Beliefs & Practices

OUR BELIEFS

At Trinity, our beliefs are best summarized in the ancient creeds as drafted and adopted by the historic Church.

The Nicene Creed

We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
Amen.

The Apostles Creed
The Athanasian Creed


Four Ways of Growing Into Christ’s Likeness

At Trinity, our aim is to be people who increasingly resemble Jesus in the way we worship, in our relationships, in our learning, and in the way we engage our world.

Worship

We are created to live a life of worship. As we do so we give God that which He deserves. Whether we are engaging in personal devotion, or gathering corporately with the family of God, we are reminded that our greater purpose is to glorify God.

At Trinity, we create opportunities for worship in the following ways: our Sunday services, the sacraments of baptism and communion, the Daily Office, and Worship and Prayer Nights.

Influence

We are called to participate with God in the influence of culture. It is our conviction that this influence, which is inherently charitable and creative, ought to be leveraged both inside and outside the church.

At Trinity, we encourage the church to leverage influence in the following ways: through community, at work, in Volunteer Service, and through Missions in our city and beyond.

Community

We are made in the image of the triune God and are, therefore, built for & grow best when in harmonious and integrated relationship.

At Trinity, we create opportunities for our church to grow in community in the following ways: Community Groups & Gatherings, Retreats, periodic Men & Women Events, and Service Groups such as a mission trip or local outreach opportunity.

Formation

We are formed into Christ’s likeness by steps, not leaps and bounds. Spiritual growth and maturity take place over time, and require intentionality.

At Trinity opportunities to participate in the process of formation occur in multiple ways, including classes, discipleship and mentoring relationships, as well as engagement with spiritual disciplines.


Three Streams

At Trinity, we reflect a “three streams” approach to worship. It is our conviction that this approach encourages humility, maturity, and a healthy appreciation for diversity.

The Evangelical Stream

When we say that we are “evangelical” we mean that we take seriously God’s command to speak about and live like Jesus. We preach and teach from the Bible because we believe it is the inspired word of God, and our desire is for all people to enter into a saving relationship with Jesus.

The Charismatic Stream

When we say that we are “charismatic” we mean that we believe God is present and active among His people. We anticipate the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of the church for the conviction of sin, the illumination of truth, and the restoration of all things.

The Liturgical Stream

When we say that we are “liturgical” we mean that we value the longevity of historic tradition, the rhythms of the church calendar, the consistency of a lectionary based teaching plan, and our connection to the global Church.


Affiliation

We are part of Churches for the Sake of Others, or C4SO, a diocese in the Anglican Church of North America. For more information on C4SO you can visit their website at www.c4so.org/.