serving to equip people
Through STEP we will match you with veteran Entrust staff for commitments of up to 1- to 2-years. STEP enables you to explore God’s call on your life and to gain hands-on ministry experience while carrying out meaningful service alongside experienced Entrust staff. You benefit from learning Entrust methodologies for equipping new generations of leaders and the time to very practically seek God’s direction for your life. We benefit from your input, ideas and energy.
Entrust began as an undercover operation, sneaking Bible training to people who were persecuted for their faith in communist countries. Several groups came together, set up headquarters on the edge of the Communist Bloc countries in Vienna, Austria, developed contacts with courageous believers living in those countries and began over 30 years of clandestine ministry training.
We’re still doing that, helping local Christians grow deep in their faith and learn to help others grow deep; some in places of outright persecution, some in contexts of poverty or post-modernism, some maybe right in your neighborhood.
Entrust works with Christians in cultures around the world to discover what it looks like to follow Jesus within their culture, and then to determine what kinds of training will best lead to that kind of growth. We equip local Christians to train, help and impact the people around them. We’re doing this in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Ready to test the waters? Start with these easy steps. We’ll match your areas of interest and experience with the Entrust staff and region best suited to you. We’ll support and communicate with you every step of the way. We’ll pray with you for God’s leading in your life.
Step 1. Contact us! (firstname.lastname@example.org) We’ll happily answer your questions and supply more info.
Step 2. Complete our interest form.
Step 3. We’ll interview you to explore how your gifts and desires line up with Entrust’s mission, vision and practices and possibly, with specific Entrust staff who can mentor you.
Step 4. We’ll provide additional tools to help you learn more about Entrust and cross-cultural ministry.
Step 5. If you sense God leading you to Entrust, complete an application. We’ll work with you to develop a plan on where and how you might serve.
Step 6. Discuss ideas with us as we develop your ministry description. You’re welcome to visit our office and meet our staff as we pray with you about next steps. We’ll work together to determine if there is a place for you to serve.
Additional (optional) step. If appropriate, raise funds for and embark on a vision/exploratory trip.
Step 7. Once location and ministry description are determined, we’ll finalize the application process, including references, background check, medical/emergency contact information and assessments. Once your application is approved, you become an appointee until you raise 100% of your financial support.
Step 8. Develop your prayer and financial support team. We’ll help you establish a budget and provide training for raising support.
Step 9. If in the U.S. prior to service, come to Entrust’s home office in Colorado Springs for a week of new staff orientation, meet your admin support team and complete final paperwork. If not in the U.S. prior to service, complete new staff orientation online.
Step 10. After you’ve raised 100% of your ministry budget, you can purchase plane tickets and schedule a commissioning service with your home church, then arrive on the field for your term of fruitful service.
Step 11. You have several options upon completion of your term.* As God leads, you may choose:
We bless you regardless of your decision.
*Serving long-term requires that you attend one of our facilitator training courses within your first year of full-time service.
Complete our STEP interest form.We will contact you.