By 2020, we began to realize that many aspects of The Timothy Project could be useful to other churches around us. Then, in the spring of 2020, Covid-19 hit. People went into isolation. The toll was heavy on the church. As Chad talked with pastors from around the state, he sensed the loneliness and discouragement that had taken root in many pastors, ministry leaders, and missionaries who were trying desperately to take care of their flock during a tumultuous season.
The idea of The Timothy Project Conference was born out of this season. We longed to energize and encourage the called-out men and women of God through Biblical preaching, prayer, and fellowship. After the first one, we decided to make the conference an annual event.
In the context of the conference, we found mutual edification and synergy. We were no longer isolated ministers or churches; we were together on the same team for the sake of the gospel. We launched the Leadership Cohort and the Pastors Roundtable the following year in response to a desire to come together more often.
As the Lord continues to stir our hearts, we are creating more resources in the form of podcasts, books, articles, and music. In the summer of 2024, we launched the Omega Initiative, a 10-week summer discipleship program for college students who want to live the Great Commission. Omega will feature several weeks of training in Mississippi followed by five weeks on the international mission field.
We are so encouraged by the people we get to know through The Timothy Project. We exist to equip and encourage current and future pastors, missionaries, and ministry leaders. We believe in the work of God through called-out Christians and local churches who will spread the gospel to the ends of the earth.