Core Value #7 for Children and Student Ministries – Intentional

Intentional – We strive to be good stewards of our resources and of the time we have with families through planning that is consistent with our mission and core values.   This core value links all the other core values together. We will seek to be purposeful, thoughtful, and considerate of the needs of children, […]

Core Value #6 – Intergenerational

Intergenerational: When God’s Kingdom is present, generations are brought together, not separated. We will seek to create opportunities where the various generations can interact and serve together. The world uses labels and differences to wedge gaps and create factions among people. These differences are often used to create the illusion of superiority and inferiority. Differences […]

Children and Student Ministry Core Value # 5

  Mission: What God has given to us through salvation, we are to proclaim to all people, seeking to bring them into the family of God. Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:19-20 “Be fruitful and multiply” was God’s command to Adam and Eve in the beginning and is still God’s command today. It was […]

From Our Neighborhoods to the Nations: Giving to further the Gospel

Each year, we have an emphasis for our church family to commit to give toward missions. A few things we need to remember: Give generously and cheerfully. Give your tithe as first priority. The missions offering is above and beyond your regular tithe. Giving toward missions should be done all year long. Giving toward missions […]

Core Value #4

Compassion: The Church must have a compassionate heart and an intentional plan to minister to the children without parents or lack a Christian influence at home. (James 1:27) When you look around the homes that make up our communities, our country, and world, it doesn’t take long to see that there are a lot of […]

“Jump Starting” Our Evangelism

As a church, God has commissioned each of us to make disciples of all people groups. Herb Hodges stated: “The light that shines the furthest shines brighter at home.” In other words, our evangelism must start where we are. When we do, we will have an impact around the world, and sometimes not even know […]

Children and Student Ministry – Core Value #3

Family Discipleship: God has called parents to be the primary faith influencers of their children. Biblically, the primary role of leading the home rests on the father. Where there is no male spiritual leadership, the mother should assume this role. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Psalm 78; Ephesians 6:4; 1 Thessalonians 2:11-12; Malachi 2:15; 4:6) God has called […]

Children and Student Ministry – Core Value #2

As we looked at the core values of our children’s and student ministry at Trinity, we have reviewed that the first “Hook” that will hold our kids and our students to the Lord is The Word of God.  The second such “hook” or core value that we hold dear – that we believe we must […]

Are We a Thermostat or a Thermometer?

Are we a Thermometer Church or a Thermostat Church? The article found on Ed Stetzer’s blog (follow link below) is one I thought would help us evaluate our attitude and actions as we become more involved in our neighborhood and our city. The question is this: Is our church more like a thermometer or a […]

Hooks that Hold: Hook 1 – The Word of God

Our last blog on the Student and Kids’ ministry pages explained that there are certain “hooks” that will ground you to the faith.  Things that you base your life and your spiritual walk on, that will sustain you over the long haul.  These are the core values that we want to base our ministries on […]

Tim Keller’s Top 10 Evangelism Tips

In the last missions blog, “4 Steps to Displaying Christ in our Community,” I highlighted our responsibility in reaching people with the gospel by: Identify Invest Introduce Invite I ran acorss Tim Keller’s top evangelical practices that I thought was very similar and would be helpful for us as we seek to share Christ. Let […]

Hooks that Hold

At times, it can be difficult to begin something new. It can be particularly difficult if you don’t have any direction. This is why organizations create mission statements and establish core values. Understanding your mission and core values helps immensely when answering questions like: Who are we? What are we trying to accomplish?  What do we […]

Four Steps to Displaying Christ in our Community

The doctrine of the sovereignty of God is one that we hold to and believe. Sometimes we don’t live it out but that is another blog for another time. The point is that God is in control of all things. How does this apply to us, and our move to the Colonial Hills area? God […]

Connecting Christ

Our desire as a children’s ministry is for the church and parents to partner together to raise up the next generation to be passionate disciples of Christ. We do so primarily through teaching children the Word of God. Paul reminded Timothy that from childhood, he has been taught the Scriptures that are able to make […]