Timberland Bible Church loves kids and welcomes them to a number of our services. We offer nursery care and age appropriate teachings for kids in 1st – 7th grade. The lessons are fun and approachable and taught by committed volunteers who serve Jesus by serving you and your kids. If you would like to see more about the material we use, please visit www.252basics.com. At TBC safety is very important to us. All of our teachers and volunteers have willingly taken a background check.
Our kids ministry focuses on four major components: Hear, Pray, Talk, & Live.
Hear - Listening to God's Word
When we read the Bible, and listen to what God has to tell us through His Word, we learn we can trust God no matter what.
Pray - Dialogue with God
Talk - Articulate Your Faith
Live - Acting on God's Word
Our faith is meant to be lived out and experienced every day. We learn and practice what it means to follow God’s Word.
Timberland Bible Church has a growing and lively youth ministry that includes BASIC Youth Fellowship (First Grade – High School) every Tuesday night at 6:30pm, monthly special events, summer camps (FUEL, REFUEL, and the UP Project). Each Sunday morning, youth through 6th Grade will have their own teaching time during the service where they are taught by dedicated volunteers about the gospel with age-appropriate lessons. Our youth also participate in small groups in homes during the week. If you are interested in joining one of our home groups, contact us here.
We practice the 12-7-2 program with our youth. Each year they will learn about 12 things, 7 checkpoints, and 2 commands.
We believe there are 12 vital lessons to be learned every year. Each month, our lessons focus on each of the following:
- God’s will
- Bible Instruction
- Basic Christianity
- Contemporary Issues
- Transformed mind
There are 7 checkpoints that we want to make sure every youth knows before leaving the youth group. They include:
- Authentic Faith
- Healthy Friendships
- Moral Boundaries
- Spiritual Disciplines
- Others First
- Ultimate Authority
- Wise Choices
Finally, there are two commands that guide everything we teach and do. Those are to:
- Love God
- Love Neighbor
Our adult ministry – from young adults on up – is focused on leading people into growing relationships with Jesus Christ. We do this by creating environments where people are encouraged & equipped to pursue an intimate relationship with God, grow community within the church, and develop influence within the world. Our adult ministry reflects our Seven Core Values.
Strategic service is allowing our corporate mission & strategy to determine our individual place of service. Every Christian has certain gifts, talents, & abilities that God expects them to use to benefit the church.
This happens in a church where people genuinely connect are both encouraged and challenged in their relationships with God and each other. We want to be a relational church which breeds healthy relationships in which people feel encouraged & safe to explore their relationship with God.
A disciple works alongside another in order to learn all the ‘teacher’ knows, so they can duplicate the teacher’s work in another environment, or replace the teacher in the current environment. You are not responsible to know everything about your area of ministry, but you are responsible to pour what you do know into the life of another.
“Relevant” means using what is cultural to say what is timeless. We can allow the culture to drive us, we can ignore the culture, or we can strategically use the culture for God’s purposes. At Timberland, we choose to use the culture strategically to communicate God’s timeless message of hope.
Intimacy with God
“Intimacy” means being fully known and fully accepted. That’s the kind of relationship we want each member of Timberland to develop with their Heavenly Father. However it’s scary to be fully known, because we fear rejection. As your relationship with God gets more personal, you will become more accountable.
The transition from unbelief to faith in Christ is always a process of questioning, dialogue, and discovery, eventually leading to belief. Our role is simply to partner with God in this process.
There is a difference between seeing the Bible as ‘authoritative’ and submitting to its authority. Submitting to it’s authority means allowing it’s principles to guide your decisions relationally, financially, professionally, socially… every area of your life. A church’s commitment to Scripture is only as firm as its members’ commitment to Scripture, so the strength of our church depends on your commitment to the Bible’s authority.
We offer a variety of Pastoral Care and Counseling services including: Crisis counseling, Family counseling, Marriage Counseling, Personal Counseling, and can provide references for further help. Click here if you are interested in learning more about our Pastoral Care services. In the case of an emergency, please get in touch with the appropriate authorities.
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