Where do young people who have the unique call of God on their lives to be ministers go for HELP?
What about ADVICE?
What about INSTRUCTION?
What about FELLOWSHIP and NETWORKING?
How about EXPOSURE?
In response to the combined challenges of Pastoral vacancies and shortages, leadership deficiencies, a character and integrity crisis, the changing role of ministry and the church, and the overall absence of well-rounded ministry mentorship for young people, The Timothy Troop emerged.
A non-denominational initiative to empower young people with that call to minister to God’s people.
Christopher J. Harris has a conviction that every young minister can be healthy and growing. Seminary and formal education may well be a viable option at the appropriate season of their lives, but for young people that are not old enough for post-secondary education, a present process of training, exposure, and mentorship is vital.
Starting as a young preacher himself, Christopher J. Harris began his ministry career as a teenager. He had the fortunate experience of having access to seasoned ministers who were willing to share the knowledge, experience, and wisdom that they possessed. This privilege and blessing, along with the clear understanding of what would/could be missing had that opportunity not been provided, caused him to answer the call and establish an informal network of young ministers, ages 13-19, of various races, denominations, and geographical locations.