Entrust Equipping Leaders
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's an effective way to launch a disciple-making movement?
November 10, 2023 • 9 MIN
You want to disicple others who will disciple others. Where do you start? Entrust's Iberan Project team is discovering some answers. Answers likely to apply anywhere in the world
After revival, how can we establish disicple-making movements?
October 27, 2023 • 25 MIN
Revival is coming to Spain! Now what? Damaris and her zealous young Entrust team dream of disciple-making movements spreading across not only Spain but the Iberian Peninsula and the entire Spanish-speaking world. How might their passion and ideas apply in your corner of the world?
Que pasa? Revival in Spain? How is God using our young team in the midst of revival?
October 13, 2023 • 29 MIN
Why and how has God given a vision for a region-wide disciplemaking movement, among a small group of young seminarians? How is Entrust fitting into that dream?
Is it possible to retire from serving God?
September 29, 2023 • 27 MIN
Barb Allen and Liz Loeffler discuss what it's like to retire from full-time ministry. Is that even a thing? What does it feel like? And how might you even start a new ministry after retiring from a job?
How do you know God is "calling" you and what are some implications of His calling?
September 15, 2023 • 29 MIN
How did Barb Allen and Liz Loeffler know that God was "calling" them to serve Him full-time? How did they feel about that, how were their loved ones affected and what resulted from their saying "yes" to Him? And what happened to that dream of being nun, and, why did one of them almost take her own life?
What are some spiritual charcteristics of each generation and how can we serve each one well?
September 1, 2023 • 20 MIN
Tricia Lambert and Jeff Hurtak describe some spiritual characteristics of generations, from Boomers through Gen Alpha and then discuss: how might we all better invest in and care for people of generations other than our own?
Tricia and Jeff: what do we need to know about boomers, millennials and generations beyond?
August 18, 2023 • 28 MIN
Tricia Lambert and Jeff Hurtak of Entrust help us begin to understand generations from Boomers to Gen Alpha, their values and needs and how each generation might wisely serve upcoming generations.
Why does Entrust look so different in different places?
August 4, 2023 • 6 MIN
Entrust President Emeritus David Goodman describes Entrust using a small wooden stool. Turns out, it's true, one size does not fit all!
What might it look like to dream big but start small?
July 21, 2023 • 32 MIN
Guests Lasma Asme and Mo Blackmon laugh and cry as they describe the ups and downs of learning in a second language, launching a new ministry and seeing God work through it all. What might God do with YOUR dreams? Listen and be inspired!
How could a busy young mom launch a national ministry?
July 7, 2023 • 32 MIN
Lasma Asme in Latvia. Mo Blackmon in Canada. God in his sovereignty. Together, despite obstacles and differences and questions galore, they launched a nationwide women's ministry training in Latvia.
What can we learn from Nik and Stephen's experiences in communist Bulgaria?
June 23, 2023 • 28 MIN
How did God lead Stephen to find former soccer player Nik in Bulgaria? How did their frienship and mutual training develop? How did God deliver them from scares and threats? What can we learn from their experiences?
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's wrong with having prayer on your to-do list?
January 20, 2023 • 50 MIN
Guest Anne Graham Lotz encourages us to make prayer more than a checklist item.
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.
Equipping women in Russia and in North America
November 11, 2022 • 23 MIN
Dr. Joye Baker saw Entrust's women's ministry training grow from three to 21 to several hundred in Russia.
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?"
How do we determine who needs ministry training and how do we best train them?
September 16, 2022 • 13 MIN
Dr. Scott Klingsmith: how do we determine who to train and what methods are best for each person and situation?
Equipping a leader's head AND heart using formal or non-formal methods
September 2, 2022 • 13 MIN
Dr. Scott Klingsmith: how can we provide excellent equipping of both the mind and the heart in our training contexts?
Formal and non-formal training during the Cold War and today
August 19, 2022 • 15 MIN
Dr. Scott Klingsmith on plusses and minuses of non-formal ministry training behind the Iron Curtain
Formal vs. non-formal training: importance of community
July 27, 2022 • 13 MIN
Amber Simpson on formal and non-formal training and our need for community
Formal vs. non-formal training: role of the Holy Spirit
July 27, 2022 • 13 MIN
Amber Simpson on formal and non-formal ministry training and how our triune God works in it all
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
In our hurting world, why focus on leadership training?
July 27, 2022 • 23 MIN
Why focus on training Christian leaders?