Newton County Christian Learning Center


Looking To Join CLC? GREAT!

To submit an application for your Middle School or High School student for CLC please click on the link below to go to our Registration page. Please note that students are approved on a first come first serve basis and seats are limited.


How Does CLC Work?

Middle SchoolHigh School
CLC proudly 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.
CLC proudly 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.

How Is CLC Legal?

So Glad You Asked!

Zorach v. Clauson, 1952Release-Time
The Supreme Court approved Release - Time Religious education programs for public school students in 1952. To read the full case click the link below.
• Classes are held off school campus
• No tax dollars can be used
• Parents have to give permission
• Religious groups have to operate the class

Ways To Help

Many Hands Make Work Light!

Some WaysMore Ways
• 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)

Our Mission

Equipping students to follow Jesus  and make a positive impact in our community

Our Purpose

Preparing public school students through off-campus elective Bible classes to follow Jesus and have a positive impact in every area of culture.

Featured News and Events

Spring Celebration 2022

Join us May 12 @ 7pm at Central Community Church!
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Here are two ways you can give to Newton CLC:  

1.  Financial Contributions:  You can give a one-time gift or monthly support to CLC.

2.  Prayer:  Please pray for our students and their families, our staff, and our Board of Directors.

Share the CLC concept and vision with someone else.  Word of mouth advertisement is our best community awareness.

Please connect others with CLC!  Is someone you know looking for meaningful ways to give of their time, effort, and/or finances?  We have many areas of need and welcome donors and volunteers who have a heart to see our students learn about Jesus.

Our goal is $20,000 in one time giving and $4,000 in monthly giving.


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    Jesus Christ is sovereign over all creation and history, and we give Him first place in every area of our lives.

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    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.

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    Every student is created in God’s image, so we will educate in the manner that affirms and honors individuals.

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    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.

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    God desires a personal relationship with individuals, so we teach our students to know God, to enjoy God, and give glory to God.


Spring Celebration 2022

Join us May 12 @ 7pm at Central Community Church!
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Join us November 9th, 2018 for an exciting night with fun, food, and fellowship. Take part in our 2nd annual live auction to support the Christian Learning Center of Newton County. Doors open at 5:15 PM and the auction begins at 7:00 PM.
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What Students Are Saying About CLC!

I learned to stand up for others and to do the right things even if no one is watching.
I used a verse I was taught in CLC to lead someone to Christ.
The study of discipleship has helped me and others to engage in deep Bible studies with each other.
CLC has impacted my day to day life by inscribing in me Godly habits
CLC showed me to see the positive in everyday life.
I feel more myself and I can talk to people about Christ.
I feel like I am a better person and I can help lead others to Jesus by living my life for Him.
Before CLC I was severely depressed.
It has made me more merciful.
CLC has impacted me majorly in how to treat others and how to handle certain situations.
CLC taught me to be kind to others and love the people around you.
It helped push me to live every day and everything for Christ.
CLC has made me a better Christian.
I pray every day and I try to read my Bible every day!
I have learned how to defend my faith.
CLC helped me share the Gospel with my friends.
CLC helped me to realize that I was not truly a Christian.
It has made me want to connect to God in many ways.


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.

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

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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