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:
- Every manual requires each pastor to formulate a specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound (SMART) action plan.
- Each manual provides accountability, encouragement and problem-solving from within the group setting.
- 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.
- Each manual begins with scriptural teaching and builds a theology of ministry on the Bible, so that participants are interacting corporately with scripture.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.