Hard work

Years of hard work culminate as athletes from around the world converge on PyeongChang, South Korea, for the 23rd quadrennial winter games. Each of those athletes is there thanks to training. Disciplined, consistent, strenuous, sometimes sacrificial, often painful, training.At Entrust, we ask our learners to work hard. Before arriving for our training modules, participants are required to do many hours of pre-work; reading, studying, writing, praying, making immediate life application. It requires careful time management, sacrificing other activities, concentration, allowing God to work deeply in their hearts. The training begins at home and continues during onsite sessions with a group.

As Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians 9, athletes receive perishable rewards. Those who do the hard work of spiritual training, like Entrust learners, receive imperishable rewards.

Interested in the imperishable? Check out our training schedule at www.entrust4.org/calendar

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Hard work

Intensive training for women

Imagine. Women of all ages and all walks of life, gathered around God’s word, sharpening ministry skills. Worship and prayer. Laughter and tears. Prayer and contemplation. Study and evaluation. Shared meals. Walks against a backdrop of mountains. It’s an Entrust Women-to-Women Ministry Training (WWMT) intensive training in Colorado. The next session is June 1 to 8. You could be there! Find out more right now.

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Intensive training for women

Training in Novi Sad

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.

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Training in Novi Sad

Seeing beyond

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“Before I enrolled in MMD courses, I thought what God expected of me as a Christian educator was to be a good teacher for my class,” Samson* told me, explaining how he would go out of his way to meet the intellectual needs of his pupils.

But when he started taking MMD courses, it was as if God opened his eyes to see what he did not see before. Previously, whether the children had food to eat at their homes did not concern him. Whether the children had good uniforms to wear to school … he did not see as his concern. Samson says now he can see the children’s needs, beyond their intellectual needs.

In addition to teaching, Samson enjoys farming. He has one hectare of land where he raises vegetables for his family and raises chickens. Samson gave some of his land to five of his pupils. The children are now raising their own vegetables, meaning they have vegetables to eat and to sell for money to buy books and other things. The children’s performance in school has changed since they started to earn their own income, Samson says. They’ve developed self-confidence and self-respect.

Samson told me he now understands the meaning of “transforming communities through holistic engagement,” one of MMD’s goals. “Indeed,” he told me, “MMD ministry is ministry to a complete person, just like Jesus’ ministry.” – Elesinah Chauke, More than a Mile Deep (MMD) course writer and facilitator

Read more at www.entrust4.org/201709SL

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