Jesus Christ is central to discipleship. We first become disciples by repenting of our sin and believing in the Jesus for salvation, but discipleship does not end with conversion. Discipleship also involves being trained in the Christian faith with the goal of being like Christ (Luke 6:40). In fact, the Father’s purpose for us in salvation is to make us resemble his Son, Jesus (Romans 8:29).
We are committed to Christ-centered discipleship at Trinity. We long to see people know Christ and grow in the "grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:18). To that end, we are devoted to knowing Christ and being trained as his disciples. One way we pursue discipleship is through Trinity’s Adult Sunday School Ministry.
Adult Sunday School at Trinity
God's word grows God's people. It renews minds and transforms lives for the glory of God. In our Sunday School classes, we focus on the Bible to provide opportunities for Christian formation by understanding God’s Word and its implications for all of life.
Through our Sunday School ministry, we hope to accomplish several goals:
1. Disciples devoted to the Lord and a personal relationship with him through saving faith in Jesus Christ.
2. Disciples who love to fellowship with one another by studying Scripture together (Acts 2:42).
3. Disciples committed to knowing and understanding the Bible for personal growth and godliness (1 Timothy 4:7).
4. Disciples equipped through biblical instruction for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ (Ephesians 4:11-16).
Learning, Loving, Living: A Biblical Model for Discipleship
Christian education must not only provide thorough instruction in the Christian faith; it must also maintain a comprehensive concern for disciples of Jesus. Therefore, instruction at Trinity is designed to foster disciples who know, love and serve the Lord. This threefold model of the Christian life provides a holistic pattern for Christian formation.
In the history of the church this triad has been spoken of in several different ways. Doctrine, duty, and delight. Head, heart, hands. Theology, ethics, worship. We will use the triad: learn, love, live.
Learn: Disciples are called to be students of the Word. Our Father wants us to grow into wise disciples of the Lord Jesus (Proverbs 1:5; 1 Corinthians 14:20). Growth in discipleship comes first, by the Spirit’s help, through a deepening knowledge and understanding of God’s Word (Romans 12:1-2).
Love: Disciples are called to love. Therefore, instruction must also promote a deepening love for God and neighbor. Learning about God and what he requires of us should never be a merely cerebral activity. After all, what good is knowledge without love? It’s worthless; it puffs up (1 Corinthians 8:1). The purpose of knowing more of God’s Word is so that we might fall more deeply in love with the Lord who made us and redeemed us. “Love the Lord, all you his saints!” (Psalm 31:23).
Live: Disciples are called to live for the glory of God. Learning and living are inextricably linked. Paul prayed that Christians may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will so they might walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. In other words, for a Christian to bear fruit in good works, they must first be in Christ and rooted deeply in the soil of biblical truth (Colossians 1:9-10; Psalm 1:2-3). The goal of biblical knowledge is to know the Lord, to do the Lord’s will, and to be like the Lord.
By applying this model at Trinity, we hope to integrate theology and practice. As disciples we want to live based on what we believe as Christians because “theology is for doxology and devotion—that is, the praise of God and the practice of godliness” (J.I. Packer).
Children’s Sunday School
Children are a vital part of the covenant community at Trinity Church. As a church, we want to help parents root their children in the truths of Scripture. We support parents by providing children's classes designed to nurture and instruct our children in the faith.
We utilize the Great Commission Publications for our Sunday School curriculum.
While Sunday School is a great aid in helping parents raise their children in the Lord, we believe the bulk of instruction will take place within the home. Therefore, we not only want to help directly in the instruction of children, but Trinity also wants to equip parents. We earnestly desire to see families at home worshiping, learning, and praying together.
Current Sunday School Classes and Sermon Series
The Life of Joseph | Sunday Morning Worship - Rev. Jared Havener
Discipleship Explored | Men's Sunday School
A Living Hope in Christ | Women's Sunday School
The Life of David | Sunday Evening Worship - Rev. Dr. Dave Karlberg