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THE TIMOTHY INITIATIVE

Timothy Initiative exists to serve broken men whose lives have fallen apart due to addiction, homelessness, or some other major life challenge. We help men find recovery and new life in Christ through Recovery, Work Therapy, Community, and Discipleship. Here men are given the chance to be the person God has made them to be; the father, husband, son, or brother that their families need.

OUR APPROACH

Addiction manifests as an epitome of brokenness, an internal and self-perpetuated evil that destroys the individual along with their meaningful relationships. To truly break the grip of addiction, we at the Timothy Initiative commit ourselves to unconventionally following Jesus in a radical lifestyle of community. Our model centers on Community, Discipleship in Christ, Recovery, and Work Therapy.

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“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

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RECOVERY

“He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.” (Psalm 23:3)

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COMMUNITY

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Romans 12:4-5)

WORK THERAPY

“…let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need.” (Ephesians 4:28)

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The Uncovery

Check out the new book from our Founder, George Wood!

When it comes to Christ-centered recovery we, the church, have work to do. Our legalistic, box-checking, one-size-fits-all programs produce astonishingly high failure rates; which means far too many people are left to fight addiction, mental health problems, and suicidal thoughts on their own. The Uncovery will help the church - and the world - see recovery through a grace - laced, Gospel lens.