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Welcome to Trinity

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit our website!

Looking for a church is a complicated experience. It’s not like previous generations where you just joined the church your parents attended. Now, the typical situation is that people didn’t even grow up in church. Or if they did, that church now seems to be irrelevant and tradition-bound. So as you consider Trinity, we want you to know that, we are not about church as an institution. We are about relationships. Above all else, we care about your personal connection with God through Jesus Christ, your connection with God’s people, and your engagement in Jesus’ continuing work in the world.

Other religions are mostly about obligations and rituals and getting on God’s good side. Christianity is about a relationship of love and respect with the Living God revealed in the Bible who created us and redeemed us through faith in God’s only Son, Jesus Christ. Having given Christ for us, God now longs for us to be healed, to be restored and to grow up into the fullness of life as God intended it. How does this happen? In the Bible, this happened not simply with individuals in isolation—but in communities of people focused on God’s love, God’s will and God’s power working in and through them.

At Trinity, we are building a community fully alive in Christ.  That simple phrase is packed with meaning.

Building: Faith grows through intentional effort, empowered by God’s Holy Spirit. We are called to be more than a “service center” where “Christian consumers” meet their need. We are committed to developing as the Body of Christ and the family of God, inwardly strong and outwardly focused.

A: We are not “THE” community. We have no illusions that we are a model community. But we are a valid, legitimate expression of God’s Coming Kingdom in this area. We won’t be intimidated by having to be perfect. We are excited to be involved in a holy experiment.

Community: Jesus called his followers into vital, risk-taking fellowship. Our faith is not a solo venture. We believe we become far more than we could ever be alone when we move “from me to we.”

Fully: Sometimes we are too easily satisfied with the status quo. But catch the inspiration from a quote attributed to Irenaeus (born 125 AD), “The Glory of God is man [humanity] fully alive.” If we’re bored with our faith, that’s not God’s fault. God has so much more for us!

Alive: Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly” (John 10:10). Jesus’ followers see through the facades and false values of this world to the eternal and deeply satisfying life God intended for us.

In Christ: Christ has made all this possible. Not some program, not some other person or philosophy. Jesus Christ gave his life for us so that we could live in this world by the power of his life at work within us.

There’s a lot more to know about Trinity—and we’ve provided additional resources on our website. But there’s no substitute for experiencing our worship and fellowship first hand. Our staff is also glad to connect with you, so feel free to reach out. Let us know how we can help. (click here)

Faithfully yours,

Doug Rumford, Lead Pastor

Baptism

Baptism is an important step in your journey as a follower of Christ. The Bible paints a beautiful picture of Baptism as our identification with Jesus in his death, burial, and resurrection. When you make the decision to accept Christ as your Savior, the Bible says that your old way of life is dead, and you are beginning a new life with Christ.

If you are interested in baptism for yourself or your child, please contact Mary or 714.505.6254 ext 102

New Members’ Seminar

Explorations is a class designed for those people who want to make a commitment to being an active member of Trinity.

Click here for the upcoming class schedule or contact Mary in the church office. 714.505.6254 x102 or mary@tupcsa.org.

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