How Are You Doing That?
A Step-by-Step Guide to Effective Bible Clubs in America’s Public Schools
By Robert C. Heath
Most people have the mis-conception that the Bible and Prayer are banned from America’s schools. This book not only annihilates that myth, but empowers you with the all the legal information you need to know to launch an effective Bible club in your(s) child’s school. In addition to inspiring stories from the clubs and a year’s worth of curriculum for you club.
During the next couple of weeks, Robert Heath from “Kids In Christ Ministries” will share information on Revival Fire For Kids Blog about how to start a Public School Bible Club. Click here for his Website If you are interested in this ministry, you’ll want to buy this book.
“I am convinced after reading this book that every Children’s Pastor in America should be ministering in a Bible Club.”
—Chris Elia, Station Manager, TBN, New York
“Wow! Bob has answered “The Call” and now equips you in this great “manual” as he helps us all obey the “Go ye” commission. There are 45 million students/souls waiting to hear the good news of Jesus Christ in America’s public school buildings. God is using Bob’s help in public schools while transforming the lives of countless children. Thanks to Bob’s obedience, sacrifice and willingness to share his ministry, you too can make a difference in America’s modern day Canaan Land.”
–“Armadillo Jim” Schmidt, President: Put On Your Armor Foundation, Author: Helping Public Schools… Bridging the Gap
“I have heard it said that it takes 8 million gallons of fuel to launch a rocket. Bob Heath has provided the fuel and then some to launch a revolution of the love of God in the lives of our children, our families, our schools and our communities. This book gives you the instruction and the inspiration to make a difference in children’s lives today! I believe Kids For Christ is looking through God’s eyes of compassion and reaching out with His hands of mercy to love our children in this present day!”
—Brad Larson, Lead Pastor, The Life at Scottsdale
Robert Heath brings his readers along on the journey of establishing student Bible Clubs through Kids for Christ USA. In the process he has created a “how to” handbook for a successful school campus outreach overflowing with creative ideas. This book is a must read for anyone wanting to impact youth on our public school campuses in America. Now more than anytime in the history of this great nation, our public schools are a mission field ripe for the harvest. The sharing of our faith in the public sector is legal in our nation and it is required in His Kingdom.
—Finn Laursen, Executive Director, Christian Educators
If you’ve ever considered launching a Bible Club in a public school, you need to read this book. Robert Heath, the author and founder of Kid’s In Christ, is the expert in this area. His book is a complete how to manuel to help you start this effective ministry. I highly recommend this book.
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Excert From The Book:
“Please get up!” Your son gently nudges your side and pushes into your arm. “You’ve got to get me to school early today!”
Your eyelids slowly open and your eyes start to focus. You’re shocked with what you see first. Your son is already dressed for school and is even holding your car keys!
“It’s Kids for Christ day,” he says emphatically. “And I don’t want to miss it!”
Does such a scene sound impossible? I’ve lived the normal reality with sleepy-headed children who refuse to get dressed for school. I’ve fought the endless morning battles just to get a child out of bed and ready for the day. I know how ridiculous this may sound to you, yet I also know after talking to hundreds of parents that a scene just like this one happens all across America as kids prepare to attend their weekly Bible Club meeting.
I’ve also heard a related scenario: kids begging parents to let them stay at school late in order to attend a weekly after-school Bible Club program.
Perhaps you too will hear stories just like this as you begin your own Bible Club. But before you print up your flyers and set I’ve been asked many questions since Kids for Christ USA, Inc. was formed. Without a doubt, the one I’ve been asked the most is:
This most practical of all questions is usually followed closely with, “What about separation of church and state?” And we can’t forget my personal favorite of all questions: “Wasn’t the Bible banned from the public schools?
My personal journey began January of 2001. Since then, I have taught, learned, experienced, rejoiced and sacrificed much in order to bring this ministry to the children and families of this great nation. My team and I have worked hard to build a ministry that will annihilate the myth that “God isn’t welcome in America’s public schools.”
I have said many times, “If there is one child in a school that has given his or her life to Jesus, then Jesus is in that school.”
He didn’t say: “I will never leave you or forsake you unless you go into a public school in America. That’s it, that’s where I draw the line.” It makes the whole “Godless school system” concept seems a bit ridiculous when you hear it like that, doesn’t it?
What is really amazing is that in my research I have uncovered evidence that proves that much of our belief regarding the Bible and prayer in the public school system is based on hearsay and media spin. Are you shocked? Let me explain the common foundation. For over forty years, we have talked about, preached about and complained about the Bible and prayer being removed from America’s Public schools. BUT THAT DIDN’T EVEN HAPPEN! (I will explain what I mean in a later chapter.)
The book you are about to read is meant to equip you with all of the tools and information you’ll need to go out and launch a Before or After School Bible Club in any school in America. My goal is to inspire you and eliminate the intimidation you might feel when preparing to launch an endeavor such as this one.
One of the goals of this ministry is to have a hand in planting or facilitating a thriving Kids for Christ, USA-style Bible Club meeting every week in every school in America. I pray that after you read this book, you will not just be ready to go out and launch a club, but that you will also feel well advised and fully equipped to go out and do it well. If you feel inspired and illuminated after reading this book, then I have done my job.
So now, without further hesitation, let’s start to explore “How You Do That?”
More than once Jesus said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.
In this book you’ll find the astounding answers to each of these questions. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve been asked these questions, I could fund a ministry at least twice the size of this one!
My first attempt to answer these questions happened only six months after founding a Bible Club in our first school. I sat down and wrote a 21 page document that became known as the “Training Manual.” Well, what you are about to read is that “Manual,” repackaged for the fifth time in six years. The previous four versions were the nuts and bolts of this book. What you about to read explains how to launch a Bible club in an American public elementary school. This version also covers legal information that most people (Christian or not) don’t know about….including me until December of 2005. Finally, this book discusses my philosophy of ministry within the schools and includes curriculum and loads of creative ideas for how to reach a new generation of Kids for Christ.