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Our Mission

Christian Learning Centers of the Upstate exists to reach public school students with the truth of God’s Word to help them come to saving faith in Jesus and live their lives for His purpose.  

Students get to learn about the Bible and hear the story of salvation while in public school! The program is often called "Released Time" and was declared constitutional by the Supreme Court in 1952. The classes are conducted off campus at nearby churches or other locations.

These classes have led many students to faith and to get connected to the local church.

 
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The Future

Our teachers are missionaries to the students in public schools. 

We hope to see CLC expand throughout Anderson County. We need Prayer, Partners, Parents, and Missionaries to do so. We are developing ways to support those teacher-missionaries and to connect these students to a local church.

See how you can participate.

 
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What We Believe

CLC of the Upstate, Inc. is an interdenominational and ecumenical Christian organization.  We hold the following basic beliefs:

God and the Human Race
We hold that the Lord our God is one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and that He fulfills His sovereign purposes in creation, revelation, redemption, judgment, and the coming of His kingdom by calling out from the world a people united to Himself and to each other in love.

 

We acknowledge that although God made us in His own likeness and image, conferring on us dignity and worth and enabling us to respond to Him, we are members of a fallen race. We have sinned and come short of His glory.


We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and God, as truly human, born of the Virgin Mary; as God’s sinless Servant, full of grace and truth; as our only Mediator and Savior, whose death accomplished our forgiveness; as Victor over Satan and all his forces, rising from death with a glorious body, being taken up to establish His Kingdom.


We believe in the Holy Spirit who convicts the world of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness, and judgment; who makes the death of Christ effective to sinners, declaring that they return to Christ in repentance and directing their trust toward the Lord Jesus Christ, who through the new birth makes us partake in the life of the risen Christ, and who is present within all believers, illuminating their minds to grasp the truth of Scripture, producing in them His fruit, granting to them His gifts, and empowering them for service in the world.

 

The Scripture
We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures are God-breathed, since their writers spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit; hence they are fully trustworthy in all that they affirm and are our highest authority for faith and life.


The Church and Its Mission
We recognize the Church as the body of Christ, held together and growing up in Him; both as a total fellowship throughout the world, and as the local congregation in which believers gather.  We acknowledge the commission of Christ to proclaim the Good News to all people, making them disciples and teaching them to obey Him; and we acknowledge the command of Christ to love our neighbors, resulting in service to the Church and society, in seeking reconciliation for all with God and their neighbors, in proclaiming liberty from every kind of oppression; and in spreading Christ’s justice in an unjust world until He comes again.