Who’s Your Timothy? March 13 th  2009
The Elephant Story
 
 
 
 
2 Cor 1:1 “ Paul , an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and  Timothy  our brother…” “ Paul  and  Timothy , serva...
Col 1:1 “ Paul , an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and  Timothy  our brother.” “ Paul,  Silas and  Timothy , ...
A Timothy is… <ul><li>A protégé </li></ul><ul><li>An heir </li></ul><ul><li>An apprentice </li></ul><ul><li>A younger and ...
A descendant in  faith and life
Why are Timothys’ important?
They are next  in line…
Teach them with your love and life
Give Them Space Give them ‘space’
Help them find their voice
 
CLONE? HEIR?
“ The young should respect their elders, and the elders should love their juniors.” Rule of St. Benedict
List down TWO differences between  your  generation and the one after you <ul><li>Do they  learn  differently? </li></ul><...
Is it more important to be ‘BETTER’ or to be ‘DIFFERENT’?
‘ Better’ ‘ Different’
‘Better’ means: <ul><li>Doing what you’re ALREADY doing (except…) </li></ul><ul><li>Doing it faster, better, bigger, etc. ...
 
Better or Different?
Better or Different?
 
 
 
<ul><li>Either / Or </li></ul><ul><li>Predictable / Linear </li></ul><ul><li>Certainty </li></ul><ul><li>Machine-Like </li...
 
<ul><li>Creeds </li></ul><ul><li>Order </li></ul><ul><li>Doctrine / Dogma (Epistles) </li></ul><ul><li>Word-Based  </li></...
“ Our traditional thinking is concerned with:  What-IS . It isn’t good at designing  What-CAN-BE .” Edward de Bono
 
For our Timothys’ sake, we need to have one foot in  their  world…
So, who’s your Timothy? Who have you been a Timothy to?
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    1. 1. Who’s Your Timothy? March 13 th 2009
    2. 2. The Elephant Story
    3. 7. 2 Cor 1:1 “ Paul , an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother…” “ Paul and Timothy , servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints…” Phil 1:1
    4. 8. Col 1:1 “ Paul , an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother.” “ Paul, Silas and Timothy , To the church…” 1 & 2 Thess 1:1
    5. 9. A Timothy is… <ul><li>A protégé </li></ul><ul><li>An heir </li></ul><ul><li>An apprentice </li></ul><ul><li>A younger and less mature version of yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Someone you have to pass the baton to </li></ul>
    6. 10. A descendant in faith and life
    7. 11. Why are Timothys’ important?
    8. 12. They are next in line…
    9. 13. Teach them with your love and life
    10. 14. Give Them Space Give them ‘space’
    11. 15. Help them find their voice
    12. 17. CLONE? HEIR?
    13. 18. “ The young should respect their elders, and the elders should love their juniors.” Rule of St. Benedict
    14. 19. List down TWO differences between your generation and the one after you <ul><li>Do they learn differently? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they play differently? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they work differently? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they ‘do church’ differently? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they practise discipleship differently? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they get excited by different things? </li></ul><ul><li>Do they have different values ? </li></ul>Is all this good or bad?!
    15. 20. Is it more important to be ‘BETTER’ or to be ‘DIFFERENT’?
    16. 21. ‘ Better’ ‘ Different’
    17. 22. ‘Better’ means: <ul><li>Doing what you’re ALREADY doing (except…) </li></ul><ul><li>Doing it faster, better, bigger, etc. </li></ul>‘ Different’ means: <ul><li>Doing something entirely new, unique, fresh, </li></ul>
    18. 24. Better or Different?
    19. 25. Better or Different?
    20. 29. <ul><li>Either / Or </li></ul><ul><li>Predictable / Linear </li></ul><ul><li>Certainty </li></ul><ul><li>Machine-Like </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Answers </li></ul><ul><li>Get the Point ? </li></ul><ul><li>Proof </li></ul><ul><li>Reason </li></ul><ul><li>Criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Both / And </li></ul><ul><li>Chaotic / Loopy </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Organic </li></ul><ul><li>Continuity </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul><ul><li>See the Picture ? </li></ul><ul><li>Imagination </li></ul><ul><li>Experience </li></ul><ul><li>Creation </li></ul>
    21. 31. <ul><li>Creeds </li></ul><ul><li>Order </li></ul><ul><li>Doctrine / Dogma (Epistles) </li></ul><ul><li>Word-Based </li></ul><ul><li>Answers lead the way </li></ul><ul><li>“ How do I get to Heaven?” </li></ul><ul><li>Heresy the biggest crime </li></ul><ul><li>You must remember and believe </li></ul><ul><li>Absolute Truth </li></ul><ul><li>Anchor </li></ul><ul><li>Parables </li></ul><ul><li>Spontaneity </li></ul><ul><li>Stories / Narrative (Gospels) </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-Sensual </li></ul><ul><li>Questions open the way </li></ul><ul><li>“ How do we love the world?” </li></ul><ul><li>Apathy the biggest crime </li></ul><ul><li>You must think and imagine </li></ul><ul><li>Many perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Wings </li></ul>Traditional Emerging
    22. 32. “ Our traditional thinking is concerned with: What-IS . It isn’t good at designing What-CAN-BE .” Edward de Bono
    23. 34. For our Timothys’ sake, we need to have one foot in their world…
    24. 35. So, who’s your Timothy? Who have you been a Timothy to?

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