June 11 & 12, 2020 at The Cove in Asheville, NC.  Register Now!

  Ken Breivik discusses School Ministries and Released Time Education programs.

Who is School Ministries?

School Ministries, Inc. (SMI), is a nonprofit organization that was created in 1991 to assist local communities in the creation of Released Time Bible Education (RTBE) programs click on Start a Program or to strengthen existing programs click on Become a Member.

 SMI promotes RTBE by equipping Christian community leaders with a variety of research and materials to effectively start and maintain RTBE programs, providing information and encouragement through consultation, regular communication, fellowship at events, and prayer.

SMI provides educational opportunities and promotes networking of Released Time leaders and teachers through webinars, conferences, and provision of experienced speakers. SMI has amassed knowledge through experts in the areas of in the fields of education, law, and non-profit administration.

It also monitors and advises local boards of noteworthy developments in Released Time practices and law. School Ministries opens doors of access for state and local leadership through existing connections and relationships with other national missions and ministries.

Ultimately, SMI seeks to open doors of opportunity for more Released Time Bible Education programs across America!

What is Released Time?

Released Time programs are, in fact, the only legal means of devotionally teaching the Bible during the public school day. To be legal requires that there be parental consent, that the classes be held off the school campus and that no state dollars are used.

SMIN-Photos 0000s 0003 iStock 000007744823MediumReleased Time Bible Education programs bring hope to youth, many of whom come from families who have no church involvement. Research has shown that the students who participate in RTBE perform better both academically and behaviorally. Opening these possibilities to public school students is just too important to their futures for RTBE not to be systematically promoted and advanced throughout all 50 states.



School Ministries, Inc.
101 Rice Bent Way #6
Columbia, SC 29229
Phone: 803-772-5224
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