Trinity Community Church's public Launch Gathering is set for:
10am, Sunday, Sept. 16th
Columbia Independent School
(1801 N. Stadium Blvd 65202)
From then on, we will gather every Sunday morning at 10am at Columbia Independent School!
Our Sunday gatherings are our weekly opportunities to gather for fellowship, worship, teaching, children's ministry, prayer, and communion. Think family reunion, not rock concert.
What Should I Expect?
Our Sunday worship gatherings last about 70-80 minutes (ending by 11:20am). Our gatherings include:
- Worship (singing five or six contemporary songs and traditional hymns)
- Liturgy (pre-written prayers we say together)
- Teaching (20-30 minute preaching from the Bible, with an emphasis on personal transformation)
- Communion (optional bread and wine/juice, celebrating Jesus's death and resurrection for Christians—regardless of membership or denominational background)
- TrinityKids (safe, fun children's ministries for children aged six months to ten years)
You are welcome to dress however you feel most comfortable. (You probably won't see suits and ties in our group, except maybe on Easter.)
What if I’m New?
We have first-time visitors every week, so you won’t feel awkward or put on the spot the first time you join us! If you're new, we encourage you to come a few minutes early and meet a few people. (Of course, you can also slip in the back quietly and meet people afterwards.) You can also contact us here before your visit.
What if I’m Not Sure About Christianity?
You are more than welcome to come if you are exploring Christianity or a non-Christian. In fact, Trinity Church is being started to connect with people who don’t regularly attend church, have rejected Christianity, or have been hurt by the church in the past. We keep the teaching simple and our conversations free from insider language.
What About Kids and Teenagers?
We provide childcare for kids up to age 10, and students (age 11+) are encouraged to join us in our regular gathering. However, you are welcome to keep your kids of any age with you the whole time if you prefer.
Our childcare servants are regular attendees or volunteers from other churches, are all at least age 18, and have completed background checks. Through our TrinityKids ministry, children enjoy age-appropriate Bible teaching, question-and-answer time, lesson-themed activities, coloring, and other games. We use Children Desiring God curriculum for our preschool and grade school children.
Why Do You Use Pre-Written Prayers?
Churches throughout history have used pre-written prayers and Scripture readings to guide their worship time. We use pre-written prayers follow a traditional liturgy often found in Episcopal, Reformed, and Catholic churches. These liturgies enable us to remember and identify with the Church throughout all generations and in every country of the world.
Are Your Services Contemporary or Traditional?
Both! We sing a blend of traditional hymns and contemporary songs, and it's easy to participate. Most people would probably consider our worship to be "contemporary." But we respect the classics, too. Our singing is an expression of our love for God and a formational experience for us as believers, so our songs are carefully chosen for theological depth and singability (a word we made up).