The focus of our courses, or modules, is the maturity of character and ministry skills through the study of God’s Word, in-depth relationships, and guided practice sessions. Workbooks provide content and assignments to complete prior to the trainings. Trainings involve facilitated discussions on the workbook and real-life ministry experiences based on the best practices of adult learning. Skills are practiced during the training with modeling, coaching, doing, followed by helpful feedback for continued growth in a supportive environment. Each training is tailored to the specific participants attending that module. The modules below build on one another in content and skill development.
The Entrust curriculum is designed for college-level students and is part of a learning process that requires trained facilitators.
The following six workbooks may only be purchased as a part of an Entrust training.
Entrust is a training organization with a high value on modeling facilitated learning. We do this in and through our trainings. We do not primarily publish books and materials but rather train leaders who can then train other leaders. Therefore, our core curriculum is only available as part of one of our trainings.
Facilitator Training sessions are held throughout the year. To learn more about Entrust's Facilitator Training please click here. To register for other trainings, see the Women-to-Women Ministry Training calendar click here.
Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL)This module explores the unique needs of the adult learner and how facilitating discussions in a relational context can be a powerful way to not only discuss content but stimulate growth that leads to mature disciples of Jesus Christ. Each participant facilitates multiple discussions for hands-on experience and receives meaningful evaluation from their peers.
Facilitator Training (FT)Release Date: April 2015
Walking with Christ (WWC)Release Date: July 2008
This supplemental workbook for Facilitating Relational Learning covers the basic truths and practices of the Christian faith. It underscores the importance of the Word of God and prayer as the foundation of our walk with God. It also explores the topics of faith, guidance, Christian stewardship, suffering, Christian fellowship, and service.
Becoming a Man of Understanding (MOU) (for men only), a parallel course to DDHRelease Date: December 2016
This course is designed to help men grow in their understanding of God and of themselves. It examines truths that are essential to understanding who we are – such as the damage caused in every human being due to the Fall, the scope of our salvation through Jesus Christ, the new identity we have in Christ, and the resources God has given us to transform us more and more into the image of his Son. As our own relationship with God grows deeper, we begin to see real change taking place in us, and God often uses us to help and encourage others in their walk with God.
Developing a Discerning Heart (DDH) (for women only), a parallel course to MOURelease Date: March 2017
The DDH module explores God’s design of men and women as image-bearers of God and the far-reaching effects of the Fall. It studies the life-changing impact of Christ’s redemption and its effects not only on man’s thirst for God but also on each person’s mind, will, and emotions. It looks at the new identify we have in Christ and how that enables us to live redeemed lives and, in turn, help others in their own growth process.
Discovery Bible Study (DBS)Release Date: July 2015
This course focuses on how to effectively study the Bible to enrich devotional times, lead small group discussions, and prepare lessons and messages. Participants work systematically through the process of observation, interpretation and application of Biblical passages to understand the original author’s intent and accurately apply the Word of God. Participants will also prepare and implement a topical study, a small group Bible study, and a short message based on a passage of Scripture as well as receive feedback for continued growth in their facilitation skills.
Equipping Women to Serve (EWS) (for women only)Targeted Release Date: September 2018
This module begins by building a biblical framework for women serving in ministry. It identifies the needs, resources, challenges, and opportunities in creating and sustaining meaningful ministry. It looks at the essential components for developing servant leaders and includes a discussion on how to build a solid team. Spiritual gifts, temperaments, and effective spiritual mentoring are explored in the context of building a cohesive ministry. After exploring each of these components, time is spent on the practical application of these principles to the specific ministry God is calling each participant to.
To order any of the above curriculum, please register for a training.
Samples of the Curriculum
If you would like to examine any of the curriculum before registering for a module, you may download a sample copy. Samples include the introduction and the first lesson. Download a sample by clicking on the workbook name in the following chart.
Other CurriculumAll Entrust materials are designed to be used within a small group context and led by an experienced facilitator. We highly recommend taking Facilitating Relational Learning before using the following materials with your church or small group. However, the following materials may be purchased without first taking any specific Entrust courses.
GalatiansRelease Date: August 2009
This course draws the reader's attention to the issues of law, grace, legalism, and life in the Spirit by following Paul's flow of thought through the book of Galatians.
Nurturing Our ChildrenRelease Date: October 2010
This book sets forth biblical principles of child-rearing and family life. Attention is given to practical problems of developing a child’s self-image, discipline, demonstrating love, and dealing with rebellious children.
Building a Lasting MarriageRelease Date: December 2010
The goal of this course is to help participants develop open lines of communication. A biblical design for marriage is presented along with practical means for applying it.
Discovering the Treasures of God's WordRelease Date: January 2011
The principles presented in this course will lead to an intimate knowledge of a biblical text, confidence to understand the Bible, and joy in discovering biblical truth firsthand.
Lay CounselingRelease Date: November 2013
By presenting skills for effective listening and various approaches for interacting with those who come for help, this course equips leaders to provide effective nonprofessional counseling from a biblical perspective.
Fulfilling the Great CommissionRelease Date: February 2014
This course presents the knowledge, methods, and practice to prepare a person to share the gospel with nonbelievers and to disciple believers. Its focus is on equipping Christians to fulfill the Great Commission.
Growing a Healthy ChurchRelease Date: August 2017
Seeking to guide the church to health, maturity, and unity, this course provides the necessary instruction, principles, and methods.
Character of God StudyRelease Date: February 2014
This inductive Bible study looks at several different aspects of God’s character. It takes you through the Scriptures to understand his immutability, sovereignty, love, holiness, goodness, omnipresence, omniscience, wisdom, justice, and faithfulness. It also looks at how these characteristics of God impact your life.
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Excerpts (introduction and the first lesson) of our courses can be downloaded by clicking the file names below.