Timothy Training International

"And the things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, these entrust to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also."
(2 Tim 2:2 / NASB)

Mission Statement

Delivering readily accessible and deeply engaging Bible-based learning that fosters Christ-centered personal living & church-directed spiritual ministry to Chinese church pastors and leaders.

Fisherman Wharf

Fishing skills and techniques are taught on this campus to help fishers of men (Mark 1:17). Two certificate programs are offered. The Chief-of-Tens Certificate trains small group leaders to share responsibilities of their pastor (Exodus 18:25). The Emmaus Certificate provides training in the teaching and preaching of the Word (Luke 24:7). More certificate programs are being designed to meet increasing and diversified demands from the church.

Ezra Hall

The ethos of this campus is modelled after Ezra's heart desire to study and practice scripture (Ezra 7:10). Our diversified learning resources here will favor personal and church group study, even for Christians on-the-go through our 以斯拉学堂 App.

Support TTi

Thank you for your interest in supporting our ministries. We are a Christian nonprofit under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to our organization are tax-deductible in the USA. You can use any major credit card to send support to us.

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TTi was founded by Rev. Janson Chan who is now serving as the Executive Director of our ministries. In early 2001, Janson was helped by his two former professors, Dr. Duane Elmer and Dr. Grant Osborne to organize seminars, training church pastors and leaders in China.

One distinguishing feature of this training is the use of world-class, evangelical bible scholars. In 2005, a systematic curriculum was established consisting of Bible books for the biannual training. In 2008, we moved to Hong Kong and registered in the USA to become a non-profit organization. The ministry continued to grow with two seminars every year and with three courses in each seminar.

In 2011, we began to use digital courses for our training. These digital courses were made from video recordings of our live seminars. Local churches and seminaries in China would sponsor these courses and enrolled their own local pastors, bible study group leaders, and seminary students for their digital seminars.

From 2015, we began to investigate how remote studies could be conducted to better use our expanding number of digital courses, and how course materials and textbooks could be distributed in a copyright-protected environment. We recruited IT engineers to develop our own learning management system and our own eReader with digital rights management (DRM) technology.

2019 was a special year in our history. During this year, our first batch of students graduated with their Master of Arts degrees in Christian Studies and in Biblical Studies; TTi received academic accreditation and became a member of the Asia Theological Association; our Inspirata eBooks App was released, and our online platform was ready to accept online students at the end of 2019. We were prepared just in time for the unexpected pandemic!

2020-2022 were the best years in our ministry. Student recruitment hit record numbers; we have built our own academic, learning and content management systems, and our ebook platform and eReader app continue to attract authors and Chinese publishers alike to render their published works into ebooks, making them accessible globally to anyone at anytime and anywhere.

To Him be all glory and honor!

We have a board of directors. Our directors include Dr. George Guthrie (board chairman), Dr. Richard Averbeck (board secretary), Dr. Hanry Yu, Dr. Martin Klauber, Dr. Danny Hays, and Dr. Robin Hom.

Our first board chairman, Dr. Grant Osborne has gone to be with the Lord on November 4, 2018. We have set up a memorial website (https://go.endao.co) to remember him and his contributions to TTi. Our second board chairmen, Dr. Duane Elmer has retired but he still carries an advisory role for our ministries.

TTi is interdenominational and is independent, with no affiliation to any local church, seminary, or mission organization.

Statement of Faith

Timothy Training International is an accredited member of the Asia Theological Association.