Everything we believe flows from the Bible because we are convicted of its inspiration, inerrancy, and authority as God's written Word.
Trinity is a biblical, reformed, confessional, and Presbyterian church.
We Are Biblical.
As a church we believe that the Bible is God's Word written (2 Timothy 3:16-17); therefore it is trustworthy, without error in all that if affirms, and is the supreme authority in the Church. Through scripture alone we discover who God is, who we are, and the way of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, to the glory of God alone.
We Are Reformed.
Reformed Theology is a school of orthodox, historic, confessional Christianity in which the sovereignty of God, the authority of scripture, God's grace in salvation, and the necessity of Covenant Theology are emphasized.
As Reformed Christians, we are not claiming to be the only Christians, or the only true Church. We wish that everyone agreed with us, and we are confident that one day they will. Additionally, we do not claim that in 1517 (the start of the Protestant Reformation) Christians finally understood the Bible. Rather, we see ourselves in continuity with historic tradition, especially the early church.
Reformed Theology has a high view of...
- God and his sovereignty
- The Church
- The Covenants
- The Christian Life
We Are Confessional.
Every single person has a creed or confession to which they subscribe. Our church subscribes to both the ancient Christian creeds (such as the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed); and to historic, protestant, and Reformed theology as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Westminster Larger Catechism, and The Westminster Shorter Catachism.
As a confessional church we believe it is important to say what we believe and to write it down for others to read and confirm in Scripture (2 Timothy 1:13; Titus 1:9). Therefore our confession and catechisms are subordinate to the Bible, while striving faithfully to summarize biblical teachings.
We Are Presbyterian.
We are a church governed by a body of elders (also referred to as overseers or shepherds in the Bible) called by God and elected by members of the church. As a Presbyterian church we believe Jesus, the chief shepherd, has given undershepherds to care for God’s people as they journey through their life of faith this side of heaven (Ephesians 4:11-14; 1 Peter 5:1-4). The Presbyterian form of church government emphasizes the cooperative character of the Church as reflected in the New Testament (Acts 15:2-6). Therefore, while the elders of Trinity are primarily responsible for overseeing the ministry of Trinity, they also share in the work of overseeing the ministry of sister churches through a regional presbytery and in the entire denomination through a General Assembly.