What We Believe

What We Believe

Trinity is part of the United Methodist denomination, which looks to the faith statements of our predecessor bodies as foundational for our doctrine. This is our heritage, and it continues to shape Trinity in every area of our ministry.

Here at Trinity…

We believe that Jesus Christ is the Word of God made flesh, the Lord of heaven and earth, the Image of the invisible God, and within His life, death, and resurrection lie the power of salvation, the example for our lives, and the hope of eternity.

We believe God is Love, and that our highest calling is to love God with everything we are and to love our neighbors as ourselves.

We believe that the Church is Christ’s body on earth, and therefore it is our responsibility to be His hands and feet in our households, our communities, and the world.

We believe our mission is to make disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus, understanding that a disciple is a follower of Christ who has experienced God’s grace to share God’s grace.

We believe that the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is our primary and best resource for understanding the heart of God, that it contains everything necessary for salvation, and that the Church is therefore called to be grounded in scripture and led by grace.

We believe in the historic confessions of the Christian faith as contained in the doctrinal standards of the United Methodist Church, because we stand on the shoulders of the saints who have walked this way before us.

We believe in the holy sacraments of baptism and communion, ordinary vessels of God’s extraordinary grace, and that these gifts of God are available to all.

We believe that an authentic faith is always a growing faith, that Christian maturity requires us to stay teachable, and that loving God requires our head, our hearts, and our hands.

We believe prayer is a vital part of our faith, a time to both seek God’s blessing and discern God’s will.

We believe that faith can only grow in community because we need the wisdom, accountability, and support that comes through relationships with other believers.

We believe that we can have unity without uniformity, and that our shared confession in Christ overcomes every difference between us.

We believe in making all people feel welcome, because God so loves the world, not just some of us.

And we believe that we can’t do this without you.