How it Works

In partnership with parents, public schools, churches and ministry partners, School Time Bible Ministries (STBM) provides off-campus Biblical teaching to public school children. Students with parental permission may leave school property to attend off-campus Bible classes at a nearby church or building.


Church Partners


Participating Schools


Students Since 1998

School Time Bible is recognized as constitutional and legal in all fifty states.
Guidelines that must be followed are:

  1. Bible classes must be held off school property.
  2. No public funds may be used to finance the Bible classes.
  3. Students must have signed parental permission to attend School Time Bible classes.

The local School District does not endorse or oppose this program in any way. The School District is accommodating the wishes of parents who want to take advantage of this educational opportunity.


The curriculum used in every School Time Bible Ministries’ class is, “God’s Plan of Redemption.” It takes a unique approach to teaching the Bible. The course is a study of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation which examines God’s plan to redeem mankind throughout history. The curriculum gradually unfolds the Bible and traces historical revelation through the Old and New Testaments.


School Time Bible classes are only legal if held off campus in a non-school building. Local churches provide the space, volunteers and teachers for all classes.
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Class dates and times are scheduled with the school administration according to the school’s schedule. Students are released from school during a related arts or elective class. Some students are released during their lunch also. In these instances lunch will be provided for the students by the host church.


Students are transported by bus or walk with church volunteers to a nearby church or non-school building for Bible classes and are returned to the school in time for their next class.

Participating Schools & Churches

BC High
State Street Baptist

Busbee Creative Arts
Broadacres Baptist

Carolina Springs Middle
Lexington Church of God

Cayce Elementary
Cayce Presbyterian

Centerville Elementary
First Calvary Baptist

Congaree Elementary
Ebenezer Pentecostal Holiness

CrossRoads Intermediate
St. Andrews Presbyterian

Dutch Fork Elementary
Hope Church Columbia

Dutch Fork Middle
New Hope Lutheran

Forts Pond Elementary
Edmund Baptist and Pelion Baptist

Fulmer Middle
Holland Avenue Baptist and Grace Baptist

Gilbert Middle
Crossroads Baptist and First Calvary Baptist

Lakeside Middle
Lexington Baptist

Lexington Elementary
Lexington Baptist

Meadow Glen Elementary
Church TBA

Meadow Glen Middle
Church TBA

New Bridge Academy
Heritage Presbyterian

New Providence Elementary School
Mt. Horeb Church

Northside Middle
Saluda River Baptist

Oak Grove Elementary
Oakwood Baptist

Pelion Elementary
Pelion Baptist

Pelion Middle
Pelion and Convent Baptist

Pine Ridge Middle
Dixiana Baptist

Pleasant Hill Middle
First Baptist Church of Lexington

Riverbank Elementary
Saluda River Baptist

Saluda River Academy for the Arts
Grace Baptist

Seven Oaks Elementary
Seven Oaks Elementary

Springdale Elementary
Grace Baptist

White Knoll Middle
Northside West

Wood Elementary
Dixiana Baptist

Register your student.

To take advantage of this wonderful, FREE, opportunity your student simply needs permission from a parent/guardian.