Our DNA

Timberwood Church is a Bible-based, outreach-oriented church designed to help people experience God’s goodness in their lives. Through teaching and worship, we seek to make the timeless truth of the Bible relevant for everyday life. The purpose of Timberwood Church is to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ. Worshipping, serving, celebrating—together.

Statement of Faith

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, is absolutely reliable and trustworthy, and is our supreme and final authority in faith and life (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21).

We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Genesis 1:1, 26; Matthew 28:19; John 1:1, 3; 4:24; Acts 5:3, 4; Romans 1:20; Ephesians 4:5, 6; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38; Romans 9:5; Titus 2:13).

We believe that we are created in the image of God, that we sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also that spiritual death which is separation from God, and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature, and become guilty sinners in thought, word, and deed (Genesis 1:26,27; 3:1-24; Romans 3:23; 5:12-18; 1 John 1:8).

We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, that He rose victorious from the grave on the third day, and that all who believe in Him as Savior are justified on the grounds of His sacrificial death (Isaiah 53; Matthew 20:28; John 3:16; Romans 3:24-26; 5:1; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; 1 John 2:2; Matthew 28:6; Romans 10:9; 1 Corinthians 15:14).

We believe in the personal and imminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4:16,17).

We believe that all who come by grace through faith to accept the Lord Jesus Christ are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God (John 1:12, 13; 3:3, 5; Ephesians 2:8, 9; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23).

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the lost (John 5:28-29; 1 Corinthians 15; 2 Corinthians 5:10; Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 20:4-6; 11-15).

We believe that all Christians receive the Holy Spirit when they are born again (Acts 2:28-41,47; Acts 10:44-47; 1 Corinthians 12:13).

We believe that water baptism by immersion in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the biblical testimony of the professed believer (Acts 2:28-41,47; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:36-40; 10:47; 18:8; Romans 6:3, 4; 1 Corinthians 12:13).

We believe that those who partake of the Lord’s Supper should be born-again believers, walking in fellowship with the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 2:42-46; 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).

We believe that as Christians we are to meet together regularly for worship, ordinances, and the encouragement of each other (Hebrews 10:24, 25; Acts 2:42, 46, 47a.).

Our Values

Outreach: being a place where people who don’t know Jesus can come to personally know Him. This happens locally, as well as globally.

Spiritual Formation: As we continue to grow and be in forward motion, may we have the desire to be transformed by Christ and to learn more about Him and His love for us through His Word, as well as through Wednesday Night Programs and elective classes at Timberwood.

Leadership: As we continue to grow and move forward in our spiritual life, we can then be in a position to lead in our sphere of influence from a posture of service that Jesus Christ modeled for us.

Baptism

"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." -Matthew 28:19

Baptism at Timberwood Church is for those who believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and choose to follow Him. Baptism is a time to publicly profess your faith and commitment to our Savior. It is a time of celebration! Baptism is celebrated once a year during the summer on Round Lake. Please contact the church office for more information.

Communion

At Timberwood Church we practice open communion. If you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ you are welcome to join us in this ordinance. Depending on your faith tradition, you may call this celebration: the Eucharist, the Lord’s Supper, or Holy Communion. Regardless of the name, we acknowledge what Jesus did. We know that the night before he died, he gathered his disciples together and gave them a tangible way to remember what he was about to do for them. Through the ordinary elements of wine and bread, Jesus told his disciples to remember his body, given for them, and his blood shed for them. Later in the 1st century, St Paul would write,

“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-28)

So we, within the command of Jesus to remember his death and Paul’s admonition to examine oneself, invite those who know Jesus as Savior and Lord to celebrate this most extravagant of gifts, Jesus.