20 07, 2020

Mike Bivins: Do You BeLIeVE?

By |2020-07-20T13:51:17-05:00July 20th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Elizabeth Andrew said, "Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; they just have the heart."  This is particularly true of people like my friend Mike Bivins who serve and volunteer in the Kingdom.  He stays busy managing his own trucking business, but his heart burns with a passion to help people know and follow Jesus.  I [...]

1 07, 2020

Curry Peacock: Living Out Our Identity in Christ

By |2020-07-01T12:59:53-05:00July 1st, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

As Timothy Network prepares to celebrate a 15th birthday this summer, what follows has a direct tie-in with this project's formation in 2005. Curry and I, along with several others, were discipled, taught, and influenced by a brother who ministered at our church in Murfreesboro in the mid-1980s. You'll hear the impact in Curry's words, below.  For me, being on [...]

16 04, 2020

Take Your Masks Off: The Value of Authenticity

By |2020-04-16T08:07:22-05:00April 16th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Confession and a bit of explanation are in order before asking you to read the attached report from Crosswalk.   For the first thirty years of my life, few people were better at wearing a mask than yours truly. "Guarded" described me to a tee. It was a loving wife and a life-changing discipling relationship [...]

26 01, 2020

Life Is the Better Teacher

By |2020-01-26T12:12:59-06:00January 26th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

Guest Editorial by Carlin Trammel I remember Carlin Trammel as a kid in the Philo Road church where I served as campus minister to the University of Illinois in the early 1990's.  He grew up, married his childhood sweetheart, Janay, and now works as a "Marketing Insights Specialist" in Florida.  Carlin designed Timothy Network's website [...]

21 12, 2019

Ray Singer: How a Discipling Relationship Changed My Life

By |2019-12-21T09:56:40-06:00December 21st, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Discipling Relationship Changed My Life Now I Want to "Pay It Forward" Will You Help Us Make Disciples in 2020? Ray Singer, Chairman of the Board Ray Singer Would you prayerfully consider a year-end contribution to the Timothy Network and also give thought to becoming a monthly “Peak Partner”?  I have a [...]

26 11, 2019

Making Disciples Might Get Messy, But the End Result Can Be a Thing of Beauty!

By |2019-11-26T17:10:30-06:00November 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Making disciples is not an easy process. It is trying. It is messy. It is slow, tedious, even painful at times. It is all these things because it is relational.” —David Platt, author & evangelist Have you ever been to a Bible study where shouting, cussing, and a near fist fight broke out?  I have. The [...]

5 11, 2019

You Can’t Pass Along What You Don’t Have

By |2019-11-05T11:50:12-06:00November 5th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

On the Method of Missions One of the first books a friend encouraged me to buy when I began work in ministry was a devotional classic by Oswald Chambers.  My Utmost for His Highest has been a favorite I've since gone to many times.  After Chambers died at only 43 years of age, his wife transcribed the [...]

18 10, 2019

Pat and Keoni in Their Own Words

By |2019-10-18T11:53:40-05:00October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pat says she was a "sleep walking Christian."  Keoni told me he tried finding people to disciple him after years of addiction but came up empty.  He, in fact, quit attending church after visiting several and becoming discouraged by the lack of opportunities for discipleship.   You'll hear both describe their experiences in the following video. They're only two [...]

28 08, 2019

Discipleship: Dead or Alive?

By |2019-08-28T12:45:57-05:00August 28th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

First, this letter is longer than usual but taking a few minutes to read the lead-in story will enhance what follows.  I hope Nate's thoughts on discipleship bless and challenge you the way they did me! _______________________ There is more than one Michael Jordan.  And at least two of them live in Murfreesboro, TN.  One [...]