Years ago after traveling to Montreal, Canada I returned home with some Canadian change still in my pocket (remember change?). The surprise came when I went to a vending machine....Keep Reading
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Current headlines about tax cuts have triggered timeworn diatribes about what “should” be done....
On the evening of December 11, we held a vision meeting to explain to the Trinity family the specifics of our call to plant a church in our network. The meeting was very encouraging! We outlined our inward call to plant a church, the process of evaluating that call with leadership both at Trinity and in our denomination, the need in the Mulberry area, and the vision for planting a gospel-centered church there. We’re calling this mission Greater Hope....
When the LORD led His people, Israel, across the wilderness and finally into the Promised Land, He ended a series of conspicuous miracles with one more big one. He miraculously stopped the flow of the River Jordan so that they could walk across on dry land. If you think about it, that would be an amazing sight to witness! ...
I remember vividly the lady who (along with my parents) helped lead me to Christ – Nellie Hatch. Her life had dramatically changed with her own conversion about a decade prior to mine. What stood out was how truly good she was. She was energetic (at 70 years of age, jumping rope daily), kind, warm, genuine, powerfully honest, profoundly wise, and above all things joyful!...
As we all prepare for the Christmas holiday and anticipate spending time with family and friends, and for many of us receive a much needed break from the daily grind, this can be a great time of the year to step back from our regular routine and reflect on 2016. What have you seen God do in your life this past year? How has God used the circumstances and people in your life to help you grow in your faith in Him? What do you need God to help you with (physically, spiritually, emotionally…etc) for you to be successful in the coming year?...
We are committed to being trustworthy in however we work. When we started Trinity 20 years ago we knew that one critical aspect of this would be how we handle all financial matters....Keep Reading
"It is good to give thanks to the LORD…" Psalm 92:1. As we make the run to Thanksgiving, I wanted to encourage you to think about a few things....Keep Reading
We’ve just now celebrated the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation with a core belief in Scriptural authority....Keep Reading
News headlines repeat almost daily the same themes ...Keep Reading
Last Friday I tried to explain how being Presbyterian helps us to live accountably....Keep Reading
Have you ever felt uneasy when an organization (especially one with lots of resources or power) had most or all of its power concentrated in just one person? ...Keep Reading
While many of you know, some of you may not have heard that Luke Wolfe, our Director of Community Groups...Keep Reading
Current headlines about tax cuts have triggered timeworn diatribes about what “should” be done....Keep Reading
First, I have a wonderful announcement and then I have a request....Keep Reading
In 1996, Trinity was planted with the hope of becoming a church that would plant churches and those churches would plant churches and so on. ...Keep Reading
Have you ever overheard someone complimenting your spouse or children? Just hearing someone speak about your loved ones can cause anxiety, but that can give way to immense relief or joy when you overhear good things being said....Keep Reading
In light of weather updates this morning, we are canceling our worship service Sunday morning, the 10th....Keep Reading
As school is about to start back up, for some (like the office supply ad sings) “It’s the most wonderful time of the year…” For most, it just gets busier. And for some, it is a life-changing moment. Some students head to school just down the street but for most headed to college, they are leaving home. THAT is a profound season of change....Keep Reading
An ever-present experience in summer is the parent in the pool coaxing their child to jump to them… I love the water, and I cannot count how many hours I spent in the pool urging one of my kids to jump to me. First, they would jump straight into my arms. Then they would jump to a landing that was half me, half water. Then they would jump into the water just shy of whe...Keep Reading
I was privileged to take a trip to the Grand Canyon last week. I drove out and back with my two youngest children, Abby and Campbell. It really was the trip of a lifetime, and what we saw was hard to express precisely because it was SO amazing. Many times we were simply dumbstruck ...Keep Reading
Dear Members & Attenders, I want to ask you to please pray for us as our leaders assess a significant decision! I have asked our officers to assess if we are ready to partner with a campus ministry started within our denomination called Campus Outreach (C.O.). Specifically, a seminary-trained ministry leader – David Springer – would consi...Keep Reading
When was the last time someone criticized your work? And what is that like? Surely we learn from feedback; it helps to know how we can improve, even as it can sting. To learn how to work better is a good thing. So why can criticism be so hard?...Keep Reading
This past Sunday I mentioned Stan McMahan's transistion and wanted to give you a few more details. Stan is a product of our ministry where, after graduating college, he started attending. Then as he grew in his involvement, he grew from being a member to training for pastoral ministry to being a staff intern to Associate Pastor to leading a church plant. And time flies w...Keep Reading
For many at Trinity, you may have little idea that just over a year ago we hired a consulting firm. Our leaders wanted help assessing whether or not we were ready to undertake a fund-raising effort to fund comprehensive renovations for our facility....Keep Reading
Buildings are tools. And thankfully our church building is a valuable tool to help us to get done the work we believe God has called us to do. We don’t merely host worship services. Our physical home is a base for ministries to Trinity’s children, students, women, men and beyond. We’ve hosted a myriad of other ministries (like Parker St. Ministries, counselors, SeeJe...Keep Reading
I heard a woman say with some excitement, “We’re getting a new home!” When talking of home improvements, common terms get used but what is meant can vary significantly. “We’re getting a new home” can mean 1) we’re building a new house; or 2) we’re buying an existing house that’s new to us; or 3) we’re fixing up our existing home so considerably that it ...Keep Reading
Because of my involvement with the Navy SEAL Foundation, I recently got to be with some of these very special warriors. They’re more trained in weaponry than probably anyone else on our planet. And yet they do not wall themselves in with their skills. They go out beyond the safety of fortresses to engage dangerous enemies. They risk their lives to protect people like you...Keep Reading
What does it mean to steward something? What exactly is a steward? The verb means simply: “to manage or look after another person’s property.” The noun describes a person who does that ...Keep Reading
Greed and materialism are part of the air we breathe in our culture and we need to talk about it. In our sermon series on The Seven Deadly Sins, this week is about greed. If talking about selfishness or money makes you nervous, you are in good company....Keep Reading
A neighbor on our street radically pruned their oak tree, and its bare, cut-back state was a shock to my eyes, even as its vigor and size were undeniable. While my neighbor’s tree just looks different, it’s still the same essential tree ...Keep Reading
In 2007, our first daughter church struck up a partnership with a missionary couple in Nicaragua, Robbie & Murray Lathrop. What started as a short mission trip has turned into a wonderful friendship, and a growing shared sense of mission. Our daughter church, Christ Community, started this, but quickly we and other churches in our network started taking their own trips....Keep Reading
When the LORD led His people, Israel, across the wilderness and finally into the Promised Land, He ended a series of conspicuous miracles with one more big one. He miraculously stopped the flow of the River Jordan so that they could walk across on dry land. If you think about it, that would be an amazing sight to witness! ...Keep Reading
Thinking about our culture at Trinity – what qualities has Jesus built into us as His family – what has marked us off as unique? There are many, but I want you to think about two:...Keep Reading
I remember vividly the lady who (along with my parents) helped lead me to Christ – Nellie Hatch. Her life had dramatically changed with her own conversion about a decade prior to mine. What stood out was how truly good she was. She was energetic (at 70 years of age, jumping rope daily), kind, warm, genuine, powerfully honest, profoundly wise, and above all things joyful!...Keep Reading
It has been 20 amazing years!! I do not know where you were or what your life looked like the first week of January, 1997, but ours was about to be turned upside down with the goodness of God’s call on our lives....Keep Reading