First Baptist Church hosts Missionary Jay Cooper of RBM Ministries in conducting Release Time Bible classes. This is an "open door" in school districts across Michigan. By State law, boys and girls are released from school during class time (with parental permission) to go to a nearby church or facility for "religious instruction".
Bro. Cooper currently holds these classes from 4 different schools, once each month. Some reports show that more than half of those attending are not being reached by any church or Sunday School. Many of these boys and girls are being won to Christ - an opportunity we never had in our traditional school visits years ago. We average having 100 children a year in this ministry.