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The content below is intended to provide a variety of helpful resources on difficult yet relevant subjects, in this case, contentment. We recognize that some sources may come into question for any number of reasons, and the following are not offered with a blanket endorsement of every word spoken or written. We believe God uses imperfect people every day, and the following are just as fallible as anyone — yet if they may be helpful, we want to share them with you.


Contentment can be described as a peaceful state of being that goes beyond our circumstances.

The apostle Paul suggests that contentment can be learned. In his letter to the church in Philippi, he says, “…for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:11-13)

Contentment is a practice, a discipline revolving around where we chose to find joy. May we excel at exercising contentment as we draw on the strength of Jesus — regardless of circumstances.

Care & Prayer Ministry

Care & Prayer Ministry

Timberline Church has a variety of services available for depression and other challenges. Please visit our Care & Prayer ministry page to explore some of the services by clicking the button below, or fill out the form at the bottom of this page and we will respond as soon as possible.

Care & Prayer Ministry

Media & Video

Media & Video

I Am Second is a story-driven video series that highlights many different individuals and their personal journeys, ultimately surrendering to Jesus (who is "first"). Explore powerful stories revolving around the subject of contentment by clicking here.

Happy is a 75-minute documentary that takes us on a journey from the swamps of Louisiana to the slums of Kolkata in search of what really makes people happy. Learn more about the movie by clicking here, or explore options for watching the film by clicking here.

Dave Ramsey hosts a short, 8-minute conversation on contentment and gratitude. You can access this video by clicking here.

The Weight We Carry

In life, we will all experience burdens and hardships. Pastor Mackenzie Matthews shares her story and encourages us that no matter what we face, God is with us. This video can be watched on YouTube by clicking here.

Courses & Bible Studies

Courses & Bible Studies

Financial Peace University

Today make the choice to have a plan for your money. This is your time to set goals and stay with them. You can pay off your debt, live debt-free, and build a whole new future for yourself and your family. You will be supplied with the tools to take control of your money and your financial life. You can do it! This preview class will be on September 20th, 2022. Join in room 211, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. No registration is required for the orientation class. Click here for the latest details.

When Strivings Cease

Ruth Chou Simons knows something about feeling measured by achievement, performance, and the approval of others. As a Taiwanese immigrant growing up between two cultures, Ruth was always on a mission to prove her worth, until she came to truly understand the one thing that changes everything: the extravagant, undeserved gift of grace from a merciful God. In When Strivings Cease, Ruth guides you on a journey to find freedom from the never-ending quest for self-improvement. Click here to access this Bible study resource.

Pursuing Contentment (Women of Faith Study Guide Series)

In Pursuing Contentment, by Luci Swindoll, you will explore what the Bible says about true contentment how it is a skill to be learned. You can break old habits and patterns of thinking and choose to be grateful in all circumstances. You can say, like the apostle Paul, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Philippians 4:11). You can cultivate contentment in your heart. Click here to access this Bible study resource.

Books & Blogs

Books & Blogs

BLOG: Dealing with Discontentment Pastor Jeff Lucas explores the subject of contentment in this witty and insightful blog article.

BLOG: Hope by Pastor Jeff Lucas. Read an touching story of how faith is displayed through the life of a little girl named Hope.

BOOK: The Well-Watered Woman: Rooted in Truth, Growing in Grace, Flourishing in Faith by Gretchen Saffles. Available in hard copy format.

BOOK: Give Thanks to the Lord: The Five-Minute Daily Gratitude Journal. Available in hard copy format.

BOOK: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and Spiritually Alive in the Chaos of the Modern World by John Mark Comer. Available in hard copy or Ebook formats, with additional accompanying resources.

BOOK: The Prayer Journal for Him: A Daily Christian Journal for Men to Practice Gratitude, Reduce Anxiety and Strengthen Your Faith by Jarrett Culver. Available in hard copy formats.

BOOK: Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of Psalm 23 by Dallas Willard. Available in hard copy, digital format, or audio.

BOOK: Pursuing Contentment by Luci Swindoll. Available as an Ebook.

BOOK: Believing God for His Best: How to Marry Contentment and Singleness by Bill Thrasher. Available in hard copy, digital format, or audio.

BOOK: Singing in Babylon by Jeff Lucas. Everyone has to live with second choices—events and circumstances that they would not choose, some trivial, some tragic. Daniel was a man whose life was filled with second choices, but he did more than just survive; he stayed faithful to God and thrived. Down-to-earth but inspirational, Singing in Babylon explores how the reader, like Daniel, can find purpose and meaning in life’s second choices. Available in print and digital formats here.

BOOK: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T. Wright. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation—and if this has already begun in Jesus’s resurrection—the church cannot stop at "saving souls" but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God’s kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Available in print, digital, and audio formats here.

Crisis & Counseling

Crisis & Counseling

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the United States. If you or a loved one are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please reach out anytime:
(800) 273-8255

ReStory Counseling Center

Restoration Counseling offers individual, couples, and teen therapy in Colorado and spiritual direction, spiritual counseling, and coaching via tele-health to those who desire to LOVE THEIR STORY and LIVE RESTORED.
(970) 672-7974

Colorado Crisis Services

Help with mental health, substance use or emotional concerns. Confidential and immediate support 24/7/365 with locations in Greeley, Aurora, Boulder, Denver, and more.
(844) 493-8255

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment

Crisis and suicide resources and print materials are available, including prevention materials, suicide loss resources, gun safety, and more.
Email: cdphe.information@state.co.us


An anonymous way for people to report concerns regarding their safety or the safety of others. Provides technical assistance to schools and communities before and after tragic events. Educates, and provides awareness and outreach to encourage reporting and breaking the code of silence.
Hotline: (877) 542-7233
(720) 508-6800

Pastoral Messages

Pastoral Messages

Our culture is often caught up in the pursuit of more and more. It could be anything, from vehicles to money, and from friendships to job titles. On Mother's Day weekend, 2022, Pastor Donny Abbott expounds on the powerful concept of contentment, and how we may practice it amidst our circumstances. This message is viewable by clicking here.

The world around us strives to convince us that we’re not content. As followers of Jesus we are not only able, but we must find and participate in the surpassing contentment that comes from the power of the Spirit alone. Pastor Jeff Lucas explores this subject from the Timberline Windsor campus on Mother's Day weekend, 2022, viewable by clicking here.

There's always going to be someone who seems smarter, richer, or funnier than us. So how do we avoid the endless cycle of comparison and competition? Let's talk about the secret to contentment. Andy Stanley explores the subject, which is viewable by clicking here.

Rick Warren delivers a message about learning contentment, where he presents five damaging effects of wanting more. You can access this insightful message by clicking here.



Jen McLain on Singleness in the Church

For some being a single person, especially in a Christian community can feel like being JV. It’s as if something is wrong or should be fixed. The Bible describes singlehood as a gift. In this episode we explore the journey to contentment and the value... Click here to listen to Singleness in the Church, a Timberline podcast.


Have you wondered how the intersection of mental health, science and faith converge? How we can strengthen our relationship with God, ourselves and others? Join Dr. Curt Thompson, board-certified psychiatrist, as he explores themes of interpersonal neurobiology and Christianity. NeuroFaith invites listeners to discover how their minds were built to function and how to implement healthy practices that confront fear and encourage mindfulness. You may access this podcast by clicking here.

Henry Nouwen Society

Explore this weekly podcast with interviews & discussions by clicking here.

Bible Verses

"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

Spoken by Paul in Philippians 4:11-13

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

Spoken by Paul in Philippians 4:8

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

Spoken by Jesus in Matthew 6:25-26

"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."

Spoken by Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10

"Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes."

Spoken by King David in Psalm 37:5-7

Worship Songs

Worship Songs

You can enjoy Lauren Daigle's hit song, You Say, here on YouTube.

Tori Kelly sang the powerful and moving Soul's Anthem (It is Well). Enjoy the song here on YouTube.

Kristene DiMarco of Bethel Worship sings a rendition of It is Well in this live performance. Enjoy it here on YouTube.

Zach Williams played at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in September 2019. Enjoy part of his Rescue Story concert here on YouTube.

Katy Nichole's song In Jesus Name (God of Possible) can be enjoyed here on YouTube.

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