Released Time Bible Education


Providing off-campus Bible education for public school students.


Across the ‘country’, teachers are not allowed to instruct children in the Bible because of laws which prohibit such instruction. The result of this is seen every day in America:

  • 92% of children receive no Bible instruction from a parent.
  • 49% of children are not part of a local church family.
  • 47% of children have never heard any Scripture.

Released Time Bible Education helps to fill in these gaps by legally teaching the Bible to public school children during normal school hours.

Released Time is a time set aside during the school day when students with parental permission may leave the school to attend off-campus Bible education classes. Classes are held at a nearby church or non-school building. Released Time is the only means by which Christian education is legally allowed during the school day. Therefore, Released Time recognizes and reinforces the constitutionally protected rights of parents to direct the religious upbringing of their children.

Cultural Context

Public elementary, middle, and high schools across Richmond County