Growing in God’s Great Grace. I can’t think of a better theme for our capital campaign to support the expansion of Trinity’s Shawnee campus. We are “A Community Following Jesus” focused on intentional disciple formation for all ages. As we grow as disciples of our Savior, as we grow in God’s great grace, we in turn “make Jesus known where we live, work, and play,” so that others too may grow in God’s great grace.
This expansion project is necessary so that we can continue to grow as disciples of Jesus, and so that we have room for the many more new disciples that God is bringing to us, for “disciples make disciples . . . who make disciples.”
I encourage every family that is part of our Trinity faith family to prayerfully consider how God is leading you to be a part of this exciting campaign at this time in Trinity’s history! To God be the glory!
The Rev. Dr. Mark R. Schulz, Senior Pastor
Growing in God’s Great Grace . . . What a joy to grow in God’s great grace every day, to learn more and more just how much God loves us! What a joy to recognize that we are here at this point in Trinity’s history by God’s great grace, and to know that we will continue by His great grace! What a joy – a humbling, awe-inspiring joy – to understand that God wants to use you and me to share His grace with others!
We are at an incredible time in Trinity’s history, another milestone in our journey as a community following Jesus. By God’s great grace, we have come to the point at which we need to expand our Shawnee campus. More room to worship and gather, more classrooms and space to learn, more parking spots for those who would come. And all this, not so we can pat ourselves on the back, but so that we can welcome people with God’s grace, teach them about His great love for them, and then send them out into the world to bring that grace to others. I invite you to take this next step of faith with us, as we grow in God’s great grace!
The Rev. Phil Cook, Lead Pastor-Shawnee Campus
Vision, Goals, and Plans
Our vision for the Shawnee campus is to create room for more families at Sunday services, more children at Sunday School and more opportunities for the faithful in the Shawnee area to grow in God’s grace and love. Church leaders re-examined our options and developed a plan to address our need for more space by building an addition on the south side of the existing Shawnee campus building. The addition adds over 2,000 square feet of much needed space.
We believe we have developed a plan that addresses our immediate challenges. The scope and size of the plan reflect our current financial realities while also allowing for expansion as needed.
One Congregation, Two Campuses, and
Frequently Asked Questions
We usually just worship at the Mission campus. Will I be asked to make a gift for the Shawnee campus?
Why is this campaign focused only on the Shawnee campus?
How will this campaign affect regular giving and the OneFund Annual Appeal?
Why do you emphasize making a three-year commitment?
Trinity still has significant long-term debt. Should we pay that off first?
We are very excited about the upcoming capital campaign and the opportunity to continue the growth of our church family in the Shawnee community. We are honored to serve in a campaign leadership role and look forward to the opportunity this presents to impact current and future members of Trinity in their growth with God.
We are honored to serve as members of the campaign leadership as Trinity has been so significant in our lives. We hope that expansion of the physical Shawnee campus will help lead others to know God’s grace. We cherish Trinity’s past and are excited for the future.
We remember the generational impact our ancestors’ sacrificial giving has had on our lives as God’s children. Following their example, we strongly desire to give from our Lord’s blessings to us, which will impact current and future generations of Christians.
We are pleased to serve on the Growing in God’s Great Grace Capital Campaign. The need for expanding our Shawnee campus is critical to reaching more and more families in western Johnson County with the faith that we have in Jesus. Only through sharing our strength and certain hope in the Gospel will our community come to know the peace that passes all human understanding.
There are two reasons we are supporting this project. Primarily because it helps us to expand God’s kingdom as we accommodate our current members, and reach out to the unchurched, people who may not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior, and people like me – poor, miserable sinners in desperate need of God’s grace. The other is that we’ve been so blessed I’d feel like an ungracious heel if I didn’t participate.
We were excited when over 20 years ago we had the opportunity to join with others from Trinity in establishing a second campus in the Shawnee area. We worked together to achieve a common goal and, in the process, formed wonderful friendships. We pledge our support for this project so that our church community can continue to grow and share the love of Jesus with others.
God has blessed us with the opportunity to be part of His ministry at Trinity’s Shawnee campus since it began. We are excited that the expanded worship, fellowship and parking space will allow more people to join us in ministry. We look forward to watching how God will use this effort to help us grow His kingdom.
Throughout the entire affair one could not help but sense a Christian spirit of optimism and fellowship. The future of the congregation seemed to be a promising one, that the initial membership was united in its determination to go forward, that all were willing to carry out the Lord’s business in our community with the best of their ability.
Pastors & Wives
Pastor Mark & Nancy Schulz
Pastor Phil & Rebeka Cook
General Chair Couples
Chris & Suzanne Cox
Larry & Patti Hare
Steve & Julia Henslee
Bill & Joan Vaughn
John & Elizabeth Wendorff
Honorary Chair Couples
Rex & Gloria Garrelts
Al & Julie von der Linden
Earl & Karen Baxter
Rich & Karen Brengelman
Doug & Kathy Doss
Gary & Joy Humbarger
Curt & Jan Katterhenry
Dale & Sue Larson
Dean & Meggan Schempp
Dan & Susie Schram
Mike & Kristol Stenstrom