Bring Your Bible to School on October 1

Child Holding a Bible

On October 1, 2020, join more than a half million students in the United States and share the love of Jesus by taking your Bible to school. Here are a few kids who are excited about Bring Your Bible to School Day.

Start the Conversation

Chloe R. decided to participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day last year even though she felt a little fearful.

“I saw a video of a kid talking about Bring Your Bible to School Day, so I decided to sign up,” she says. “I was a little nervous because most of my friends aren’t Christians. I wanted to be able to share my faith with them, and bringing my Bible was a great starting point.”

Chloe found that bringing her Bible began discussions about her faith.

“During class, a few kids asked why I had brought my Bible to school,” she says. “When I’m an adult I want to be a missionary and this was a great way for me to share my faith. I am super self-conscious about my faith and feel so awkward talking about it. This gave me a way to start a conversation without having to say the first word.”

Though she faced challenges along the way, Chloe believes her stance made an impact on other students.

“One of my very atheistic friends called me out as a Christian in front of my entire class,” she says. “That made me very self-conscious, but I was glad I brought my Bible. I read it during lunch and when I had time in class.”

Register for Bring Your Bible to School Day
Click here to find T-shirt designs, poster and sticker downloads, plus a conversation guide.

Grow in His Word

“My relationship with God is very important to me,” Noah R. says. “I know Jesus came to Earth to save us from our sins so that we can go to heaven.”

Noah finds that reading Scripture is a very important part of his faith.

“Reading new verses helps me understand the Bible better, so I try to read a Psalm every day.”

Even though he hasn’t had many opportunities so far, Noah wants to find ways to share his faith in the future.

“I know it’s important to share God with others so more people can know about Him and spend eternity in heaven.”

Home-schooled? Learning online? You can still participate!
Visit BringYourBible.org for details.

Plan Ahead

Elly W. hasn’t taken her Bible to school before, but she’s excited to do it this year.

“On Bring Your Bible to School Day, I’m going to take my Bible and wear my Bring Your Bible to School shirt,” she says. “I think participating is important so I can share the Bible with my friends.”

Elly plans to tell her friend about the event so they can share their faith together.

“I’m excited to share the day with my friend Anna because she is a believer also,” Elly says. “We like to talk about our faith together.”

Bring Your Bible to School Day is Thursday, October 1.

Know Your Rights

Focus on the Family sponsors Bring Your Bible to School Day. Sign up at BringYourBible.org.

Let your principal know what you’re doing. As long as you don’t disrupt classes, you have the right to hand out cards, put up posters, bring your Bible and talk to other students about the event.

As a student in a United States public school, you can:
• respectfully state your personal religious beliefs.
• invite other students to voluntarily join you in praying, reading the Bible or talking about faith (but you can’t force them).
• pass out religious materials if other handouts are distributed by students.
• start a student-led and student-initiated religious club.
• pray at lunch, in class or before tests.

Students attending private or charter schools may have different rights. Consult your student handbook to learn how to participate respectfully.

If you’re not “in school” this fall, you can still share your faith with other students on October 1:
• Schedule a time to read the Bible with friends over video chat.
• Post a picture with your Bible and your favorite verse and tag us @BringYourBible.
• Display your Bible behind you during online learning.
• Encourage your friends to pray with you.

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