Timothy Two’s Workshop for Children’s Ministry Leaders

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

Timothy Two Project International offers a workshop especially for children’s ministry leaders which includes many principles and techniques for adapting our theology courses for adult pastors and ministry leaders to various age levels of children. Below is an outline of the course.

Part 1: Teaching Children

  • Why do we do children’s ministry?
  • Leading a child to Christ using the Gospel in colors
  • Learning styles
  • Age-group characteristics
  • Classroom discipline
    • Classroom management ideas
  • Model Lesson 1 – God is Unchanging
  • Bible-based activities
  • Assorted teaching tips

Part 2: Teaching a Class

  • The big story of the Bible
  • Bible topics to teach our children
  • Teacher preparation for teaching a bible story
  • Preparing a lesson plan
  • Telling a good story
  • Developing curriculum
  • Curriculum development – The Fall
  • Curriculum development – The Baptism of Jesus
  • Curriculum development – The Teachings of Jesus
  • Model Lesson 2 – Knowing God
  • Model Lesson 3 – God is Holy
  • Model Lesson 4 – God is All-Powerful
  • Model Lesson 5 – God is Loving

Part 3: Developing Lessons on Key Topics

  • The Establishment of the Kingdom of David
  • The Day of Pentecost – “God is All-Present”
  • Saul’s Conversion – “God is Gracious”
  • The Exodus – “God is Great”
  • The Death and Resurrection of Jesus – “God is Just”

Appendix 1

  • Background Scriptures for teacher preparation
  • Curriculum topic sheet (30 lessons – 13 characteristics of God)
  • Curriculum planning sheets for one year
  • Lesson plan master sheet
  • Teacher study sheet

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…what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also…”~ 2 Timothy 2:2

Timothy Two in Latin America: 10 Countries, 46 Workshops, 200+ Leaders Trained

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

Workshops in Latin America 2016-2019

Over the past four years, Timothy Two Project International has provided theological education to hundreds of ministry leaders in four workshops for pastors and church leaders and one workshop for children’s ministry leaders, taught by both International Instructors and National Missionary Partners. For this progress, we give thanks to God and to the faithful donors and prayer partners who have made this possible.

2016 – Total: 2 workshops; 2 countries; 24 participants

  • In 2016, God opened the door to Latin America for Timothy Two. As the first Instructor, I taught 2 workshops in 2 different countries – Colombia (1) and Haiti (1) – training a total of 24 pastors and church leaders.

2017 – Total: 9 workshops; 4 countries; 63 participants

  • In 2017, I taught 7 workshops in 4 different countries – Cuba (4), Belize (1), El Salvador (1) and Peru (1) – training a total of 45 pastors and church leaders.
  • My wife, Beth Sonnenberg, taught 1 workshop for children’s ministry and 1 workshop for music ministry leaders in Cuba – training a total of 18 leaders.

2018 – Total: 17 workshops; 5 countries; 107 participants

  • In 2018, I taught 10 workshops in 5 different countries – Cuba (2), Belize (2), Peru (2), El Salvador (2) and Haiti (2) – training a total of 60 pastors and church leaders.
  • Beth taught 4 workshops for children’s ministry leaders in 3 different countries – Cuba (2), Peru (1) and Haiti (1) – training a total of 40 leaders.
  • Instructor Don Johnson taught 3 workshops in Cuba – training a total of 7 pastors and church leaders.

2019 – Total: 18 workshops; 10 countries; 162 participants

  • By year’s end in 2019, I will have taught 8 workshops in 7 different countries – Belize (1), Cuba (1), El Salvador (1), Ecuador (1), Peru (1), Colombia (1) and Dominican Republic (2) – training a total of 95 pastors and church leaders.
  • Beth will have taught 1 workshop for children’s ministry leaders in the Dominican Republic – training a total of 12 leaders.
  • As the Latin America Regional Director, I coordinate the work of our National Missionary Partners. They will have taught 10 workshops in 4 different countries – Cuba (4), Chile (3), El Salvador (1) and Haiti (1) training a total of 65 pastors and church leaders.

2016-2019 – Grand Total: 46 workshops; 10 countries; 219 participants

Summary: At the conclusion of 2019, by God’s grace, we will have taught a total of 46 workshops in 10 countries over the past four years, providing theological education to 219 pastors and ministry leaders in Latin America who have no access to such training. Each workshop trains a group of 10-15 participants. Every participant receives a printed workbook in their own language. These workbooks contain the entire text, illustrations, review questions and application questions that they can use for further study and for teaching others in their own church, small group or mission. Participants also receive a digital file of each workbook so that they can make fresh copies for their students.

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…what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also…” ~ 2 Timothy 2:2

Testimonials from Cuba

Timothy Two Project International: Latin America Region

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

These comments were voiced at the conclusion of Workshop 1, “Knowing God” for pastors and “Developing Children’s Ministry” for children’s ministry leaders in Palmira, Cuba.


  • “This material is easy to understand and deep.”
  • “To gather material of this type is complicated, lots of work, this is a good tool.”
  • “I like the dynamic in the meeting. Other conferences are ok, but this is superior.”
  • “It is good to hear from one another, we encourage and edify one another.”
  • “It is not just an intellectual meeting, it is edification.”
  • “Most methods are merely listening with few opportunities to interact, this method includes much discussion.”