It started Jan. 25-27 and continues today through Sunday in Burke, Virginia. It’s Entrust’s Facilitating Relational Learning module, Part II, facilitated by Amber Simpson, Trish Barrett and Joycelyn Seybold, for key leaders at Burke Community Church. Pray for the facilitators and participants as they dig deep into how to ask transformative questions, how to develop effective lesson plans and how to allow the Holy Spirit to work in each heart in a small group.
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The Mid-Atlantic team is excited to offer our first Facilitating Relational Learning (FRL) training Jan. 25-27 at Burke Community Church in Burke, Virginia, to kick off the new year. We are hosting participants and facilitators from five area churches and three states to engage in transformational learning.
Please pray God will deepen our faith and multiply disciples as we go back to our communities changed by each other and Jesus.
Pray for Trish Barrett and Amber Simpson (pictured) and Joycelyn Seybold as we facilitate together.
“I’ll never read my Bible the same way again. I now see how personal God’s word is to me, not just general to the church, but to me!” Women in Novi Sad, Serbia, discovered how personal and applicable the Bible is as they completed Entrust’s training module, Discovery Bible Study.
The women felt DBS was the most difficult course they had yet studied with us. They were stretched, but now they have the tools to dig deeply into God’s word and share it with others.
Check out this amazing DBS cake! One of the participants, a baker, creatively captured the elements of DBS—observation, interpretation, application—with representations of a scroll, a page of notes and a magnifying glass. Hovering over the cake is marzipan dove, representing the Holy Spirit.
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.
Stonebriar Community Church hosts many Entrust trainings. As you read this, several women are working intensely together at two of our modules: Discovery Bible Study (DBS) and Women Serving Women (WSW). Pray for each participant, each facilitator and co-facilitator, Jan. 8-11, as both groups work hard to finish part 1 of their respective modules.
In 2014, when Entrust first offered women’s ministry training in Latvia, seven women came. Three years later, in the fall of 2017, that number tripled to 21. This seemingly slow process of focusing on training leaders and encouraging participants to disciple others throughout the year is already bearing good fruit. Praise God together with us!
Amidst Dr. Seussian sculpted trees, elephant fountains, orchid gardens and rich Thai hospitality, 20 women representing 12 nations came together for 10 days of rest, worship and lack of rest. Say what? While the setting was exquisitely peaceful, the ladies worked hard. It was an intensive women’s ministry training offered by Entrust partner Equipping Women International.
The women, each in full-time ministry, completed at least 50 hours of pre-study prior to coming to Thailand, then spent another 50 hours of classroom time, some in Facilitating Relational Learning, some in Developing a Discerning Heart and some in Discovery Bible Study. “God truly was in the middle of us,” reflects coordinator Debbie Lamp, “working his good into every one of our lives.”
For information about next year’s training in Thailand, visit www.entrust4.org/ThaiHub.