WHAT WE BELIEVE
Understanding Our Faith
Trinity is a Lutheran church, which means we understand our relationship with God begins with what God is doing in our lives. We are created by God the Father, reclaimed by Jesus Christ when we wander away, and guided by the Holy Spirit in our daily walk with God. We believe that we are claimed by God in Holy Baptism and that our faith is sustained by receiving Holy Communion. We worship weekly, finding hope in the presence of God in our midst. Our life of faith is expressed with three goals in mind:
We are committed to Being Church in New Ways
We are always looking for new and creative ways to share the new life we have found in Jesus Christ.
We are committed to Seeing God in Our Daily Lives
We are always on the lookout for the presence of God every single day.
We are committed to Reaching Out to Those Living on the Margins
We are always looking for ways to share the gifts of God with those around us – food, clothing, and support of many kinds.
In short, Trinity is about Faithful Living and Changing Lives. "Faithful Living" is not perfect living, it's not flawless living, it's not faultless living. It's Faithful Living. Doing our best, making mistakes, being forgiven, and forgiving others. "Changing Lives" is about being church in new ways, seeing God at work every day, and reaching out to those living in poverty. And as lives are changed around us, we find that our own lives are changed as well.
About the ELCA
Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The ELCA is one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with about 4 million members in nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The ELCA shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. This faith comes through the good news of Jesus Christ and gives us the freedom and the courage to wonder, discover, and boldly participate in what God is up to in the world.
The ELCA is a church that is always being made new and, at the same time, is deeply rooted in Scripture, Lutheran theology, and Lutheran confessions. We are also rooted in the vibrant, diverse communities and rich histories of our congregations. It’s through these roots that the Holy Spirit guides and nourishes us so that we can be a church that is both resilient and always new.