Children who attend Beach Club already bring their Bible to school on the day their club meets, but we’re encouraging everyone to bring their Bible with them to school another day next week. Bring Your Bible to School Day is Thursday, October 6.
Bring Your Bible to School Day is a nationwide, religious-freedom initiative for students from kindergarten-age all the way up to college level. It was created by Focus on the Family to equip and inspire Christian students to be a voice of hope, understand their religious freedoms and express their biblical beliefs in a loving, Christ-centered way.
In recent years, you’ve probably noticed the increase in news headlines about students being told they can’t engage in simple religious-freedom activities, such as reading their Bible personally during free time or praying during lunch. That’s why it’s so important to come alongside our students and encourage them that they do still have religious-freedoms protected under the U.S. Constitution–and they don’t have to be ashamed of or hide their deeply held religious beliefs.
Our Beach Club kids know they can have their Bible at school and read it during quiet time. They read it before school, in the library, music room, hallway, cafeteria, computer lab and even on the playground.
They are taught how to share their faith and pray with their classmates. These religious freedoms are protected.
On Bring Your Bible to School Day, thousands of students across the country will take the lead on their campuses to celebrate religious freedom and share God’s hope with peers by taking a simple action: Bringing their Bible to school! We hope all Beach Club kids will participate.
To learn more about what you can do to support the students’ efforts and help them get the word out, be visit bringyourbible.org. They have resources for parents and churches to help you share the event with your students. They even have explanations about myth vs. fact regarding students’ legal rights.
I Timothy 4:12 says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.” And that’s what the Bring Your Bible website seeks to equip students to do.
Parental support for students participating in Bring Your Bible to School Day will be absolutely key since it does require great courage in this culture of spiritual relativism to acknowledge the existence of redemptive truth. So we hope you will surround your student participant with prayer as they participate in the event.
Published on Sep 29 @ 1:55 PM CDT