If your heartbeat is to see the Gospel reach the far reaches of this earth, then take a few minutes to learn about TIMO. It’s a program specifically designed to do just that.
Learn and Minister as Part of a Team
TIMO places a team of new missionaries under the leadership of an experienced missionary or missionary couple. Together, they live as learners among an unreached or partially unreached people group with a goal of sharing Christ.
As a team member you’ll learn a new language and new ways to teach Christ's love in word and deed. You’ll learn to pray and intercede. And every day, you’ll practice what you learn; mission theory will become concrete as you live and interact with your host people group.
Oh, and did we mention...homework? TIMO has required readings and papers to write-- all part of building a solid foundation for a lifetime of ministry.
People Groups - Your Host Culture
After a while, they won’t be a people group any more. They’ll be names, faces and stories. You will be part of them. And you’ll want, more than ever before, to reach them for Jesus-- to call them your brothers and sisters in Christ.
As a TIMO team member you will:
The TIMO Person
Well, first, you need to have a relationship with Jesus. You need to have a longing to play an active part in His Great Commission. Next, you need to be a learner. You need a hunger to know and to understand; to look at things upside down and sideways. You need to be flexible; life in Africa, where most of our teams work, can be frustrating if you’re not willing to go with the flow. You need to be a team player. You’ll need your teammates and they’ll need you. You need to be resourceful. TIMO requires a simple lifestyle – not a lot of stuff – so you might not have the resources you think you need for every situation you encounter. Bring Duct Tape!
TIMO Application Process
Fill out the Ministry Interests Form, which will be directed to your local Provincial Mobilizer.
Wait for your Provincial Mobilizer to get in touch.
Once you've interacted with your Provincial Mobilizer, he or she will give you access to an application form. Your Provincial Mobilizer will be your point-person throughout the process, and will help answer any questions you may have along the way.