Discovery Class

For adults interested in membership And Learning more about our Beliefs, Visions, and Ministry.

Timothy Lutheran Discovery Class

New Member Expectations

Thank you so much for your interest in membership at Timothy Lutheran! There is little we love more than welcoming growing disciples of Jesus into our midst. Please understand that we do not take this commitment lightly, and we kindly ask the same of you. We want to help you Discover (or reDiscover!) that you are a beloved child of God called to “be love” to the world. Faith development is essential to growing your relationship with Christ. Therefore, we ask that particular attention is paid to worship, plus one other area of faith: service, spiritual growth, or fellowship.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another.” -Hebrews 10:24-25

Please make worshiping regularly with us a priority. We realize that some families or individuals may not be able to make it every week, but we’d like to see you more often than not! God commands us to meet together in his name to encourage and build each other up. Besides, it’s just good for the soul.

Worship Plus One. In addition to regular worship, we ask that you develop your faith in at least one other way:


Fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” -1 Samuel 12:24

There are so many ways to serve others at Timothy Lutheran! During this Discovery, we encourage you in your journey to try one of them. This could be during an actual worship service as an usher or greeter. Or, it could be on a volunteer basis at one of our events or within one of our ministries. We can’t wait to explore the many ways we can put all your spiritual gifts to good use!

Spiritual Growth.
“Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” -2 Peter 3:18

We love serving others, and hope you do too! But we also don’t want you to forget to feed your own faith! That’s why, during this process, we ask that you do one thing for yourself . . . and your faith. The possibilities are endless: read a daily devotional, join a Bible study, or attend the men or women events. We can’t wait to hear what you decide!

“Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.” -1 Thessalonians 5:11

Fellowship is a natural byproduct that emerges from meeting and working together to fulfill God’s plans for His church. This can be as simple as greeting new people within worship or as involved as using spiritual gifts to help organize an event. Fellowship is intertwined in virtually all that we do!

​When you’re ready to commit, we’ll celebrate with the New Member Class. We can’t wait to welcome you! And, don’t worry . . . we’ll be with you and fervently praying for you every step of the way.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Pastor John Otte at; or
Pastor Rod Lindemann at

Join us for Discovery Class

What this class is:

  • An overview of the Christian faith

  • What is unique to the Lutheran faith

  • Preparation for church membership

What this class is not:

  • Verse by verse study of the Bible

  • Coercion, this is for your information

Next session begins:

Date: TBD
Time: 6:30 pm-8 p.m.
Location: R.D. Mize Campus, Room #302

New Member Classes are offered for adults interested in becoming members of Timothy Lutheran or have a desire to learn more about the Lutheran teachings.

Registration is required for materials.
Free babysitting is offered during each session.

Please call the church office with any questions.


Discovery Class Information and Registration

What We Believe

At Timothy Lutheran Church and School, we believe, teach, and confess: 

  • That the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God. (2 Peter 1:20-21)

  • That there is only one true God, who has revealed Himself in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17)

  • That all people are sinful and, as a result, are separated from God (Romans 3:23James 2:10)

  • That God the Father’s love for all the world moved Him to put the punishment for our sin upon His Son, Jesus. (John 3:16, 2 Corinthians 5:21)

  • That by His suffering and death on the cross, Jesus made full payment for our sins. (Hebrews 2:17)

  • That Jesus rose from the dead on Easter morning and later ascended into heaven. (John 20:1-29Acts 1:1-11)

  • That God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. (Acts 3:19-21Romans 10:9-101 Corinthians 6:9-11)

  • That God’s gifts of forgiveness, eternal life, and salvation come to us, in His Church, through the Means of Grace: His Word and His Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. (Romans 1:16Matthew 26:281 Peter 3:21)

  • That forgiveness and eternal life are offered freely by God’s grace through faith in Jesus Christ and not by good works. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

  • That Jesus will return on the Last Day to judge both the living and the dead. On that day, He will receive all those who believe in Him. However, those who reject the Christian faith will be eternally separated from God. (Matthew 24:44Matthew 25:31-32Matthew 25:41)

  • We are all sinners who fall short of the glory of God, but are justified freely by faith. (Romans 3:23)

​With the whole Christian Church on earth, we confess the truth contained in the three Ecumenical Creeds including the Apostles’ Creed.