Letting the light of the Bible shine on all of life.
We are a congregation within the Christian Reformed Church.
What We Believe
Our beliefs are summarized in the historic summaries of faith, including:
Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, Athanasian Creed, Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, The Canons of Dort, Our World Belongs to God, and Belhar Confession.
The Core Values of Trinity CRC
Biblical Preaching And Teaching
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, inspired and authoritative, containing all things necessary for us to know for faith and life. Therefore, our preaching and teaching is focused on Scripture. Each of our sermons is based on a Scripture passage, which is explained, illustrated and made real and applicable for the congregation.
In keeping with our denominational tradition, we conduct a worship service in the morning of each Lord’s Day. We provide a Bible study Sunday evenings, which also allows for a sharing time of joys and concerns followed by prayer for those requests. Our other teaching ministries, which include Sunday School classes, are also based in Scripture.
We believe that worship is the God-initiated engagement of God and worshipers that involves ascribing worth to God through praise and adoration. In worship we seek the presence of God through confession, prayer, singing, reading and proclaiming the Word, and sacraments. Worship strengthens us as a community and prepares us individually and communally for Christian living.
Our worship includes a blending of traditional and contemporary music with special music on a variety of instruments. However, worship engages the entire congregation, not just worship leaders or musicians. Youth take part in services including special music, dramas, children’s sermons, and, at times, planning the service. We include children in our worship in a variety of ways, including a children’s sermon and a Children and Worship program that teaches children the practice of worship.
A Reformed worldview proclaims that Christ is Lord over all and calls us to use a Christian lens for looking at our personal and public world. As Christians we seek to understand the relevance of the gospel for every aspect of life. We are engaged in the world and work to build God’s kingdom in all we do: jobs, music, recreation, school, government, politics, marriage, parenting, nature, and popular culture. The Reformed worldview encourages Christians to seek God’s good in all of creation and to faithfully engage in culture and the world in order to sustain and renew God’s creation.
We prayerfully and patiently encourage each other to mature in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ, to grow in our faith, and to equip ourselves to live out our faith in every part of life. We have a strong commitment to Christian education and life-long learning.
We serve God in gratitude for his saving grace and model his love to others. Each member contributes to the life of the congregation and also to the larger community. Members are encouraged to discover and use their spiritual gifts for the glory of God.
In our church community, we provide opportunities for genuine fellowship and support through small groups, Sunday school classes, fellowship time, social activities, and service projects. Those attending TCRC also take care of each other in the midst of joys and concerns through prayer, encouragement, and practical help such as meals, moving assistance, and babysitting.
Everything we have belongs to our God. We are called to be faithful stewards of all the gifts He has given to us, including money, talents, time, and natural resources. Our command from God is also to serve and protect His creation (Gen 2:15). Therefore, our congregation is concerned about the care and keeping of God’s creation. We are invited to enjoy God’s creation but not at the expense of it. We continue to build on this focus through educational awareness, outreach activities, and responsible management of church resources. We encourage people to make thoughtful decisions in managing resources at home and work.
We embrace an intergenerational community in our church and value the wisdom, insights, and fun that emerge when believers of all ages share in worship, teaching, and fellowship. We are a caring family where we can share our joys and concerns and pray for one another. We have a wonderful mix of people from all generations, who bear each other’s burdens, increase each other’s joys, and enrich each other’s lives. Our intergenerational values shine through in worship services, periodic all-age Sunday school events, service projects, mission trips, fellowship times, shared meals, fireside services, and other social gatherings.
God commands us to put our faith in action by sharing the gospel with others and living it out in our daily lives. Our church and the larger CRC denomination emphasize Christ-centered political and social action. God calls us to love our neighbor and to take care of the least of us. This call to promote social justice is important to TCRC. We value learning more about how to help others through sermons, Sunday school classes, Bible studies, mission speakers, and other experiences at church. Several offerings a month also contribute to agencies advocating for those who need assistance. Individual members of TCRC are involved in diverse ministries in the community that advocate for social justice: Meals on Wheels, Food at First, Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, MICA, and NAMI. As a denomination, the CRC is involved with global justice movements such as restorative justice, HIV/AIDS, poverty relief, Fair Trade, Micah Challenge, and World Renew Disaster Response.