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We go where the church is growing faster than church leadership can be trained. We become students of each culture we work in to better understand how leaders need to be equipped to meet the distinctive challenges in their context. We then intentionally mentor students through interactive, non-formal theological education in a life-on-life format. Our goal is to inspire movements of transformation that continue through indigenously led generations of students.

We base our name and our mission off of 2 Timothy 2:2: "And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others."

Contact information

Mailing address:
PO Box 25520
Colorado Springs, CO 80936-5520

Website: entrust4.org

Phone: (719) 622-1980

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 541256309

CEO/President: Mary Dean


Board size: 9

Founder: Dr. Fred Holland

Ruling year: 1985

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1986


Vision: Multiplying leaders for multiplying churches.

Mission statement

To multiply church leaders through accessible, locally owned, reproducible training systems.

Statement of faith

We believe the Bible to be the fully inspired, infallible, inerrant, and authoritative Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16; 2 Pet. 1:21).

We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; Eph. 4:4-6).

We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, fully divine and fully human. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal second coming in power and glory (John 1:1,14; Luke 1:26-35; 2 Cor. 5:21; John 14:10-11; Rom. 3:23-26; Luke 24:6-7; Eph. 1:20-21; Acts 1:10-11; Matt. 24:30).

We believe that all are sinful and lost. The consequence of this condition is eternal judgment (John 3:18, 36; Rom. 3:10-23; 6:23; Heb. 9:27).

We believe that all can be saved from this eternal judgment only by grace through personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior, apart from works (John 3:16; Acts 4:12; Eph. 2:8-9; Heb. 9:28).

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit who regenerates, indwells, and enables the Christian to live a godly life (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 6:19; Gal. 5:16).

We believe in the bodily resurrection and judgment of all people. Believers are resurrected to enjoy eternal life with God, and unbelievers are resurrected to experience eternal punishment away from the presence of the Lord (John 11:25-26; 1 John 5:11-12; Rev. 20:4-15).

We believe all who are united to the risen and ascended Son of God are members of Christ's universal church. We also believe that the local expressions of the universal body of Christ are essential in the plan and purpose of God (1 Cor. 12:12-27; Eph. 4:1-13).

We believe it is the responsibility of all who are saved to work toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19; Acts 1:8).

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Leadership Training

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating499 of 11048 of 21
Fund acquisition rating647 of 110511 of 21
Resource allocation rating460 of 11058 of 21
Asset utilization rating457 of 11049 of 21

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$23,639$83,101$345,345$399,692$289,360
Short-term investments$453,796$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$2,307,806$2,436,849$2,473,957$2,477,046$2,264,280
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$102,296$78,986$59,546$55,398$236,951
Other long-term assets$69,265$0$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$171,561$78,986$59,546$55,398$236,951
Total assets$2,479,367$2,515,835$2,533,503$2,532,444$2,501,231
Payables and accrued expenses$85,069$66,388$62,491$86,037$75,282
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$85,069$66,388$62,491$86,037$75,282
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$70,309$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$70,309$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$155,378$66,388$62,491$86,037$75,282
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$418,353$422,247$458,308$604,218$455,680
With donor restrictions$1,905,636$2,027,200$2,012,704$1,842,189$1,970,269
Net assets$2,323,989$2,449,447$2,471,012$2,446,407$2,425,949
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$4,028,402$3,742,725$3,814,869$4,322,990$4,539,362
Program service revenue$19,035$22,670$16,443$113,062$72,950
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$4,071$9,010$16,658$7,633$2,282
Other revenue$1,737$1,429$7,837$1,059$3,922
Total other revenue$24,843$33,109$40,938$121,754$79,154
Total revenue$4,053,245$3,775,834$3,855,807$4,444,744$4,618,516
Program services$3,468,149$2,794,091$2,792,511$3,461,243$3,583,436
Management and general$356,167$726,147$796,152$667,769$587,496
Total expenses$4,178,703$3,797,399$3,831,202$4,424,286$4,421,565
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)($125,458)($21,565)$24,605$20,458$196,951
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($125,458)($21,565)$24,605$20,458$196,951


Barbara AllenField Staff$104,632
Christopher GoreeCEO (part year)$99,808
Lynn EberCFO, Treasurer (part year)$38,055
Andrew SeidelBoard Chair, Field Staff$30,000
Karen GrahamInterim President$24,500
Roger GulickBoard Member, Field Staff$7,552

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

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Entrust began in 1979 as a ministry to help Christians who were isolated from other believers by authorities who wanted to suppress and eliminate them. Several ministries working secretly behind the Iron Curtain, focusing primarily on discipleship and evangelism, recognized the need for training for pastors and church leaders. They decided it would be more effective to join forces for maximum kingdom impact.

Entrust, at that time called Biblical Education by Extension, International (BEE International), was organized as a historic cooperative multi-mission effort providing comprehensive training for pastors and church leaders denied training by antagonistic communist governments.

Entrust could not adopt the commonly accepted mode of formal seminary training, as such an option simply wasn't available. Instead, facilitated, interactive learning in small groups, allowing for powerful life-on-life instruction, became the model. In 1989, with the fall of communism, former totalitarian states were suddenly thrown open. Entrust was in place to help national believers and new mission groups navigate new freedoms.

The legacy of Entrust's Cold War years is an organization strategically positioned to equip other ministries with the tools necessary to train men and women to lead a rapidly growing church around the world. Currently, Entrust is equipping indigenous ministries to train leaders in Europe, the Middle East, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and North America.

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