Elders are called to discern God’s will and direction for our church. As the heads of various ministry teams, elders work with members in the congregation and other Trinity staff to see through Trinity’s day-to-day operations, programs, ministries, missions, and finances. Elders gather once a month for a formal Session meeting and are committed to their area of ministry for three years. For a brief description of each team’s responsibilities and the elders serving on that team, click on the links at the right.
Session Update TN June 2017
Our local presbytery, ECO SoCal, has divided into two presbyteries. Approximately 15 of churches in the northern section of our presbytery have become the Mission presbytery and the remaining 18 churches including Trinity will remain as the ECO SoCal presbytery. Pastor Doug is serving as the Vice-Moderator for 2017. Keeping presbyteries on the smaller side is a key feature of ECO, which encourages churches to support one another and to do ministry together. Trinity has partnered with Christ Pacific, Huntington Beach and Good Shepherd, Los Alamitos for the past two years in a Mission Affinity Group (MAG). The MAG provides intentional time for member churches to share best practices and to support one another in practical ways. St Andrew’s, Newport Beach has recently joined our MAG.
Many changes have taken place around Trinity including the welcome addition of Pastor Steve Miller to Trinity’s staff in April. Stephanie Hubbard who has served as Trinity’s Director of College and Young Adults has been hired into the newly created position of Pastoral Ministry Intern. This position intentionally provides training in vocational ministry, a shared value of both Trinity and ECO. Tanner Lowe has been hired as the new Director of College and Young Adults. Tanner was active in youth ministry at Trinity before attending Westmont College. He has recently completed seminary training and Trinity is fortunate to have him on staff. Final interviews are being conducted for the Director of Adult Ministries position with a start date targeted for August.
A designated cash gift received as a memorial gift was used toward the purchase of a 9-passenger bus/van with 2 wheelchair hold-downs. The new bus will be available for all ministries and will become the primary vehicle for Sunday morning transportation.
Sunday offerings for the first 5 months of 2017 totaled $1,571,000, which is 3% under budget. Trinity’s faithful congregation of generous givers is encouraged to continue giving during the summer months so that our financial position remains strong.
Session meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, with occasional exceptions. For a complete copy of the minutes of a session meeting, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 714.505.6254 x102.