Programs and Events

PUBLIC EDUCATION is at risk” … “because many people do not understand or embrace [the] task, its difficulties, its costs, and ultimately, its opportunities.”

— Rev. Benjamin Campbell, Episcopal Priest 

Pastors for North Carolina Children seeks to :

ELEVATE the topic of public education

EQUIP faith communities for advocacy

CONNECT communities to serve children




Pastors for North Carolina Children brings to light the complex set of issues facing public school children and the policy decisions that can help.

We share our knowledge so, together, we can push for a school system that better aligns resources with student needs.

We host a variety of programs, including:

  • speaking engagements
  • workshops
  • Bible study
  • small groups
  • retreats
  • leading worship and preaching

Presentation topics can be tailored to fit the needs of your group, and can include discussion points on:

  • What your group knows about local schools and perspectives from other communities. 
  • How policy and funding decisions at state and local levels can help alleviate unmet needs. 
  • Living out our faith and making a difference in our world.
  • Tips for getting involved in advocacy.

Join us in voicing community concerns directly to education decision makers.

Post card messages sent to state legislators to support public school students.

Our campaign takes the message of LOVE for our children straight to lawmakers and demands equity in education.




In calling for faith communities to support public education, Pastors for North Carolina Children is growing our network of congregations united in this common cause.

We also cultivate relationships with students, families, teachers, community leaders, advocacy organizations, and policy experts to inform our outreach.

For Faith Leaders

Pastors for North Carolina Children hosts a Monthly Leaders Gathering on the third Wednesday of the month from 10-11 a.m.

This informal zoom call invites any faith leaders (clergy or not) to join in a discussion with other’s interested in the conversation around public education and faith on what’s happening in education in NC this month.

We share updates, announcements, and network with one another across the state who share a passion for helping our children and public schools.

For Organizers

If you are part of a congregation, community group, or advocacy organization, let's talk about how to help each other. We look forward to partnering with groups from all across North Carolina.

Musical inspiration for education advocates

“North Carolina Belongs to Children”

Words and music by Peter Rawitsch

Watch the song being performed at the Prayer Vigil for Public Edcuation, August 2021.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

— Margaret Mead