Our Mission & Vision
Our mission, as a church, is to help people look, live, and love more like Jesus.
And we believe that as we live out this mission we will see God transform lives, communities, and our world as more people experience the abundant life that Jesus offers us.
That is our vision.
What We Value
As a church we have seven values that we strive to live out in our everyday lives. They are...
- Worship - we cultivate lives of public and private worship (see Psalm 95:6-7)
- Connect - we take part in small group communities where we study God's Word and encourage each other as we grow as disciples of Christ (see John 13:34-35)
- Serve - we use our gifts to serve regularly both within our church and out in our communities (see John 13:14-15)
- Generosity - we give generously from what God has given us by practicing the discipline of tithing and looking for ways to give toward the needs of others (see Matthew 6:21)
- Leadership - mentoring is vital to growing in faith. As such, we are willing to be led and use our gifts to lead others (see 1 Corinthians 11:1)
- Sharing - we look to share the good news of Jesus with the people God has placed in our lives in ways that are authentic, respectful, and compassionate (see 2 Corinthians 5:19-20).
- Accountability - everyone needs support and encouragement in their walk with Christ, so we are willing to be held accountable for our own growth and leadership by those within the church community (see 1 Thessalonians 5:12-14)
What We Believe
Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone
Trinity is part of a voluntary association of independent congregations called The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. These congregations share a common confession of faith, as well as common goals for ministry and cooperative work.
With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.
Lutheran churches arose almost 500 years ago when Christians sought to return the church to the teachings of Jesus and His first disciples. The issues on which the “reformation” focused can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
God loves the people of the world, even though we, through our behavior, have failed to live up to his standard for our lives. In fact, the more honestly we look at our lives, the more we come to know that we deserve nothing but God's anger. But God sent Jesus, His Son, to save and reunite us to Him. The Bible says, "God shows his love for us in this; while we were still sinners Christ died for us." We are saved by grace alone.
By His suffering and death Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for all people of all times. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in us and gives people forgiveness through Jesus. We receive this grace through the blessing of His Word and the sacraments. We receive God's gifts by faith alone.
The entire Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the only way we discover God’s plan for our lives. God reveals himself to us through scripture alone.