Aphesis Group materials and process were developed over an 8 year period by Tim Rule along with the concerted help of Aphesis Group Ministry staff and volunteers. Through years of study, prayer and beta test groups, Tim and his staff have put together a transferable, sequential group process that has been time tested and proven effective through many years and hundreds of changed lives.


Tim Rule is the Executive Director of Aphesis Group Ministries and author and developer of the Untying the Knots of the Heart discipleship process and curriculum  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology for Idaho State University, Tim and his wife Renee joined Campus Crusade for Christ International as fulltime staff.  They served with CRU for over 26 years, serving the majority of the time as local and regional directors in California and the Greater Northwest college campus ministry.


For over 20 years Tim has been a popular conference and retreat speaker both in the U.S. and abroad, speaking to high school, college, and post-graduate audiences.  He has spent countless hours counseling and disciplining teens and adults, helping them work through personal and spiritual life issues with them in light of God’s Word.  This history, along with his unique gifting and understanding of the Christian growth process, motivated and guided him in the development of the Untying the Knots of the Heart discipleship process and materials.  His driving passion is seeing God bring real life change to people as they begin to grasp the realities of who they are to God the Father as well as the depth of God’s grace, forgiveness and love.