Leadership Training
 for Young Men

This world is not a place for shallow Christians of soft character. Our Lord is looking for strong men who are tested, proven disciples ready to defend life and to live life to the fullest.

We are the Timothy Group. We teach young men spiritual strength and physical preparedness to fulfill the duties of this life and prepare for the life to come. Learn more by reading about our flagship program CHALLENGE and signing up for our email list.

Latest Posts

AoM Repost: Embrace Reading for the Sake of Reading

Wed Jun 08 2022

Reposted from Art of Manliness (link)

I've always been an avid reader, though I know many have to work at it. Varying the topic (eg. theology, fiction, productivity) and media (audio, kindle, hard copy) have helped me keep up the habit over the years. Similarly, changing up scripture reading habits helps me pay attention and keep it fresh.

Share some of your favorite books you've read in the past year or two in the comments on facebook, instagram, or both.

 

3 Reasons you should come to CHALLENGE (yes, instead of football)

Wed May 25 2022

The real world doesn't look like your family:
Many children grow up in a Christian home only to have their spiritual foundation rocked by college or other new experiences. Others have less-than-ideal family experiences and naturally take a more pessimistic view of the world. The truth is that there's a wide, groaning world out there. The spiritual war is real, and you must learn how to squad up with brothers in the faith and "get some" for the glory of God.

The real world doesn't look like your sports team:
One of the leadership difficulties at CHALLENGE is finding success with weaker (or stronger) squadmates. In competitive sports, players are matched as best as possible to find success for the team. As an adult your church/squadmates will have tremendous diversity of spiritual callings and giftings, and it is critical that you learn to "move with a purpose" and "leave no man behind".

The real world doesn't play nice:
Lewis said of Aslan "Of course he's not safe, but he's good." Many of our experiences growing up have simple rules, and direction from parents or other adults. As a man, you have to be able to think and problem solve on your own. Growing up is taking those lessons received as a boy and learning to master and adapt them as a man. "Find a way or make one"

We hope to see you at CHALLENGE this fall. Learn more by visiting our website, following our socials, and signing up for the mailing list.

 

Romans 5: Suffering Produces Character

Wed May 11 2022

Romans 5 speaks of the glorious work of Christ in saving his people. Verse 6 says "For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.". This should be a great comfort to believers: that God chose to save us, in spite of our sins and that our salvation is owed entirely to his grace and not our own "good" works.

Verse 3 speaks to God's hand on us even in the midst of life's various difficulties: "... we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope...". This has been a great comfort to me over the years in hospital rooms and picking up the pieces of friends' families and homes shattered by terrible storms. Another powerful tool God used to prepare me for hard times was the training I received at CHALLENGE. There's a different kind of end-of-yourself than just being out of breath from a long run, and I'm so thankful the staff at the time pushed me beyond my comfort zone and gave me that emotional education.

We hope to see you at CHALLENGE this fall. Learn more by visiting our website, following our socials, and signing up for the mailing list.

 

3 Reasons you should bring your boys to CHALLENGE

Wed Apr 27 2022

Young men need to leave the home:
Right at the beginning in Genesis 2 we see this theme of a man (no longer a boy) leaving his parent's household to begin his own. Historically we can see this happening in stages prior to marriage such as apprenticeship, higher education, or simply a first job. In a bootcamp environment like CHALLENGE young men are expected to function and problem solve on their own from the first hour.

Young men need to be with other men:
Throughout the new testament we have example after example of God's people discipling, building fellowship, and striving together for the kingdom. Many young men have little to no experience doing self-directed hard work with a group of their peers. As a homeschooled young man with 5 brothers I spent years navigating complicated relationships, but learning to function with complete strangers at CHALLENGE was a whole new experience.

Young men need a challenge to surmount:
An old military mantra states "the more you sweat in peacetime, the less you bleed in war". If we take the Christian walk as the spiritual warfare that it is (2 Cor. 10:4) we must take our spiritual training even more seriously. CHALLENGE puts deliberate, yet manageable stress on young men so that the skills and scriptures they learn under stress can be replicated under stress.

We hope to see you and your sons at CHALLENGE this fall. Learn more by visiting our website, following our socials, and signing up for the mailing list.

 

AoM Repost: 9 Mnemonics That Could Save Your Life

Wed Apr 13 2022

Reposted from Art of Manliness (link)

The last 2 have been particularly helpful for me in the past. Learn more about shelter building and wilderness navigation at our week long CHALLENGE event this fall.

 

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CHALLENGE: Basic

September 12, 2022