BARE ESSENTIALS is a DVD-interactive abstinence program for students with an accompanying parent’s program. It uncovers the core principles, the 'essentials', of not just making but keeping a commitment to wait until marriage. The Bare Essentials Student Program contains four sessions that lead students through topics including 'Dealing with Temptation', 'How Far is Too Far', 'What Happens if I Mess Up', and 'How to Give God Control'. Each session is presented via video (37mins each) as participants interact using their Bare Essentials Student Guide. The program digs deep into Scripture and discussion questions related to each topic.
The Silver Ring Thing program was created in 1995 by Denny and Amy Pattyn as a response to the escalating numbers of teen pregnancies in Yuma, Arizona, and was moved to Pittsburgh, PA in 2000. Since that time, SRT has hosted more than 1,200 events in 9 countries, reaching 650,000+ total attendees. Of this number, more than 241,000 students have received rings as a symbol of their commitment to remain pure and abstain from sex until marriage. From it's inception, SRT has recognized that behavior change comes through heart change- that the guilt and pain of sexual immorality presents an open door for the Gospel. To date, more than 121,000 students have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior through SRT events worldwide!!
“to create a culture shift in America where abstinence becomes the norm again rather than the exception.”
“to partner in communities with local churches, pregnancy centers, Christian schools and leaders through transformational events and resources which inspire, educate, and support young people to embrace a lifestyle of Christ-centered sexual abstinence until marriage.”