Everybody needs someone to help them navigate through their life. Timothy had the best of mentors in the apostle Paul, who wrote two letters to encourage him in his life and ministry. During his missionary journeys, Paul had left Timothy behind in Ephesus so that he could grow the ministry that Paul had begun there. His first letter to Timothy is full of wisdom and guidance about how to do just that.
 
Everybody needs someone to help them navigate through their life.
 
The key verse of the book is 1 Timothy 3:15, in which Paul writes, “I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God.” Therefore, Paul spends a lot of time explaining how to grow and develop church leaders, how they are supposed to function and what their responsibilities entail. He challenged Timothy, as he challenges you and me, to study God’s Word, to learn and grow and to preach that Word to others. 
 
He challenged Timothy, as he challenges you and me, to study God’s Word, to learn and grow and to preach that Word to others.
 
The quality of the leadership will affect the quality of the members of the church. We need leaders who base their ministry around the Scriptures, for God’s Word is the source for understanding God’s perspective and the basis for spiritual growth. As we focus on the Word, we maximize our potential and can become all the God designed for us to be.
 
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About The Author

Dr. Tony Evans

Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. As a pastor, teacher, author and speaker, he serves the body of Christ through his unique ability to communicate complex theological truths through simple, yet profound, illustrations. While addressing the practical issues of today, Dr. Evans is known as a relevant expositor. New and veteran pastors alike regard him as a pastor of pastors and a father in the faith.


At the heart of this vision is the use of church and school partnerships to effect spiritual and social change in communities. Dr. Evans’ church and school outreach philosophy has been attributed as a catalyst for former President George W. Bush’s Faith Based Initiative, which was his first formal act of office. Dr. Evans seeks to train churches, schools and volunteers in this philosophy, as well as in the functional practicalities, through the National Church Adopt-A-School Initiative which is a ministry underneath the umbrella of The Urban Alternative.


Dr. Evans serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and the application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on more than 850 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 80 countries.


Dr. Evans has written numerous books and booklets including his legacy work, Oneness Embraced, as well as his vision work, The Kingdom Agenda. Some of his most recent books includes, Kingdom Man, A Moment For Your Soul, Marriage Matters, and Victory in Spiritual Warfare.



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