Serving the Rogers Community
Pastor Marcus is an energetic guy who loves God and loves people. He is driven by the thought of eternity and has a desire to help people find their God-given purpose in life. Coming from a small town on the Oregon Coast, he loves to get outside and play in God’s creation; from trail running, to bow hunting, to camping with the family, he is always looking forward to his next adventure.
He is surrounded by a powerhouse team known as Team Refsland. Team Refsland consists of his wife-Kjersten, and five children - Ryder, Adelyn, Libby, Braye, and Trygg.
We believe God cares about the one. We value everyone – even those who have yet to step through our front door. Our hope is that we are able to come alongside and partner with each individual on their unique journey with God.
We believe God makes good families better and broken families whole. We believe there is no such thing as a perfect family – just like we don’t believe in perfect people. We do believe families are uniquely crafted teams created by God and when working together, they can be strengthened to a new level. Our hope is to build strong families and reconstruct broken ones into being stronger than ever.
We believe the Church exists to strengthen a community. Timbers is a church for the community and we desire to see it thrive. Our heartbeat has always been for Rogers and its’ surrounding area. We will strive to serve it to the best of our ability, for we are honored to be a part of this amazing community.
We believe missions has to be a priority and not an afterthought. Timbers refuses to wait to take action. We are committed to praying, giving, and going. Our name, “Timbers” comes from the beginnings of the city of Rogers, where the Great Northern Railroad purchased one acre of land to ship out the rich timber resources in the area. Our heartbeat is to be a sending church!
Our Dream for Timbers Church is to be obedient and multiply! When we first hear obedient, typically, our soul doesn’t respond with a sense of excitement. However, we believe it strategically places us to experience the adventure of a lifetime. Jesus builds the church (Matthew 16:18), so when we walk in obedience with what He is doing, then we experience a life more satisfying than anything else ever could. Our desire is to be a safe place for imperfect people to experience God’s grace and mercy, while on the journey of walking out a faith filled, obedient life. (Matthew 28:20 NIV)
Our Dream for multiplication is to see healthy individuals replicating themselves. We love seeing the church equip others to continue the work of the ministry – which is so much bigger than the functions inside the church! There is so much joy and reward found in mentorship, discipleship, releasing, and sending people! Most think of babies when multiplication is mentioned – while we love babies and growing the church that way – we believe that healthy, fruitful things multiply (John 15:4 – 5 NIV)… a healthy tree will continue to grow branches and will drop seeds to plant more trees. This is our hearts’ desire for Timbers Church.
We want to see the church thriving – multiplying, all while being obedient to His commands and the vision He has placed in our heart for Timbers Church.