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TURNING DROPOUTS INTO MISSIONARIES. (Matthew 28:19-20). (II Timothy 2:2). T. M. Timothy Ministry. Life on Life Mentoring.

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(Matthew 28:19-20)

(II Timothy 2:2)

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T

M

Timothy Ministry

Life on Life Mentoring

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Of the Japanese who profess Christ in America, 75% of them “drop out” within 6-12 months after returning to Japan. They stop reading their Bible and praying, stop fellowship with other Christians, and return to their former life.

one on one discipling vs small groups
One-on-One discipling vs. Small Groups

Advantages

Accountability factor very high

Relationship development

Specific to meeting needs of the individual

Meeting arrangements

Sensitive to cultural influences

Communications eye-to-eye, heart-to-heart, mind-to-mind

spiritual awareness
Spiritual Awareness

Man’s Response

Our Part

Spiritual

Awareness

the spiritual growth process
The Spiritual Growth Process

Christ-like

Discipleship

Discipler

Adult

Adolescent

Child

Evangelism

Baby

Disciple

Believer

New Birth

Harvesting

Initiative

Sowing

Cultivation

Unbeliever

Time

Spiritual Farming

Spiritual Parenting

principles to give timothy
Principles to Give Timothy

The greatness of God, and His desire for intimate relationship

Life of prayer

Understanding and thirst for scripture

A sense of sin and its awfulness (Romans 1-3, Romans 12:9)

A desire to help others grow in their walk with Christ, and a desire to leave a spiritual legacy

The Principles of Discipleship

the principles of discipleship principles to give timothy
The Principles of DiscipleshipPrinciples to Give Timothy
  • Compassionate love for people.
  • Love for the Body of Christ (community).
  • Personal growth in Christ-like character (Galatians 5:22-23, Colossians 3:12-14)
  • Clear sense of purpose and calling
finding a timothy a critical choice
Finding a TimothyA critical choice

Faithful

Available

Teachable

Taking the First Step

steps in finding a timothy
Steps in Finding a Timothy

ASK

Prayerfully make aLIST

SEEK

New Christian

Immature Christian

Mature Undiscipled Christian

Seeker

KNOCK

Take theINITIATIVE

Taking the First Step

inviting a man to do operation timothy
Inviting a Man to do Operation Timothy

Taking the First Step

Who are you praying for who might begin this process?

  • Be aware of Timothy’s BACKGROUND.
  • Ask God for DISCERNMENT.
  • Don’t RUSH or PRESSURE.
  • INVITE Timothy to meet to review Chapter 1 of Book 1, Finding the Way
o t books 1 2
O.T. Books 1 & 2

1 Finding the Way

  • The Bible: Believe It or Not?
  • Is God Relevant to My Life?
  • Who is Jesus?
  • Did Jesus Have a Purpose in Coming?
  • Can God Accept Me?
  • How Can I be Forgiven?

2 Knowing the Truth

  • Gaining Eternal Assurance
  • Discovering the Holy Spirit
  • Knowing Your Enemy
  • Dealing With Temptation
  • Your Calling As An Insider
  • Telling Others About Christ
o t books 3 4
O.T. Books 3 & 4

3 Living with Power

  • Digging into the Bible
  • Communicating with God
  • Thriving in the Church
  • Becoming a Person of Character
  • Pursuing Intimacy with God
  • Knowing God’s Will

4 Making a Difference

  • Bringing It Home
  • Taking it to Work
  • Handling Money Wisely
  • Moving Toward Maturity
  • Multiplying Your Life
  • Seeing the World God’s Way
typical session about 90 minutes
Typical Session(about 90 minutes)

Getting Acquainted / Fellowship

Sharing & Accountability

Personal Update

Personal Challenges

Scripture Memory

Prayer

Bible Study Focused on Principles

Taking the First Step

some administrative details
Some Administrative Details

Meet once a week, or what works best.

Decide on a mutually convenient time.

Teach personal application: How does the Word apply to you and your Timothy?

Create an atmosphere for building a relationship with your Timothy.

Emphasize accountability to/from Timothy.

Taking the First Step

some administrative details1

Our Goal is to Produce Reproducers

Some Administrative Details

Operation Timothy is discipleship, not a social club.

Keep the contents of your meetings confidential to encourage accoutability.

Follow up if Timothy is missing sessions.

Taking the First Step

a strategy for biblical discipleship
A Strategy for Biblical Discipleship

“You my son..,

these things you

have heard me say...

TIMOTHY

FAITHFUL

MEN

Entrust to

reliable men...

OTHERS

Who will be

qualified to

teach others.”

2 Timothy 2:2

life on life mentoring
“Life on Life Mentoring…

Taking the First Step

is our opportunity to tap the infinite

resources of God. It is our chance to give our

lives to significance rather than mediocrity.”

- Walt Henrichsen

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Are you investing yourself in someone?

Who will you leave behind to carry on the work?Never underestimate God’s power as one life is invested in another.

What Is The End Game?  

Are you taking the time to invest your life in teaching someone God’s truths?

Are you investing yourself in someone?

Who will you leave behind?

What do you want to leave behind when your life on earth is over?

Paul wrote to Timothy, “And the things you have heard me saying in the

presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be

qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:2) 

Who are your Timothys?

Are you being obedient to 2 Timothy 2:2?