The Falls Church Anglican, steeped in history and prominently located on the edge of the Nation’s Capital, is a vibrant and visionary church. We believe that one of the most effective evangelistic strategies is to plant new churches that share the Good News of Jesus Christ, which in turn plant more churches with the same love for bringing people to new life in Christ. We have a long-term view for shaping Christian leaders to lead new churches in the Anglican tradition. Realizing an increasing need for clergy in the greater Washington community who can clearly lead in today’s culture of “conditional truth,” the Rector of The Falls Church Anglican, John Yates, envisioned a unique residency program for recent seminary graduates committed to the Biblical faith. This challenging program equips young pastors for leadership by providing further advanced practical training to prepare them to plant and lead new churches, particularly within the greater Washington, D.C. region. The result of this vision is the Timothy Program.
In order to train young pastors to develop churches that equip their members to join faith, vocation and relationships in an integrated life vision, the Timothy Program offers a three-year experience combining parish ministry with studies in practical theology, as well as leadership coaching with related training. The primary focus throughout the three years is to equip participants to plant churches; thus, participants’ experiences are designed to further this goal.
The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. Command and teach these things. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. Practice these things; immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers. 1 Timothy 4: 9-16 (ESV)
Click HERE to review a list of men and women trained in recent years at The Falls Church Anglican for ordained ministry in Anglican or Episcopal churches. If you know someone's name is missing, please email Jill Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click HERE to learn about the satellite congregations we've already launched.
View our Timothy brochure for more details or to get involved!
For a summary of the Timothy program, click HERE.
To view or download the current program application (posted August,2013), click HERE.
We will begin accepting applications in October 2013 for the summer of 2014.