2 03, 2017

“The Tragic Cost of Non-Discipleship”

By | 2019-06-11T19:18:01+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Will you give two minutes to consider what "casual Christianity" is doing to both the church and the world? Please - just two minutes of your time. It's that important. In this short video statement, David Platt highlights an issue that strikes at the soul and mission of the church. We're all part of [...]

10 02, 2017

“Persons of Peace” are Bridges into Communities

By | 2019-06-11T19:21:46+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Tom Virtue writes, “In Luke 10:5-7 Jesus introduced the idea of a ‘person of peace.’ These people of peace would be the residents who welcomed the travelers to their homes and extended hospitality for the entirety of their stay in that town. If there was a 'peace' between the visitors and the person of peace, [...]

18 01, 2017

Christian or Disciple?

By | 2019-06-11T19:27:14+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 12, 2016

Fanning the Flame in 2016

By | 2019-06-11T19:29:28+00:00 December 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

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. [...]

30 11, 2016

Steve Gardner: The Kingdom of God

By | 2017-08-05T21:58:36+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

7 12, 2015

The Biggest Mistake in Disciple Making by Caesar Kalinkowski

By | 2017-08-05T22:00:11+00:00 December 7th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

20 10, 2015

Fall Benefit 2015: Disciples-N-Apprenticeship

By | 2017-03-11T19:56:51+00:00 October 20th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

5 06, 2015

Learn to See Yourself as God Sees You by John Gardner

By | 2017-03-11T13:58:19+00:00 June 5th, 2015|Blog|1 Comment

  It's been said that all Christians need a guide in front of them...a mentor like Paul; someone beside 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 [...]

26 05, 2015

Living According to Our Saved Identity in Christ

By | 2017-03-11T13:59:38+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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 [...]