Melissa Myers directs a large women’s ministries program in North Carolina. Despite high numbers of women involved, “I had a sense in my spirit we were not experiencing the type of life-changing fruit I knew could come from spending time in God’s word,” she writes. Find out what changed that!
Rachel Wilson serves with SIM in Ethiopia and has taken three Entrust modules, including Discovery Bible Study (DBS) which I co-facilitated at our training hub in Switzerland in March. She and I re-connected at the wedding of an SIM staff member this past July. At our table, we were surrounded by SIM staff.
It was a thrill to hear Rachel, second-generation Entrust learner, tell the women at the table about Facilitating Relational Learning, Developing a Discerning Heart and DBS. The best part was her describing how she’s passing along what she’s learned with other women, including nationals in Ethiopia and women in the States. An SIM worker who served in Nigeria for many years was excited to hear about the training and asked for more information. God continues to widen the opportunities for Entrust across the world thanks to participants like Rachel who are “multiplying.” – Trish Barrett, Entrust facilitator and Mid-Atlantic hub coordinator
“Mother, mother, see Spot! See Spot run!” “The eensy-weensy spider …” ABC. One two three. Red yellow blue.
Kid stuff. Outdated approaches. Not the way any of us seek to help adults learn new concepts in the new millennium. But guess what. Much of our effort to help adults learn new concepts in the new millennium is not terribly effective. Lecture. Sermon. Talking. Textbooks. Fill-in-the-blank studies.
Entrust takes adult learning super seriously. How do adults learn? What approaches lead to real life change? Our global team shares insights and stories sure to impact your work and ministry, in the autumn edition of Engage. Watch for a link here on Sept. 19.
“Learning to ask effective questions is much like bringing a camera lens into focus — it makes Scriptures sharp and clear.” – Kim Huffman, first-time FRL (Facilitating Relational Learning) participant, Colorado, June 2017.
Entrust’s FRL training module features heavy emphasis on the art and value of excellent question-asking on the part of a small group leader. We offer FRL at centralized hubs worldwide and can arrange local trainings by request and as our schedules allow. Find out more at www.entrust4.org/wwmtmodules. (Don’t let the word “women” on that page throw you off. We offer this training for men and co-ed groups, too!)
The heartbeat of Entrust just might be Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL). I took it for the first time in June. Here’s what I discovered.
This week-long course models the advantages of facilitating discussions as we lead small groups. I did not hear, or miss, lectures or boring discourses. As participants, we related to each other and our well-prepared facilitators through questions, dialogue, activities, presentations, critiques and laughter. Focused lessons specifically tailored to our group promoted learning on mental and spiritual levels. Practicality, my own personal requirement for any adult education, overflowed from each lesson.
What is my biggest take-away? I better understand the power of thoughtful questions to engage people like Jesus did. I will use the skills I gained daily, in personal and professional relationships, to multiply more leaders to multiply more churches.
Will YOU join me? Find an upcoming training near you at www.entrust4.org/hubs or ask questions by calling 1.719.622.1980 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Facilitating Relational Learning is an Entrust training module that awakens fresh insights into excellence in small group leadership. Here’s a thought from first-time FRL participant Kimberley Chan-Forney.
For more about FRL, go to www.entrust4.org/WWMTmodules.
What are these women describing? Entrust’s Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL) module, which enhances a person’s small group leadership skills in ways hard to put into words. The woman who used these words took FRL in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, over two long weekends in January and February.
Facilitator Sherry Bohn says she heard the ladies say more than once, “I can do this.” They discovered FRL isn’t so difficult that it can only be done by a “professional” or specially gifted person. At the same time, women who had been in some sort of Christian ministry for decades came away with an expanded view of ministry and what God can do through them.
Check out FRL. Maybe it’s just the insightful, doable, revolutionary challenge you’ve been looking for.