Christian Education In Schools (CEIS) is a project of the ACT Churches Council, established in response to allowances for religious education within the ACT Education Act 2004.
CEIS professionally serves this legislation in partnership with the Education and Training Directorate (ETD).
The project views itself as an educational service that adds to the educational opportunities offered within schools, for families choosing to request it.
CEIS is coordinated by paid workers with teaching experience, who train and facilitate teams of screened and endorsed volunteers for school sessions. The project is funded by churches and private individuals.
The ACT Churches’ Council works towards community service and religious harmony across all churches in the ACT.
It is made up of representatives from different Christian denominations:
- Assemblies of God
- Church of Christ
- Roman Catholic
- Salvation Army and
- Uniting Church
as well as other churches and church organisations such as the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture and Scripture Union ACT.