Do You Have a Friend Who Needs Jesus?

By Lois Ann Glessner Released Time Curriculum and Training Coordinator Read Lois Ann’s Bio here: Time marches on…  The Released Time year that began in September is past the halfway point.  Every week that potential students choose to stay at school instead of bringing a signed parental permission are missed opportunities to hear the Good…

Memories of Summer

By Victor Holler Assistant Director of Released Time Ministries Read Victor’s Bio here As the air here at Camp Joy El grows warmer and the new leaves start to appear I am remembering a time here at Camp Joy El this past summer. One evening my wife Myra and I made our way through camp…

I Did It!

How time spent at Joy EL (a Christian retreat center in Pennsylvania) brought life-change. By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director These words represent great excitement and joy.  Do you remember the last time that you heard someone exclaim, “I did it!” A month ago, I was leading a small group of six high school guys at…

Sharing the Gospel in Public Schools?

By Aaron E. Ziebarth, Executive Director There is usually a lot of excitement and energy at Released Time.  Last week I sensed excitement right away, and it was from the volunteers—before the children even started to arrive. Shortly after I arrived, a volunteer excitedly told me, “We have seen five children begin a relationship with…

Praying for School Board Members

By: Aaron E. Ziebarth Executive Director These past two weeks we have had a focused prayer effort for all school–aged children. They are the largest mission field in the United States. Today we want to pray for school board members. School board members have a significant impact on the day to day life of children.…

Walking in Prayer with Principals

By Jan Diaz Interim Director of Released Time Ministries Read Jan’s Bio here I live 2 blocks from our local elementary school and pass it in my travels just about every day.  Last spring I was able to walk the halls with Principal Angela Pollock through the “Principal for a day” initiative.  Seeing first hand all…