As an LCMS Lutheran congregation, St. Timothy proclaims that God grows congregations by the work of the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament.
We believe, teach, and confess that the primary mission of the church is to make disciples of every nation by bearing witness to Jesus Christ through preaching the Gospel (the Word) and administering the Sacraments.
Other activities of the church, such as ministering to people's physical needs, are to support and reinforce the church’s primary purpose and mission, namely that all will believe and confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
We therefore reject any view of the church's mission which implies that an adequate or complete witness to Jesus Christ can be made without proclaiming the Gospel in its purity and rightly administering the Sacraments.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
– Mark 10:45
All people have sinned, which separates us from God. But because of His great love for us, God provided a solution for our deepest need in time and eternity, namely forgiveness of our sins. Man is the pinnacle of God's creation and, as such, God regards us as valuable. In His eyes, we are worth the price of His Son's “holy precious blood and His innocent suffering and death.” And this frees us to regard those around us in the same way—to acknowledge, to recognize, to value, to listen, to forgive, to have compassion, to speak up for, to act in mercy. Then we shall soon find them saying, “I thank God and Jesus Christ that you have regarded me as a human being.”
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his
Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.”
– 1 Corinthians 1:9