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Why Timothy Funds?

The Need

The global Church is in great need of prepared, purposeful and passionate leaders. The PAOC has a network of over 50 partner Bible colleges and Christian universities worldwide where men and women desire to be fully equipped to pursue their calling, yet many of these students cannot afford tuition. A recent study of theological training worldwide indicates that one of the greatest impacts that the global Church can have in spreading the gospel is to offer scholarships to students wishing to pursue ministry studies. Thousands of students stand in need of scholarships.

The Vision

Enable over 500 men and women each year to be equipped in every corner of the world for the work of reaching those needing to hear and accept the gospel. Resource leaders-in-training with $600 scholarships to offset the cost of training for the ministry through a high-integrity process.

The Traction

To date, over 1,100 ministry students have received Timothy Fund Scholarships since Dr. Irving Whitt first ran the idea past Dr. Kirk Kauffeldt in 2009. This past year, the reach grew to an all-time high of 33 colleges in 25 countries, but so many more need scholarships.

The Ask

Would you join the group of over 200 Timothy Fund supporters across Canada (and beyond) who currently invest in this initiative? For $50 per month, a student can receive a scholarship! For churches or those with greater capacity, 10 scholarships donated per year allow you to partner with an entire college. Start today!

The Impact

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Our goal is to double the impact of Timothy Funds by 2020 by increasing ability to resource 500 students per year by growing the donation base through people like you.

ValerieInvite Valerie Penney, Timothy Fund Manager, to your event. Every business person, every church attender, every person interested in the Great Commission needs to be aware of the Timothy Fund Scholarship program.

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  • Students at risk on not being able to meet financial requirement for tuition
  • Attending full-time ministry training program
  • At a PAOC partner institution overseas


Schools choose the students, submit their names, photos and testimonies along with a school update.

How Do We Know They're Real People?

Our Timothy Fund contact person in most cases is the global worker or school president, who are known personally to the PAOC.



"Studying at Cambodia Bible Institute has changed my life and ministry in more ways than I could have imagined. It’s just like my ministry to the children. As I teach them about Jesus, He changes them from the inside. And He’s changing me from the inside to be an effective minister of the gospel. After my formal studies, I want to share the gospel all over Cambodia and the neighbouring countries."
- Lainghong

Get Involved

How Can I Get Involved?

  1. Invest $50 per month today for the next three years to equip a leader.
  2. Talk about Timothy Funds with friends and family looking for strategic impact globally (and become a Timothy Fund promoter)
  3. Invite the Timothy Fund Manager to speak at your church or area event
  4. Include Timothy Funds in your personal or church missions budget