What To Expect When We Gather
We know that going to a church for the first time can be an intimidating experience full of questions like, “What’s going to happen?” “Will I be dressed right?” “What will the music be like?” “Will there be people there like me?” We don’t want you to be unsure about what it’s like to visit Trinity Green Trails, so here is what you will want to know.
BEFORE THE SERVICE
There is no need to dress up, so feel free to come in casual clothes. When you walk in, people will be friendly and greet you but not invade your space. Free coffee is available, and there are handmade drinks and snacks for sale in the cafe. You are welcome to bring your food and drinks into the auditorium.
KIDS & YOUTH
We also have an excellent Kids’ Program called KidStreet during our Sunday services with trusted and trained workers where your children can learn about Jesus in an age-appropriate way and in a safe and fun environment. We are open to receiving your kids 15 minutes prior to the service, and there will be a host outside of the KidStreet to help direct you where to go.
Our Kids’ Program during the service is for infants through 4th grade. Visit the KidStreet page for more information.
DURING THE SERVICE
Worship & Offering
We start our services with worship by singing songs to God. The worship music is current, ranging from modern hymns to contemporary worship songs. Some people respond naturally to God’s presence by raising hands, kneeling, or clapping but we just want you to worship in a manner that’s real. At Trinity Green Trails, this means low-key, non-hyped, heartfelt responses to the Living God. We also offer the opportunity during our weekend services for those who would like to give financially to God’s Church, but if you are visiting, there is absolutely no obligation to give.
After announcements, a pastor will teach from the Bible (if you don’t own a Bible, we would love to give you one when you visit). Because we believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, we teach it as it is, rather than teaching our own opinion. We aim to teach the Bible in a way that is clear and understandable to all, regardless of church experience. We hope that you will leave challenged and encouraged to put it into practice.
The Bible teaches the that Lord's Supper is a precious gift of God in which Christ gives us His true body and blood (in a miraculous way), together with the bread and wine, for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. Therefore, we celebrate the Lord's Supper in every service of the weekend. The only exception is on Baptism weekends.
We always give people the opportunity to receive prayer during Communion and at the end of the service. At Trinity Green Trails we have a trusted team of people who are trained to pray for others. We find it important to have an environment without the pressure to go and receive prayer, but with the opportunity for anyone who would like God’s help with specific things to ask Him.
AFTER THE SERVICE
The service lasts for about an hour and 10 minutes. Once it ends, please feel free to hang out and meet people afterwards. We would definitely like to meet you! For parents, please pick up your kids within 15 minutes of the service ending.
If you have questions about our services, please contact Pastor Tony Dieckmann.
WORSHIP SETS ON SPOTIFY
We post our worship sets on Spotify! Prepare for our weekend worship services by listening to the original versions of the songs (sorry, we don’t have recordings by our worship teams). Or, listen again to a song you heard during one of our services.
We also often put together sets of songs that go along with our sermon series.
Check them all out here:
Here's what we are exploring this weekend.
Any other questions?
Was there something we forgot? Please email Pastor Tony Dieckmann. We hope to see you soon!