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.
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.
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.
- 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 for Mentors and Coordinators
Some Scriptures to reflect upon for serving
Instructions for husbands and wives and questions for self-examination
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
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..
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. Isa. 61:1 (how Jesus ministered); 1 Cor. 12:7 – 11, 14; 14:1 – 31 (how we may minister)
Questions for Project Timothy students. Priorities for the mentor and parents
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: A Devotional Study. Ephians 5:22-33, 1 Peter 3:1-7 & Genesis 2:21-24.
Being a Servant Leader at Home. Being a Servant Leader in the Church.
How John Wesley Valued His Time (Francis Gerald Ensley). “The Time is Short!” (R.A. Torrey). On the Right Employment Of Time (Fenelon)
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
Being a role model.. commitment Scriptures for Project Timothy mentors.. Expectations of mentors..
Equipping Mentors of Children and Youth (also for servants 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 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).
Are you willing to be Accountable to a ‘Brother’s Keeper’? To find a brother’s keeper and to be a brother’s keeper..
A list of over 600 verses possible for children to memorize while being mentored.
Selected quotes from ancient to modern times . Wisdom of the ages in a nutshell.
We Are the Servants of The One Who Was the Servant of All
10 lessons in Training for Serving others as Christ Served
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
15 Lessons On The Sermon on the Mount
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…
A Few Scriptures for Boys 12 and Older
Sin, the Promise of a Savior and Knowing and Loving God
Lesson from two parables in Luke 18 regarding prayer
Learning to Think Pure Thoughts, to Speak Pure Words and to do Pure Deeds
Visual for lessons on the “Our Father”
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
Verses to review in preparation for baptism
12 post-baptism lessons for life application
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…
As natural life comes forth from a seed, eternal life arises from the Word of God sown in our heart.
Lesson on the Spirit-filled Life with visuals
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.
The greatness Lord Jesus Christ and the wonderful privilege of being baptized in the Holy Spirit by Him
Three pre-baptismal lessons and life application
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.
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..
Five lessons on the Ten Commandments and Christ’s new commandment
Project Timothy Lessons for Children – Ages 14 and older
A list of aspects of love from I Corinthians 13:4-8
Proper attitudes towards money and other “small things” are a prequisite to being intrusted with “the true riches”.
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.
Abraham’s prayer. Abraham’s worship.Praying and worshiping in the Spirit. Jesus’ instructions on prayer. Fasting…
Gleanings from Watchman Nee’s The Normal Christian Worker
How to Read and Study the Bible, and Share the Word of God
Paul’s personal exhortations for Timothy in 2 Timothy
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.
Five studies on prayer, worship and fasting
Marriage: a Covenant, not Modifiable Contract. Covenant of God: God, Husband, Wife
Time and Eternity: God’s Plans and Purposes A Brief Study of Ages (Eph.2:7) and Dispensations (Eph.3:2)
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
Coming To Jesus Christ to be Baptized in the Holy Spirit. Nine Exhortations From Apostle Paul
Mentors and Coordinators are requested to study this.
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…
Identification with Christ on the cross, Gal.2: 20
How Jesus Simplified and Summarized the Way to Perfection. Forgiving love is the seed of perfection. Matthew 5:44-48
Are We Living In The Last Phase of the Last Days? The certainty of Christ’s return and pattern for End-Time prayer…
Studies of Romans 6, 7 & 8, with quotes from early church fathers and others
“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)
Notes on intercessory prayer from William Law’s book, “A Serious Call”
Christ consecrated the New and Living Way for us (Heb.10:19-22), with visual
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: Meditations on The Sermon on the Mount
Project Timothy Visuals
Holiness of Heart (visual) Hebrews 5:8, 10:9-14, Lev. 11:44,45 & Eph. 1:4
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)
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.
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.
A list of over 600 verses possible for children to memorize while being mentored.
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.