Be part of something big

Want to be part of something big? Something more meaningful than going to work and getting a paycheck? Done with college or close to retirement? Wondering if God has a place for you in his kingdom work? One great way to find out is Entrust’s STEP initiative. We’ll pair you with a seasoned kingdom worker, help you get overseas and put you to work in ministry, all the while helping you process what’s going on, exploring God’s will for the next phase of your life. Check it out! www.entrust4.org/STEP

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Be part of something big

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Many young men in America are all too readily looking for fun in all the wrong places – most notably, in cyber places. As in, video games. Virtual reality. Playing. Pretending. Instead of applying their amazing minds to problem-solving at a job, some are using those skills on strategy games. Instead of working up a sweat in manual labor, they’re straining their thumbs on PlayStation. Instead of the adrenaline rush of serving their country in the military, they’re creating chases and combat out of pixels. Rather than working hard at real-life relationships, they live in a world of assumed identity.

Let’s call them back. Call them up from the basement and out into the world. Challenge the young man in your world to be a Big Brother. To volunteer with a youth sports team. Help repair a neighbor’s house or fix a relative’s car. Get a job. Serve others. Maybe even explore Entrust’s STEP initiative. What a great way to put all that virtual experience to good use!

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Come and get in STEP

Wondering what to do after this semester of school? Is retirement looming and you’re not sure what you’ll do with yourself? Feeling a bit of a mid-life crisis, longing for a change and not sure what? If you are nodding to any of these questions, and if you desire to serve God in meaningful ways, maybe it’s time to think about STEP.

STEP is an Entrust initiative giving you real-life hands-on cross-cultural ministry experience coupled with a chance to explore God’s calling on your life.

Find out more right now!

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The accidental music teacher

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by Emily T.*

I think it all started when people at the refugee church found out I played the violin. They pitched in and the church gave me a violin as a birthday present to use in helping lead worship.

One of the guys on the worship team was a 17-year-old who was writing his own worship songs in his language, but never had any formal music education. So I started teaching him the basics of reading piano music and Western music theory. Then a 17-year-old girl at the refugee Bible Institute, with whom I’d developed a friendship, expressed an interest in learning violin. I thought, “I’ve never taught lessons before, but I have been given knowledge and other people want it, so why not try to pass it on as best I can?”

Then it was the Christmas “choir” that got me into teaching a voice class. The only training I’ve had has been a few semesters of college chorale, but again, they had a desire to learn and I actually had something to give them.

I trust these students will lead the church into richer worship through the songs, voices and instruments they have to offer to God. I was super excited to use my God-given gifts in that way.

*Emily served at Entrust’s refugee Bible Institute in the Middle East in 2015 and 2016. She arrived willing to help out in any way possible, to encourage eager students and local Christians. Her willingness opened some surprising and beautiful ministry doors. Emily was Entrust’s first STEP (gap-year internship program) participant. Who’s next? Maybe you, or someone you know? Get in touch with us at STEP@Entrust4.org

The accidental music teacher