Through prayer, we believe Jesus revealed to us the specific mission to go and make disciples (Matt. 28) of public school children in the United States, through Released Time Bible Education. We believe Jesus Christ brings hope and change to those who choose to follow Him, and He is the reason and the focus of RTBE.
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach, unless they are sent?
- Romans 10:14-15a
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.
- Ephesians 6:18
Since our inception in 1991, we have prayed together at national conferences for God to raise up new leaders and new programs around the country. We have prayed together at state gatherings for God to make Himself known to more and more students. We have prayed together with local teachers, volunteers, administrators and board members to inspire creativity and bless their sowing, to have a fruitful harvest of believing children and families.
It all starts with prayer. Please ask God to help us in these seven areas:
Pray that God will help us serve over 50,000 students per year within the next two years.
Pray that God will bless the 4,000+ volunteers and staff that are serving public students through School Ministries’ programs.
Pray that God would help open His storehouse with the needed funds that are so critical for the increasing number of students that we serve.
Pray that more states will allow released time for high school credit so we can serve these students as well as elementary and middle school students.
Pray that God would lift up more state leaders and give wisdom to our state directors and board members in Alabama, California, Ohio, and South Carolina.
Pray that the ministry continues to be a source of cooperation and unity to the churches, schools, and governments that we work with.
Pray that each student we touch clearly hears the call of Jesus Christ on their lives and turns their life over to Him.
If you’d like to join our School Ministries Released Time Prayer Team, please let us know! We’ll be in touch to share more specifics.