There is a driving need for American churches to renew their commitment to reading and disciplining young people, and Released Time Bible Education is the most effective way of reaching children who otherwise would never enter a church.  School Ministries’ role is to assist churches in those efforts.


Kenneth Breivik, School Ministries Executive Director

Index of Documents

icon-14Relevant to Released Time Bible Education.

Religion in Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley regarding "Religion in Public Schools: A Joint Statement of Current Law"

RELIGIOUS EXPRESSION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS: 1995, revised 1998 - U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley in consultation with the U.S. Attorney General

A Parents' Guide to Religion in the Public Schools [English] [Español]: 1996 - National PTA and Freedom Forum

Public Schools and Religious Communities: A First Amendment Guide: Published jointly by the American Jewish Congress, the Christian Legal Society, and the First Amendment Center.

"Released Time Programs" from Religious Expression in Public Schools by Oliver Thomas, First Ammendment Center, Freedom Forum

Religious Liberty, Public Education, and the Future of American Democracy
[English] [Español]

Religion Back in Classroom After 35 Years: By Charles C. Haynes