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Thoughts for Group Leaders
As a group leader, you have the opportunity to make this learning experience more meaningful for those participating in the In Search of Timothy Complete Leadership Training Course. Here are some thoughts to help you be a more effective leader and facilitator throughout this series.

• Encourage each participant to download the ebook copy of the book In Search of Timothy and the accompanying eworkbook at the bottom of this page. Participants  will receive greater benefit if they’ve read the corresponding chapters before watching the video sessions.

• Know the material yourself. Make sure that you’ve read the material in the book and workbook and previewed the video lesson. Also, if you think through the discussion components prior to the sessions, you’ll have a lot better feel for the material and will be able to guide the students through the lessons more effectively.

• We suggest opening and closing the sessions with prayer. It is important for people going through this material to have their hearts open to hear what God is saying to them, and to be open to becoming all that God wants them to become.

• It is good to let the people attending know what the format will be. This can involve a simple statement such as, “We’re going to open with prayer, watch the 28-minute video, and then have 30 minutes to discuss the material.”

• After watching the video, it is helpful to go through the Scenic Route and Inspection Station sections in the workbook as a group to make sure everyone has grasped the material. You can ask different people to provide answers for the fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice questions throughout this review. Remember though—having the right idea or concept is more important than having the exact word. As a point of reference, all the answers are listed in the Answer Key section at the end of the workbook.

• Next, it’s good to have the group members share their reflections and thoughts from the Unpacking the Principles section. If you have a large number of people in the group, it can be helpful to have them break up into smaller groups of five to six members for this time.

• Remember that interaction can really help everyone’s learning experience. Open-ended questions like the ones in the Unpacking the Principles section are ideal for stimulating discussion. These are questions that can’t be answered with a simple “yes” or “no.” Questions like “What did you learn . . . ,” “Have you ever experienced . . . ,” or “How can you apply . . .” can help stimulate discussion, learning, and application.
Overview of Videos
Video Lesson 1 (28:06)—Welcome to the Journey; Hello to Timothy; How God Works in the Earth. Covers textbook preface and introduction and workbook lesson 1.

Video Lesson 2 (28:44)—A Case Study of Two Great Leaders; Leadership, Follower-ship, and Partnership. Covers textbook introduction to Part I; chapter 1, “The Challenges of Leadership”; the first half of chapter 2, “The Voices of Lonely Leaders” through “No One Else Like Timothy”; and workbook lesson 2.

Video Lesson 3 (28:10)—Lessons From Moses, Elijah, and Jesus; Lessons From a Janitor. Covers the rest of textbook chapter 2, beginning with “Moses: A Do-It-Yourself Kind of Guy”; the beginning of chapter 3, “Learning to Be Like Timothy” through “Correction #1: Be Faithful in the ‘Little’”; and workbook lesson 3.

Video Lesson 4 (28:24)—Lessons From a Janitor Continued; Four Commitments of Great Supportive Ministers. Covers the rest of textbook chapter 3 beginning with “Correction #2: Be That Person!”; chapter 4, “Four Commitments Supportive Ministers Must Make”; and workbook lesson 4.

Video Lesson 5 (28:35)—Priorities and Perspectives for Great Servants; Eight Characteristics of Timothy. Covers textbook chapter 5, “Keeping Perspective by Keeping Priorities”; the introduction to textbook Part II, “Biblical Examples of Supportive Ministry”; chapter 6, “Paul and Timothy: Kindred Spirits”; and workbook lesson 5.

Video Lesson 6 (28:33)—Eight Characteristics of Timothy Continued; Paul and Other Strategic Connections; Jesus and His Disciples. Covers textbook chapter 7, “Paul and Mark: If at First You Don’t Succeed . . .”; chapter 8, “Paul and Others: Strategic Connections”; and chapter 9, “Jesus and His Disciples”; and workbook lesson 6.

Video Lesson 7 (28:36)—Jesus and His Disciples Continued; More on Moses. Covers textbook chapter 10, “John the Baptist: Promoting the Success of Another”; chapter 11, “Moses and Those Who Helped Him”; and workbook lesson 7.

Video Lesson 8 (28:06)—Jonathan; Covenant Love vs. Convenient Love; The Mighty Men of David; Elisha. Covers textbook chapter 12, “David and Jonathan: Knitted Souls”; chapter 13, “David and His Brave Warriors”; and chapter 14, “Elisha: An Example of True Follower-ship”; and workbook lesson 8.

Video Lesson 9 (28:45)—Traits of Great Supportive Ministers: Loyalty, Attitude, Faithfulness. Covers textbook introduction to Part III, “The Traits of Great Supportive Ministers”; chapter 15, “Great Supportive Ministers Are Loyal”; chapter 16, “Great Supportive Ministers Have Excellent Attitudes”; and workbook lesson 9.

Video Lesson 10 (28:50)—Traits of Great Supportive Ministers: Faithfulness Continued, “Plays Well With Others.” Covers textbook chapter 17, “Great Supportive Ministers Are Faithful”; the first part of chapter 18, “Great Supportive Ministers ‘Play Well With Others’,” through the section “Submission: Relating Well to the Pastor”; and workbook lesson 10.

Video Lesson 11 (28:25)—Traits of Great Supportive Ministers: “Plays Well With Others” Continued, Servant’s Heart, Energetic and Enthusiastic, Balanced. Covers textbook chapter 18, “Great Supportive Ministers ‘Play Well With Others’, beginning with “Teamwork: Relating Well to Other Leaders and to Coworkers”; chapter 19, “Great Supportive Ministers Have a Servant’s Heart”; chapter 20, “Great Supportive Ministers Are Energetic and Enthusiastic”; chapter 21, “Great Supportive Ministers Are Balanced”; and workbook lesson 11.

Video Lesson 12 (28:51)—Traits of Great Supportive Ministers: Flexible and Growth-Oriented, Internally Motivated, Good Communicators, Multiply Themselves, Integrity and Honesty, Wisdom in Pulpit Ministry, Discretion. Covers textbook chapter 22, “Great Supportive Ministers Are Flexible and Growth-Oriented”; chapter 23, “Great Supportive Ministers Are Internally Motivated”; chapter 24, “Great Supportive Ministers are Good Communicators”; chapter 25, “Great Supportive Ministers Multiply Themselves”; chapter 26, “Great Supportive Ministers Are People of Integrity and Honesty”; chapter 27, “Great Supportive Ministers Exercise Wisdom in Their Pulpit Ministry”; and chapter 28, “Great Supportive Ministers Exercise Discretion”; and workbook lesson 12.

Video Lesson 13 (28:55)—Staying Free From Staff Infection; Three Factors That Can Lower Our Spiritual Immune System; Infection on Jesus’ Staff. Covers the textbook introduction to Part IV, “Staying Free From Staff Infection”; chapter 29, “Avoiding Staff Infection”; and chapter 30, “Under the Influence,” through the section “Yielding to the Devil’s Influence”; and workbook lesson 13.

Video Lesson 14 (29:05)—Staying Free From Staff Infection Continued; Infection on Jesus’ Staff Continued; Aaron; Ahithophel; Absalom. Covers textbook chapter 30, “Under the Influence,” beginning with the section “James and John: The Sons of Thunder”; chapter 31, “Know Who You Work For”; chapter 32, “Offense Can Kill You”; and chapter 33, “Absalom: The Ultimate Staff Infection”; and workbook lesson 14.
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