Mission & Values

our Mission

renewing hearts and minds
through the story of jesus

our values

jesus is the center

Jesus is the central character in the biblical story, and he is the center of all of human history. The grand narrative of the bible is the revealing of God’s plan to save and renew the world through the life, death and resurrection of his son, Jesus. Therefore, our hope is that the good news of Jesus would permeate every conversation, sermon, gathering, and ministry at Trinity Church. Jesus is our only means of rescue, and the source of all hope in life and in death. (Luke 24:36-48, Col. 1:15-23, 1 Cor. 2:1-5, 1 Cor. 15:1-11 Gal. 1:3-5)

the Bible is enough

We believe the Bible contains the true story of the world and is God’s primary way of revealing himself. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testament contain everything we need for knowledge of salvation and godly living. Jesus believed all that was written in the Scriptures. If we are to be his disciples, we should believe the same. Jesus taught that God’s Word is enough; therefore, we can be confident that it is relevant to all of life. We eagerly open our Bibles to hear the voice of God, live under its authority, and treasure it together as a lamp to our feet and light to our path. (2 Tim. 3:16-17, Luke 16:30-31, Psalm 119, Heb. 1:1-4, Acts 17:1-15, 1 Cor. 2:6-13)

church is family

The gospel is the good news that through Jesus, God has rescued sinners and adopted them as his sons and daughters. Therefore, Church is not an event to attend, but a family of divine belonging. A healthy family is measured by its love, not by its size or the service it provides. A loving family builds deep and meaningful relationships by listening, demonstrating transparency, sharing honestly, laughter, telling stories, repenting, forgiving, and praying together. Commitment to a local church is a significant means of formation. Therefore, we commit to sharing our lives with one another and to living as family, so that we might be molded more and more into the likeness of Jesus. (Rom. 12:3-20, 1 Cor. 12:12-31, Acts 20:28, 1 Peter 2:1-12, 1 Cor. 5:12-13)

sunday shapes our everyday

Gathered worship tells the story of God’s relationship with his people. The biblical narrative played out in worship is a type of reenactment of this story that renews and shapes our everyday lives. God calls us to himself, we confess our sin, receive his declaration of forgiveness in Christ, pray to him, are counseled by his Word, nourished by the bread and cup, and sent into the world to make disciples of Jesus. Worship on Sunday renews and shapes us to make the biblical story our story, to see ourselves as characters in the drama of Jesus’ redemption. (Rom. 12:1-2, Heb. 10:25, 1 Cor. 11:23-26, Matt. 26:26-28, Acts 20:7, 1 Peter 3:18)

good news needs spreading

The good news of Jesus is the best news anyone will ever hear. This gospel story is not advice to get our lives together, but the climax of the true story of the world. It is a story that our hearts are desperate to hear daily. The Bible calls this news “the power of God,” and the more we believe it and apply it to every area of life, the more we become like Jesus. The good news needs spreading to everyone. By the power of the Spirit it rescues the lost and it sanctifies the redeemed. We long for Trinity to be a place where, no matter where you are in the journey, you can move from unbelief to more belief in the gospel of Jesus. (Rom. 1:16-17, 2 Tim. 2:1-13, 1 Peter 1:22-25, 1 Cor. 9:17-27, 1 Cor. 15:1-11, 2 Cor. 5:11-21)