What are the Benefits of BRT?
Since God was “expelled” from schools (prayer and Bible reading were removed) in the early 60s:
• Teen pregnancy rate has tripled
• Single parent families have tripled
• Violent crimes have increased by 500%
• Total crimes have increased by 300%
• The divorce rate has increased by 200%
• SAT scores have dropped nearly 80 points
• By the time a child reaches age 18, he/she has seen 15,000 murders on TV
• There have been more than 50 million abortions since 1973
• 92 % are receiving no moral or spiritual instruction from the Bible
• Nearly half have no regular contact with a local church
• 1.5 million children have a parent in prison
Every day in the United States
• 8,441 teens become sexually active
• 2,756 teens get pregnant
• 248 children are arrested for violent crimes
• 2,250 students drop out of school
• 16 youth commit suicide
The following is from https://schoolministries.org ...
Teachers have indicated that students who attend Released-Time:
• Have more respect for themselves and others
• Demonstrate improved academic skills
• Exhibit less at-risk behavior
Other benefits for students:
• Receive a Biblical worldview
• Exposed to a positive peer group
• Interact with positive and loving Christian adults
• Hear the truth of God’s Word and the gospel
• Improved involvement and development in school and in the community
• Improved relationships with family and friends
• Stronger self-confidence and regard for others
• Positive coping skills for a variety of life situations
• A greater connection to God, leading to a stronger understanding of life and a greater self-purpose.
Benefits for churches:
• Many parents who will not take their children to church will sign them up for Released-Time
• After accepting Jesus as Savior, children are encouraged to seek a church home
• More parents attend church because they go with their kids
• When these students come to church, their knowledge of the Bible is enhanced from what they learned at Released-Time
Home and school situations differ, but most people want to be the best possible parents. Good grades are important but alone are not enough to ensure children will grow up to live happy and productive lives. BRT can help you to accomplish just that!
Independent research and experiences demonstrate that children participating in BRT programs do better academically and have fewer behavioral problems. These programs have a positive impact on the culture and success of public school students by teaching biblically-based character and leadership skills, engaging in prayer for and with students, reducing disciplinary issues, reducing violence, reducing vandalism, and increasing students’ responsibility and self respect.
Research documented in Hardwired to Connect has
verified that youth who regularly participate in religious activities
like BRT are often more successful in all aspects of
school and in the community.
- Improved involvement and development in school and in the community
- Improved relationships with family and friends
- Stronger self confidence and regard for others
- Reduction in risk-taking behavior
- Positive coping skills for a variety of life situations
- A greater connection to God, leading to a stronger understanding of life and a greater self purpose.