Youth Ministry

Through prayer, pursuit, partnership and discipleship, Trinity’s youth ministry seeks to engage our students in real relationship, bring to bear the Gospel in their lives, and equip them to be lifelong followers of Chirst.

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.

Fall Youth Sunday School

The Gospel of John

Middle School Girls Sunday School
The middle school girls will be studying the gospel of John this semester looking at questions like “Who is Jesus” and “Why did he come?” Susan Marshall is teaching this class. Once a month, the girls and guys will have a “Questions Sunday” together where we discuss anonymous questions from students.


Middle School Guys Sunday School
New City Catechism is a modern-day resource aimed at helping students learn the core of the Christian faith via 52 questions and answers. This fall we will be in Part 2: Christ, Redemption, and Grace. We tackle questions like “What is faith in Jesus Christ?” and “Where does faith come from?” Stephen Bates is teaching this class. Once a month, the girls and guys will meet together to have a “Questions Sunday” where we discuss anonymous questions from students.

A Biblical Worldview

High School Sunday School
The High Schoolers are learning about what a worldview is and what makes up a Biblical worldview, as well as some responses to certain popular non-biblical worldviews. Lori Tyson is teaching this class with Elizabeth Kerns.

Meet Stephen Bates, Our Assistant Pastor of Youth & Families

Stephen came to Trinity in 2016 as the assistant pastor of Youth and Families. After graduating Covenant College with a BA in Biblical Studies, Stephen attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, MO and graduated with a Master’s of Divinity. Prior to coming to Trinity, Stephen had the privilege of being a youth intern at Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church and Trinity. Stephen and Anna have been married for five years and have a baby on the way!

Formative books in Stephen’s life are The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbs, Gilead by Marylin Robinson, In the Name of Jesus by Henry Nouwen, Imperfect Pastor by Zach Eswine and (surprise, surprise) The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Stephen enjoys cooking with unfamiliar ingredients, quality children’s books, chilling with his dog Sal, podcasts, trail running with friends, and every aspect of life with Anna.

If you have questions or need more information, please email

Previously at Trinity

Lead Pastor, Chad Smith, preached on Fear Not, God is Love AND in Control.

SERMON TEXT: Luke 1:5-25


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