Project Timothy gets its name from the Timothy of the New Testament: a young man whom the Apostle Paul discipled and mentored for pastoral ministry. We believe that healthy local churches are God’s primary means for reaching, saving, and transforming people, and we believe that churches will only be healthy when they are led by godly men who are qualified and well equipped for pastoral ministry, in character, knowledge, wisdom, and ministry skills. While we value seminary education, we believe the classroom alone cannot provide holistic preparation for pastoral ministry. Project Timothy is a focused, comprehensive, church-centered program that seeks to mentor godly men from Africa for biblically faithful, effective pastoral ministry, so that more healthy churches are planted and existing churches are strengthened, for the saving of the lost, the maturing of believers, and the glory of God.
WHAT PROJECT TIMOTHY PROVIDES PARTICIPANTS:
- Academic Education
- Personal Discipleship
- Varied Opportunities for Ministry Observation & Ministry Experience
- Mentoring in Pastoral Ministry
- Help in discerning, and moving towards, longer-term vocational ministry
PROJECT TIMOTHY HOST CHURCHES
- Living Hope Church in Pretoria, South Africa (Joshua Mack, Teaching Pastor)
- Reformation Bible Church in Lilongwe, Malawi (Newton Chilingulo, Pastor)
CURRENT PROJECT TIMOTHY PARTICIPANTS
Nickson Pasipanodya is from Murehwa, near Harare, Zimbabwe. He has been a part of Living Hope Church, Pretoria, South Africa since the church began in October, 2009. Nickson is married to Esther (since 2008), and they have 1 daughter and 2 sons. He is a graduate of Christ Seminary (Bachelors in Theology) and North West University (Honours in Theology), and is currently pursuing an MA in Biblical Counseling through Strengthening Ministries Training Institute in Pretoria. Nickson has served as a pastor/ elder at Living Hope Church since June 2016. Lord willing, Living Hope Church will send Nickson out as a church-planting missionary to Harare, Zimbabwe in December 2018.
Akani Hlungwane is from Ka-Bungeni village, near Makhado / Louis Trichardt, Limpopo province, South Africa. He has been part of Living Hope Church, Pretoria, since 2012, and has served faithfully in a number of ministry roles. Akani is married to Lerato (since 2013). Living Hope Church would like Akani to begin Theological Studies soon, and would also love for him to serve as a full-time pastoral intern for a season. Lord willing, Living Hope will send out Akani as a church-planting missionary to his home village, Ka-Bungeni in about 2022.