The life of a Christ-follower is a journey!

Jesus offers us a full and meaningful life (John 10:10). He is the only source and giver of eternal life and the one and only way to the Heavenly Father, the one true and living God (John 14:6). We are all at different places in our faith journey.. and God is always calling us to take our NEXT STEP..

WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?

The life of a Christ-follower is a journey!

Jesus offers us a full and meaningful life (John 10:10). He is the only source and giver of eternal life and the one and only way to the Heavenly Father, the one true and living God (John 14:6). We are all at different places in our faith journey.. and God is always calling us to take our NEXT STEP..

WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP?

Click on the NEXT STEP that you feel God is calling you to for more info about that NEXT STEP:

SALVATION

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SAVED?
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.

WHAT AM I BEING SAVED FROM?
The Bible teaches that all people have sinned and come short of the glory of the God who created them. That sin separates us from God both now and for eternity. Those who trust Christ are saved from the consequences of their sin through forgiveness of sin, deliverance of sin’s control in our life, and restoration into a right relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, initiated and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This salvation is also a salvation from an eternity separated from God in hell that has been exchanged for an eternal home in heaven. (Romans 3:23 & 8:9-11; Ephesians 1:3-14)

BUT I’M A GOOD PERSON.. WHY WOULD GOD SEND ME TO HELL?
Hell was created for the devil and his demons and for the judgement of sin. God does not desire for you or any person to spend eternity in hell (2 Peter 3:9). However, God is holy and just and must punish sin and rebellion. Christ died to save us from hell. The choice to to be found in your sin and suffer eternal judgement on sin.

HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE SALVATION?
A – Admit that you are a sinner and in need of salvation. (1 John 1:8)
B – Believe that Jesus is the divine, sinless Son of God who died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day conquering sin, death, hell and the grave. This is an act of faith, trusting that Christ did everything necessary for your salvation. (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
C – Confess Jesus Christ as Lord of your life. Lordship involves turning from sin and self (called repentance) and acknowledging that Jesus is the only one who can save you. Therefore, you choose to surrender your life to him. While we grow in our understanding and application of Lordship, this process is initiated at salvation. (Romans 10:9-10; Luke 13:3)

SALVATION

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE SAVED?
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer.

WHAT AM I BEING SAVED FROM?
The Bible teaches that all people have sinned and come short of the glory of the God who created them. That sin separates us from God both now and for eternity. Those who trust Christ are saved from the consequences of their sin through forgiveness of sin, deliverance of sin’s control in our life, and restoration into a right relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ, initiated and empowered by the Holy Spirit. This salvation is also a salvation from an eternity separated from God in hell that has been exchanged for an eternal home in heaven. (Romans 3:23 & 8:9-11; Ephesians 1:3-14)

BUT I’M A GOOD PERSON.. WHY WOULD GOD SEND ME TO HELL?
Hell was created for the devil and his demons and for the judgement of sin. God does not desire for you or any person to spend eternity in hell (2 Peter 3:9). However, God is holy and just and must punish sin and rebellion. Christ died to save us from hell. The choice to to be found in your sin and suffer eternal judgement on sin.

HOW DO WE EXPERIENCE SALVATION?
A – Admit that you are a sinner and in need of salvation. (1 John 1:8)
B – Believe that Jesus is the divine, sinless Son of God who died for our sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day conquering sin, death, hell and the grave. This is an act of faith, trusting that Christ did everything necessary for your salvation. (John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
C – Confess Jesus Christ as Lord of your life. Lordship involves turning from sin and self (called repentance) and acknowledging that Jesus is the only one who can save you. Therefore, you choose to surrender your life to him. While we grow in our understanding and application of Lordship, this process is initiated at salvation. (Romans 10:9-10; Luke 13:3)

BAPTISM

WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper. (Matt. 28:19-20)

DOES BAPTISM SAVE A PERSON FROM THEIR SINS?
No. It is an outward confession of an inward reality. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ. However, in the early church it was unheard of for a believer to be unwilling to identify with Christ in baptism. So much so that the words baptized and converted were occasionally used interchangeably. (Acts 2:38)

WHY DO WE BAPTIZE BY IMMERSION?
The English word “baptize” is a transliteration of the Greek word baptizo which means to submerge something under water. This is done to picture the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3-4)

WHEN SHOULD ONE BE BAPTIZED?
As soon after salvation as possible. It is the first step of obedience for a new believer. (Acts 8:36-38) Those who delay and put off this public confession often struggle with confidence in their walk and courage in their witness for Christ.

BAPTISM

WHAT IS WATER BAPTISM & WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper. (Matt. 28:19-20)

DOES BAPTISM SAVE A PERSON FROM THEIR SINS?
No. It is an outward confession of an inward reality. Salvation is by grace through faith in Christ. However, in the early church it was unheard of for a believer to be unwilling to identify with Christ in baptism. So much so that the words baptized and converted were occasionally used interchangeably. (Acts 2:38)

WHY DO WE BAPTIZE BY IMMERSION?
The English word “baptize” is a transliteration of the Greek word baptizo which means to submerge something under water. This is done to picture the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:3-4)

WHEN SHOULD ONE BE BAPTIZED?
As soon after salvation as possible. It is the first step of obedience for a new believer. (Acts 8:36-38) Those who delay and put off this public confession often struggle with confidence in their walk and courage in their witness for Christ.

MEMBERSHIP

IS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP REALLY ALL THAT IMPORTANT?
Yes! Rightly understood, church membership is a biblical concept. The vast majority of references to “the church” in the New Testament reference a local body of believers. Commitment to a local church family is a biblical expectation of the New Testament. (Acts 1:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CHURCH?
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by a commitment to the faith and to the fellowship of the gospel; gathering corporately for worship and biblical exhortation, celebrating the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, growing spiritually as disciples, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 1:8 & 2:41-47; Hebrews 10:19-25; Matthew 28:19-20)

HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH?
To be a member of Trinity, one must:

  1. Have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and committed their life to Him.
  2. Have followed the Lord in believer’s baptism or commit to do so at the earliest possible date.
  3. Commit to a Christ-honoring lifestyle with a willingness to steward one’s gifts and resources to serve Christ and the church in reaching our community and world for Christ. Members should believe in and be willing to commit to the mission and core values of Trinity.

When these elements are in place, please schedule a conversation with one of our pastors to make preparations to be presented for church membership.

MEMBERSHIP

IS CHURCH MEMBERSHIP REALLY ALL THAT IMPORTANT?
Yes! Rightly understood, church membership is a biblical concept. The vast majority of references to “the church” in the New Testament reference a local body of believers. Commitment to a local church family is a biblical expectation of the New Testament. (Acts 1:41-47; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27)

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE CHURCH?
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by a commitment to the faith and to the fellowship of the gospel; gathering corporately for worship and biblical exhortation, celebrating the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, growing spiritually as disciples, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth. (Matthew 16:15-19; Acts 1:8 & 2:41-47; Hebrews 10:19-25; Matthew 28:19-20)

HOW DOES ONE BECOME A MEMBER OF THE CHURCH?
To be a member of Trinity, one must:

  1. Have placed their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and committed their life to Him.
  2. Have followed the Lord in believer’s baptism or commit to do so at the earliest possible date.
  3. Commit to a Christ-honoring lifestyle with a willingness to steward one’s gifts and resources to serve Christ and the church in reaching our community and world for Christ. Members should believe in and be willing to commit to the mission and core values of Trinity.

When these elements are in place, please schedule a conversation with one of our pastors to make preparations to be presented for church membership.

SMALL GROUPS

-WHY SHOULD I JOIN A LIFE GROUP?
We believe that being a part of a church consists of more than weekly attendance at corporate worship. The church consists of a covenant body that lives life together by caring for one another, bears one another’s burdens, and seeks to help each grow in conformity to Christ.  One of the ways we will foster this kind of interaction in a growing church is through smaller groups that meet weekly to carry out biblical community. It is also our desire that intentional mission will take place through our Community Groups.

WHAT DOES THE WORD LIFE STAND FOR?
While referring to small groups as “Life Groups” has become more common among churches, Trinity chose this title years ago to serve as an acronym for what we desire to accomplish in our small groups.

LLearning the Scriptures. Coming together in the various seasons of life to grow in our understanding of the Bible and how it relates to everyday challenges.

IIntercessory Prayer. Our LIFE Groups provide a prayer network for fellow Life Group members. Praying during small group gatherings and being contacted with urgent prayer requests through the week provides a wonderful network of prayer support.

FFellowship. Life Groups exist to help strengthen godly relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ for encouragement and accountability. In addition to the sweet fellowship in weekly meetings, special fellowship opportunities take place among Life Groups, both on and away from our church campus.

EEvangelism and Outreach. Our Life groups are “open groups” that strive to include and connect new members and reach the unchurched through relationship evangelism.

WHAT ARE MY LIFE GROUP OPTIONS AND WHEN DO THEY MEET?

LIFE Groups that meet on Sundays at 9:15a:
Birth-Preschool – Toddler Town
K5-5th Grade (LIFE Groups) – Kids Center
Embark (30s & 40s) – Open Door Café with John and Terri Sartain
Elegance (Single Moms) – Pastor Ben’s office with Merrye Davis

LIFE Groups that meet on Sundays at 10:45a:      
Birth-Preschool – Toddler Town
K5-5th Grade (Kids Worship) – Kids Center
Students (6th-12th grade) – Student Center
Encompass (40s & 50s) – Open Door Café with David and Cindy South
Enlighten (Ladies) – Church Office with Cathy Nash

– LIFE Groups that meet at alternate times and locations:
Engage (College and Career) – Home Group with Robby and Tina Brown immediately following the 10:45 Worship 
Encourage 1 (50+) – Harley and Kim Bartlett’s LIFE Group on Sundays at 8:15a in the Open Door Café
Encourage 2 (50+) – Eddie and Angie Myer’s LIFE Group on Sundays at 4p in the Fellowship Hall
Embrace (Young Married) – 1-2 times per month on Sunday evenings with Matt & Marianne Boggs and Pastor Ben & Mrs. Joni at various homes

SMALL GROUPS

-WHY SHOULD I JOIN A LIFE GROUP?
We believe that being a part of a church consists of more than weekly attendance at corporate worship. The church consists of a covenant body that lives life together by caring for one another, bears one another’s burdens, and seeks to help each grow in conformity to Christ.  One of the ways we will foster this kind of interaction in a growing church is through smaller groups that meet weekly to carry out biblical community. It is also our desire that intentional mission will take place through our Community Groups.

WHAT DOES THE WORD LIFE STAND FOR?
While referring to small groups as “Life Groups” has become more common among churches, Trinity chose this title years ago to serve as an acronym for what we desire to accomplish in our small groups.

LLearning the Scriptures. Coming together in the various seasons of life to grow in our understanding of the Bible and how it relates to everyday challenges.

IIntercessory Prayer. Our LIFE Groups provide a prayer network for fellow Life Group members. Praying during small group gatherings and being contacted with urgent prayer requests through the week provides a wonderful network of prayer support.

FFellowship. Life Groups exist to help strengthen godly relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ for encouragement and accountability. In addition to the sweet fellowship in weekly meetings, special fellowship opportunities take place among Life Groups, both on and away from our church campus.

EEvangelism and Outreach. Our Life groups are “open groups” that strive to include and connect new members and reach the unchurched through relationship evangelism.

WHAT ARE MY LIFE GROUP OPTIONS AND WHEN DO THEY MEET?

LIFE Groups that meet on Sundays at 9:15a:
Birth-Preschool – Toddler Town
K5-5th Grade (LIFE Groups) – Kids Center
Embark (30s & 40s) – Open Door Café with John and Terri Sartain
Elegance (Single Moms) – Pastor Ben’s office with Merrye Davis

LIFE Groups that meet on Sundays at 10:45a:
Birth-Preschool – Toddler Town
K5-5th Grade (Kids Worship) – Kids Center
Students (6th-12th grade) – Student Center
Encompass (40s & 50s) – Open Door Café with David and Cindy South
Enlighten (Ladies) – Church Office with Cathy Nash

– LIFE Groups that meet at alternate times and locations:
Engage (College and Career) – Home Group with Robby and Tina Brown immediately following the 10:45 Worship
Encourage 1 (50+) – Harley and Kim Bartlett’s LIFE Group on Sundays at 8:15a in the Open Door Café
Encourage 2 (50+) – Eddie and Angie Myer’s LIFE Group on Sundays at 4p in the Fellowship Hall
Embrace (Young Married) – 1-2 times per month on Sunday evenings with Matt & Marianne Boggs and Pastor Ben & Mrs. Joni at various homes

SERVING

 

IS EVERY MEMBER EXPECTED TO SERVE IN SOME CAPACITY?
Yes! The Bible teaches that those of us who are saved by God’s grace are the workmanship of Christ, designed by Christ to serve Him in and through the local church. Every member has at least one spiritual gift and is expected to use that gift as part of the “body life” of the local church. One’s calling, or area of service, can be administered on campus with the church gathered corporately or on mission in our community or around the world. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Matt 5:13-16; Romans 12:1-8)

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY GIFT OR CALLING IS?
Consider the following acrostic, or better yet, take the FREE “SHAPE” Assessment online at www.freeshapetest.com

 

S – Spiritual Gifts: How has God gifted you for service?

 

H – Heart: What do you get passionate about in serving?

 

A – Abilities Awareness: What do others genuinely say that you excel at?

 

P – Personality Blends: How has God wired you to connect with others?

 

E – Experiences of Life: What are your past experiences and how can God us them today?

 

WHAT ARE SOME MINISTRY AREAS I CAN PLUG INTO? WHO DO I TALK TO ABOUT SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY?
People serve in many ways at Trinity. Here are just a few examples:

 

  • Kids Worship (Toddler Town, Kids Center & AWANA)
  • Student Ministry
  • Men’s & Women’s Ministry
  • Senior Adult Ministry (Sonlighters)
  • First Impressions (Greeter, Prayer Walker, Coffee, etc)
  • Kitchen Team
  • LIFE Groups (hosting one or helping your LIFE Group host accomplish the “L.I.F.E” Acrostic
  • Mission Opportunities (Local, Domestic & International)
  • Event Planning
  • Worship & Music
  • Various Administrative Teams (Benevolence, Transportation, Personnel, Property & Grounds, Finance, Missions, etc)

 

A very helpful tool in discovering your “S.H.A.P.E” can be found at www.freeshapetest.com. The result of this survey will assist you and our ministry leadership in helping you discover your place of service at Trinity.

 

Once completed, if you haven’t already, text SERVE to 706.222.1217 to begin a conversation with a Pastor or ministry leader about serving Christ on mission with the Trinity Family.

 

SERVING

 

IS EVERY MEMBER EXPECTED TO SERVE IN SOME CAPACITY?
Yes! The Bible teaches that those of us who are saved by God’s grace are the workmanship of Christ, designed by Christ to serve Him in and through the local church. Every member has at least one spiritual gift and is expected to use that gift as part of the “body life” of the local church. One’s calling, or area of service, can be administered on campus with the church gathered corporately or on mission in our community or around the world. (Ephesians 2:8-10; Matt 5:13-16; Romans 12:1-8)

 

HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY GIFT OR CALLING IS?
Consider the following acrostic, or better yet, take the FREE “SHAPE” Assessment online at www.freeshapetest.com

 

S – Spiritual Gifts: How has God gifted you for service?

 

H – Heart: What do you get passionate about in serving?

 

A – Abilities Awareness: What do others genuinely say that you excel at?

 

P – Personality Blends: How has God wired you to connect with others?

 

E – Experiences of Life: What are your past experiences and how can God us them today?

 

WHAT ARE SOME MINISTRY AREAS I CAN PLUG INTO? WHO DO I TALK TO ABOUT SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY?
People serve in many ways at Trinity. Here are just a few examples:

 

  • Kids Worship (Toddler Town, Kids Center & AWANA)
  • Student Ministry
  • Men’s & Women’s Ministry
  • Senior Adult Ministry (Sonlighters)
  • First Impressions (Greeter, Prayer Walker, Coffee, etc)
  • Kitchen Team
  • LIFE Groups (hosting one or helping your LIFE Group host accomplish the “L.I.F.E” Acrostic
  • Mission Opportunities (Local, Domestic & International)
  • Event Planning
  • Worship & Music
  • Various Administrative Teams (Benevolence, Transportation, Personnel, Property & Grounds, Finance, Missions, etc)

 

A very helpful tool in discovering your “S.H.A.P.E” can be found at www.freeshapetest.com. The result of this survey will assist you and our ministry leadership in helping you discover your place of service at Trinity.

 

Once completed, if you haven’t already, text SERVE to 706.222.1217 to begin a conversation with a Pastor or ministry leader about serving Christ on mission with the Trinity Family.

 

YOU WILL NEVER REGRET ANSWERING GOD’S CALL!

We are all at a different place in our faith journey, and God is ALWAYS CALLING US TO TAKE THAT NEXT STEP!

READY TO TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP?

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