Local Steering Committee

Church Leader Recommendation Request

Dear Church Leader,  

An active participant in your church is applying to join a local LifeWise Academy Steering Committee. Each committee member must be recommended by a leader of the church in which he/she is an active participant. Will you please review the information below and consider submitting the recommendation form in support of the applicant?

What is LifeWise Academy?

LifeWise Academy is a Released Time Religious Instruction (RTRI) program which exists to reach students in public schools with the gospel. Under little-known RTRI laws, students can be released from public school during the school day to attend religious classes, provided the program is off school property, privately funded and parent permitted.

Steering Committee Objectives

  1. Increase community awareness and support.

  2. Obtain school district approval and cooperation

  3. Identify and installing the local Program Director

Member Qualifications - A proven track record of exemplifying the LifeWise Core Values:

  1. COMMITMENT - Members have their hearts in the right place. They are motivated by their love for the Lord and are all in with the gospel-centered purposes of a local LifeWise.

  2. COMPETENCE - Members have the know-how, skills and relationships to get stuff done.


Note: Each member must be recommended by the leadership of the local church in which he/she is an active participant. While we recognize that there are sometimes legitimate reasons to be “between churches,” LifeWise is fundamentally a local church driven ministry and it is, therefore,  important for Steering Committee members to be representative of local churches.

Church Leader Recommendation Form

Yes, this candidate is a part of our church, in good standing, and I recommend him/her to the local LifeWise Steering Committee

Thanks for submitting!

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