Timothy School

"And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also"

- 2 Timothy 2:2


This class is open to any man who has a God given desire to walk in a servant leadership role in the body of Christ. Due to the nature of the class being aimed at pastoral & elder ministry this class is for men only. 


This is an opportunity for laymen and full time ministry leaders alike to be equipped for the work of the ministry. It may be that God has placed a desire on your heart to serve in a deacon, elder, pastoral, or lay leader type of role in the body of Christ but simply feel ill equipped. By the end of this class it is our desire that God would equip you to understand what it is to be a minister of the gospel of Christ, how to minister the word of God to others, and give you an opportunity to do just that when you have completed the course. 


The cost of each class is simply your time that God has graciously given you, and to purchase the book required. The book will be Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders. These will be provided in class.


Classes will take place at Horizon Christian Fellowship’s “upper room” 


Next course TBA...

Week 1

Character of the Minister 

  • Know who you are (Ephesians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 12. etc)
  • Devotional and prayer life (Matthew 6:6, John 15:1-5, Luke 10)
  • Me first (Matthew 7:1-5)
  • The man (1 Timothy 3)
  • His marriage (1 Peter 3:7) or Singleness (1 Corinthians 7)

Week 2

The call to ministry

  • Study Biblical Callings – (1 Corinthians 1:26-31)
  • What is ministry (servanthood) – John 13, Mark 10:42-45
  • Stewardship – (Matthew 16:18, Acts 20:28, Hebrews 13:17, James 3:1, 1 Timothy 4:16, 1 Corinthians 4:1-5)

Week 3

Enablement for Ministry 

  • Empowering of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8)
  • Gifts of the Holy Spirit – (Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12-14, Romans 12)
  • Gifts assessment test

Week 4

"Apt to Teach"

Inductive Bible study crash course (Preparing a Bible study/sermon)
  • Theme
  • Outline

Week 5


Inductive Bible study crash course (Preparing a Bible study/sermon)
  • Observe

Week 6


Inductive Bible study crash course (Preparing a Bible study/sermon)
  • Interpret
  • Correlate

Week 7


Inductive Bible study crash course (Preparing a Bible study/sermon)
  • Application

Week 8


Inductive Bible study crash course (Preparing a Bible study/sermon)
  • Bible Study/Sermon

Week 9

Pastoral Care

  • Weddings
  • Funerals/Memorial Service
  • Baptisms
  • Communion
  • Baby Dedications

Week 10

Pastoral Counseling "God's way"

Week 11

Work of an evalgelist - leading someone to christ

  • Gift (Ephesians 4:11)
  • Work (1 Timothy 4:5)
  • Gospel Hand

Week 12

distinctives of hcf ministry

  • Biblical principles that HCF is founded on that make us different (not better) than other fellowships of believers


Upon the completion of the course we would like to give every participant an opportunity to teach a Sunday or Wednesday service if you feel equipped to do so and want to step out in faith and give it a prayerful try. We would also invite you to participate in some form of pastoral care, counseling, and evangelism and document what you have learned from your experience.

The purpose of the final project is twofold: FIRST, being able to walk in the pastoral ministries will enable you to better understand how to be a support person within the body of Christ to others serving in pastoral ministry. SECOND it’s our great desire to see you step out in faith and
discover God’s gift and calling upon your life. We believe that there are gifted men at HCF who God is wanting to use for the work of the ministry, as a lay servant, or in full-time ministry.

Want to learn more?

Please pray on this. if you are interested, contact Matt using the form below.