What Makes TLT Effective?

Those who put Timothy Leadership Training into practice see significant progress in their churches and communities:

  • Pastors' salaries are paid on time
  • Churches are built using only local funds from tithes and offerings
  • Sunday school programs are strengthened
  • Agricultural and economic development programs are developed, benefiting villages and urban neighborhoods
  • A new spirit of evangelism and outreach has enabled many new churches to be planted, even in predominantly Muslim areas.


So what makes TLT so effective? Here are seven effectiveness factors:

  1. Every manual requires each pastor to formulate a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound (SMART) action plan.
  2. Each manual provides accountability, encouragement and problem-solving from within the group setting.
  3. Each manual builds on the previous seminars, with the same group of people, so that the subject matter become ingrained in the hearts and minds of the participants. 
  4. Each manual begins with scriptural teaching and builds a theology of ministry on the Bible, so that participants are interacting corporately with scripture.
  5. Built into the TLT program is an integration of all aspects of ministry, so that no one ministry subject (i.e. stewardship) is handled once and then dropped.
  6. The entire program is designed to become self-sustaining and self-propagating within one to three years; seminars are held in churches, participants lodge with locals, after the first year trainers begin training others and multiple aspects of sustainability are addressed during the manuals.
  7. The TLT manuals can be used to train leaders who have had little or no formal education and they have been translated into over 27 languages.