Whenever I travel with other church workers, I always feel a little bit guilty or uncomfortable talking about First Trinity. I didn’t have this problem at my previous churches. It’s not because things are difficult for me here, but actually the opposite. The staff here is so blessed by love and support that the church shows us. Other church workers don’t always experience that same joy.
As I think about the vision, I realize that the care I receive as a staff member is a reflection of who we are as a church. In many instances, our church truly is a safe place where people are connected in supportive relationships, cared for, prayed for, and listened to.
Sadly, not everyone at First Trinity feels that way. As our church has grown over the years, it has become difficult to know—or even recognize—everyone who goes here. Three different services and so many people make that almost impossible. So while we aren’t there yet, we look forward to moving towards this vision for 2020. Paul writes in Galatians:
So then, while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith. Galatians 6:10
We are certainly interested in making a difference in our community and helping others come to know Jesus. But we also value those who are already here as well. We are blessed with many generations in our church, and we love and value all of them. People come from lots of different backgrounds and life situations, and we love and value all of them.
So while we’re excited about joining Jesus in His mission outside this household of faith, we also recognize and join Him in His mission inside this household!