Resources for Your Equipping Ministry

Are you looking for quality resources to train Christian workers for ministry? TIM offers workbook-type courses for both Christian growth and ministry, and for the training of bi-vocational pastors. All courses are available for free downloading, or for purchase.

TIM courses feature a "head", "heart", and "hands" educational methodology, which means:

  • strong academic content
  • personal applications
  • practical ministry suggestions

TIM courses are designed for small groups. Participants should prepare each lesson in advance of a weekly group meeting. Study leaders use the Leader's Guide to prepare for the 90 minute group discussion.


I-TIM, or the Institute for Training In Ministry is a church-based equipping program that will prepare God’s people for works of service.

I-TIM is more than an adult Bible study class. It is a virtual Bible institute, designed for and suited to your church.

Every I-TIM course will both equip learners for ministry, and involve them in ministry. I–TIM will produce church growth because every I-TIM learner becomes a minister. He or she is asked to use the content of any course they have completed in ministry to others.

I-TIM offers courses on four ministry tracks:

Most courses are 12 lessons; a few are 24 lessons in length. Learners should plan on an hour to complete each lesson, in advance of a weekly group meeting.

The only cost is that of the workbooks and leader’s guides (most are $7.95 and the leader’s guides are $5.95). Nothing more. For more information about I-TIM, including how to prepare for and launch an I-TIM in your church, download the Operations Manual.


Our desire—indeed our passion—is to see TIM courses translated into many of the world's languages.