Men's Ministry: The Timothy Road

Mentoring.  Shepherding.  Training.  Equipping.

If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.
— 1 Timothy 3:1

Begun in the fall of 2011, men of CEFC can now step out onto the path to leadership, headed toward more intentional involvement in CEFC ministries.  To plot a course, the process starts with a simple discussion with an elder.  One-on-one mentoring follows, because a journey taken together honors the Lord.  Key stops along the way include training in personal holiness, foundations of doctrine, interpersonal and leadership skills over a two-semester period.  Looking ahead to formal leadership, the experience is broadened by purposeful hands-on involvement in specific ministries, such as participating in a worship service at Hope Rescue Mission in Reading, visiting an evangelistic Bible study meeting or small group, attending administrative elder, shepherding elder and deacon meetings, or going on a hospital visit with Pastor Al Kimball.  

From past Timothy Road participants:

  • "I went into the Timothy Road class thinking it would help me become better equipped for eventual church leadership.  Well, that proved true in one sense.  In another sense, I learned that if a man waits to serve until he feels thoroughly equipped for that role, he'll likely never serve.  That insight gave me the courage to say yes when I was later called, a decision I have never regretted. To God be the glory!" 
  • “If you’re looking for a great value, try Timothy Road.  You'll enjoy the view and there are no tolls along the way.  I recommend it.” 

How is God leading you?  For more information, please contact Mark Estes at estes.mark@gmail.com