Mentoring

Project Timothy Ministry

  • Project Timothy is a ministry that helps and encourages mentoring of children, youth and new Christians by mentors who share the vision and commitment briefly described here . · See from 2 Tim. 2:5 that Timothy’s mother and grandmother were his mentors. See also 2 Tim. 3:14-15.
  • Every child who is in Project Timothy should be mentored in godliness. A child who desires to be mentored needs to have the commitment of a Timothy.
  • The mentor [one who teaches and trains the child one on one] should be one like Timothy who would be a role model for the child. Such a mentor can be the father, mother, grandfather, grandmother, or some other mature Christian. The mentor for an older boy should preferably be a brother [or a parent]. The mentor for an older girl should preferably be a sister [or a parent].
  • If there is one committed mentor and one committed child anywhere in the world, a Project Timothy unit is possible. One mentor may work with more than one child, but the emphasis is on individual attention. The mentor will judge what part of the instruction can be in a group setting, and how many in a group, and what part is more appropriate for a one-on-one setting. A mentor will work with guidance from a coordinator.
  • The Project Timothy program is overseen by Project Timothy Partners: a group of men and women who work together in developing and guiding the ministry.

Vision

Our faith is in Prov. 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Method

One on one attention: prayerful care and shepherding, instruction, and follow-up. This is the core of Project Timothy. We help other children in group settings also.

Means

  • Written lessons: 1- hour instruction weekly, for three years. The child may keep copies of the lessons in a folder.
  • 200 selected chapters of the Bible. Only portions of these chapters will be studied in-depth.
  • Memory verses: 100 recommended passages including Matt. 5, 6, 7.
  • Regular schedules for mentoring sessions, quarterly reporting, gifts for encouragement, financial help for the poor (either students or mentors).
  • Reading assignments (recommended books)
  • Learning recommended songs
  • Reading through the New Testament in an year

Accountability & Reporting

  • Child: 1- 3 years commitment to the Mentor
  • Mentor: 1 – 3 years commitment to the child; reports to the Coordinator
  • Coordinator: Commitment to Project Timothy Partners & to the Mentor
  • Advisors: Selected Members of the local church attended by the Mentor or the child.

Please see the Project Timothy Description download for a detailed description of the project.

Resources

Resources for Mentors and Coordinators

A Few Scriptures for Servants in the Chrurch

Some Scriptures to reflect upon for serving

Christian Couples: Let us Search Our Hearts

Instructions for husbands and wives and questions for self-examination

Commitment Scriptures for Project Timothy Mentors

Every mentor & coordinator is requested to commit himself to the following scriptures for being an example to the children. Please review as many of these scriptures as possible for diligent self-examination on a regular schedule, preferably with another

Expectation of Mentors

Expectation of Mentors

Living an Examined Life

Lord, Are You Pleased With Me? Lord, Is My Heart in a Humble State? “O Lord, Correct Me.” “Behold, happy is the man whom God corrects” Serving God in Small Things; Repenting For Small Sins. Help for Individual Shepherding (Mentoring) in the Church..

Mentoring Older Children

In mentoring children and youth, we (a)Hold forth Christ’s example,(b) Teach the love of God and the knowledge of God, and (c)Impart training for godly living.

Preparing to Minister the Word Prophetically

Preparing to Minister the Word Prophetically. Isa. 61:1 (how Jesus ministered); 1 Cor. 12:7 – 11, 14; 14:1 – 31 (how we may minister)

Questions for Project Timothy Students

Questions for Project Timothy students. Priorities for the mentor and parents

Servants of the One Who Was the Servant of All

We Are the Servants of the One Who Was the Servant of All. John 13:1-17 2 Timothy 2 and 1 Corinthians 9.

Three Main Scripture Passages for Couples

Three Main Scripture Passages for Couples: A Devotional Study. Ephians 5:22-33, 1 Peter 3:1-7 & Genesis 2:21-24.

Training to be Servants at Home and in the Church

Being a Servant Leader at Home. Being a Servant Leader in the Church.

Wisdom for Use of Time

How John Wesley Valued His Time (Francis Gerald Ensley). “The Time is Short!” (R.A. Torrey). On the Right Employment Of Time (Fenelon)

Brief Studies for Mentors

faithful in what is least.. “do you love Me? Feed My lambs”.. made free from sin, and become servants to God.. bodies a living sacrifice.. ready in season and out of season

Commitment of Mentors

Being a role model.. commitment Scriptures for Project Timothy mentors.. Expectations of mentors..

Equipping Mentors of Children and Youth

Equipping Mentors of Children and Youth (also for servants in the church)

Help for Individual Shepherding in the Church

Help for Individual Shepherding (Mentoring) in the Church (For those who voluntarily desire pastoral care and mutual commitment; age 12 and over. 1 Pet. 5:1-6; Acts 20:28-31)

Living Behind the Veil or Before the Veil

Living in the Outer Court (forgiveness of sin through sacrifice). Living in the Holy Place (priestly ministry). Living in the Holiest, behind the veil (our will united entirely with the Lord’s will).

My Brother’s Keeper

Are you willing to be Accountable to a ‘Brother’s Keeper’? To find a brother’s keeper and to be a brother’s keeper..

Project Timothy Memory Verses

A list of over 600 verses possible for children to memorize while being mentored.

Quotes to Cherish

Selected quotes from ancient to modern times . Wisdom of the ages in a nutshell.

Serving the Church

We Are the Servants of The One Who Was the Servant of All

Training for Serving Others as Christ Served

10 lessons in Training for Serving others as Christ Served

Veil and Head Covering

Most Christian women today do not wear head covering while praying, but most of their sisters in the first century did. What shall we say to ourselves today?


Project Timothy Lessons for Children – Age 12 and Younger

Following Christ: Simple, Sure Steps for Disciples

Following Christ: Simple, Sure Steps for Disciples

Lessons from the Sermon on the Mount

15 Lessons On The Sermon on the Mount

Our Father, The Heart of Bible Revelation

In Jesus’ lesson on prayer, the opening words of the prayer were: “Our Father.” “Father” binds us to God, and signifies the fulfillment of our relationship to Him…

Scripture for Boys

A Few Scriptures for Boys 12 and Older

Three Foundations Lessons

Sin, the Promise of a Savior and Knowing and Loving God

Humility in Prayer

Lesson from two parables in Luke 18 regarding prayer

One Day of My Life: Serving God One Day (Today)

Learning to Think Pure Thoughts, to Speak Pure Words and to do Pure Deeds

Our Father, The Heart of Revelation

Visual for lessons on the “Our Father”

The Fear of God

Godly fear is reverence for God, inclusive of love for God. Examples from the Old and New Testaments of those who feared God.


Project Timothy Lessons for Children – Ages 12 – 14

As You Prepare for Baptism

Verses to review in preparation for baptism

Discipleship: Post – Baptismal Instructions

12 post-baptism lessons for life application

Experiencing Love & Unity in the Body of Christ

Being knit together takes place as a continuing experience. We are all made to drink of one Sprit… Serving one another and God’s Eternal Purpose Concerning This Unity…

New Birth: Spiritual Birth into God’s Kingdom

As natural life comes forth from a seed, eternal life arises from the Word of God sown in our heart.

Spirit-filled Life

Lesson on the Spirit-filled Life with visuals

The Lord’s Table

Remembering the Lord and Showing the Lord’s Death at the Lord’s table. The first communion and practices by the early church. Experiencing the Reality of the Body of Christ in the Church.

Coming To Christ to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit

The greatness Lord Jesus Christ and the wonderful privilege of being baptized in the Holy Spirit by Him

Discipleship: Pre-Baptismal Instructions

Three pre-baptismal lessons and life application

Knowing Christ in His Meekness and Lowliness

Christ humbled Himself as a man and became obedient. It was the initial step of humbling Himself that made all other steps possible. We are exhorted to have the same mind as Christ’s – the same humility and lowliness.

Notes of Some Important Words Related to Salvation

How Sin was Dealt with and its Power Destroyed by Christ, How sin was dealt with and Atoned for by Christ, The spirit, soul and body. The New Man. The Natural and Spiritual Man..

Ten Commandments and The New Commandment

Five lessons on the Ten Commandments and Christ’s new commandment


Project Timothy Lessons for Children – Ages 14 and older

16 Things About Love in Operation

A list of aspects of love from I Corinthians 13:4-8

Being faithful in Small Things, Especially Money

Proper attitudes towards money and other “small things” are a prequisite to being intrusted with “the true riches”.

Five First Principles for Christian Workers

Listening to God’s voice, humbling ourselves, learning obedience, receiving the blessing of the God’s correction and being faithful in small things are basic principles for serving the Lord.

Five Short Studies on Worship, Prayer and Fasting

Abraham’s prayer. Abraham’s worship.Praying and worshiping in the Spirit. Jesus’ instructions on prayer. Fasting…

For The Christian Worker: Diligence

Gleanings from Watchman Nee’s The Normal Christian Worker

How to Read, Study and Share the Word

How to Read and Study the Bible, and Share the Word of God

Paul’s Exhortations for Timothy

Paul’s personal exhortations for Timothy in 2 Timothy

Romans 9, 10 & 11

Blindness of Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. Some verses that may help us understand – and see the limits of our ability to understand – Predestination, Election, Sovereignty of God and Freedom of human will.

Studies On Prayer and Worship

Five studies on prayer, worship and fasting

The Marriage Covenant

Marriage: a Covenant, not Modifiable Contract. Covenant of God: God, Husband, Wife

Time and Eternity

Time and Eternity: God’s Plans and Purposes A Brief Study of Ages (Eph.2:7) and Dispensations (Eph.3:2)

When We Repent

When We Repent, We Are Experiencing God’s Goodness (Rom. 2:4). Repentance for the Sinner and the Saint. If we do not repent, we are under God’s judgment (Luke 13:3). The Blessing of the Lord’s Correction. Some thoughts of John Wesley on repenta

Baptism of the Holy Spirit and Gifts of Spirit

Coming To Jesus Christ to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit. Nine Exhortations From Apostle Paul

Equipping Mentors of Children and Youth

Mentors and Coordinators are requested to study this.

Five Lessons for Daily Living

God’s Word in morning devotion, offering oneself as a sacrifice, giving to God, being a brother’s keeper and accountable, and seven ‘rules’ for daily living…

Following Christ

Identification with Christ on the cross, Gal.2: 20

How Jesus Simplified the Way to Perfection

How Jesus Simplified and Summarized the Way to Perfection. Forgiving love is the seed of perfection. Matthew 5:44-48

Meaning of “Last Days”: Review of Past & Future

Are We Living In The Last Phase of the Last Days? The certainty of Christ’s return and pattern for End-Time prayer…

Romans 6, 7 & 8

Studies of Romans 6, 7 & 8, with quotes from early church fathers and others

Speak Evil of No One

“To Speak Evil of No One” This discipline in the fear of God will bring great peace of mind and happiness of heart. (Titus 3:2)

The Blessing on Those who Pray for Others

Notes on intercessory prayer from William Law’s book, “A Serious Call”

The New and Living Way

Christ consecrated the New and Living Way for us (Heb.10:19-22), with visual

When We Are Sick or Afflicted: Let us Pray

God is Calling us to Pray and to Learn His Word. How we May Use the Word in Praying For Healing. Use of Means in Healing: Faith or Unbelief?

Wisdom to Build on the Rock

Wisdom to Build on the Rock: Meditations on The Sermon on the Mount


Project Timothy Visuals

Holiness of Heart (visual)

Holiness of Heart (visual) Hebrews 5:8, 10:9-14, Lev. 11:44,45 & Eph. 1:4

Perfect Heart and Walk Being Corrected (visual)

A perfect heart is a believing heart sincerely committed to God’s will at all times and in all situations (visual)

Repentance for the Sinner and the Believer visual

Repentance for the Sinner and the Believer (visual)

Ways to Love & Serve Your Spouse

List of 29 items to love and serve your spouse in daily life beginning with the first item: Kindness and Gentleness: Be always kind and gentle to each other.

Marriage Covenant (visual)

Marriage Covenant: Covenant of God, Covenant of Love (visual)

Rejoice, Pray and Give Thanks (visual)

God’s Will Concerning Us (visual)

Spirit-filled Life (visual)

Five drawings with Scriptures to describe the Spirit-filled life (visuals)


General

Description of Project Timothy

Describes a three year program for mentoring children, youth and new converts in a life of prayer and obedience to God’s Word. This is primarily one-on-one mentoring.

Project Timothy Memory Verses

A list of over 600 verses possible for children to memorize while being mentored.

Project Timothy at a Glance

One-on-one mentoring of children described in brief. Describes mentoring of a child by a mentor (role model) as Timothy’s mother mentored Timothy.