Released Time Training Workshops

Valuable Training for 2016-2017

This year's workshop speakers

Travis Zimmerman

Encountering God With Scripture - A Personal Story

Travis Zimmerman, of A Faithful Dad Ministries, has been encouraging, teaching and equipping God's people for over 26 years as a speaker. He has committed the last 15 years to memorizing God's Word, a spiritual discipline he learned as a child in the Released Time Bible Program. Travis is known for his online video devotional "The Daily Pulse" which has  logged nearly 1 million views. He has spoken at national conferences, home school conventions, retreats, camps, churches and colleges. He is a favorite speaker for campers at Joy El's camps and retreats. 

Click for Video of Encountering God with Scripture - PART ONE

Click for Video of Encountering God with Scripture - PART TWO


Aaron Ziebarth

Our Call and Mission

Aaron is excited about Igniting a Generation that seeks Him! He has served as Executive Director of Joy El since 2003. Prior to Joy El, he served in ministry in North Dakota, Michigan and Minnesota. He also gained experience leading church boards and within two family businesses. After serving in presidential roles in two Christian Camp and Conference Association ( sections, he was elected to serve as chair of the national board. He is involved with CCI Worldwide ( as an Advocate for Christian camping in Russia. He is a frequent speaker for leadership training, retreats and churches, and regularly enjoys memorizing God’s Word.

Click for Video of Our Call and Mission


Released Time Staff Skit on Quality Listener Time

Our Joy El Released Time Staff thought it would be fun to show volunteers what a quality listening time looks like for listeners and students. We hope you thoroughly enjoy this skit they put together and performed. No Oscars will be awarded this year, but we have high hopes for next year. :) Hope you enjoy.

Click for Video of Listening Time Skit

Kick Off Rally Schedule

August 30 - Joy El Camps & Retreats - 8:45 AM to 12:30 PM with lunch provided

August 31 - Akron Church of the Brethren - 8:45 AM to 12:00 noon

August 31 - Memorial UM Church in Quarryville - 1:15 PM to 4:00 PM

September 1 - Church of the Open Door in York - 8:45 AM to 12:00 noon

Please RSVP to your school coordinator by August 24