Churches & Schools - A National Conversation

on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Posted in Stories, Happenings, School Partnership Network

Churches & Schools - A National Conversation
By Vicki Brown, Associate Editor, Word & Way

The pastor of the Baptist church in the small rural community sauntered down the hall toward the school cafeteria, greeting students by name as he went. Once through the lunch line, he nabbed a table. Soon students, many who were church members, joined him. And the banter and laughter began.

Does a pastoral lunch at school breach church-state boundaries? That depends: Does the school allow pastors from one denomination or faith tradition but not from others? Do the administrators require all students to participate? Do school officials promote the event?

Congregations and faith groups assist local public schools as a means to become more involved in their communities — and often at the invitation of school boards and superintendents.

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