What We Believe

Church of the Trinity boldly proclaims a message of hope and inclusion.

Founded in the Christian tradition, our community seeks to provide a home for you to discover and express your unique spiritual path.

Our Whole Selves- Sexuality and Spirituality

We believe that even in our humanness, we are holy.  We are liberated from other people’s definitions of who we are.  We are made both body and spirit. We believe that our sexuality is a holy gift from God so we no longer distance our bodies from our experience with God.  We are a people who proudly participate in the communion of body and spirit.

Social Justice and Action
Jesus led the way in acts of compassion and acts of justice.  Because we have been a people in the margins of society, we understand fully the grace that God has extended to us.  We seek to distance ourselves from exclusion and draw ourselves closer to including all those who are marginalized in any way.   We stand boldly with those who resist the structures of exclusion, as Jesus did, and work to insure freedom for all people.  In the margins, we are blessed.

God’s Transforming Grace
We come as we are to Christ and are changed by what we find.  We experience a God with open arms, inviting all to take the sacred journey of faith and transformation.  We are growing in our faith and claim that our place in society has magnified our place in God’s family.  We are one of the many voices of God that, until now, has been lost in the margins!

The Value of Community

We believe our ultimate ministry is in the world.  We know that in order to prepare ourselves for radical service that changes lives, we must equip ourselves and others in the safety of a supportive community.  We strive to live out a message that rejects the idea that any are excluded from the family of God.

Build Bridges that Liberate and Unite
We have experienced the soul destruction that comes from hate filled rhetoric.  In restoring our souls, we have come to find that our voices will speak the liberation that comes through peace, compassion, love, respect and grace.  As followers of Jesus, we believe in everyone’s holy privilege to work out their own salvation.    While we are a Christian church who follows Jesus, we respect those of other faith traditions and work together with them to free all those who are oppressed by hate, disregard and violence.

We believe:

  • In one triune God, omnipotent, omnipresent and omniscient, of one substance and of three persons: God – our Parent-Creator; Jesus Christ the only begotten son of God, God in flesh, human; and the Holy Spirit – God as our Sustainer.
  • That the Bible is the divinely inspired Word of God, showing forth God to every person through the law and the prophets, and finally, completely and ultimately on earth in the being of Jesus Christ.
  • That Jesus…the Christ…historically recorded as living some 2,000 years before this writing, is God incarnate, of human birth, fully God and fully human, and that by being one with God, Jesus has demonstrated once and forever that all people are likewise Children of God, being spiritually made in God’s image.
  • That the Holy Spirit is God making known God’s love and interest to all people. The Holy Spirit is God, available to and working through all who are willing to place their welfare in God’s keeping.
  • Every person is justified by grace to God through faith in Jesus Christ.