Welcome to the family

If you've decided to make Trinity Church your church family, we encourage you to consider becoming a member. Let Pastor Gary know if you are interested or use the form at the bottom of this page! The first step is to take the Welcome to the Family class. 


Next Class: Saturday, September 16th | 10am-12pm (Childcare provided)


WHO IS THE CLASS FOR?

This class is for anyone interested in joining our church or learning more about us.


WHAT DOES THE CLASS COVER?

The class will briefly look at the biblical responses to questions about the church and explore the reasons for church membership. We will also look at our vision, values, and mission as Trinity Church. 


WHAT IS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP?

Church membership is a commitment to a local church. It’s like saying, “This is my church family.” (Check out Ephesians 4:1-16 and the covenant below for a picture of what this looks like.) 


WHY CHURCH MEMBERSHIP? 

Church membership matters because the Church matters. When Christ saves us, we are saved into his Church so we can grow toward maturity in Christ and live out the mission to make more and stronger disciples of Jesus. 


We live in a culture where people can come and go to a church as they please. Church membership, then, is a call to something different--a call to commit to a local body of believers. See 1 Corinthians 12, Ephesians 4:1-16, and John 17:20-26.



Ephesians 4:1-16

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.


“But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: ‘When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.’


“(What does ‘he ascended’ mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.


“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”



Membership Covenant: 

I will strive to protect the unity of our church...

• by acting in love toward other members

• by refusing to gossip

• by supporting and praying for the leadership as they follow Christ, the head of the church


I will share in the responsibility of our church to make disciples...

• by praying for our church and its ministries

• by inviting those who are seeking Christ to attend church

• by warmly welcoming those who visit


I will serve in the ministry of our church...

• by being equipped for ministry by my pastors and teachers

• by developing a servant’s heart

• by actively serving in my church according to my gifts and talents


I will support our church...

• by discovering my gifts and talents

• by striving to live a godly life

• by growing in my knowledge and love for Christ

• by loving and encouraging

• by attending faithfully

• by giving regularly