Training in Africa

Our December East African Hub training welcomed expatriates, Kenyans and Ethiopians. Potential barriers due to different backgrounds and lifestyles faded into the sweet aroma of Christian fellowship. One woman, through held-back tears, said the openness between the women was a gift. Another said she’s prayed for the last two years to know truth. She felt... Continue Reading →

Bible readers

Many of us can quote Bible verses. Lots of people can rattle off John 3:16 without thinking. Seattle Pacific University Professor David Nienhuis writes in A Concise Guide to Reading the New Testament of students who “have been trained to be Bible quoters, not Bible readers.” It is important to read the Bible, entire passages.... Continue Reading →

Know – Be – Do

If you’ve ever taken Entrust ministry training, you’re intimately familiar with “know/be/do.” Entrust learners learn to design learning opportunities in which disciples of Christ gain knowledge, are changed and do something. Know. Be. Do. We repeated the word “learn” here multiple times, because real learning is what we are about. Not knowledge transfer. Learn. Become.... Continue Reading →

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... Continue Reading →

A pile of stones

Piles of stones show up quite often in the Bible, especially in the Old Testament. Why is that? Here are some thoughts from Entrust’s Old Testament scholar, Frans den Exter Blokland.

Making dinosaurs?

One of our distinctives is our focus on adult learning. Children learn one way, adults quite another. If we want to adults to really learn, really be changed, we need to provide learning opportunities that go beyond information transfer. Check out Mark Huffman’s insights, here.

Adult learning

“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.” Martin Luther King, Jr. We agree! Our calling at Entrust is to employ best practices in adult learning. We’re not in the intelligence-building business. We seek character transformation, life-transformation. That is indeed true education.

What leads to life-changing learning?

Some of us can read the how-to page for our newest computer program and get it. Others of us need someone to show us each step, letting us press those keys on the keyboard ourselves. Others can simply hear the instructions once and recreate the whole process. We all learn differently. Entrust’s Joycelyn Seybold points... Continue Reading →

What leads to life-changing learning?

Some of us can read the how-to page for our newest computer program and get it. Others of us need someone to show us each step, letting us press those keys on the keyboard ourselves. Others can simply hear the instructions once and recreate the whole process. We all learn differently. Entrust’s Joycelyn Seybold points... Continue Reading →

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