The best-selling book of all time is more than just a remarkable collection of ancient literature. It is not merely a random compilation of Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic writings of little value for people in the 21st century.
The Bible has been foundational in the development of Western civilization and American culture. It has influenced our laws, our literature and arts, and our moral standards. This profound book continues to shape history, making the study of the Bible a vital component of a complete education.
Since 1923, the Rockingham Council of Bible Education (RCBE) has made Bible education available in public schools in Rockingham County at no cost to the taxpayer. This is an elective opportunity for students to learn more about the Bible, its contents, and its relevance for today. Students and their parents or guardians may choose whether to take these elective courses.
How It Works
As a non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, RCBE is funded by interested individuals and churches throughout the local community. The mission of RCBE is to provide funding for qualified, trained teachers for the middle and high schools to support a Bible program in the elementary, middle and high schools of Rockingham County.
Bible education is made available to 4th and 5th graders in Rockingham County through the Bible Bus Program. Parents or guardians of students in these grades can sign a permission slip allowing their child to participate in a 45-minute Bible class offered once every two weeks during non-instructional time. Permission slips are distributed at the beginning of the school year or may be obtained by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Middle and High Schools
Classes are available at the middle and high schools as electives or exploratory classes (similar to art, chorus and band) and provide course credit towards graduation. Students desiring to participate may enroll during the registration period. Classes are structured to provide an overview of the history and culture in both the Old and New Testament time periods.