PATHWAY TO SERVICE
Might God be leading you to Entrust? Prayerfully take these steps to seek his direction.
Step 1. If you are interested in serving with Entrust, contact us! (email@example.com) Someone from our human resources department or mobilization team will follow up with you. Once we know a little more about your background and interests, we will supply information to you about Entrust and respond to any questions you may have.
Step 2. If you are still interested in Entrust, we will have you complete our interest form to help us learn a bit more about your background and interests, including: location, area of ministry and your availability.
Step 3. We’ll get to know you better with an interview to explore how your gifts and desires line up with Entrust’s mission, vision and practices and possibly, with specific veteran Entrust staff members who can mentor you.
Step 4. We will provide additional tools to help you learn more about Entrust and cross-cultural ministry in general, with the goal of sharpening your focus and desire to serve.
NOTE: we require that you attend one of our facilitator training courses, either prior to your employment or within your first year of employment with Entrust. This provides the opportunity to learn our values, distinctives and training methods.
Step 5. If at this point you wish to apply to serve with Entrust, we will ask you to complete an application to become an Entrust staff member. We will work with you to develop a plan on where and how you will serve.
Step 6. We will partner you with an Entrust staff member to discuss ideas, explore multiple possibilities and start building a task description. You are welcome to visit our office and meet our staff as we pray with you about your next steps. If we agree you are a fit for Entrust and we have a place for you to serve, we will proceed to next steps.
Additional (optional) step. If appropriate, raise funds for and embark on a vision/exploratory trip to ensure that the ministry and Entrust staff are the right fit for you!
Step 7. Once we have determined ministry fit, location and task description, you will finalize the application process, including references, a background check, medical/emergency contact information and various assessments. Once your application is approved, you will become an appointee until you raise 100% of your financial support.
Step 8. Now it’s time to start developing your prayer and financial support team. Entrust staff will meet with you online or in person to train you on this process. We will help you establish a budget and will provide training on how to find a coach and a mentor and how they (and we) can help you through each step of the way.
Step 9. We will send you homework to help further prepare your head, hands and heart for service.
Step 10. You will visit the home office in Colorado Springs for a week of pre-field orientation, meet your admin support team and complete some final new hire paperwork, including insurance.
Step 11. Once you reach your 100% of your ministry budget, you will purchase your plane tickets and schedule a commissioning service with your home church.
Step 12. Finally, you arrive on the field for your term of fruitful service. Throughout your service, our home office staff is available as a base of prayer and administrative support for your time on the field.
Serving To Equip People (STEP): If you are serving with STEP, upon successful completion of your STEP commitment, as God leads and with Entrust feedback along the way, you may choose to stay in your field of ministry or change to a new field as long-term Entrust staff, or return home.
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