Jesus said “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.”.
Therefore prayerfully consider if you should devote more time to the ministry of preaching and teaching the bible.
“Come to Entrust Conference to think seriously and comprehensively about the idea of full-time word ministry. Are you called to do full-time? How is it different from my work now? How does women differ from men? And many other important topics regarding full-time ministry.”
Strand 1: Considering Full-Time Ministry (for 1st timer)
Strand 2: Making Ministry Decision (for 2nd year)
Strand 3: Issues in Ministry (for seminary students/interns)
Rev Eric Thurston has 12 years’ experience as Director of Training for The Artizo Institute (MTS equivalent in Canada). Eric is committed to identifying, encouraging and training godly men and women as Gospel workers. Eric became a Christian at St Matthias, Centennial Park. He did a ministry apprenticeship at UNSW under Phillip Jensen and Col Marshall. Eric studied at Moore Theological College in NSW, and worked at Glenmore Park Anglican before moving to Canada.
Eric is married with three children. He enjoys cycling, bush walking, time with his family, and American sports (football and basketball).
Do you have a burden for God’s work and are seeking to serve more effectively? Then come to Entrust conference to find out more.
Strand 1: Understanding Full-Time (for 1st timers)
- Full-time Ministry and Work
- Men and Women in Ministry I
- Making Decisions I
Strand 2: Exploring Full-Time (for 2nd year attendees)
- Security in Full-Time
- Men and Women in Ministry II
- Dealing with Parents’ Objections
- Making Decisions II
Strand 3: Considering Full-Time (for 3rd year attendees)
- Apprenticeship Training
- Godliness and Character
- Money and Ministry
- Fund Raising
Strand 4: Preparing For Full-Time (for 4th year attendee and interns)
- Work and Rest
- Church Governance and Parachurch
- Work and Full-Time Christians
- Ministry Pathways
Internship program envisioned by Entrust
One of the main objectives of Entrust is to encourage attendees to consider doing a 2-year internship program
This internship program is unlike a gap-year program for high-school leaver where it is mostly preoccupied with running events and helping out with administrative tasks. The internship program envisioned is focused on teaching and preaching ministry and there will be systematic training to equip interns for these tasks.
This internship program allows interns to have a taste of full-time ministry before plunging straight into theological study. It allows interns to better evaluate whether they are suited for a life-time of full-time gospel ministry, and whether it is worth pursuing a seminary degree/diploma. It also allows the church leaders to provide feedback on the suitability of interns.
Entrust does not run any internship program. Instead it seeks to encourage local church leaders to set up one by themselves. This is done through Entrust Trainers’ Forum. For we believe that the most suitable trainer is often your own church leader.