GET TO KNOW US
Perhaps you've visited on a Sunday or just been checking us out online. We're so glad you are interested in learning more about Holy Trinity!
As you get to know us, here are some next steps you might consider:
1. Complete a Welcome Card: When you join us for worship, complete a Welcome Card and drop it in the offering plate or at the Welcome Desk in the main lobby. You can also complete an online Welcome Card here. This just helps us get to know you and and answer any questions you might have.
2. Coffee in the Lobby: Join a member of our clergy for coffee immediately after the service in the lobby. We would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have!
3. Jesus for Everyone: Join us for this five-week series on what's at the heart of the Christian faith and our community. You'll be invited to read the Gospel of Mark and consider the life and mission of Jesus and why it matters today. This course is offered multiple times during the year and is required for those seeking to become members. The next class is Fall 2018. Learn more here.
4. Visit a Community Group: Community Groups are small groups of people seeking to connect and experience this kind of life together. If you are new or just checking us out, Community Groups are the best way for you to grow in your relationship with God, build meaningful relationships with others, and be on mission together. Click here to learn more.
WHY MEMBERSHIP MATTERS
What is the Church? Is it a building? A movement? A community?
While we might use the word "church" in these ways, the Church is truly unique in the world and human history. That's because the church is all those who have been united with Jesus Christ in faith by the power of the Holy Spirit. That's why the Bible compares the church to living, relational things - like a body, a family, a marriage, or a vine. It is our relationship to God through Jesus Christ that has transformed us into a new people (John 15; 1 Peter 2, Ephesians 4; Revelation 19:7-9); This includes people from all walks of life, all races and ethnicities, and all nations. It even extends across history.
Local churches are groups of this new people who share life and mission. Their life together reflects their life in Christ to each other and the world around them. At Holy Trinity, we describe this life together using three verbs: Proclaim, Exalt, Serve.
We humbly proclaim or share the good news of what Jesus has done for us. We exalt or worship God in response to what he has done for us in Christ. And we serve or show the love of Christ in the way we live, by caring for our neighbors and for the poor and hurting in our city.
At Holy Trinity, we are not perfect people. The church is not the place where we pretend to have it all together. It's the place where we can be completely honest about just how imperfect we are. The church is God's gift to a sinful, broken people who long to live in light of the grace and truth of Jesus.
HOW DO I BECOME A MEMBER?
Membership matters because it helps communicate to other followers of Christ and the world that your faith in Christ has changed everything for you - your relationship with God, with other followers of Christ and the world in which you live. Life is no longer just about you and what you believe, but about being loved by God, being part of God's beloved people, and bearing witness to God's love. That's why we take membership at Holy Trinity very seriously. It is not just joining a club or institution, it is sharing life and mission in light of who you are in Christ! If you have questions about the membership process, please email Bev Mueffelmann.