“This is a GREAT day,” I began as I introduced Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL) to leaders at Novi Sad Christian Fellowship Church in Serbia. We Entrust staff had spent four years training men and women in Novi Sad, who were now taking on leadership of FRL. I explained it was a “great day” because it represented links in the chain depicted in 2 Tim. 2:2, Entrust’s theme verse, where we see four generations of learners: Paul to Timothy to reliable men to others. Presumably, this chain stretches from the apostles to those who will be serving when Christ returns. – Mark Van Bebber, Entrust Europe director
Europeans love their gelato. In cups, cones, spoons or bowls, indoors or outdoors, walking or sitting, in spring, summer or fall (not so much in winter – it’s considered unhealthy to eat cold things during cold weather), men, women, children and pets enjoy gelato. Entrust got its start in central Europe. A lot of gelato has been consumed over the course of some 40 years of church ministry training. One of those sweet blessings God provides when we follow where he leads!
This summer, ministry leaders from Novi Sad (Serbia) Christian Fellowship Church completed Leadership Directions, a course written by Entrust board chairman Andy Seidel. Entrust staff based in Europe, including Mark Van Bebber, Rob Shaffer and Jeff A., led the course over several months. Several of the participants are husband-wife co-leaders in this dynamic church, serving people coming out of addiction and the community as a whole.
Lilie loves serving women. Natasha Madu simply radiates. And Angel can’t help herself, she just has to speak about her savior. Read these beautiful ladies’ stories, hear them describe portions of their spiritual journeys and discover the one friend they have in common – a lady named Sandy.
Pictured: Natasha Madu
Dustin, Miriam and son Theo arrived in Banská Bystrice, Slovakia, in September. Their immediate goals include, “solidify our place of residence, set up class times at the language school, establish day care for Theo while we go to class, switch to local cell phone service and internet for our flat, buy things we need for daily living, open a local bank account and familiarize ourselves with Entrust training materials. Once this is done, the major focus will be on language learning.” In addition, Dustin says, “I (or we) will shadow staff member Rob Shaffer as he meets with leaders and pastors in Slovakia, and join occasional youth camps. We plan to use this time to build relationships and see Entrust trainings and groups in practice.”
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Swiss Alps on your bucket list? Enjoy high-quality chocolate? Love God and sense a need to sharpen some ministry skills, like leading a small group, preparing a Bible study, caring for hurting women? Sounds like you need to watch this video. Learn more about our Swiss training hub at www.entrust4.org/Swisshub