The Mission of the Newton County Christian Learning Center (NCCLC) is “Equipping students to follow Jesus and make a positive impact in our community and world.” In line with our mission, our purpose is “Preparing public school students through off-campus, elective Bible classes to follow Jesus and have an impact in every area of culture.”

Happy 5th Birthday CLC!

Application for Middle school

To register your Middle School student for CLC please click on the link below to go to our Registration page.


Application for Highschool

To register your High School student for CLC please click on the link below to go to our Registration page.


Middle School

Currently, CLC serves middle school students before and after school Monday-Friday.
• Serving Cousins Middle School Students at Oxford Baptist Church Time: 7:30-8:30 A.M.
• Serving Theme School Students (6th-8th Grade) at First Baptist Covington, Time: 2:20-3:30 P.M.


High School

Currently, CLC serves high school students in Newton County after school on Mondays only. Students from Alcovy, Eastside, and Newton High School are welcome. Time: 3:45-4:45 P.M. - Mondays
• Shuttles run from Eastside and Newton High Schools to First Baptist Covington at no charge.
Please contact Stacy Guerrero (770) 851-0810 or David Biglow (727) 906-1303 for available seating.


Release-Time: It's Legal

• Classes are held off school campus
• No tax dollars can be used
• Parents have to give permission
• Religious groups have to operate the class


Zorach V Clauson, 1952

The Supreme Court approved Release - Time Christian education programs for public school students in 1952. To read the full case click the link below.
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Ways to contribute:

• Pray - Pray for the hearts of the students. Pray for clear direction for our teachers, administration, and the CLC Board of Directors.
• Become a monthly donor
• Become a Breakfast Buddy or Snack Sponsor
• Drive a CLC Shuttle (no CDL required)


• Donate your treasures to our Live Auction in November
• Volunteer to man awareness booths
• Volunteer to cover specialty areas:
(social media, breakfast and snack coordinators, field trips, guest speakers, bulletin board designing, special events, and more)



  1. Jesus Christ is sovereign over all creation and history, and we give Him first place in every area of our lives.
  2. The Bible is God’s guide for our faith and life, so we will follow the direction of God’s Word for the spiritual, intellectual, social and physical development of each student.
  3. Every student is created in God’s image, so we will educate in the manner that affirms and honors individuals.
  4. Christ-centered education leads to Christ-centered living, so we will challenge our students to live God’s truth and biblically think through life situations.
  5. God desires a personal relationship with individuals, so we teach our students to know God, to enjoy God, and give glory to God.

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May 22, 2020

NCCLC Honor Awards 2020

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Questions You May Have About The Christian Learning Center...

  • What do you teach?

    Our mission is equipping students to follow Jesus and make a positive impact in our community.

  • How is the CLC funded?

    We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 100% of our support comes from donations from individuals, businesses, organizations, and churches within the community. The Christian Learning Center does not use any government/public school funds for operating costs nor public school buses for transportation. All CLC operating costs and transportation needs are funded through donated money.  

  • What church‘s doctrine do you follow?

    We teach the basic fundamentals of the Christian faith based on God’s Word and submit to the authority of the scriptures and not any one denomination. Our students represent a variety of local churches and some are unchurched.

  • How many classes do you have?

    The CLC is a teaching ministry currently offering one class (Monday – Friday) per semester at two locations. The class is open to all youth in the Cousins Middle School and Theme School (6-8th grades) communities. We also offer a high school Bible study club once each week on Mondays. It is open to all high school students in Newton County. In the future, we plan to become available to all Newton County secondary students.

  • Is it legal to teach the Bible?

    Yes. In 1952 the U. S. Supreme Court declared that release-time programs are legal (Zorach vs. Clauson) as long as: no government funds are used for the program, the course is taken voluntarily with parent approval, classes are free to the students, and the class is held off the school campus. Christian Learning Centers in counties around us teach their CLC course during the school day for an elective credit toward graduation…off-campus, of course. Currently, Newton County CLC classes are taught before and after school.

  • What is a Christian Learning Center?

    Most CLC's across Georgia are “release-time” programs where students are released from the public school, are transported to CLC campus using CLC transportation, are taught a course that uses Bible-based curriculum, and are returned to the public school campus to continue their school day. Currently, the Newton County CLC operates before and after school. NCCLC serves Cousins Middle School students through a class held before school in the fellowship hall of Oxford Baptist Church. The class time is from 7:30 - 8:40 a.m. CLC is also serving Theme School students, grades 6-8, through a class held after school in the fellowship hall building of First Baptist Church Covington. This class time is from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Both classes are taught Monday through Friday and follow the same calendar as the Newton County School System. NCCLC also offers a high school Bible class that meets in-person once a week on Mondays from 3:45PM-4:45PM at First Baptist Church Covington. The high school Bible class also offers interactive distance learning Tuesday-Friday, It is open to all high school students in Newton County.