Disciple = Active Learner -> Follower -> Example -> Reproducer Are you a "Christian" or a "disciple"? It's not a trick question; the terms refer to one and the same thing. As the book of Acts puts it, "The disciples [of Jesus] were first called "Christians" at Antioch." (Acts 11:26) Understanding the call of discipleship [...]
Jesus was an “igniter.” He came to spark a radical change of heart and transformed living. His was the revolutionary message of the Kingdom of God! The Timothy Network embodies a vision for following through on the God-given mission of disciple making. It’s our goal to spread fires of disciple making in the 21st century. [...]
I met Steve Gardner when he was a student at Middle Tennessee State University during the early 1990's. Even as an eighteen year old college freshman he had a strong desire to know the Lord in a deeper way. Steve and I have reconnected in recent years, and the hunger that I first saw in him long [...]
What if someone suggested you go out and start building nice furniture without first equipping you to be a furniture maker? And what if the person suggesting you do this had never been trained either? Someone told them they ought to be furniture makers so they just started sawing and hammering with no real idea [...]
Insights from the Verge Network that will help you make disciples of Jesus... Mike Breen "Listen and put into practice!" Jo Saxton "Information is not enough!"
Timothy Network's tenth anniversary dinner was held last week at Lane Agri-Park in Murfreesboro. It was a big encouragement to have many of you join us in celebrating a decade of disciple making. The theme for this year's Benefit was "Disciples-N-Apprenticeship," a message meant to convey that focused and intentional disciple making is the core [...]
It's been said that all Christians need a guide in front of them...a mentor like Paul; someone beside them...an encourager like Barnabas; and someone following them...a person they are discipling - a Timothy. John Gardner is a "Paul," a spiritual father in my life. He pours into me each week, in turn helping me [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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