Sunday Worship | 9:30am, 11:30am & 6:00pm | (*For sign language interpretation, email: Sarah Garner. )
*4 Services begins January 19, 2014: 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:45am & 6pm
Trinity Kids Sunday Worship | 9:30am, 11:30am & 6:00pm
Trinity Youth Sunday Worship | 6:00pm
Worship & Prayer Service | First Wednesday of the Month | 7:30pm
2270 Defoor Hills Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 | Tel: 404 367 6500
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WHY WE LOVE CITIES
Cities carry a lot of influence to the rest of the world. Our great cities set trends in culture, are hubs for commerce, and promote social progress through its academies and institutions. The Apostles and those in the early Church knew that if the Truth of the Gospel could permeate the hearts of people in cities, then in affect it would carry influence to the outlying regions of those cities. This is why cities are important for the Church and why Atlanta specifically is important to Trinity.
We are part of the Anglican Mission in the Americas. The Anglican Mission holds the ancient creeds and scriptures to be true and preserves the worshiping practices long held by the church through the centuries.
For more information on the AMIA you can visit their website at www.theAMIA.org.
We all were new at some point and time. But, it is our heart to make Trinity a hospitable place for you to worship. Here are some helpful tips on finding your way around the church & finding community.
FIll out a Info Card next Sunday. They are placed conveniently on the seatbacks in the sanctuary. Just provide the information and drop it into the basket on the info table. A staff member will contact you the following week. (We will not spam you or add you to any mailing list, our promise.) This is simply a means of making contact with you and hearing your backstory and how you found Trinity.
Come to our next scheduled Newcomers Meeting. These happen every 6 weeks in the Sanctuary and are a great opportunity to hear Trinity's mission in detail while meeting other newcomers and church staff. The meeting lasts around 30 minutes and we usually go grab some food together afterwards. The next meeting is always posted on our events page.
GROUPS, SERVICE & STUDY:
Church has to become relational if you are going to grow as a follower of Christ. We can't only come to the service and then leave without engaging anyone, right? There are three main avenues for finding relationships at Trinity; Community Groups, serving and studying in classes.
Community Groups - Community Groups happen all over the city and its easy to find one on our groups page or the small groups brochure at the info table.
Serving - Serving inside or outside Trinity is a way to build friendhsips while working toward a common goal - sharing God's love through acts of service. There are many areas to volunteer. Fill out a Info Card in the seatbacks of the sanctuary on Sunday.
Classes - And finally, taking a class is a great way to connect with others. Classes are discussion-based and give you a chance to explore scripture, theology and spiritual formation in a room with others who want to learn like you do.
OUR PURPOSE AT TRINITY
IS TO BE A PEOPLE GROWING
INTO CHRIST’S LIKENESS.
Our beliefs are best summarized in the ancient creeds that were drafted and commonly adopted by mainstream denominations in the Church. We find these statements of faith biblically true, theologically conservative, and in congruence with the basic ethos of Christian belief.
THE NICENE CREED:
WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he became incarnate from the Virgin Mary,
and was made man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son he is worshiped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.
FOUR AREAS OF CHRIST'S LIKENESS:
Conformity into Christ’s likeness inevitably leads to a flourishing life. Jesus himself epitomized such a life. At Trinity, our aim among our whole community is to foster this very lifestyle through four essential components of Christianity: Worship, Community, Formation, and Influence.
Worship – Humans are created to worship. As we do so we give God that which He deserves. Whether gathering to pray, read God’s Word, and receive the sacrament of communion, or in the quietness of personal devotion, we are reminded that our individual lives are part of a greater purpose: to glorify God.
Community – We are made in the image of the Trinity and, as a result, are built for harmonious relationship with God and with one another. Community groups are important vehicles for developing relationships. Trinity also creates opportunities for church members to grow in community; for example retreats, church softball, mission trips, and service groups such as the Lazarus ministry.
Formation – Formation constitutes the process by which we grow into Christ’s likeness. We grow by steps, not leaps and bounds! At Trinity, formation occurs in a number of ways, including Trinity School, whose ministry seeks to develop formation through education classes; also, through pastoral care and discipleship, which afford the opportunity for growth in smaller, more intimate settings.
Influence – One inevitable result of flourishing will be a desire for redemptive participation (that which bears good fruit) At Trinity, we encourage participation with God and others in three key ways: in our own spheres of influence(family/job/neighborhood); in service within the church; by participating in mission outside the church. There are numerous opportunities for participation and we encourage everyone to discover how to best use their spiritual gifts in engaging with the advancement of God’s kingdom.
OUR EXPRESSION: THREE STREAMS
Trinity flows along three major traditions or “streams” in the historical church; the evangelical, the liturgical and the charismatic traditions. If you didnʼt grow up in the Church or wish to know more by what we mean by this, let us explain.
The Evangelical Stream - The Evangelical church historically consists of people being sent out to share the Gospel in thought, word and deed. They open the scriptures to others, live life on mission and do the work we are called to do in the great commission, to go and make disciples of Christ. We continue this good work with the church globally, whether it is teaching and raising teachers, commissioning church planters, or just integrating our lives so that people see Jesus in us and are compelled to know more.
The Liturgical Stream - The Liturgical church consists of the methods and practices of the Church established early on by the apostles in the Catholic, Orthodox & Anglican traditions. We celebrate this history by following scripture reading plans, the observance of Sacraments (Communion, Baptism, Marriage, etc.) and being a part of a clergy structure that keeps us accountable and healthy among our pastors and laity.
The Charismatic Stream - The Charismatic church believes the Holy Spirit still moves and acts among us. We too believe this. We believe in the gifts of the Spirit and long to see people mature into an understanding and encounter with this component of the Holy Trinity. We celebrate this through prayer, silence, the laying on of hands & worship as expressed through our worship services. We long to see the Holy Spirit interceded at Trinity and so we simply try and make room both in our hearts and minds for this to take place.
Each week we gather in homes around Atlanta to grow in spiritual friendships & share in community. We do this by discussing the previous Sundayʼs sermon text, praying with one another & occasionally gathering outside of the normal times for social activities. For additional information on our groups and how they are organized, send an email to our Community Groups Pastor, Brad Mauldin, or visit the Groups Page.
The goal for Trinity's Education Ministry is to foster a value for faithful study within our church. Class offerings are presented as a year long curriculum modeled after a classically Anglican “three streams” approach. These three main areas of study are Bible, Theology, and Spiritual Formation. The hope is that this will provide our church opportunities to faithfully engage disciplines of study, so that as a community we can discover and utilize our gifts for serving the world around us. Email our Education Pastor, Ashley Mathews, to learn more. Visit our Events Page to find upcoming classes.
Pastoral Care involves the thoughtful listening, prayer & guidance that can only come from a trusted pastor. We have many qualified staff members, lay ministers, small group leaders & counselors who want to care for you as a child of God. If you would like to sit with someone and have a conversation about what you are experiencing in your relationship with God, we want to arrange that. Feel free to reach out to Gareth Allcott, our Pastoral Care Director.
Trinity Kids provides a safe place where children are invited to know and love God, His Word and one another. Babies are cared for, walkers and toddlers play, and school- aged children draw near to God in a worship setting. Teachers engage children through storytelling and invite the children to explore its Biblical truth together. Storytelling is followed by a time of reflection with art, story materials, music, and prayer. Children also share a small feast (a meaningful forerunner to Holy Communion). Trinity Kids happens during each Sunday service, as well as through monthly community events at Trinity and throughout the city. www.trinitykidsministry.blogspot.com
Trinity Youth provides a safe place for teenagers from all walks of life to come with their questions, assumptions, fears and hopes about God. Through worship, teaching, and games, Trinity tries to help our youth understand the things we value as adults such as prayer, time in the Word, and the importance of a spiritual community. Our purpose is to help our teenagers grow into men and women who love the Lord and in turn, know how high, how deep, and how wide His love is for them. www.atltrinityyouth.blogspot.com
Missions & Outreach
Lazarus - Lazarus is a ministry for the homeless. Our main purpose is friendship––to look the poor in the eye when most look the other way. There are several opportunities to get involved throughout the year. In addition to multiple large events, we take to the streets several times weekly to build relationships and pass out food items. For more information visit their site at www.lazarusatlanta.org.
Vine City & Redeemer Community Church - Vine City is an inner-city neighborhood with a rich heritage (located near Trinity and behind the Georgia Dome). As neighbors of this great Atlanta neighborhood, our intention is to show the love of Jesus to Vine City through a long-term partnership between Trinity and the community. Most recently, the Trinity households in Vine City decided to launch a church to meet the needs of the neighborhoods more directly - Redeemer Community Church. To participate or for more information on upcoming events and ongoing worship, visit their blog at www.redeemeratl.org.
God has blessed Trinity with a community of people with compassionate hearts, but also with skills in various areas. When disasters happen, we turn both our compassionate hearts and our skills toward helping those in need. After Hurricane Katrina we sent four teams down to help gut homes, partner with other relief efforts and care for the people of New Orleans. We also sent three teams to Alabama following an outbreak of tornadoes that ravaged the area to clean up debris and be a blessing to the folks they encountered there. When catastrophies occur in our region, we want to be a church that is willing to help where we can.
Trinity knows that the world does not end at our shores here in America. That the world, God's Kingdom, extends beyond our borders and includes every race, gender and nationality created by Him. Because of this, we feel called to serve across these waters when needs arise and to be participants in what the Lord is doing in the lives of men and women abroad. In the past, we have taken relief and restoration trips to both Haiti and India. We have taken mission trips into the heart of Kenya to care for a small community there. Many in our church have sponsored orphaned children for years now to insure they get their basic needs met; food, shelter, clothing, healthcare and education. Currently, we are in the midst of a burgeoning friendship with Pere Val and his wife, Carmel, who care for church communities in Haiti and operate health clinics and schools. By coming alongside the work they are doing already in Haiti, we get to participate with them and act as Christ's hands and feet to those in need. We invite you to join the mission we are on.
We support missionaries who serve across seas; Andy & Rachel, Rick & Ellen, and Marcello. Andy & Rachel live with their children in Moscow, Russia. They train Russian leaders, pastors and missionaries and engage the "least of these" - the city's prostitutes, homeless, gypsies, and immigrants. Rick & Ellen live in India, teaching English as well as caring for a faith fellowship there. They also are helping to raise new leadership and desire to see more Christian fellowships planted around India. Marcelo operates in countries where the Bible is not allowed. He and his companions deliver the Word to people who thirst for it, but are also persecuted, tortured and killed for the sake of Christ. While, all of these missionaries have to maintain a certain level of secrecy for their missions to go forward, we invite everyone to lift them up in prayer and join us in supporting them financially.
Men - Jesus called men to follow him. Trinity Men is a ministry that seeks to equip men for this calling; to become disciples of Christ in the context of their ordinary lives. Men frequently gather at breakfasts, put their skills to use in service outings & share their journey with one another in fellowship. If you would like to join email Steve Dollar, the ministry coordinator.
Arts - Many among us are artists of varying disciplines, interests and skill levels. Its our desire to see Trinity's creative culture grow into a culture made of mature, believing artists who are wholly integrated with their community and working toward the renewal of all things. We do this through gatherings, workshops and community events. To get involved visit the Trinity Artists Blog: www.trinityartists.blogspot.com
Deaf - The Deaf Ministry at Trinity seeks to engage the Deaf members of our congregation in understanding the gospel, participating in worship, and growing in community. We are inviting the Deaf and hard of hearing to get involved in the worship and mission of Trinity. One of our goals is to bridge the gap between the Deaf and hearing communities through providing an interpreter for services, a small group for the Deaf , ASL/Deaf culture workshops, and more. If you would like to learn the details or become involved with our Deaf community, please visit www.trinitydeafministry.blogspot.com
Educators - At Trinity, we believe community is crucial for our personal growth and the growth of God's kingdom. Because of this, we have an educator's ministry that helps to foster relationships and accountability within our community of teachers. This ministry seeks to help teachers develop their growth as a teacher through prayer, conversation, accountability, and mentor ship. To get connected email Kevin Cown, the ministry coordinator.
Moms - Mothers need support and encouragement. Trinity has an online community dedicated to expressing the needs, challenges and joys of motherhood. This group arranges meet-ups and play dates from time to time at nearby Atlanta parks. In participating, you will begin to feel connected and scaffolded by this great community of mothers. Within this ministry, there is also a unique way to serve and be served. It's called Meals for New Parents, and it gets parents hooked up with delicious meals for those first days after a baby has been born. To get on the list to receive meals, or to prepare and deliver meals to expecting parents, email Margo Yoder. To learn more about the online Mom's Group: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/trinity_moms_atl
LEAD PASTOR | Kris McDaniel
As Lead Pastor, Kris, along with the other Elders, help to cast the guiding vision at Trinity. He does the largest majority of teaching on Sundays during our worship services. He also pastorally counsels and cares for the congregation. Kris is married to Karyn McDaniel and they have three young ones; Madelyn, Scout & Finn.
WORSHIP PASTOR | Marty Reardon
Marty directs our methods of worship here at Trinity. He fosters and cares for the musicians and worship leaders as well as the volunteers who help with sound and slide presentations. Marty often leads Sunday worship on the Westside as well as our monthly Worship and Prayer Services. Marty and his wife Jennifer have three children, Elliot, Bella & Oliver.
ADMINISTRATIVE PASTOR | Matt Yoder
Matt pastorally cares for the operational life of the church. He, along with the finance team, sets the budget and determines missional giving. Matt oversees the staffing structure at Trinity and keeps the crew organized and operational. Margo Yoder is his wife, with whom he has four children, Anna, Jill, Micah & Heidi.
COMMUNITY GROUPS PASTOR | Brad Mauldin
Brad pastors our community group leaders as well as organizes our community group ministry at large. He helps to recruit and equip group leaders. He also oversees our outreach efforts and occasionally teaches during Sunday worship. He and his wife Gillian have two daughters, Emery and Tate.
EDUCATION PASTOR | Ashley Mathews
Ashley leads our Education Ministry as well as teaches from the pulpit during Sunday worship. She seeks to make Trinity a hospitable place so, she oversees our hospitality volunteers during the services on Sunday. She and her husband, Josh, live in the Candler Park neighborhood of ATL.
CHILDREN'S PASTOR | Julia Guy
Julia pastors our littlest ones. From infants to 5th graders, she helps create environments conducive to the spiritual exploration and development of our children. Using contemplative methods, the children engage scripture lessons through artmaking, song and storytelling. She also pastorally cares for the children, counseling and praying with them during the week. She organizes the many volunteers within the ministry and trains them. She is married to Jeff, the Communications Director at Trinity, and they have one son named Henry.
YOUTH PASTOR | Jesi Allers
As Trinity's Youth Pastor, Jesi seeks to minister to the young ones who are growing out of being children and who are coming into being teens. She teaches most of the scripture lessons on Sundays and counsels the youth through the joys and dangers of high and junior high school. In addition to pastoring the youth, she also recruits and trains youth volunteers. She organizes social and missional engagements for the teens. She and her husband, Mark, have two young ones of their own, Toby and Tessa.
COMMUNICATIONS | Jeffrey Guy
Jeff handles our communication needs at Trinity. Utilizing simple methods such as printed flyers, the website, and social media he works to keep the congregation in tune with what is going on. Jeff also pastors and cares for the many artists who worship here. An artist himself, he feels called to help inspirit purpose in their creative efforts and creates opportunities for them to gather. He is married to Julia, the Children's Pastor, and they have a little guy named, Henry.
BUILDING MAINTENANCE | John Burke
John keeps the Lord's house looking beautiful and ready for worship and learning. He handles all of the maintenance and clean up needs around Trinity. In addition to this, John has led the last four Alabama Relief Trips and has a deep heart for missions. John lives in Howell Station and has two boys, Eli and Noah.
LAZARUS ATLANTA DIRECTOR | Ben Parks
Ben Parks is the Atlanta Director of Lazarus, a ministry for the homeless of our city. Ben organizes events, mobilizes volunteers and keeps the ministry operational. He has a smug sense of humor (in case you couldn't tell) and we are happy that he keeps his office here at Trinity. He is married to Lucy and they have two kiddos, Thad and Eli.
REDEEMER COMMUNITY CHURCH PASTOR | Drew Henley
Drew wants to see Christ's gospel transform his neighborhood of Vine City. Vine City is a nearby neighborhood that is rich in Atlanta history but has been subject to many social and economic ills in the last few decades. He, along with many from Trinity, have chosen to live in community with these good folks, to live out the gospel by simply being a good neighbor and sharing Christ. He and these neighbors recently launched an Anglican church plant called Redeemer Community Church. He and his wife Diane have two daughters.
PASTORAL CARE DIRECTOR | Gareth Allcott
Gareth wishes to see Jesus Christ formed in the lives of everyone at Trinity. A man with a tremendous pastoral heart, he does a majority of the pastoral meetings with parishioners and layministers, hearing their story and pointing out where God is on the move in the midst of their lives.. He also develops methods for equipping and replicating other pastors and church leaders. In addition to teaching from the pulpit from time to time, he is a part of our Elder Leadership Team. He and his wife, Judy, live in Norcross. They have two grown sons, Tom and Dan.
TRINITY KIDS ASSISTANT | Christine Cown
Coordinating the ever growing Trinity Kids Ministry takes a lot of care and management and we are blessed to have Christine. She schedules and cares for our Trinity Kids volunteers (there are a lot!) as well as assists our Children's Pastor, managing logistical needs for the ministry midweek and on Sundays. She also is very active in the Trinity Moms Group, participating in the vibrant community of mothers. She and her husband, Kevin, have a little son named Judah and live in the Riverside neighborhood.
ELDER LEADERSHIP TEAM:
Gareth Allcott, Kris McDaniel, Marty Reardon, Matt Yoder
Erin Wyper, Brent Perkins, John Lindsell, Michael Moore, Monica DiCristina, Jeremy Blume, Sarah Brookings
Mathew Butler, Matt Yoder, Stuart Smartt, Brent Wyper
Beautiful and countless are the works of the Church. With so many good people doing great things, here are just a few links to other organizations, church plants, and missions we wish to share.
Facebook Page | http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2431186878
Worship Site | http://www.trinityworshipmusic.org/
Kids Blog | http://www.trinitykidsministry.blogspot.com/
Youth Blog | http://www.atltrinityyouth.blogspot.com
Artists Blog | http://www.trinityartists.blogspot.com/
Lazarus Ministries | http://www.lazarusatlanta.org/
Vine City // Redeemer Community Church | http://www.redeemeratl.org/
Deaf Ministry Blog | http://trinitydeafministry.blogspot.com/
Softball League | http://trinitysoftballleague.blogspot.com/
The Anglican Mission | http://www.theamia.org/
Church of the Advent | http://www.theadventatlanta.org/
The Village Church at Vinings | http://villagechurchvinings.org/
Four Corners Church, Newnan | http://fourcornersnewnan.org/
Land of A Thousand Hills Coffee | http://www.drinkcoffeedogood.com/
Brightpoint for Children | http://www.brightpointforchildren.org/
Latina Link | http://www.latinalink.org/
Christian Service Mission | http://www.csmission.org/