1. Revisit and Refocus the mission of Trinity UMC.
Our mission statement: To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our Vision: UNIFY as one in Christ to CLARIFY our purpose, our mission and our ministry, to MULTIPLY our effectiveness, fruitfulness, and ministry to others for God's glory.
Our Core Values: Through God's amazing grace, Trinity UMC desires to be a growing, loving, faith-based community that focuses on Biblical Teaching, Relevant Worship, and Serving God through missions and outreach.
Emphasis on Spiritual Gifts
- Apostle - pioneer, innovative
- Prophet - spirituality
- Evangelist - outreach
- Shepherd (pastor) - community
- Teacher - learning, discipleship
1 Peter 4.10-11
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
1 Corinthians 12.7-10
But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all: for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
- Discerning spirits
- Interpretation of tongues
2. All staff and leaders of the church will take the “five fold survey” (fivefoldsurvey.com) each year and use the results to position him/herself in ministry.
The Church Council sets the vision and oversees its implementation.
The church staff - paid and volunteer - lead and do ministry.
3. We should rebrand the church to reflect the changes which follow. Moving forward we would be called “Trinity Church”.
Trinity Church- Lapel Campus, a United Methodist Community
Trinity Church- TLC Campus, a United Methodist Community