnessing and ministering for Christ. Participants will create either a video or a photo album to share what they have learned on their faith journeys. Young people will have the opportunity to work with their pastor or other Christian adult as they study the church's structures and objectives and participate in service projects that will give them a better understanding of the mission of the church.
For grades 9-12, the God and Life curriculum is designed to help students understand their call to a life of discipleship by focusing 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. Students will explore what it means to live one's life for Christ.
Available to youth registered with American Heritage Girls, Girl Scouts of the USA, or Boy Scouts of America who have successfully earned four (4) P.R.A.Y. Program Awards and are seniors in High School. Two (2) $500 Scholarships will be awarded per year and paid directly to the designated institution for post-secondary education.