Free off-campus Bible education program for students. Classes will meet once a week for 22 weeks, on a weekday morning during PE or another non-core class time.
Released Time Bible Education (RTBE) is a time set aside during non-core class time at your student’s school. Students, with written parental/guardian permission, will be escorted off campus to study the Bible. We return the students to their home school in time for their next class; student participation is voluntary with parental permission.
The curriculum includes Biblical principles, character studies and major events of the Bible. It emphasizes a student’s relationship to God, self, and others. The program teaches skills to help young people read, understand and memorize parts of the Bible for themselves. This is a non-denominational program that has operated in Richmond County since 2003.
RTBE is legal; the US Supreme Court declared it legal in 1952, legally supporting a parent’s right to allow their student to participate in Bible instruction during the school day. In 1998, the GA General Assembly passed Resolution #875 commending and encouraging Released Time within the state. Over 900 students in Richmond County took this class in 2019-20. The Richmond County School District does not endorse or oppose this program in any way, and is accommodating the wishes of parents that want to take advantage of this educational opportunity.
Together we can give our youth additional exposure to Biblical principles that will strengthen the good moral character and the foundation families have instilled in their students. We currently have a limited number of spaces, and students will be enrolled based on “first come first serve”. We hope your student can join us!
To register, use this form or request a registration form from the email address below, website below, or from your school’s front office. Please return the completed one-page form in the attached postage paid envelope. Registration is also available online (www.CLCAugusta.com).
“I am very appreciative of this program being offered to my child. This has been her second year in this wonderful program. She has learned a lot that will last a lifetime.” -CJ (Parent of RTBE student)