ADDRESS A WORLDWIDE NEED FOR ACCESSIBLE TRAINING
For much of the world, Christian leadership training is hard to come by.
Many people don't have time to pursue a full-time seminary degree. Training might be offered hundreds of miles away or be prohibitively expensive. In some countries, hostility to Christianity means accessing Christian leadership training can be difficult and dangerous.
Therefore, Entrust provides training for men, women and coed groups that can be held in many situations. Our trainings are personal, contextual and comprehensive.
When you attend an Entrust training, you will build lasting relationships, address problems that matter to you and deepen your relationship with Christ.
HOW LONG DO TRAININGS TAKE?
Weekly: Participants meet for an orientation session for the course, followed by weekly sessions based on the number of lessons (for example, a course with 12 lessons would require 13 sessions).
Biweekly: Participants meet for an orientation session for the course, followed by sessions held every two weeks. Depending on the group, choose one or two lessons to cover in each session. You may want to use small groups between sessions, as described under the monthly schedule.
Monthly: Participants meet for an orientation session followed by monthly weekend sessions for 10 to 12 hours to cover three to four lessons. This could be accomplished by meeting on a Friday evening (three to four hours) and on Saturday (seven to eight hours).
In addition, the group should be divided into smaller groups (three to four people) to meet together at least once for two hours between the monthly weekend sessions. The purpose of the smaller groups is for accountability in study, discussion of key issues/study projects and prayer. These groups are very critical for faithful study and completion of the course.
Entrust specializes in leadership training custom-tailored for each specific culture and context. Language is only one of the variables. Leaders working in a semi-literate mountain region need a very different set of tools compared to leaders working among the high-rises of a sprawling city. Our goal is to develop men and women as second-generation trainers who will develop third-generation trainers and so on. Over the years God has led us to work in some of world’s most challenging locations for Christian pastors and church leaders.
Here are some of the trainings open to all:
FACILITATING RELATIONAL LEARNING: OUR CORE METHOD
You've been leading a small group for five years but it seems like the group has grown apathetic and disinterested. You've mentored young believers for a while now but no matter how often you tell them the truth, you don't see their lives transfomed. Or you're desiring to lead a group but need a boost of confidence.
Entrust's trainings will equip you with:
biblical principles • modern theories in adult learning • practical experience.
BECOME A MORE EFFECTIVE CHRISTIAN LEADER
Facilitating is not just another word for teaching, but represents a very different way of helping adults learn through interactive discussion. Through focused group discussion, adults think, listen and reflect as they exercise their God-given gifts and experiences to effectively learn from each other and from the material studied.
Learn through life transformation, not information transfer.
Intensive: Participants meet together for a six- to -eight-day intensive to interact on the course. This intensive could be preceded by the following:
A one-day orientation session should be conducted three to four months earlier. It is very important that the participants know all the requirements of the course. Also, it would be good to have the participants work through Lesson 1 in the session and have a time of discussion based on their study.
In addition, the group could be divided into smaller groups (three to four persons) to meet together at least once every two weeks for two hours over the months prior to the intensive. The purpose of the smaller groups is for accountability in study, discussion of key issues/study projects, and prayer. These groups are helpful for the faithful study of the material.
The intensive time is ideally spent in a retreat setting so that full attention may be devoted to the course. Another great benefit of this setting is the opportunity to develop closer relationships and to allow valuable discussions develop during the free times.
* This is not a comprehensive list of scheduled Entrust trainings.
We’ve seen the following formats work well in various settings.