About Trinity SBC
Trinity SBC Mission Statement:
We exist to glorify God by making disciples through Gospel centered worship, Community, and Mission.
To glorify God:
Our mission starts with a passion for the glory of God. Every human being is driven by a sense of glory. We live for the fame, the praise, the honor, the enjoyment of something. The Gospel invites us to trade the lesser glory of created things for the infinite glory of our Creator. Compelled by His greatness, we orient our lives around Him and His Mission. Isaiah 48: 9-11, Ephesians 1: 3-14, Isaiah 43: 6-7, Ezekiel 20:14
To be a Christian is to be a disciple of Jesus - a learner, a follower, an apprentice. Jesus commissioned His church to go and make disciples, which involves baptism ( a symbol of initial faith in Jesus Christ ) and teaching ( the ongoing reforming of our lives in Christ ). The primary mission of the church is to lead people to faith in Jesus, and to form them as disciples of Jesus. Acts 11:26, Matthew 28: 18-20
What is the Gospel? :
It is the good news that God has acted in history to conquer evil and reconcile sinners to Himself through the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. It is the redemptive story of creation - Genesis 1-2, Psalm 8, Colossians 1 ... the fall - Genesis 3, Romans 3: 10-20, 2 Corinthians 4: 4, ... redemption - Genesis 12: 1-3, Ephesians 2: 4-7, Romans 5: 8 ...consummation - Phillipians 2: 5-11, 2 Corinthians 5: 21 generosity and hospitality. Gospel centered mission includes volunteer efforts, community improvement, and advancement projects, cheerful and charitable giving, and evangelistic outreach. The God of the universe in human form ( Jesus Christ ) has selflessly served those who could not possibly provide any return on His investment. We want to live our lives by His example. John 13: 1-20, 1 Peter 4: 8-11, 2 Corinthians 8: 1-9,
Gospel Centered Worship:
Worship is the fuel for discipleship. We are called to eat, drink, speak, think and work to the glory of God. We worship God by remembering the gospel through preaching, teaching, singing, praying and celebrating baptism and communion.
Therefore each Sunday we remember the Gospel, and the God of our salvation, in singing, preaching, teaching, and prayer. We also see and experience regular symbolic reminders of that singularly marvelous message in the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Communion). Each of these aspects of our worship service provides an opportunity for us to receive, remember, respond, and rejoice.
Gospel Centered Community:
Community is the context for discipleship. The Christian faith is not intended to be lived in isolation; we were made for relationship with God and for relationship with each other. We belong not merely to a local church, but to a people. Gospel-centered Community is experienced as church members lovingly engage one another for the sake of the Gospel, for the glory of God, and for their greatest joy. Discipleship Groups, Life Groups (small group classes), Fellowship events, Evangelistic efforts, and Prayer Meetings are the primary ways that we enjoy Gospel-centered Community at Trinity. Acts 2:42-47, Hebrews 3:12-13, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31
Gospel Centered Mission:
Mission is the overflow of discipleship. It seeks to extend God’s grace and mercy to others for His glory and not our own. We live life on mission as an expression of love and stewardship of grace, marked by humility, generosity and hospitality. Gospel-centered mission includes volunteer efforts, community improvement and advancement projects, cheerful and charitable giving, and evangelistic outreach. The God of the universe in human form(Jesus Christ) has selflessly served those who could not possibly provide any return on His investment. We want to live our lives by His example. John 13:1-20, 1 Peter 4:8-11, 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 , 2 Corinthians 8:15
Why Gospel centered? :
We believe deeply that the Gospel is the key to ongoing spiritual renewal. Without renewal, churches die. Without renewal, Christians tire. Without renewal, hearts grow cold towards God's love. So we preach the Gospel regularly to ourselves Worship. While we work to maintain a Gospel culture within our church, and we help others discover the transforming power of the Gospel by providing content, coaching, training, and collaboration Community. We live our lives on a mission, looking to serve others with humility, hospitality, generosity, and to share the hope that is in us Mission.
Trinity SBC Basic Beliefs:
the Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient.
there is only one true God, Creator of heaven and earth, who eternally exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
all things exist for the glory of God.
all humanity—Christ excluded—is sinful by both birth and action.
the deserved penalty for sin is physical and spiritual death.
Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human.
Jesus Christ died as the sacrificial substitute to pay the penalty for sin.
Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, ascended into heaven and will one day physically return.
there will be a future physical resurrection of the dead. Only those who turn from sin and to Jesus in faith and repentance will be raised to eternal reward. Those who do not turn from sin and to Jesus will be raised to eternal punishment.
only through faith in the person and work of Jesus Christ and repentance from sin can one be reconciled to God and experience true life and joy.
The Baptist Faith and Message:
Southern Baptists have a statement of generally held convictions called The Baptist Faith and Message. It serves as a guide to understanding who we are. The topics here provide only a brief, partial summary. The full text on the issue discussed is also available.
The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God's revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter.
There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father:
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ.
God the Son:
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His death on the cross, He made provision for the redemption of men from sin.
God the Holy Spirit:
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. …He exalts Christ. He convicts of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.
Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every man possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes regeneration, sanctification, and glorification.
God's Purpose of Grace:
Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, sanctifies, and glorifies sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is a local body of baptized believers who are associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel…and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. …This church is an autonomous body. …The New Testament speaks also of the church as the body of Christ, which includes all of the redeemed of all the ages.
Baptism & The Lord's Supper:
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. …It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus.
The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members … memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
The Lord's Day:
The first day of the week is the Lord's Day. …It commemorates the resurrection of Christ from the dead and should be employed in exercises of worship and spiritual devotion.
God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring the world to its appropriate end. …Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly…the dead will be raised; and Christ will judge all men in righteousness. The unrighteous will be consigned to Hell. …The righteous… will receive their reward and will dwell forever in Heaven with the Lord.
Evangelism & Missions:
It is the duty and privilege of every follower of Christ and every church of the Lord Jesus Christ to endeavor to make disciples of all nations … to seek constantly to win the lost to Christ by personal effort.
The cause of education in the Kingdom of Christ is co-ordinate with the causes of missions and general benevolence … there should be a proper balance between academic freedom and academic responsibility. …The freedom of a teacher in a Christian school, college, or seminary is limited by the pre-eminence of Jesus Christ, by the authoritative nature of the Scriptures, and by the distinct purpose for which the school exists.
God is the source of all blessings, temporal and spiritual; all that we have and are we owe to Him. Christians have a spiritual debtorship to the whole world, a holy trusteeship in the gospel, and a binding stewardship in their possessions. They are therefore under obligation to serve Him with their time, talents, and material possessions.
Christ's people should … organize such associations and conventions as may best secure cooperation for the great objects of the Kingdom of God. Such organizations have no authority over one another or over the churches. …Cooperation is desirable between the various Christian denominations.
The Christian & the Social Order:
Every Christian is under obligation to seek to make the will of Christ supreme in his own life and in human society. ... The Christian should oppose in the spirit of Christ every form of greed, selfishness, and vice.
Church and state should be separate. The state owes to every church protection and full freedom in the pursuit of its spiritual ends. …A free church in a free state is the Christian ideal.
God has ordained the family as the foundational institution of human society. …Marriage is the unity of one man and one woman in covenant commitment for a lifetime. …The husband and wife are of equal worth before God, since both are created in God's image. The marriage relationship models the way God relates to His people. …Children, from the moment of conception, are a blessing and heritage from the Lord.