Tim Chester and Steve Timmis's Bio:
Dr Tim Chester is a founder of the Crowded House, a church planting initiative in Sheffield, UK, and has 15 years experience of church planting. Along with Steve Timmis he is co-director of The Porterbrook Network which trains and mentors church planters. He was previously Research and Policy Director for Tearfund UK. He is the author of a number of books including The Message of Prayer (IVP, 2003), From Creation to New Creation (Paternoster, 2003), Good News to the Poor (IVP, 2004), Delighting in the Trinity (Monarch, 2005) and The Busy Christians Guide to Busyness (IVP, 2006). He is co-author of The Gospel-Centred Church (The Good Book Co., 2002) and The World We All Want (Authentic, 2005) and series editor of The Good Book Guides (The Good Book Co., 2005). He is married with two daughters.
Steve Timmis began The Crowded House – a church planting initiative in Sheffield. He was previously the founding Director of Radstock Ministries, a mission agency facilitating the involvement of local churches in world mission. He is currently chair of the board of trustees. He is co-director of The Porterbrook Network which trains and mentors church planters. He was chair of the team responsible for The Ichthus File (published by The Good Book Company), a set of Bible reading notes for young people covering the whole Bible.
Visit Tim's website at www.timchester.wordpress.com