Sample Announcements for Churches

Below are several announcements that you can make from the podium during church services or during youth-group or children’s group meetings. You can also add them into the church bulletin:

General announcement for congregation/parents:

(If making announcements from the podium, you can show the official video. )

Want to help empower the students in your life to have confidence in their biblical faith–and understand their religious freedoms on campus? Then you won’t want to miss a huge event happening across the nation:

Bring Your Bible to School Day is an annual event sponsored by Focus on the Family for students. Mark your calendars now! During this year’s event on October 3, thousands of students will celebrate religious freedom and share God’s hope by doing one simple act: Bring their Bible to School! Sign up today at and get the free participation guides for students, parents and church leaders.

Announcement for teens/youth groups:

(If you are making an announcement from the stage, you can show this video featuring a student).

Did you know that you have the right to bring your Bible to school? That’s right, students in public schools have the religious-freedom right to take their Bible to school and talk about it with friends–as long as they are doing so in a way that doesn’t disrupt instruction time. The cool thing is that hundreds of thousands of students will do just that on Thursday, October 3 for Bring Your Bible to School Day.

It’s a nationwide, religious-freedom event sponsored by Focus on the Family for students. Join the movement! Let your light shine like it says in Matthew 5:16! To learn more and get free participation guides, go to

Announcement for children’s groups:

(If making an announcement in person, you can show this video or this video featuring elementary-students).

In your heart, do you wish your friends knew about God’s love–and how He cared about us so much that He sent His son to earth to give His life for us? The good news is, as a student you have neat way to share your Christian faith: Bring Your Bible to School Day! On this day, thousands of students just like you will bring their Bible to school and talk about it with friends during free time.  To learn more about this event, ask your parents to go to the website with you: 

Note: You can also print out these free, colorfully designed inserts to include in your church bulletin!

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