Want to sharpen your leadership skills and discover fresh passion for equipping future generations of church leaders? Join us as we interview authors, pastors, ministry leaders and others who are training church leaders worldwide. Entrust equips men and women to serve God in the local church, communities, families and the world. Let us be your training and equipping resource.
What do a broken-down Trabant, a renowned father-in-law and the Pope have in common?
June 9, 2023 • 36 MIN
Nik Nedelchev and Stephen Olson converse: how does a disabled bird provide a spiritual lesson? How do two cops in a police car provide a picture of faith? How does God work through two generations to establish non-formal Christian training across Soviet-dominated Bulgaria?
Where have we been, where are we going and how can I be equipping leaders?
May 26, 2023 • 13 MIN
Host Laurie Lind describes what's happened so far on this podcast, the new direction it's taking, some key people who've made it happen and how you can equip leaders right now.
What is Entrust, why this podcast and what would YOU like to hear on future episodes?
May 12, 2023 • 24 MIN
Guest Jason Pettys becomes the host, asking Laurie what Entrust is all about and what this podcast hopes to achieve. After listening to this short episode, we hope YOU will be inspired to send us ideas for future guests and topics. We want to serve you in equipping men and women to lead well in the local church.
How can men benefit from the training module "Facilitating Relational Learning?"
April 28, 2023 • 28 MIN
Guest Jason Pettys, who took the module in 2020, says everyone, yes everyone, should get in on this. Find out why.
How can a person think Christianly about constructivist learning?
April 14, 2023 • 35 MIN
Dr. Donald Guthrie of TEDs describes constructivism, how the theory incorporates both God's nature and human agency in learning and how Christian leaders might approach this concept.
How might Christians view and make use of constructivism in learning?
March 31, 2023 • 46 MIN
Guest Alicia Costello describes the learning theory known as construcivism. Good, bad or indifferent? How might Christians make use of this thinking in seeking to help adults learn?
How can I contextualize myself to a new culture?
March 17, 2023 • 34 MIN
How can I adapt myself to a new culture? How can I learn what I may not even be aware of about myself and my perspectives? How might I know when to adapt and when to simply celebrate the differences? And how can I be sure I'm serving as a bridge and not a wall to people in that new place?
How can I contextualize myself to a new culture?
March 3, 2023 • 29 MIN
Is self-contextualization a thing? If so, how can I do that ... change myself so as to serve well in a new culture? Dr. Ott of TEDs shares practical ideas and Scriptural background.
How can a European tour have spiritual implications?
February 17, 2023 • 63 MIN
Fall 2019. Trish Barrett and Agi Szekely embark on a 6-week, 8-country, Paul-and-Timothy, pass-the-baton journey around Europe. Listen to hear highlights and hiccups, lessons and learnings, and oh yes, favorite foods.
What might we learn from Serbian believers about prayer?
February 3, 2023 • 26 MIN
How might the when, where, why, what and how of our prayers be influenced by young Serbs?
What are some best practices for online training?
January 6, 2023 • 47 MIN
Corrie and her team at Entrust Equipping Women were ahead of the game when it came to online training. Find out what they learned about platforms, best practices, pitfalls and joys of ministry training online.
How can we best use online platforms to train pastors and church leaders?
December 23, 2022 • 38 MIN
Dr. Timothy Westbrook of Harding University in Arkansas provides detailed and thoughtful insights about the pros and cons, ups and downs of providing Christian leadership training online.
Why train women? Hebrew words, Entrust modules and how not to ask good questions
December 9, 2022 • 19 MIN
Joycelyn Seybold, executive director of Entrust Equipping Women, describes key Hebrew words related to God's creation of and plan for men and women.
Why train women? How might calling and giftedness factor into the question?
November 25, 2022 • 15 MIN
Joycelyn Seybold, executive director of Entrust Equipping Women, describes her calling into ministry and discusses some of the reasons to invest in training women in ministry.
Why train women? Because it's mandated in the Bible!
October 28, 2022 • 20 MIN
Dr. Joye Baker: To the question, "Why focus on equipping women in ministry?" Dr. Baker asks, "Why not?"
How can a busy pastor equip people to lead in the church?
October 14, 2022 • 23 MIN
Pastor Jeff Simpson with ideas on training leaders in your church, discipleship and your witness to the community.
How can we avoid the sin of hurry sickness?
September 30, 2022 • 21 MIN
Pastor Jeff Simpson knows busyness. How might taking time to train others in your church to lead, free you from the "worldiness of busyness," or the disease so common to pastors called "hurry sickness?"
Formal, informal, non-formal training: what's the difference?
July 27, 2022 • 13 MIN
Amber Simpson on formal, informal and non-formal ministry training: definitions, pros and cons