Project Timothy is a ministry established by the Proclamation Trust (UK) and Chessington Evangelical Church (UK). It facilitates the linking together of pastors in Britain with training needs in Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, where the church has been growing rapidly but where resources and training opportunities are limited. The work of Project Timothy has been focussed on training men from the UK to serve brothers around the world and to foster networks which allow this to happen on a regular basis. Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, India, Burma, Sarawak and Latvia are among the countries now regularly visited by Project Timothy training teams. Since 2002, a group of British pastors has been visiting Uganda to train church leaders, driven by the biblical principle in 2 Timothy 2:2:
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.
The team, known as Project Timothy Uganda and led by Pastor Gerald Tanner, has held Teach the Bible conferences in Masaka, Kampala, Mbale, Kabale, Gulu, Lira and Kasese. For these conferences Project Timothy Uganda has partnered with PAG Uganda, Word of Grace Church, the Church of Uganda, Veritas College and others. Since 2017, Project Timothy Uganda has partnered with Pastor Training International. The conferences are open to church leaders and key workers who are teaching or preaching the Word of God.
In January 2014 a team of key workers was established to coordinate and develop the ministry of Project Timothy Uganda in Uganda. The four members of the team were Emmanuel Magambo, Emmanuel Okwalinga, Martin Kajubu and Michael Ejok Edeke.
Emmanuel Magambo and Emmanuel Okwalinga have both completed 7 years of Project Timothy Uganda training. They have coordinated conferences in Kabale and Mbale respectively throughout that period. In recent years they have assisted the UK team members in facilitating conferences. They now have the lead responsibility of coordinating and facilitating conferences in current conference locations and in developing Project Timothy Uganda ministry in new areas.
Martin Kajubu–who has since moved on from the team–and Michael Ejok Edeke assist(ed) in promoting Project Timothy Uganda ministry, networking with churches and church groups and in an advisory capacity.
The team meet regularly to pray and to plan for new conferences. They also encourage the establishing of preachers clubs and promote faithful preaching and teaching of the Bible.
Are there times when as a preacher of God’s Word you have desired:
If you have answered ‘Yes’ to at least one of these questions then a Project Timothy Uganda conference will be appropriate for you. It would provide an important opportunity to acquire skills for studying God’s Word correctly in order for you to communicate its message to your congregation with clarity, authority, relevance and faithfulness to Scripture.