Residents of Pennsylvania Town Support Public School Bible Club
Veronica NeffingerReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2017 Aug 30
Residents of New Bethlehem Pennsylvania are fully behind Redbank Valley High School’s Bible club. Before the new school year began, students and adults gathered outside the school to pray that the Bible club would make a big impact on students this year.
"To start one, it's easy because they can't tell you 'no' in a public school. It's completely constitutional," said Peyton Kirkpatrick, Redbank Bible club’s student president. "The people who are afraid will say 'no' until you prove them the facts, and show them that it is constitutional. They can't tell you 'no' as a public school student."
"Any school is able to have Bible club," added the Bible club’s vice president, Ethan Reichard. "And I think that it's a good thing to be able to preach God's Word to other students, because they may not have the ability to learn about God on their own."
Redbank’s Bible club has become so well-known that when New Bethlehem residents came out to pray for the club, they were joined by residents and students from the nearby town of Brookville.
"I actually came to one of their meetings once, and I was so moved by just one meeting, that it really, really boosted my want to have a Bible club,” stated Claire Haines of the Brookville Area High School Bible Club.
"I'm very excited to have this opportunity to kind of expand not only the public Bible club influence from here, but to a neighboring district," said Redbank Bible club’s public relations spokesman Colin Sheffer. "I think it's exciting for all of us to get to share expertise and knowledge, and really spread the ministry."
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Publication date: August 30, 2017