Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County exists to provide biblical instruction to school-aged children as an opportunity to encourage them to embrace the Gospel of Jesus Christ, grow in the Christian faith, and apply biblical principles for living.
We resolve to make an eternal difference in the lives of our children and in the heart of our community.
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Our children face grave moral problems everyday. If you are not convinced, buy any newspaper or watch the news broadcasts. Young people are plagued with an array of issues, such as:
Distortions of right and wrong
Disrespect of self and others, including authorities
Poor school performance Loss of direction
These problems are major threats to our youth, their families, and our society as a whole. We are seriously concerned about their social, academic, emotional, and most importantly, their spiritual condition. In fact, we believe that this dilemma stems from the spiritual vacuum that seems to exist in society today.
Christian Learning Centers is positioned to expand its program to meet the needs of the community...
Positive relationship with local school district
School district approval to offer accredited Bible courses
Two accredited Bible courses offered
Increased church support, in-kind gifts, and volunteer staffing
Trained, dedicated staff and Board of Directors
The foundation for Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County (CLC) began in 1997 through the support of an organization called School Ministries. A steering committee worked to seat a Board of Directors to serve as leadership for Released-Time Christian Education programs in Greenville County. The committee seated its board on November 2, 1996 and adopted the name "Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County." After much prayer, planning and hard work, the board members of CLC (with the support of local churches and community volunteers) sponsored their pilot Released-Time program for students of Parker Middle School. Classes for the new program began April 15, 1997 at the Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club at 25 Owens Street.
CLC is the sponsoring organization for the Released-Time Christian Education program provided for Greenville County public school children. It is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors. Each member professes and lives a life exemplary of the Christian faith. The 12 board members are from various professional backgrounds and church affiliations; however, their love for God and sharing His word with children are passions they all share.
Today, the organization operates predominately with the assistance of volunteers. CLC requires all volunteers and employees to undergo a screening process to meet its high standards for service.
CLC received two state honors for their ministry efforts: The Chairman's Award from the Greenville County Legislative Delegation (2009) and a Distinguished Service Award from the Secretary of State (2002). CLC also received commendations for outstanding service from Lt. Governor Bob Peeler (2002), Governor Mark Sanford (2007), and Senator Jim DeMint (2007, 2010).
The Board of Directors of Christian Learning Centers of Greenville County has served approximately 21,000 public school students from 38 different schools since its inception. The fruit of their labor humbles the members of the organization. Approximately 2,300 public school students have committed their lives to Christ.
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WHAT WE BELIEVE
We accept and proclaim the historical truths of the Christian Faith. Find out what we believe about God and the human race, the Scriptures, and the Church and its mission.