By James C. Sprouse, Senior Pastor
You are invited to gather on February 19 and March 19 with Trinity’s church leaders after 10:30 worship to discuss the present and future direction, ministries and outreach of our church, and the renovation of our sanctuary. At these Town Hall meetings, we shall need to focus on the following six areas vital to Trinity’s mission and spiritual witness in Northern Virginia and the world:
- What drives Trinity Church?
- What is our mission?
- What are Trinity’s strengths?
- What are our trends in Sunday School?
- What are our financial trends?
- What needs renovating in our church facilities?
One image of Trinity Church I’d like you to keep in mind is that Trinity Church is like a wonderful banquet table prepared and hosted by Jesus Christ. All members and guests are welcome and invited. Yet, each one of us has specific tastes, and at Trinity we try our best to serve all those tastes. Our desire is to make our banquet table a place of love, acceptance, fellowship and joy. Our church buildings are like that banquet table, too. We want all who attend to be included, appreciated, served and feel loved.
William Watters was the first native-born Methodist circuit rider who began his ministry in 1771. He began the congregations that would one day become Trinity Church. Since that time, Trinity has tended God’s banquet table with a spirit of love and thanksgiving. Now we find that our sanctuary needs renovating and refreshing to continue to attract new members and make room for our family and guests who just keep growing, growing and growing.
At our Town Hall meetings in February and March, Trinity’s leaders, members, and friends are invited to help orient Trinity Church toward a healthy, vital future. To assist Trinity Church in meeting its ministry and mission goals we’ll conduct Stewardship and Capital campaigns in 2017. This will help us fund our present and future goals.
So, I ask that you pray for the unity of our church as we address what our church needs to enter this and future years faithful to God as disciples of Jesus Christ. Pray for spiritual insight. While God’s plan may look large to you and me, it isn’t too big for God. Because the challenge is huge, the opportunities are also huge.
Pray about Trinity Church. Respond with your heart!