For Pastors

Dear Pastors and Church Leaders,

Welcome to the Bring Your Bible to School Day, a religious-freedom initiative sponsored by Focus on the Family for students in schools nationwman-carrying-bibleide.

You’ve probably found your way to this site because you share a heart for empowering and encouraging Christian students who want to take the lead in speaking God’s grace into the culture around them. We share your heart for empowering modern-day Esthers and Daniels to be courageous in standing for their faith!

Bring Your Bible to School Day launched for the first time in October 2014! This year’s event for Bring Your Bible to School Day is scheduled for October 4, 2018.

Did you know that students have recently been told to stop reading their Bibles during free time at school—even though students have that right? Here at Focus on the Family, we believe the Bible has a powerful message of hope and love for humanity—something that should be celebrated, not discouraged. We also believe in the cherished freedoms our Founding Fathers fought to give us.

Do you share our desire to equip the next generation to boldly exercise their religious freedom? Then you’ll definitely want to download the free pastor-parent guide, which includes: 1) tools such as free church-bulletin inserts, sample church announcements and a banner design, 2)  a step-by-step guide on how to equip students, including activities you can do with children’s groups to bolster their knowledge of the Bible 3) myth vs. fact explanations of students’ legal rights, 3) ideas for hosting a Bible-celebration Sunday as a way to come alongside and empower students, 4) as well as links to student-friendly articles, social media graphics for teens, quizzes, fun videos and more! At the link, your students can also sign up to participate in the event and access age-appropriate versions of the guides, which equip students with interactive tools and engaging activities.

God bless you for your interest in sharing these events with the students and families in your congregation. Having the spiritual support of church leaders is crucial to student participants—as you know, it requires great courage to speak biblical truth into a relativistic culture. So we hope your church will surround Bring Your Bible student participants with prayer as they participate in these events!