Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Members Meeting on Monday night! We believe it’s important to intentionally gather as a membership community and share about the things God is doing in and through Trinity.
If you were unable to attend or want to revisit any of the topics that were discussed, you can view slides and listen to all the talks at the links below.
WELCOME & EASTER REFLECTION
Eastside Parish Pastor Ashley Mathews opened the evening with a reflection on the Easter season. Ashley reminded us that the resurrection of Jesus, though it was a single event in history, was also the inauguration of a new reality of renewal that has implications on our lives today.
Listen (9:45 mins)
For the past few years, Lead Pastor Kris McDaniel, has been pursuing doctoral research with a focus on church planting. This research has lead to identifying seven key characteristics that are crucial to thriving churches. Recently, Kris conducted both a survey and a series of focus groups with our community to take stock of how Trinity is doing in these areas. On Monday, he shared about this process, some of the lessons that have been learned, and ways in which Trinity has already begun to act on those findings.
Building on the talks that Ashley and Kris gave, Education Pastor Tripp Prince spoke to our collective calling to extend God’s Kingdom together. Tripp recounted his personal journey and how after a number of years away, the Lord has lead him back to our community to plant a new Trinity parish. He laid out some of the details of the new parish including a general sense of where it will be located and the timeline leading up to the launch later this year.
If you are interested in learning more, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Tripp.
Monday’s meeting was our first time gathering together since the announcement that Ashley Mathews will be returning to the role of Education Pastor and Matthew Browne will become the new Eastside Parish Pastor. Matthew, joined by Ashley at the end of the talk, took time to give updates on how the Lord’s grace has been shown to both of them and the entire Eastside community in this process.
REMINDER: On Monday, April 23rd, we will be joined on the Eastside by Bishop Todd Hunter, for a special Commissioning & Ordination Service beginning at 7pm.
NEW WESTSIDE YOUTH PASTOR & CLOSING
In February, we shared that Westside Youth Pastor Kevin Cown, had discerned a call to return to the classroom and would be stepping down from his role at the end of this school year. Community Pastor Brad Mauldin, joined by Kevin, took time at the meeting to celebrate Kevin’s service and the impact he’s had leading the Westside Youth.
Brad was also excited to announce that the search for a new youth pastor has concluded by introducing Dave McCune as the new Westside Youth Pastor. Dave, who will officially start later this summer, shared his vision for cultivating a place of belonging for the youth of Trinity. If you see Dave around, tell him congratulations!
Listen (20:34 mins)