BIRMINGHAM (TAB) – Been looking for a way to share the gospel openly with public school students?
Paige Dees, a member of Valleydale Baptist Church, Birmingham, and wife of Pastor Jason Dees, said there’s a great ministry opportunity through School Ministries of Birmingham, an organization aiming to start more released-time programs in churches near Alabama’s public schools.
Released time, a constitutionally permissible program, allows students to receive religious education for class credit during school hours. This is possible because classes are held off school property at a neighboring church and are privately funded, and each student has to gain parental permission to attend.
School Ministries of Birmingham, which aims to use this opportunity to “make Jesus known and to make disciples,” invites interested church leaders to attend an event Sept. 21 to learn more about released-time ministry and how they can participate.