How Does This Work? Through the “release time religious education” ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court (Zorach vs. Clauson, 1952), High School students in Greene County have the opportunity to learn the Bible by adhering to the following criteria:
The courses are taught off campus with transportation provided by Atlas Ministry
No public school funding is used for any part of the classes
Parents give written consent for students to take the class. Students enrolled in the Greene County Christian Learning Center Program receive an academic elective credit toward their GPA for this SACS Accredited class.
Currently we have:
CLC classes at Greene County High School, Lake Oconee Academy, Nathanael Greene Academy, and Prep Academy.
Plans underway to offer a class to 8th grade students at Anita White Carson Middle School in January 2018
Students at GCHS and LOA should see their counselor to register.
Students enrolled in the Comparative Religions Course through Greene County Christian Learning Center will examine core beliefs, values, and worldviews of the major religions around the world, beginning with Christianity (taught as absolute Truth).
Study the history of Scripture (God’s Word) and Christianity
Compare and contrast the beliefs of other religions/faiths with those of Christianity.
Students will be instructed about the characteristics of God, the person of Jesus, and what it means to understand and take ownership of a Biblical Worldview. Students will be able to effectively explain and defend the reliability of Scripture and Jesus as the Son of God.
Middle School Courses Offered
Foundations 101 – The Truth
The Seven Checkpoints – Character building and Peer Leadership based on Scripture
High School Courses Offered
Family, Community and Careers
Life Skills and Careers
What the Students are Saying
“Honestly, this class has been a blessing to me. I thought I knew a couple of things before coming here and that my knowledge had a strong foundation. This class has taught me things I never knew. We learn in here, we really do. I know I do. It’s even better that I have it every day, five times a week! Whenever I’m having a bad day, coming to this class brightens my day. It helps me focus on what’s really important. If this class was taken away from me, my school days would definitely be harder. Deciding to join this class was the best decision I’ve ever made.”
“This year I have learned very important Biblical stories. I have learned how important it is to have faith.”
“I have learned that no matter what you go through, God is always there and to never lose my faith.”
Would you like to learn more about the mission of ATLAS Ministry? Please contact us to set up a date and time where we can come and speak at your Organization, Church or Business.