Training Materials

The Timothy Initiative’s training materials, available in dozens of local languages, provides balanced Biblical and theological training, as well as church planting strategies. This resource builds the disciple maker’s confidence in their understanding of Scripture and equips them to make disciples and plant reproducing churches.  

Disciples Making Disciples

The purpose of this introductory book is to equip disciples to make disciples. Here are the course goals:

  • Participants are equipped to share their faith with others.
  • As believers actively evangelize, the Gospel spreads at a fast pace.
  • Churches are planted.
  • Church planters are identified and trained through TTI’s 10-book training materials.

10 Book Core Training Materials

The Core Training Materials are designed to provide a firm foundation as disciple makers share with their communities about Christ and provide strategy as they plant multiplying churches.

1. Discovering the Bible

Discovering the Bible trains disciple makers how to study and interpret the Bible correctly—a necessary skill for all followers of Jesus! By the end of this book, the disciple maker should be able to confidently hear and read what the Scripture says, determine what it means, and how it should be obeyed and applied in their lives and their churches.

2. Communicating the Bible

Communicating the Bible imparts how to teach and preach the Word of God.  Every disciple maker should know how to accurately interpret, obey, and communicate the Word of God.  By the end of this book, the disciple maker should be able to confidently communicate the Word of God daily to those in their home, neighborhood, workplace, and churches.

3. Church Planting & Book of Acts

Church planting and the Book of Acts teaches disciple makers the Biblical principles of church planting as seen in the early Church. Rather than emphasizing methods, it focuses on the Word of God—specifically the Book of Acts.  By the end of this book, the disciple maker should be able to confidently evangelize and disciple new believers, as well as have a good understanding of how the Church formed and spread in the Book of Acts.  In applying these tools, the disciple maker will be ready to establish churches.

4. Old Testament 1

Old Testament 1 provides a general overview of all 39 Old Testament books. Every disciple maker will cover the entire Old Testament, highlighting the historical background, purpose, themes, and theology of each book.  By the end of this book, the disciple maker should be able to confidently communicate each of the Old Testament books, as well as have a better understanding of God’s plan of redemption from Creation to Christ.  In applying these tools, the disciple makers will be better equipped to address difficult portions of Scripture.

5. Old Testament 2

Old Testament 2 is a chronological study of the Old Testament. Every disciple maker will go through the entire Old Testament, highlighting the major events in the order that they happened.  By the end of this book, the disciple maker should be able to confidently communicate each of the Old Testament books, as well as have a better understanding of God’s plan of redemption from Creation to Christ.  In applying these tools the disciple maker will be better equipped to address difficult portions of Scripture.

6. New Testament Gospels

New Testament Gospels cover the life and ministry of Jesus as found in the four Gospels. Every disciple maker will learn the purpose, themes, and 208 key events/teachings of the life and ministry of Jesus.  By the end of this book, the disciple maker should be able to communicate from each of the four Gospels confidently.  As a result of this book, the disciple maker will be better equipped to apply the principles learned from the life and ministry of Christ as they plant churches.

7. The Heart of the Church Planter

The Heart of the Church Planter focuses on the spiritual walk and development of the disciple maker. This book also covers the letters to Timothy and Titus, focusing on strong leadership and defending/maintaining sound doctrine, even in times of persecution.  By the end of this book, the disciple maker should be prepared to teach the Word of God in season or out of season. He should also be able to patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage those in their new churches with good, sound teaching.

8. New Testament General Letters

New Testament General Letters covers all of the remaining books in the New Testament from Romans to Revelation. The emphasis of this book is to systematically cover the New Testament letters from the apostles to the different individuals and churches. The focus is on the major concepts and keywords of the New Testament General Letters. By the end of this book, the disciple maker will have covered the entire Bible from Genesis to Revelation. They should have a much greater understanding of not only the New Testament but of the whole Bible.

9. Major Bible Doctrines

Major Bible Doctrines focuses on eleven doctrines that cover the essential topics of theology. The flow of this book is a systematic study of God. By the end of this book, the disciple maker will have covered the major doctrines of the Bible. They should have a clear picture of who God is and what God is doing in our world to glorify Himself.

10. Apologetics, Church History & Spiritual Warfare

Apologetics, Church History, and Spiritual Warfare cover each of these three topics in detail. The first section of Apologetics focuses on Historical Apologetics (You can trust the Bible. In the Bible, Jesus claimed to be God. He proved it by rising from the dead). It also covers Cultural Apologetics (cultural, philosophical and moral issues from an intelligent Christian perspective). We conclude the Apologetics section by surveying 22 world religions and cults. The next section covers Church History from the book of Acts to the present.  The focus is on major events, people, terms, and themes every disciple maker should know. Finally, the section covering Spiritual Warfare gives a balanced perspective of the spiritual conflict that all believers face in the battle against the world, the flesh, and the devil.  By the end of this book, the disciple maker should have a clear and strong defense of the faith, a better understanding of the history of Christianity through the ages, as well as confidence to face spiritual warfare in the authority of Jesus Christ.

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