When Timothy arrives, see to it that [you put him at ease, so that] he may be fearless among you, for he is [devotedly] doing the Lord’s work, just as I am. So [see to it that] no one despises him or treats him as if he were of no account or slights him. But send him off [cordially, speed him on his way] in peace, that he may come to me. 1Corinthians 16:10,11
Timothy is a bit uncomfortable in new social situations, so Paul requested for his sake that Timothy be made to feel at home. Timothy has a knowledge of Scripture and a powerful delivery of God's message if he knows he's safe and will be heard. He probably has a tender heart that is loving towards those he preaches to, also. To put him at ease is a strange way for a preacher to have to be treated. We expect brave, fearless men. But God saved each of us and as many animals as there are and ways they're cared for, that's how many of us there are and difference in our need for care. And Timothy isn't soft on service, he's devoted as Paul. That's an honor to be spoken of in those terms.
Once he's finished with his message he should be sent off peacefully. Paul desires his companionship. Timothy must have really had some depth to merit special treatment and a call for a visit to Paul.