Paul-Timothy User’s Menu

For those who coach apprentice shepherds and children’s teachers


1. Get Started

2. Give Assurance

3. Learn the Bible

4. Plant churches

5. Make disciples

6. Save the lost

7. Give freely

8. Grow in Christ

  9. Review History

10. Love God & others

11. Send workers

12. Prepare for action

13. Pray in Jesus' Name

14. Teach biblically

15. Coach leaders

16. Worship


Ministry Area 1: Get Started

User's Menu. Guidelines for coaches and for trainees.

 #1 Get Started with Paul-Timothy Studies. (Please, read this first.)

 #2 User’s Menu for those who Coach Shepherds and Children’s Teachers

 #3 Guidelines for those who coach novice shepherds.

 #4 Guidelines for novice shepherds being trained.

 #5 Guidelines for children’s teachers and their helpers.

 #6 Supplement: Ten tasks of mentoring.

 #7 Guidelines for deacons, activity leaders and small group shepherds.

 #8 Guidelines for those who plan and leading group worship.

 #9 Coaching lessons for when other studies are not available.

#10 Basic Principles that undergird Paul-Timothy studies.

#11 Checklist of studies assigned and completed.

#15 Bible insert: Gospel, Commandments, Coaching

#119 Supplement: “Church Reproduction Cycle”


Ministry Area 2: Give Assurance

Counsel and encourage those who need help.


#20 Shepherds: Overcome fear and shame.
 Children: God helps us when we are afraid or ashamed.

#21 Shepherds: Counsel for personal and family problems.
Children: Counsel children with problems.

#22 Shepherds: Joseph received God's liberating grace.
Children: God's Loving Grace.

#23 Shepherds: Visit in homes and bring God’s grace.
Children: Jesus is our true friend.

#24 Shepherds: Break habits: alcohol, drugs, & immorality.
Children: King David Broke a Bad Habit.

#110 Supplement: "River of Grace" (38 pages)

#112 Supplement: Suicide: Satan wants you dead.

#113 Supplement: When adultery happens.

#121 Supplement: Original, Apostolic Good News


Ministry Area 3: Learn the Bible

OT and NT survey, interpretation and application.

#25 Shepherds: The Authority of the Word of God.
 Children: Good King Josiah Obeyed the Word of God.

#26 Shepherds: Search God’s Word as the Bereans Did.
Children: Use the Bible to Resist the Devil.

#27 Shepherds: Overview of the Bible.
Children: The People of God Crossed the Red Sea.

#28 Supplement: Overview of Important Events in the Bible.

Old Testament

#30 Shepherds: Pentateuch 1: Patriarchs in Genesis.
Children: Jacob Saw into Heaven.

#31 Shepherds: Pentateuch 2: God Freed His People from Slavery.
Children: The Angel of Death Visited an Evil King.

#32 Shepherds: Pentateuch 3: Moses and the OT Law.
Children: God Gave His People Good Laws.

#33 Shepherds: God Keeps His Promises: OT Historical Books.
Children: People Worshiped God before Jesus Came.

#34 Shepherds: The OT Prophetical Books.
Children: A Shepherd-King Sang for God.

#35 Shepherds: Prophets Foresaw the Coming of Messiah.
Children: Jesus Moved Men’s Hearts with the Word of God.

#36 Shepherds: Prophets Announced Messages from God.
Children: God Sent Isaiah to Teach His People

New Testament

#37 Shepherds: Four Gospels Testify about Jesus.
Children: Jesus Calls His First Disciples.

#38 Shepherds: The Life, Death and Resurrection of Jesus.
Children: Children Learn Who Jesus Really Is.

#39 Shepherds: The Book of the Acts of the Apostles.
Children: God Brings Good from Bad Things.

#40 Supplement: Follow the Apostles’ Example (12 pages).

#41 Supplement: Nine Freedoms Expand Movements to Christ.

#42 Shepherds: The New Testament Letters
Children: Paul Strengthened Believers with His Letters.

#43 Shepherds: Christ Showed John What Was Going to Happen.
Children: John Foresaw the End of the World.

#117 Supplement: Bible History in 22 Steps


Ministry Area 4: Plant churches

Start reproductive flocks. Checklists. Track outcomes.

#16 Shepherds: Start Churches Easily from Tiny Gatherings.

#44 Shepherds: Christians Meet in Big Groups and in Homes.
 Children: Welcome in our Homes those who Serve Christ.

#45 Shepherds: A Tax-collector Hosted Sinners in his House.
Children: A family Worshipped Jesus at their House.

#46 Shepherds: See #97 Teach children in the way God Said to do so.
 Children: Paul and Barnabas Put New Believers in New Flocks.

#114 Supplement: Track new churches and cells.

#115 Checklists: 1. Mobilise ‘2nd track’ labourers. 2. Track progress in new cells and congregations. 3. Steps to church multiplication. 4. Monitor progress of new shepherds.


Ministry Area 5: Make disciples

Teach loving obedience to Jesus and his commandments.

#47 Shepherds: Make Disciples in the Way Jesus Said.
Children: We Obey Jesus.

#48 Shepherds: We Obey our Great King Jesus.
Children: Jesus is the King of Kings.

#49 Shepherds: See #97 Teach children in the way God Said to do so.
Children: Children and Youth enjoy Serving Jesus.

#116 Supplement: Jesus' Commandments with Stories


Ministry Area 6: Save the lost

The original Good News. Repentance, faith, baptism.

#50 Shepherds: Spreading the Good News.
Children: Tell Jesus' Good News to others.

#51 Shepherds: Repentance, a change of heart.
Children: Jesus found a thief in a tree.

#52 Shepherds: Baptize, confirm repentance and faith.
Children: God saved faithful Noah from punishment.

#53 Shepherds: Witness for Jesus with the Spirit's power.
Children: God's Spirit gave power to tell about Jesus.

#54 Shepherds: New, eternal, holy life in Christ.
Children: A paralyzed man got to meet Jesus.

#55 Shepherds: Family & friends gather to hear about Jesus. Children:
        Philip rode in a chariot and talked about Jesus.

#56a Shepherds: How sin entered the world.
Children: How evil and bad things entered the world.

#56b Shepherds: Jesus died on a cross to bear our sins.

#56c Shepherds: Jesus’ resurrection gives life to believers.
 Children: Jesus died and rose back to life so children may live forever.


Ministry Area 7: Give freely

Stewardship of all that God gives. Bi-vocational self-support.

#57 Shepherds: Give for God's work and for the needy.
Children: A poor widow gave to the Lord all she had.

#58 Shepherds: Self-supporting, bi-vocational 'tentmakers'
Children: Serve God while working or attending a school.

#59 Supplement: Guidelines for self-support. (12 pages).

#60 Shepherds: Stewardship: We use well what God entrusts to us.
Children: How we serve God serving one another.


Ministry Area 8: Grow in Christ

Spiritual transformation. Godly character.

#61 Shepherds: Lead a Spirit-filled life.
Children: God's Holy Spirit changes us.

#62 Shepherds: Spiritual transformation and godly character.
Children: David forgave his enemies.

#63 Shepherds: Renew God's people.
Children: The Valley of Dry Bones.


Ministry Area 9: Review History

Events of Jesus' live. Overview of Christian history.

#64 Shepherds: Jesus was miraculously born as a human.
Children: We celebrate the birth of Jesus.

#65 Shepherds: Jesus' life-giving resurrection from death.
Children: Jesus rose from death and lives forever.

#66 Shepherds: History of Christianity: the 1st 400 years.
Children: The Kingdom of God keeps spreading.

#67 Shepherds: History of Christianity: Years 400 till 1600.
Children: We confess our sins to God.

#68 Shepherds: History of Christianity: Years 1600 until now.
Children: Martin Luther let people read the Bible.


Ministry Area 10: Love God and others

Serve the needy, each other, families, fellow believers.

#69 Shepherds: Show compassion by helping others..
Children: We serve others because we love them.

#70 Shepherds: Family life, marriage, training children.
Children: A young widow finds a family.

#71 Shepherds: Serve the needy.
Children: Dorcas died and was restored to life.

#72 Shepherds: Congregations & cells serve each other.
Children: Christians in Greece helped the poor in Judea.

#73 Shepherds: Show love in a practical ways.
Children: A good Samaritan help a stranger.

#111 Supplement: Believers' Children Marry Believers.


Ministry Area 11: Send out workers

Send workers to neglected groups. Work in other cultures.

#74 Shepherds: Detect ripe fields in other cultures.
Children: A woman meets Jesus at a well.


#75 Shepherds: Travel as a team to reach neglected places.
Children: A team helped Roman soldiers know Jesus.


#76 Shepherds: Wor with other cultures.
Children: Slave girl helps her master from another culture.


#77 Shepherds: Send workers to neglected peoples.
Children: The Good News goes to other places.


#78 Shepherds: Spread a vision of widespread outreach.
Children: Jesus opened Paul's eyes.


Ministry Area 12: Prepare for action

Oversee, organize, lead others, manifest spiritual gifts.

#79 Shepherds: Serveone another in love.
Children: God gives us shepherds.


#80 Supplement: Serve one another in God's family (8 pages)


#81 Shepherds: Organise small groups to serve one another.
Children: Gideon, a humble leader, trusted in God’s power.


#82 Shepherds: Maintain helpful discipline and order.
 Children: God made a bad city's wall fall down.


#83 Shepherds: Organise flocks to serve one another.
 Children: We work together to serve God.


#84 Shepherds: Regional overseers of new churches.
 Children: God helps believers Work together.


#85 Shepherds: Serve with God-given spiritual gifts.
Children: God’s people work together like a body.


#86 Supplement: Understand spiritual gifts. (8 pages)


#87 Shepherds: Perform pastoral duties.
Children: Jesus fed 5,000 people with a boy’s gift.


#88 Supplement: God gives overseers to his people. (16 pages)


Ministry Area 13: Pray in Jesus' Name

Faith, healing, spiritual conflict. Endure persecution.


#90 Shepherds: Pray with effective faith..
Children: God heard prayer and shut lions’ mouths..


#91 Supplement: Spiritual Warfare.


#92 Shepherds: Heal in Jesus' name.
Children: Jesus healed a blind man who had Faith in God


#93 Shepherds: Believe and do, as Abraham did.
Children: Trust Jesus like Abraham did.


#94 Shepherds: Endure persecution.
Children: Three faithful men walked amid flames.


#95 Shepherds: Free others from Satan in Jesus' name.
Children: Jesus healed a boy tormented by demons.


Ministry Area 14: Teach biblically

Teach truth and doctrine through story-telling.

#96 Shepherds: Tell stories to teach what God is like.
Children: Jesus, the best story-teller.


#97 Shepherds: Teach children in the way God Said to do so.
Children: Jesus healed a man and sent him Home to tell others about it.


#98 Shepherds: The Father, the Son and the Spirit are One God.
Children: John the Baptist Baptized Jesus.


#99 Shepherds: Moses Helped his People to Know God.
 Children: God revealed joyful truths to Moses and Joshua.


#100 Shepherds: Teach Believers during Worship.
Children: A teacher who did not want to teach.


Ministry Area 15: Coach leaders

Mentor, coach and train as Jesus and this apostles did.

#101 Shepherds: Aquila and Priscilla Coached New Leaders.
Children: One Prophet Showed Another How to Serve God.


#102 Shepherds: Mentor new shepherds as Paul did.
Children: Jesus Sent Out Seventy-Two Evangelists.


#103 Shepherds: Train Novice Leaders as Jesus and Paul Did.
 Children: Jesus Trained Leaders by Humbly Serving Them.


#104 Supplement: “Obedience-oriented training” (32 pages)


Ministry Area 16: Worship the Almighty

Lord's Table. Celebrate holidays. Give thanks.

#105 Shepherds: The Lord's Table (Communion).
Children: God Provided a ‘Lamb’ to Save Us.


#106 Shepherds: Celebrate Communion in your small group.


#108 Shepherds: Aaron and Other Worship Leaders.
 Children: A Woman Washed Jesus’ Feet.

 #109 Shepherds: Celebrate harvest and blessings with thanksgiving Children:
Rejoice at Harvest Time.