TRINITY'S VISION STATEMENT “Learning from God’s Word to Change Lives, Communities, and the World”
Trinity Church has a vision of being a teaching and learning community whose life is centered in Biblical revelation. We have the vision of seeing knowledge translated into changed attitudes and behavior towards God, others, and self. We also have the vision of preparing members to make a Christ centered difference in our local community and communities around the world.
our History in brief
Trinity Church began in 1955 as a result of the Greater Greensboro Billy Graham Crusade. Today, Trinity Church is a part of the Evangelical Covenant Church and continues to build on the original foundation of Biblical truth; Christian faith lived out in everyday experience, a heart for evangelism, and a desire to be a part of the global Christian community.
We are reaching our community and our world….
Trinity Church is not defined by one generational group, theological perspective, or music style. Trinity Church seeks to target people of all ages, from all backgrounds, who are drawn together by the Word of God, a common experience of faith, and a desire to serve. Its teaching and worship draw from a variety of Christian traditions, both past and present, which emphasis is to connect Biblical faith to daily experience.
(with ammendments 11/12/17) (Revised 9/8/18)
THE HISTORY OF THE EVANGELICAL COVENANT CHURCH
The Evangelical Covenant Church has its roots in historical Christianity as it emerged in the Protestant Reformation, in the biblical instruction of the Lutheran State Church of Sweden, and in the great spiritual awakenings of the nineteenth century. These three influences have shaped its development and are to be borne in mind in seeking to understand its distinctive spirit.
The Covenant Church adheres to the affirmation of the Protestant Reformation regarding the Holy Scriptures, the Old and the New Testament, as the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine, and conduct.
It has traditionally valued the historic confessions of the Christian church, particularly the Apostles' Creed, while at the same time it has emphasized the sovereignty of the Word over creedal interpretations.
It has especially cherished the pietistic restatement of the doctrine of justification by faith as basic to the dual task of evangelism and Christian nurture, the New Testament emphasis upon personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, the reality of a fellowship of believers which recognizes but transcends theological differences, and the belief in baptism and the Lord's Supper as divinely ordained sacraments of the church.
While the denomination has traditionally practiced the baptism of infants, in conformity with its principle of freedom it has also recognized the practice of believer baptism.
The principle of personal freedom, so highly esteemed by the Covenant, is to be distinguished from the individualism that disregards the centrality of the Word of God and the mutual responsibilities and disciplines of the spiritual community.