Do You Know Your Enemy?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  Knowing the enemy is as important for a believer as for a military commander – both are engaged in battle. Scripture tells us that Satan is a roaring lion (1 Peter 5:8) And he’s looking for someone to devour. We need to resist and stand firm in the faith…

Logan Visits the Creation Museum

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director After returning from the Creation Museum, Logan was very excited. He had seen God’s truth in new ways. The trip had a big impact on his life. He gained many insights and gathered knowledge that he didn’t have previously. One day at lunch at Chambersburg High School Logan was describing…

Following the Leader

By Miriam Ankerbrand, Development Coordinator  At our recent Father Daughter Retreat, the speaker challenged the dads to be leaders for their daughters, to set examples for them and guide them.  As the weekend was ending, he offered communion to those who wanted to participate with their daughters.  “Dads, I want YOU to be the ones…

Why One Child Attends Released Time

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Do you remember when you were in elementary school? I am amazed at the things that come to mind. I remember the lunch line in first grade.  I remember Don Davis, a Sunday school teacher who made every effort to teach group of obnoxious boys. His love and dedication…

An Easter Released Time Revival!

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director Jan writes:  I have a praise to share!  A Children’s Minister at a local church texted me today with the following message:  “Hi there!  We had some kids come to Easter from [The RT that meets at our church] and they told us that they were invited by Bible…

Finding Answers As We Traveled

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel to the Creation Museum with 34 other people from Joy El. This trip has been long anticipated.  For years, 4.12 Leadership Training Program students have been requesting a trip. You see, we use Answers in Genesis material as part of…

Living Out a Familiar Song

By Miriam Ankerbrand, Development CoordinatorDo you remember the song that went like this:  “Be a missionary every day!  Tell the world that Jesus is the way!”  I’m sure it’s a familiar one to many who have been a part of the Released Time Bible Program.  Some Released Time classes still sing it!  The words of…

A Much Greater Prize

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director What child doesn’t enjoy earning prizes?  Memorizing verses and earning points has been a big part of the Released Time Bible program for many years. Recently a third grade student in the Released Time Bible Program earned 25points. Prizes were given out on awards day – including a leather…

Will It Be Destroyed?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director  “He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field,’” (Luke 10:2).  Every farmer and gardener anticipates a good plentiful harvest.  It is unfortunate when a storm comes and destroys the harvest. …