18 01, 2017

Christian or Disciple?

By |2019-06-11T19:27:14-05:00January 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 |2019-06-11T19:29:28-05:00December 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 |2017-08-05T21:58:36-05:00November 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 |2017-08-05T22:00:11-05:00December 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 |2017-03-11T19:56:51-06:00October 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 |2017-03-11T13:58:19-06:00June 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 |2017-03-11T13:59:38-06:00May 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 [...]

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 [...]