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I was really surprised when I realized many of the students in the classes did not go to church!  Most of these kids heard about Released Time and had a genuine longing to find out about Jesus Christ…and I see Him moving in their lives every day!


Released Time Teacher, Coastal School Ministries

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Why Released Time Bible Education?

Please take a few minutes to watch this video. It provides a complete overview of the Released Time program.
Our Children Need:

  • Purpose and meaning for their lives beyond the accumulation of wealth or achievement of social and/or professional status.
  • Safe venues where they can ask deeply challenging and sensitive questions without fear or censure.
  • Bible education that prepares them to be responsible adults, contributing community citizens and Godly teachers.

What is Released Time?

Released Time Bible Education is a unique program whereby students may leave school to attend off-campus Bible classes during the school day.

Is Released Time Legal?

In 1952, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld RTBE programs as legal in all 50 states (Zorach v. Clauson). The three requirements for an RTBE program to be legal are: 1. Parental permission must be given. 2. Instruction must take place off school grounds. 3. No state resources may be used.

Released Time Programs Benefits: