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26 05, 2015

Living According to Our Saved Identity in Christ

By |2017-03-11T13:59:38-06:00May 26th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

  The Timothy Network is a grassroots outreach effort existing to make disciples, equip disciple makers, and to encourage intentional discipleship. We work with ordinary people from different walks of life. Many are church-going men and women who either, 1) readily admit they are going through the motions, or 2) who are trying to be [...]

22 04, 2015

Steady, Focused, and Intentional: Quarterly Update

By |2017-03-11T14:10:43-06:00April 22nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The first three months of 2015 have seen encouraging new developments for The Timothy Network. In addition to ongoing disciple making efforts in Rutherford county, our work is now spreading into neighboring cities and towns. Three new discipling circles are pictured above. Before going further, let me set the stage with ideas that form our [...]

25 10, 2014

Francis Chan: Rethinking Church

By |2017-03-11T14:25:34-06:00October 25th, 2014|Video|0 Comments

Are you willing to think outside the church building for the sake of the Kingdom? In the short video linked below, author and evangelist Francis Chan presents an alternative to the contemporary structure in and by which we've thought of "doing church." While you might not agree with every point in the case he [...]

20 09, 2014

Missional Disciple Making: Get Involved!

By |2017-03-11T15:20:04-06:00September 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Timothy Network exists to make disciples and equip disciple makers. Our aim is to obey the "Great Commission" in the 21st century. The Timothy Network facilitates missional learning relationships with a few others over a season of time (usually 12 - 18 months). Our teaching strategy is Bible study that goes beyond gaining knowledge. The [...]

21 07, 2014

Silas Shotwell: It’s About Demonstration

By |2014-07-21T20:42:26-05:00July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I met a lot of good people when we lived in Oregon. Silas Shotwell was one of them. He's preached for churches across the country and once served on the staff of Pepperdine University. I connected with Silas while he was working with a small congregation at Hood River in the Columbia River gorge. Besides [...]

25 06, 2014

Marvin Williams: The Rough Waters of Discipleship

By |2014-06-25T20:42:38-05:00June 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Copied from Our Daily Journey With God on June 16, 2014. Palmer Chinchen, author of True Religion, tells of the time when he went whitewater rafting down the Zambezi River. As he and his brothers were preparing to make their way down the watery roller coaster, the guide gave them some very helpful advice: “When—not [...]

19 05, 2014

Bob Mize: The “I’m Too Busy” Excuse

By |2014-05-19T21:10:05-05:00May 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

We all use the lack of time excuse, but maybe it's about priorities. “I’m too busy” may be true but not necessarily a positive trait. How often have I responded to requests by saying, “I don’t have time”? What if that is a lie? Does that sound too frank? Let me explain. “I don’t have [...]