- The purpose of Released Time Christian Education classes is
to share God's Word with the 4th and 5th grade boys and girls in the public
schools and to assure them of His love and forgiveness through His Son
Jesus Christ. Hundreds of students are enrolled annually in the classes
in Orange. For many, this is their only Bible study.
Once a week
4th and 5th grade children attend a 40 minute Bible Study. Students
are walked to a near-by Chapel-On-Wheels. During this time a variety
of teaching methods including visuals, music, chalk talks and dramas are
used. Each child is treated as a special and unique individual who is
loved by God. Everyone is welcome.
THE LAW - The program has been available for the 4th and 5th
grade students in the Orange Unified School District since February 1954.
Under the Released Time Religious Education Law (California Education
Code section 46014) local school boards may give permission to release
students once a week for religious instruction during the school days.
Released Time Christian Education classes are not held on minimum days.
Time Christian Education is offered at no cost to the students or school
district. Each registered child receives his/her own copy of the Good News Bible