We have now four TSOM school classes
in Oslo, Drøbak, Østfold, Akershus
and Sunday School in Oslo before Sunday service.
What is TSOM ?
The Timothy School of Ministry is a seminar-based training school under the Discipleship Program of Bishop Victor Del Valle. Bishop Vic is the Senior Minister of the Mount Moriah Ministries in the Philippines and the Living Word Bible Center in Macau, China; Oslo, Norway; and Madrid, Spain.
He is also a bible teacher and has served as speaker in various seminars and other church occasions.
Why the TSOM?
Common to all of Bishop Vic’s ministries is the physical and spiritual growth of the individual congregations. These growths testify of God’s blessings and faithfulness. With growth there is also the urgency to equip homegrown pastors and teachers. While bible colleges and seminaries are within reach, sending the local pastors and teachers for formal training has not been practical. Most of these church workers are either currently employed or they simply cannot make the commitment to do part-time or full-time ministerial studies.
How the TSOM Works ?
The TSOM seminars are brief but comprehensive. The seminar dates are flexible, keeping in mind the unique needs of the individual churches. The key concept that TSOM emphasizes is “Framework.” By “framework” TSOM equips the participant with a strong foundation on each of the courses. It is from this course framework that the participant builds up his/her ministerial skills.
Training Our Timothys
Timothy was the minister of the church in Ephesus. Paul thought of him as a son, and wrote to encourage and advise Timothy. In the middle of his letter, Paul warned Timothy that a time was coming when false teachers would attempt to corrupt the church. Paul told Timothy how to prepare for and handle the situation. His first comment was, “Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives’ tales; rather, train yourself to be godly. For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
1 Timothy 4:7-8
If you read these two verses by themselves, you’d think Paul was giving instructions to pass along to new Christians. However, Paul was talking to Timothy, a Christian leader. Whether we are just starting our life of faith, or now serve as a Christian leader, the first key to protecting our churches is to train ourselves.
The Timothy School of Ministry is designed to answer such a need. The need to equip and train our local homegrown pastors and leaders is fundamental to the success of the church that God has entrusted upon us to care of. So we challenge everyone to get on board with these training. We provide the training, you respond and be equipped.
Include TSOM in your daily prayers. Pray for God’s guidance upon the Bishop Vic and his coworkers. Pray for the seminar teachers. May they give, not only their time and expertise, but also their best to God and the students. Pray likewise for funding. These seminars will need finances to move forward. This funding includes the honorariums which we plan to bless our seminar teachers with. So give as the Lord leads you.
Finally, let us all praise God for His love and blessings. Our ultimate goal is to praise Him and serve Him with all that we’ve got. Indeed, let’s make the MOST of ourselves in serving God.
To God be all glory!