God’s Grace

Right before I arrived at Trinity, I remember going to a conference called the “Weekender” at Capitol Hill Baptist Church. I knew what a healthy church should look like before I went, I just wanted to see it played out practically. I remember watching the elder meeting there and realizing what a poor job I […]

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 […]

Two Great Words!!!

When I saw this blog yesterday, it was not only convicting, but it served as a great a reminder of how we should view the providence of God when it smiles and when it frowns upon us. I hope this blesses you the way it did me.   http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/either-okay-or-thank-you   My five-year-old can’t stop saying […]

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 […]

A New Resource for Trinity

I wanted to take a break from my own blog for one week and point you to the blogs of our other Pastors at Trinity.  Our new website has given us the ability to highlight all of the different ministry areas and a forum for getting resources into your hands.  While the rotation for posting […]

Not Trying to Be Controversial, but…

This is an older blog I ran across a few weeks ago but it perfectly summarizes the debate in our time regarding homosexual marriage and myriad of other issues.  See it below.   http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-most-offensive-verse-in-bible.html   by Dan Phillips   In the Sunday School class at CBC we’re doing a series called Marriage, the Bible and […]

What an Incredible Day!

To say that Sunday was “incredible” would be an understatement!  We were truly blessed to be together and to be celebrating or kicking off our new ministry in this neighborhood.  We had visitors from all over the City, City officials (Mayor Darren Musselwhite and his family and Alderman Joel Gallagher and his family), community partners […]

I Love This Song

Leading up to our Grand Opening and celebrating our building renovation (even though there is a lot more to do and our Children’s area will not be done for a few more months as far as the décor goes), I have had the opportunity to reminisce a little bit… to think about how far God […]

An Exciting Time! Kickoff Celebration is Feb 22nd

Well this is the month! I will blog multiple times I am sure, about our official Kickoff Celebration on February 22, 2015 at 10:30 am. This is not just another day in Trinity’s history… it might be considered the most important day in Trinity’s history. This has been a long journey, filled with very difficult […]

Keeping Up with Technology

I mentioned this Sunday, but http://trinitysouthaven.org is the link to our new website we launched on Friday.  We are hoping that you like the look of the site, but also all the new features of the site as well.  You will be able to access my blog, and in the days ahead, blogs for all of our […]

Just Trying to Keep Up!

Originally Posted January 6, 2015…. One year ago we had no clue what building we would be worshipping in, who our Student Pastor would be, or what direction God would take our church. In fact there were far more questions than there were answers. To give a major understatement, as your Pastor I faced 2014 […]

As Life Gets Busy This Holiday Season

We all have regrets. Things with our job we would love to redo, or words we wish were never said. Things get busy during this time of year and it is very easy for all of us to miss the important things – the things that really matter. Just a quick reminder for you and […]