Get Started with Paul-Timothy Studies
1. Choose studies
that fit your needs, using the Menu of Training Materials for
Apprentice Shepherds and for Children’s Teachers.
• Ask your coordinator for a copy of Tiny
Flock’s Menu of Training Materials for Apprentice Shepherds and
Children’s Teachers, or download a printable copy of booklete 2.
• Studies are grouped under 16 Ministries, including
an Introduction. Choose a study for each student that deals with the
current needs of his congregation.
• First find the Ministry that contains studies
related to the need. For example, if a student wants to develop
worship, find the corresponding studies on the menu under WORSHIP.
• Keep studies for each ministry area stored separately, so that you can easily find them.
2. Studies include a children’s version.
• Most of the studies have a study for
Shepherds and for Children. Children’s studies’ file names add the
number 2 to the file name of the adult study.
For example, the first study that has a corresponding children’s study is # 20. Its file names are:
• Both studies treat the same topic. This enables
children to prepare ahead of time a Bible story related to the topic
that the adults will learn.
The children can act out the Bible story for the adults during worship time.
• Shepherd’s studies have the word ‘Shepherd’ in
their top margin and children’s studies have the work ‘Children’ in
their top margin.
• Get better results with children by teaching them
their study before worship, so that they will be prepared to
participate along with adults in the worship time.
• Children’s teachers should read use Guidelines for Children’s Teachers, number 5
3. Ministries in the User’s Menu include sets of studies for different topics.
• Each Ministry area has several sets of studies. For
example, the ministry “Worship” includes sets on Communion, on
celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, and on other aspects of worship.
• Some sets also have supplementary studies with additional information on the topic.
• New Shepherds’ studies help one to plan both the next week’s activities and the next worship.
4. Initiate leader training using the “Getting Started” studies:
• Trainers use Eleven Guidelines for Trainers www.Paul-Timothy.net study number 3.
• Pastoral students use Guidelines for Shepherds Being Trained, number 4.
• Children’s teachers use Guidelines for Children’s Teachers, number 5.
• Other workers use Helping a Congregation’s Body Life number 7.