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, and the Image of the invisible God. Within His life, death, and resurrection lie the power of salvation, the example for our lives, and the hope of eternity.

We believe that the Church is the hope of the world, because the Church is Christ’s body on earth.

We believe our calling is to make disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus—followers of Christ who have experienced God’s grace to share God’s grace—empowering recipients of the Church’s mission to become responsible for the Church’s mission.

We believe that the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit, is our primary and best resource for understanding the heart of God, 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 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 heart, soul, mind, and strength.

We believe that faith can only grow in community, because the call to love God is likewise a call to love our neighbors.

We believe that we can have unity without uniformity, and that agreeing on Jesus supersedes anything we might disagree about.

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.