Gordon Eadie once said, “If you don’t stand for something you will fall for anything.” At Trinity Communion Church here is what we believe . . .
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.
About The Trinity
God . . . Three in One. God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
About The Father
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good: He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
About The Son
God became man. Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only way for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we could have life.
About The Holy Spirit
God is always present. His presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Humankind are God’s image bearers. We are made in the image of God and we are the supreme object of His creation. We are created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through disobedience. As a result, humankind cannot attain a right relationship with God through our own effort. Every human being is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
About Relationship with God
Through faith in Jesus Christ, and by grace, we are reconciled to God and we receive the gift of salvation. Practically speaking, this acceptance is demonstrated through both a private and public commitment. We demonstrate our commitment privately by faith (acting upon our belief that God has the power to save us) and repentance (turning back to God and depending on him to order our lives).
About Christian Life
As followers of the way of Jesus we naturally want to spend time with him and know him better. The Holy Spirit enlightens us as we read Scripture, as we communicate with him in prayer, and as we enter into loving relationships, Biblical community, with other Christ-followers. In this way we begin to know God more intimately. As we grow in our faith journey, we desire to be like God and please him. This process of spiritual development motivates us to seek ways to serve God locally, globally, and at a kingdom level.
We believe the church represents Jesus Christ to the world. The Bible speaks of the church as Christ’s body. It compares it to a living organism, where Jesus is the head. God arranges the parts of the body (Christ-followers) just as he wants them to be. He gives each Christ-follower special functions to perform for the good of the body. To remain healthy, the body’s members must work together. Each part contributes to the growth and maturity of the body. God works through the church to reconcile a lost world to himself through Jesus Christ. For this reason it is important for Christ-followers to regularly gather together for the purpose of worship. During worship, Christ-followers are equipped, built up, and encouraged through teaching, fellowship, prayer and the Holy Eucharist. Worship in this way enables believers to serve one another and the unchurched people in their sphere of influence.
The Latin word sacramentum means “a sign of the sacred.” The seven sacraments are ceremonies that point to what is sacred, significant and important for Christians. They are special occasions for experiencing God’s saving presence and grace. That’s what theologians mean when they say that sacraments are at the same time signs and instruments of God’s grace.
Baptism – the Sacrament of Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey of commitment and discipleship. Whether we are baptized as infants or adults, Baptism is the Church’s way of celebrating and enacting the embrace of God.
Eucharist – We believe in the real presence of Jesus, who died for our sins. As we receive Christ’s Body and Blood, we also are nourished spiritually and brought closer to God.
Reconciliation – The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also known as Penance or Confession. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others.
Confirmation – Confirmation is a Sacrament of mature Christian commitment and a deepening of baptismal gifts. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. It is most often associated with the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Marriage – The Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to this other person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God’s values.
Holy Orders – In the Sacrament of Holy Orders, or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other followers of Christ by bringing them the sacraments, by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing guidance for a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Anointing of the Sick – The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is an act of healing appropriate not only for physical but also for mental and spiritual sickness.