Worship is the essential and ultimate work of the Church. So, every Sunday we come together to hear and respond to God’s Word through preaching, prayer, singing, and the sacraments of baptism and communion. Since we believe that all of life is worship—wherever we live, work, or play— our corporate gathering fuels and forms our entire life. We are reminded of who we are in Christ and empowered to love one another and the world.
The style of worship may vary from Sunday to Sunday and even song to song, but one thing is constant: our worship is centered upon God’s Word, the Bible. You’ll notice a blend of contemporary and traditional hymns, all selected to further the liturgy or reinforce the sermon passage, as well as corporate affirmations of what we believe through responsive readings and creeds.
In our Sunday gatherings, we are centering our lives on Jesus. Because biblical corporate worship feeds personal and family worship at home, which then overflows in mission and worship at work and school, it is also the primary basis for loving one another and loving the world. Our purpose is to use and develop content and practices which complement, support, and encourage the work of Jesus in our services and our lives.
Growth Groups meet all over the county, and are designed to cultivate discussions based on our current sermon series. These smaller community groups provide an opportunity for closer fellowship outside of Sunday morning Worship.
Adult Education is any additional teaching and/or study at the Community Group level, which goes beyond our Sunday Morning corporate worship service. Sunday school, large group adult Bible studies, conferences, and various workshops are among the opportunities provided. In an effort to minister to people at various stages of spiritual growth, our adult Sunday school has several different tracts: biblical text, doctrinal, thematic, and practical. In addition, we regularly offer an Inquirer’s Class for those who would like to find out more about Trinity in general, or would like to join.
The goal of our small groups is Spiritual formation through a deeper connection with brothers and sisters in Christ, centered around the means of grace. Small groups are gender specific, meet at least every other week, and are around five members per group. Each group is to take part in personal sharing and prayer and may also include some sort of Bible or book study. More information is available on the welcome table as well as on the church website.
We have a Tuesday Women’s Study, both morning and evening, during the Spring and Fall semesters.
Women’s Fellowship Gatherings
Informal, regular, FUN get-togethers in homes with the goal of meeting new people, making deeper connections and enjoying one another through food, games, testimonies and hospitality.
Men’s Monthly Breakfast
Typically, on the first Saturday of each month, the men of Trinity gather at J&S Cafeteria to eat and fellowship together.
At least once a month the men gather for a time of fellowship or service. Sign-up for the weekly newsletter to be notified about these events.
Trinity’s youth program focuses on the same purpose statement as our church, “Centering our lives around Jesus, loving one another, and loving the world”.
We want to provide a place to behold the beauty of Jesus in scripture, where questions can be voiced, and where broken people will encounter the love of God together.
Trinity middle school and high school students meet weekly throughout the school year for a time of fellowship, music and teaching.
We give opportunities for High School and Middle School students to fellowship together outside of the regular meetings (Bible studies, breakfast for dinner nights, and/or times to share our stories).
We have annual retreats for the High School and Middle School as well as projects in and around Asheville.
Our Children’s Ministry serves children from birth through 5th Grade.
We believe our statement of purpose most fully summarizes our ministry: “By the end of fifth grade, students will be able to express their foundational faith through memorization and understanding of Scripture as well as the children’s catechism. We also strive to nurture students so that that they will take their cognitive learning and turn it into effectual learning and true understanding through saving faith – a gift from the Holy Spirit of God. We pray that during this time in our care, they will grow in their knowledge of our Savior, Jesus Christ.”
The children’s ministry consistently provides the following opportunities for our young people:
- Sunday morning nurseries and Children’s Worship for ages birth through Kindergarten
- Sunday School for children in nursery through Fifth Grade
- Wednesday Kids Camp (catechism and music) held for 10 weeks in the fall and winter
- Weekly Ledgewood Outreach Ministry
- Arts/Sports Camp week in the summer