Alere Magazine 2019: Timothy Two Year in Review

The new edition of Alere, Timothy Two’s annual digital magazine is now available!

You may recall that alere is a Latin word that can mean “to nourish,” “to educate,” or “to cherish.” This sums up what this ministry is all about! We want to nourish people in their faith, teach them about God’s Word, and – above all – let them know that they are cherished – by us and by Christ Jesus, who loved them enough to redeem them from the power of sin and death! 

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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.

Contact International Director Steve Curtis (steve.curtis@timothytwo.org) about inviting Timothy Two to teach workshops in your city or region.  

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: 200+ Church Leaders Receive Theological Education through 46 Workshops in 10 Countries 2016-2019

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

Workshops in Latin America 2016-2019

During the past four years 2016-2019, Timothy Two Project International has provided theological education to hundreds of ministry leaders in Latin America through a series of four workshops for pastors and church leaders and one workshop for children’s ministry leaders. These workshops are taught by both International Instructors and National Missionary Partners. We give thanks to God and to the faithful donors and prayer partners who have made this possible.

Each workshop trains a group of 10-15 church leaders in the fundamentals of the Christian faith including important topics of doctrinal theology, practical theology and teaching methods. Every participant receives a printed workbook in their own language. These workbooks contain the entire text, illustrations, review questions and application questions that participants 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.

2016 Totals: 2 workshops, 2 countries, 24 participants

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

2017 Totals: 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 Totals: 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.

International Instructor Don Johnson taught 3 workshops in Cuba – training a total of 7 pastors and church leaders.

2019 Totals: 18 workshops, 10 countries, 162 participants

By the end of 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 taught 1 workshop for children’s ministry leaders in the Dominican Republic – training a total of 12 leaders.

0ur Latin American National Missionary Partners (indigenous pastors trained and funded by Timothy Two) will have taught 9 workshops in 3 different countries – Cuba (5), Chile (3), and El Salvador (1) – training a total of 65 pastors and church leaders.

2016-2019 Grand Totals: 46 workshops, 10 countries, 219 participants

Summary: During the past four years, the combined efforts of International Instructors and National Missionary Partners will have completed a total of 46 workshops in 10 Latin American countries providing theological education to over 200 pastors and ministry leaders who would otherwise have no access to such training. And each of these leaders, in turn, is equipped to train others in their church, community and nation using the materials provided by Timothy Two. In this way, the Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations” is being fulfilled in this region of the world. To God be the glory!

…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

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South American pastors and ministry leaders hungry for theological education

by Daniel L. Sonnenberg

God has opened doors to 6 countries – circled in white below – of the 13 nations in South America. Timothy Two Project International is currently working in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Chile. And we are making plans to begin work in Argentina and Brazil in 2020. See below how God is sending the training into the jungle, to various indigenous people groups, to expatriate people, to working-class married couples, and to the (southern) ends of the earth. 

Peru: training in the city and the jungle

In July, I completed training the 1st “generation” of participants in Lima (below).

Pastor Luis is training the 2nd “generation” of participants in his church in Lima (below).

Some of the 2nd “generation” participants from Pastor Luis’ church are training 3rd “generation” participants in two villages in the Peruvian jungle (below).

Ecuador: training the indigenous Quichua people

A church planted in Guayaquil by the indigenous Quichua people from the Ecuadorian highlands hosted our first workshop in June. Quichua women performed a traditional dance and song for their Father’s Day fellowship. Quichua song and dance video.

Ecuadorian workshop participants (below). Women are in traditional dress.

Argentina: to train the indigenous Toba people

We have been invited to teach workshops among the indigenous Toba people of Rio Villa Bermejito in the Chaco province of northern Argentina. We are praying for a Spanish-English interpreter to be found who can help us begin workshops in 2020.  (Below right) Toba ladies performing a traditional dance. 

Brazil: to train expatriate Haitians 

We have been invited by Pastor Ronald Fracius (below) to teach workshops in a Haitian community in the city of Braco do Norte in southern Brazil. Many Haitians have left their homeland for better opportunities in other countries. We are praying for a French-English or Creole-French-English interpreter so that we can begin workshops there in 2020.  

Colombia: training working-class married couples

I am currently conducting the first workshop in Cartagena. These leaders (below) work full-time jobs in addition to their church responsibilities, so we are training in the evenings and on the weekend. I was delighted to learn that among the 15 participants are 6 married couples. They have asked for more people to come and train them and for our children’s ministry leader training. 

Chile: training to the ends of the earth

In May, National Missionary Partner, Helmuth Aguilar, traveled 3900 miles from his current home in El Salvador to his native country of Chile to conduct three workshops in the cities of Osorno and Llanquihue (below). Chile is the southernmost nation in South America and even claims territory in Antarctica! 

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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

Beginning Workshops in Cartagena, Colombia

On August 14, I embarked on my first trip to Cartagena, COLOMBIA to teach Workshop #1, “Knowing God,” a study of the attributes of God, with a new group of pastors and church leaders. Workshop coordinator is Pastor Rafael Meza Batista (pictured here with his family, 2nd from right). Please keep us in your prayers this week August 14-22. TimothyTwo.org/dan

Requesting Prayer for Latin American Nations in Crisis

HAITI


CUBA


VENEZUELA