GodConnects – Discovery Class

Next Sessions Starts Wednesday, January 5, 2022

6:30pm – 8pm | RD Mize Campus | Room 302

An Introductory Journey Into Christianity From A Lutheran Perspective
Make a commitment to attend by registering today.

Timothy Lutheran Discovery Class

God, are You there?

Everyone, at some point, asks this question. It can come at moments of sterile, academic reflection or in times of deep despair. “God, if You are there, why don’t You show Yourself to me?” In this confusing world where authenticity is so elusive, it seems like we cannot connect to God.

In truth we can’t—but the good news is that God connects with us. Our adult instruction class tells this unique, unequaled story. Wherever you may find yourself, we will help you explore what the Bible says about this remarkably loving God, and how this love gives direction and meaning to your life today and forever.

This class is designed for those who are interested in learning or reviewing the foundations of the Christian faith. Attendance at the class may lead to membership in our church, but there are no obligations. Child-care is provided.

New Member Expectations

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, fellowship, or sharing with others. You faith is a journey that continues to grow. We aim to be God’s children who Gather, Grow, Give, and Go.

Worship.
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:

Service

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!

Fellowship

“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 together in worship and welcome you into membership. 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 Rod Lindemann at RodL@TimothyLutheran.com.

Refer A Family Member or Friend

We all know someone who is lost and needs to hear the Good News of Jesus as our Savior. The first steps can be the most difficult. God calls each of us to, “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 28:19-20).

Perhaps you know someone who needs to experience God’s love? Take a moment to pray about this person(s) and consider filling out a referral card. We have a team of people ready and willing to reach out and invite them to the upcoming Discovery Class. You can make the difference in a person’s life by helping someone take the first step in following God’s desire to save all.

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Join us for GodConnects-Discovery Class

What this class is:

  • An Eleven session overview of the Christian faith

  • What is unique to the Lutheran faith

  • Preparation for church membership if desired

What this class is not:

  • Verse by verse study of the Bible

  • An end of moving forward in your faith

Ten Sessions

  1. Why the Bible?
  2. God’s Law
  3. Who is the Father?
  4. Who is Jesus Christ?
  5. Who is the Holy Spirit?
  6. Prayer
  7. 7. Baptism
  8. Confession and Absolution
  9. Communion
  10. The Christian Life

Next Series of classes begin:

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm-8 pm
Location: R.D. Mize Campus, Room #302 (Fireplace Room)

GodConnects-Discovery Classes are offered for adults 15 yrs of age and older who are interested in discovering the Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective and/or becoming members of Timothy Lutheran.

Registration is requested for materials.

Please call the church office with any questions.

Registration

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.