Frequently Asked Questions
Who can join the Timothy Charge Program?
Students in at least 6th grade and who will be at least 12 yrs. old by July of the year they serve at Shiloh Bible Camp. This program is required for all students who are still in Jr. High or High School, and who wish to serve with us at Shiloh.
Where can I find a Timothy group near me?
Timothy groups are organized based on geographic location of participants and begin each October, with the season ending in May or June. Shiloh missionaries and other key volunteers serve as Advisors/Leaders in each group. If there is no group available in a location near you, you can sign up to participate in the "Out of Area" group which completes the program by ongoing contact with the Timothy Coordinator through phone, email, video lessons, etc. If you are interested in more information about Shiloh's Timothy Charge Program, please contact the Shiloh online or call the office at 208-325-8239.
What do you mean when you talk about a Bible Journal & Prayer Log?
First of all, based on your own Spiritual maturity, you choose a time commitment which is both reachable and challenging to you! For example, you might say, I’m going to spend 15 minutes a day reading my Bible and praying, for 4 days each week. Or 10 minutes a day, 3 days a week, or 20 minutes a day 6 days a week, etc., etc.
Secondly, we are not looking for long, detailed notes. We simply want to see that you are indeed doing what you claim. Notes also help one to understand better what they are reading. Writing something down often helps bring clarity. Brief, main points and thoughts are all that is expected. For best results, download and use the form provided in the Timothy Charge Packet.
Do I really have to take sermon notes?
Yes. However, again, we are not looking for long, detailed notes. We simply want to see that you are indeed attending on a regular basis and striving to pay attention and listen. Notes will help you better understand what you are hearing and help to bring clarity. Brief main points, scriptures, and thoughts are all that is expected.For best results, download and use the form provided in the Timothy Charge Packet.
What do you mean when you talk about a Bible Class?
People often try to make this more complicated than it is. We don’t expect you to go down to your local Christian college and enroll in their Bible program. We simply want you to be involved in a more hands on, discussion oriented Bible class where you are doing more that just listening to a preacher. One where you actually participate in the study of God’s Word. InFaith/Shiloh will provide classes in various areas. Choose one of those Discipleship classes to attend, unless you are given approval for an acceptable substitute class. For best results, download and use the form provided in the Timothy Charge Packet.
What do you mean when you talk about a Christian Service?
Again, people often try to make this more complicated than it is. First of all, your personal maturity and natural talents will greatly determine what kind of a service you participate in. They will also help determine whether you serve on a weekly basis or only a few times throughout the year. The Christian Service you choose could be a variety of different things. Such as: Helping with AWANA, helping in the nursery, helping run the sound system, helping clean the church, helping with a Sunday School class, serving at your local homeless shelter or nursing home, participating in a youth group service project, singing or playing a musical instrument in church, helping set up and tear down, helping in your youth group, etc., etc. For best results, download and use the form provided in the Timothy Charge Packet.
What do you mean when you say you want me to become actively involved in evangelizing my friends & peers?
Again, don’t make this more complicated than it is. This could be as simple as inviting a friend to camp or youth group. Or, talking to your friends about God and what He means to you. Basically, we want you to learn how to share the Gospel while you live your every-day life.