The local Church has a special chance to follow Jesus’ command to “go and make disciples” among the next generation. Many students in your community simply have never heard of our Lord and may never be exposed to His Word. It’s likely they will not have a chance to receive the hospitality your church has to give, apart from Released Time.
We believe Released Time Bible education is the best way to reach public school children for Christ — bringing word of God’s love and love of God’s Word. Your church, along with many others in your area, of all (or no) denominations, can work together to provide committed volunteers who will share His Truth in love.
A committed, loving volunteer base is the lifeblood of Released Time Bible education programs. There are many ways to serve the students in your community as you love them to Jesus…and they’re not all teaching! Volunteers also are needed as:
- Walking escorts
- Classroom helpers
- Prayer warriors
- Publicists – getting the word out
- And many more!
As a church leader, undoubtedly you desire to see God’s Kingdom expand, and reaching the next generation is an essential piece. We encourage you to make room for Released Time in your services — inviting local Released Time teachers or other volunteers to speak and share testimonies — and in your missions budget. Volunteers are essential; how can you use your platform to encourage more missionaries to join this special field?