Core Values Statement

The following presents the core values of Timonium Presbyterian Church. We desire that they define and drive the ministry in the context of a warm and caring environment.

 
Christ's Headship
We acknowledge Christ as the Head of our church and submit ourselves and all our activities to His will and good pleasure (Eph. 1:22-23).

Biblical Teaching
We strive to teach God's Word with integrity and authority so that inquirers find Christ and believers mature in Him (2 Tim. 3:16). We want to win hearts to Christ and equip hearts for life.

Authentic Worship We desire to acknowledge God's supreme value and worth in our personal lives and in the corporate, God-centered worship of our church (Rom. 12:1-2).

Unceasing Prayer We rely on private and corporate prayer in the conception, planning, and execution of all the ministries and activities of this church (Matt. 7:7-11).

Sense of Community We ask all our people to commit to and to fully participate in biblically functioning small groups where they may reach the unchurched, exercise their gifts, be shepherded, and thus grow in Christ-likeness (Acts 2:44-46).

Spiritual Family
We support the spiritual nurture of the family as one of God's dynamic means to perpetuate the Christian faith (2 Tim. 1:5).

Truth-Grace Orientation
We show people Jesus only when we show them grace and truth. People need the directions of truth to know where to go. They need the empowerment of grace to help them get there (John 1:1,14; Acts 4:33).
 
Reformed, Yet Always Reforming
We will constantly evaluate our forms and methods, seeking cultural relevance and maximum ministry effectiveness for Christ (1 Chron. 12:32).

Mobilized Congregation
We seek to equip all our uniquely designed and gifted people to effectively accomplish the work of our ministry (Eph. 4:11-13).

Unchurched People
We value unchurched people and will use every available Christ-honoring means to pursue, win, restore, and disciple them (Luke 19:10).

Real Unity
We believe peace and unity are important to God (Eph. 4:3; Psalm 133:1). As people reconciled to God through Jesus Christ, we believe that we are called to respond to conflict differently than those who do not follow Jesus (Gal. 5:19-26). We also believe that conflict provides opportunities to glorify God, serve other people, and grow to be like Christ (Rom. 8:28-29; Matt. 7:3-5; Matt. 18:15-20; 1 Cor. 6:1-8; Gal. 6:1-2; Rom. 12:18; 1 Pet. 5:1-5).

Ministry Faithfulness
Since God gave His best (the Savior), we seek to honor Him by maintaining a high standard of faithfulness in all our ministries and activities (Col. 3:23-24).