What We Believe
Timberwood Church is a Bible-based, outreach-oriented church designed to help people experience God’s goodness in their lives. Through learning 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.
Pastor John Just is delighted to be serving as Pastor of Timberwood Church. He is a teacher who loves encouraging others… a people person… an avid student of the Bible. He started out his career as a "numbers guy," attending the University of MN, Duluth, 1986-1990, where he earned a Bachelors of Accounting. He earned his CPA certificate in 1992. That’s when a long-held passion for ministry took him to Bethel Seminary where he studied from 1993 to 1996 and earned a Masters of Divinity. He has served as Intern & Junior High Program Associate at Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, MN and in Finance and Adult Ministries at Friendship Church, Prior Lake, MN. He is married to Tanya Just and has two wonderful children.
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The statements that follow are the foundation of Timberwood Church.
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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.).