Melissa’s Friends Lead the Way

By Stephanie Ziebarth, Barnabas Ministry Coordinator    The murder of local teen Melissa Collins has deeply affected her entire community (http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/breaking/man-charged-with-murder-of-missing-stepdaughter/article_e97cb1d8-ffab-11e4-8884-2bb6a437c918.html). Her death at the hands of her own stepfather–someone in a role intended to protect her–is a prime example of evil in the world. For those who know her, the pain is almost overwhelming. …

What If We Cancelled Released Time Forever?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director On occasion I have mused with a few other staff about value and benefits of Joy El’s Released Time Bible Program. I asked the question, “What would we lose if Released Time ceased to exist?” We received some really clear insights as to the value of the program. Before you…