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.
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.
So how do we live in light of that grace? The simple answer is "by faith." We believe that 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 and continue to live our lives in light of it by faith alone. Faith simply means trust. We trust what Jesus has done for us. We trust that, as our Lord and Savior, His ways are good and His words are true.
And that brings us to the words "Scripture alone." The entire Bible God breathed and is meant to teach us about who God is, what He has done for us, and how we are to live as His people. It is the grand story of the whole world and the God who loves it. That is why Scripture is our sole source of authority for all of life and faith. Everything we do is formed and shaped by God's Word.