What is disciple formation?

We are so very loved by God in Jesus Christ! Every time we read the Bible or attend worship we are reminded of the forgiveness of sin and the goodness of God. Our love and service flows from the joy that salvation is the free gift of God to all who believe. Discipleship formation is an intentional focus upon how we live as Christians, how we serve each other, and how we grow in faith. God invites us to walk in newness of life.

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4 ESV

This “newness of life” is given to us by the Holy Spirit through Baptism. The Holy Spirit calls us to live in His truth. Disciples of Jesus are people filled with grace. They hear the call to live as Jesus says. As we gather around the means of grace, the Holy Spirit works in us and strengthens our faith.

As we listen to and read Scripture we learn the art of living well from Jesus. The Gospels show us Jesus and the heart of God very clearly. All the Old Testament points forward to the Gospel story; the New Testament is the fulfillment, showing what Christ taught and did.

How can you fit in?

We are all walking on the journey of life. As Christians, we can be assured that there will be a glorious end to whatever troubles the world gives. We are assured of eternal salvation. But what to do in the mean time? Live well. What does living well mean? God has had in mind the good of all mankind from the beginning of the world. He wants us to follow in His ways as a father wants his child to “do the right thing,” not because it is commanded, but because it is our new way of life. God wants us to “fear” him, which means to “have God on our minds.” If God is on your mind, the result can only be good. Serve other people. Give from your heart. Learn what He says. Talk to God as much as you can.

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 ESV

At Trinity, it is our goal to help you “keep God on your mind.” We walk with you through life as partners. We provide meaningful outlets to serve. We give many opportunities to study God’s Word together. We laugh and we cry together. We pray and worship together as a foreshadowing of the wonderful worship we will experience in eternity. Come and find the joy of living God’s way!

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.”  John 15:5 ESV

New and Current Studies

New Member Class at Shawnee

Pastor Phil will once again be offering a new member class for anyone who is interested starting in May. If you are interested, simply contact Pastor Phil, Phil@tlcms.org. Membership classes take place regularly at each campus and are led by one of the...

New Member Class – Mission Campus

Pastor Mark will once again be offering a new member class for anyone who is interested. If you are interested, simply contact Pastor Mark, Mark@tlcms.org. Membership classes take place regularly at each campus and are led by one of the pastors. Classes...

New Class: “A Deeper Look at the Fruit of the Spirit”

Class and Conversation Opportunity: “A Deeper Look at the Fruit of the Spirit” Sundays, Mission Campus 9:45am, Fellowship Hall Begins April 8 The resurrection of Jesus sets us free into a new mode of life. Our sin is forgiven. What bound us in the past,...

New Bible Study Topic

Lounge Class Taught by Wayne and Nancy Meyer Begins March 25 Mission Campus Join us on March 25 as we delve into a new topic for the 9:45am Bible study in the Mission lounge. We will be studying Surprised by Hope: Exploring Heaven, the Resurrection, and...

New Sunday Morning Parent Class

April 8, 9:45am Shawnee Campus We will offer a new class for parents at the Shawnee campus beginning Sunday, April 8, from 9:45 – 10:45am in the conference room upstairs. Our first study will be Sticky Faith: Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your...

Questions of Emergence: A Lenten Journey and Devotional

by Pastor Ben Vineyard I, Pastor Ben, love the season of Lent. The daffodils in my mother’s yard were always a first sign of the changing season. Light overcame more of the darkness as days lengthened day by day. The symbols of the season led to noticing...

New Member Class – Shawnee Campus

A New Member Class is in the process of forming at the Shawnee campus. If you’ve been thinking about making Trinity your church home, now is the time! Come explore what it means to become part of this “Community Following Jesus.” Contact Pastor Phil at...

Daily Advent Devotional

Daily Advent Devotional Advent is a season of preparation. It seemed good to do a common Advent reading this year, so Pastor Ben wove together a devotional booklet. It’s called Abide and Listen to God. Small booklets are placed at both campuses. However,...

Abide and Listen to God: An Advent Journey in Community Reading

Invitation When I found your words, I devoured them; They became my joy and the happiness of my heart. – Jeremiah 15:16 Let us get up then, at long last, for the Scriptures awaken us when they say, “It is high time for us to arise from sleep” (Romans...

Men’s Bible Study: The Me I Want to Be

Tuesday, November 7, 6:30pm Shawnee Campus The Shawnee Men’s Group will begin a new video-based bible study of John Ortberg’s book titled “The Me I Want to Be” on Tuesday, November 7, at 6:30 PM in room 201 at the Shawnee campus. Join us in this 5-session study as we...

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