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In Search of Timothy [Kindle Edition]

Tony Cooke
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Discovering and Developing Greatness in Church Staff and Volunteers

Product Details

  • File Size: 444 KB
  • Print Length: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Faith Library Publications (April 25, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004Y1OPVQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #380,085 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars In Search of Timothy September 18, 2010
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Primarily for church staff members and volunteers, but equally applicable to pastors, this book is a must read. Solidly based in scripture, personally challenging and edifying at the same time, this will help all church staff and volunteers realize the importance of their spiritual and mental alignment in regards to the mission of the local church. When we are brought into right relationship with each other, and our pastors, and understand our roles the power of the unity of Spirit is realized and released. Can be used (should be used) as a small group study as well. Fantastic insights.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scholarly Believer July 3, 2011
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WEL...what do I say.... if anyone is looking for a "Timothy" to serve alongside of you, then STOP.... don't make any other choices, until first you've read IN SEARCH OF TIMOTHY. This book asks all the right questions and gives the answers you need about who who is potential leader, how to do know if you an trust a perspective leader, and if you and that other leader are a right match! This book could save years of headaches and tons of conversations wtih your wife that could have been devoted to other subjects. why try to figure it all out on your own. Let Tony Cooke help you, as He has helped me.... You'll never regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Our Entire Staff is Reading this Book September 5, 2009
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I will admit it, I wish I had written this book - because its exactly what I would want to say to may staff about being an effective member of our team. But come to think of it, I'm glad Tony Cooke wrote it - because he says it much better that I could and its always good for my staff to hear someone else say it. This is the perfect book to have your staff read and to give to all new staff members." - Nelson Searcy, Lead Pastor, The Journey Church New York City, founder [...]
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Search of Timothy September 18, 2010
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The staff at our church is working through this book together and have found it very helpful. Some very good disccussions have come about as we have worked through it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars "In Search..." a Must read for church leaders September 14, 2012
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This book should be on the required reading list for all church staff, Elders, and Board/Council members. It would even be a good book for small group discussion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book for ANY and ALL pastoral staff May 19, 2014
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Moving from the senior pastor's role to an associate role can be a real challenge. This book has been a great help to me in that transition. I highly recommend this book to be read by every seminary student, staff members, as well as senior pastor's. There are many of us who have been called to serve like Timothy, but there aren't a whole lot of resources like thus book. Here's to the Timothys out there who can see all of God's fullest calling poured out in service to the Church and our senior pastors we are called to support!
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The book is a in-depth look at the characteristics and requirements need to properly function in a ministry. The book looks at the relationships that is needed to fully and cheerfully support your mentor and/or leader. I looks at this from a point of view that the leader and the follower are not prefect but though the lesson learn from the bible the growth of the Church will happen because of the power found in true followship.

My favorite part is the look at the ministries of God and of Jesus. The outcome of the ministry is celebrated by the church but the events that lead up to that cause you to question things within yourself.

I thank God my Pastor choose this book to open eyes and hearts into the world of being a true follower of Christ through being a true follower of your earthly leaders.
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5.0 out of 5 stars In Search of Timothy is a very good motivational book. December 25, 2012
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I gave "In Search of Timothy" five stars because it is a great spiritual motivational book on how to be supportive in the church and in ministry, I like the way it teaches Christian the importance of being a great follower before becoming a good leader. I would recommend this book to all people in a leadership position in any ministry, I believe it would enhance the spiritual setting in every church leaders.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Wonderful resource!
Published 6 days ago by Andrew
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome teaching
Loved it very insightful. Allowed me to reevaluate myself as to my usefulness in ministry. I highly recommend this to others not just students but all those that are working in the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nikki
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Excellent book. Full of insightful information/Scripture regarding those who assist in ministry.
Published 2 months ago by Jerry Myers
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Didn't really care for it but had to get for class. Wouldn't buy it otherwise.
Published 4 months ago by Cynthia Nottingham
5.0 out of 5 stars Timothy became such an outstanding servant of the Lord that Paul could...
Every Pastor wants a Timothy to be a leader in his/her church Timothy had a heart of gold Timothy was called by Paul, he was basically his mentor (Paul), Timothy became such an... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Fedora Mclawhorn
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good
Here is a book that forces you to do a self examination. It should be Christians goal to be like Timothy.
Published 7 months ago by Cookie Gourdine
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great buy...!
Published 8 months ago by Stanley Joseph
5.0 out of 5 stars Leadership
Great resource for churches and its leadership
Published 9 months ago by southerngurl1
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book.
Cane on time. Book as described. Good copy for a used book. Will recommend the selker to friends and family members.
Published 10 months ago by EGWU ROBINSON CHUKWUEMEKA
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally awesome must read
I highly recommend this book, this book is full of valuable information that everyone should know. Everybody has the ability to be an asset to their pastor in this book tells you... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Paul
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More About the Author

Tony Cooke was born and raised in Indiana, graduating from Northwestern High School near Kokomo. He attended Butler University (Indianapolis, IN) and later graduated from Rhema Bible Training College (Tulsa, OK) and North Central University (Minneapolis, MN). He and his wife, Lisa, have been married since 1979, and are the parents of two adult children, Laura and Andrew.

Tony has been in ministry since 1980. He was involved in pastoral ministry for more than twenty years, and served as an Instructor and the Dean of Rhema Bible Training College. He also served for thirteen years as the Director of an International Ministerial Association.

Since 2002, Tony and his wife Lisa have traveled full-time with an assignment of "strengthening churches and leaders." Tony has ministered in forty-six states and twenty-six nations. In 2013, their web-site ( reached more than 194,000 people, many of them pastors, missionaries, and other church leaders in 214 nations with encouraging and helpful ministerial resources.

Tony is the author of six books: Life After Death, In Search of Timothy, Grace: the DNA of God, Qualified, Through the Storms, and Your Place on God's Dream Team.

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