After false teachers had disrupted the church Timothy was working with, Paul gave Timothy encouragement and guidance for how to address these teachers and lead the church effectively. Throughout the book, we see that what a church believes will directly shape how its members live and behave.
The church's theology and beliefs must constantly be critiqued and formed by the Bible and the Gospel message. Churches should be known for their devotion to the risen King Jesus and model integrity, good works, and service to the poor and most vulnerable.
In 1 Timothy, we read about a holistic vision of the nature and mission of the Church. Just as in Timothy's time, corrupt teachers can confuse believers, but Paul instructs on how the Church and its leaders can stay faithful to the way of Jesus.