Since 2002, Skilton House Ministries has been working with churches in the Philadelphia area to start Christian Released Time programs. This ministry is an opportunity for public school students to learn about Christ. In this day and age of growing violence, students need hope–and that hope can only be found in the love of Jesus Christ.
What is Christian Released Time (CRT)?
CRT is an introduction to the Bible and the Christian faith, offered to public school students off campus during official school hours. Skilton House Ministries pairs local church congregations with neighborhood schools.
CRT is legal according to Pennsylvania state law. Under section 1546 of the “Public School Code” as amended by Act 175 in 1982, children who have parental or guardian permission may be released from school for one hour of religious instruction per week for up to 36 weeks a year.
How can I help?
There are different ways you can become involved in CRT. You could initiate the process of establishing a program in your church for a neighborhood school. You could volunteer to teach a class or assist in some other way, such as preparing and serving refreshments, or serving as a teaching assistant. You could donate to SHM, either for general CRT ministry costs or for “Camperships.” Each year SHM sends CRT students to a week of Christian camp in Lancaster, but we need your support to enable these students to go. Above all, you can pray that God would use CRT to bring His hope and love to students. Contact us to learn more and get involved.
Donations may be made payable to “Skilton House Ministries” and sent to: Skilton House Ministries, P.O. Box 1045, Glenside, PA 19038.