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“As someone who once tutored at the Learning Center. Make note, Mrs Schwartz was always very
tolerant of her staff. She was ALWAYS willing to
initiate the steps needed to effect full conflict
resolution. She was not laid off. In effect, she quit, as she grew tired of the B/T administration’s games and lack of sincerity.
She determined within herself to pursue her Doctorate so that she may effectively minister to those in need in a greater way. She NEVER cared
about the money. She was one of the few to always confront pastor Cymbala about his
actions , in love. Today she still helps those that need a voice or need to be encouraged about their ability to make a difference in this world.
The Learning Center is not the same. The celebrations that Mrs. Schwartz introduced to affirm the laborers and the tutoring staff are not there any more. The students are affirmed as to what they cannot do. At the completion of the DLC Graduation ceremony this past June the students were not invited to participate in the graduation as usual. The tutors were given a book
entitled “A Servants Heart”, the forward was written by Pastor Cymbala. the book clearly is a means of trying to retain the continued free service of the tutors that make the DLC. Under Mrs. Schwartz’ headship. The tutors were given a
$50 gift card for Barnes and Noble.(No small feat since it cost the administration several thousand dollars). The graduation celebrations also included the students as well. The tutors are made to feel that if they desire to stop tutoring GOD would not be pleased with them.
It is a form of control effected by the church administration. But, as we know, the Lord is watching. We must keep praying.”
Segments of the original Topix Discussion can be found on The Wayback Machine, HERE.