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
Devotional time is often in solitude, and hopefully a blissful solitude at that. We also find enrichment in the journey of faith when we gather for conversation. We hope these Advent classes or conversations are beneficial for your journey. Sundays in Advent, December...
The season of Advent is itself a gift and I encourage you to take the time to receive it. Prepare your hearts for the Christ who is, who was, who will come again—notice him. Somehow, this time of year lends itself well to such seeing, and I hope these devotional tools and study opportunities help you in the journey.
A LifeGuide Study of the book of Romans | Our prayer life becomes stagnant. We forget why we are serving God. And the world’s ways subtly become our ways. Romans addresses these problems and shows us how we can break out of old patterns and become new in Christ.
The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study will be starting our next topic on October 9. We will be studying “The Power of a Woman’s Words” by Sharon Jaynes. We meet at the Shawnee Campus from 9:30-11:15am each week with childcare available.
You're invited to join us in a conversation of faith on Sunday mornings, 9:45am. We meet in the lower level of the Shawnee campus and explore the same topic that our children are exploring in Sunday School, except we go in all kinds of directions and sometimes try to...
Trinity offers a wide range of Bible studies, classes, and learning experiences for all ages. There are Bible studies for groups and individuals, for men and women, as classes and independent study. Check out our Fall Lineup!
Led by Trinity’s Pastors
Mission Campus Fellowship Hall
9:45am Sunday mornings
Begins: September 8, 2019 (Join in anytime after that!)
Overview: The Old Testament feels foggy to many. Some know a few of the stories, but it may be difficult to say why the OT is important for our journey as Christians. By studying the Old Testament, participants will explore the Old Testament in a conversational study format which gives space for interaction with the OT.
Fall Session begins September 4
The Wednesday Women’s Bible Study will be starting our Fall Session on September 4. We meet at the Shawnee Campus from 9:30-11:15 each week with childcare available. The ladies will be finishing our Psalm 23 study during the month of September and starting a new one in October.
Mission Campus Fellowship Hall
The 50+ Seniors group is all about friendship, community, and spiritual nourishment. Along with wonderful fellowship gatherings, this year’s 50+ Bible Class will begin with a study entitled, “Christ – the Power of God and the Wisdom of God: Issues for God’s People Today, 1 and 2 Corinthians,” taught by Pastor Ron Flentgen.
Shawnee Campus, Room 201
A five-session video series titled “Eternity is Now in Session” by John Ortberg will be offered by the Shawnee Men’s Bible Group at 6:45 – 8pm on Tuesday evenings beginning September 10 in room 201 at the Shawnee campus. In this study, John reveals Jesus’ definition of eternal life and explains how we can experience rich fellowship with God every day. The study will be facilitated by Al von der Linden.