What we Believe

Timberview is a local church that is part of the global Free Methodist Church (FMC), which is a denomination that is Bible-based and committed to carrying out Jesus Christ's Great Commands (Matthew 22:37-40) and Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) in the world.

We are Bible-based because we believe the Bible has authority over all human life. It teaches the truth about God, His creation, His people, His one and only Son and the destiny of humankind. It also teaches the way of salvation and the life of faith.  Whatever is not found in the Bible nor can be proved by it is not to be required as an article of belief or as necessary to salvation.  (The 2015 Book of Discipline, paragraph 108)

In its historical Book of Discipline (think "discipleship," not punishment!) in paragraphs 156-160, the FMC has a beautiful statement of Christian faith and practice that we joyfully embrace at Timberview:

The Confession and Commitment

We confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. By faith, we walk with Him. We commit ourselves to know Him in His full sanctifying grace. 

As Regards God 

As God's people, we reverence and worship Him. 

We commit ourselves to cultivate habits of Christian devotion, submitting to mututal accountability, practicing private and corporate prayer, studying the Scriptures, attending public worship and partaking of Holy Communion; 

We commit ourselves to observe the Lord's Day, setting it apart for worship, renewal and service.; 

We commit ourselves to give our loyalty to Christ and the church, refraining from any alliance which compromises our Chirstian commitment. 

This we do, by God's grace and power.

As Regards Ourselves and Others 

As a people, we live wholesome and holy lives and show mercy to all, ministering to both their physical and spiritual needs. 

We commit ourselves to be free from activities and attitudes that defile the mind and harm the body, or promote the same; 

We commit ourselves to respect the worth of all persons as created in the image of God; We commit ourselves to strive to be just and honest in all our relationships and dealings. This we do, by God's grace and power. 

As Regards the Institutions of God 

As a people, we honor and support the God-ordained institutions of family, state and church. 

We commit ourselves to honor the sanctity of marriage and the family; 

We commit ourselves to value and nurture children, guilding them to faith in Christ; 

We commit ourselves to seek to be responsible citizens, and we pray for all who lead. 

This we do, by God's grace and power. 

As Regards the Church 

As God's people, we express the life of Christ in the world. 

We commit ourselves to contribute to unity in the church, cultivating integrity, love and understanding in all our relationships; 

We commit ourselves to practice the principles of Christian stewardship, for the glory of God and the growth of the church; 

We commit ourselves to go into our world and make disciples. 

This we do, by God's grace and power.