Philosophy of Trinity

PHILOSOPHY OF MINISTRY STATEMENT

 

“Living in the World focused on Christ”

 

Trinity Lutheran Church is God’s Family of many different people. We know God as our Father. We know Jesus Christ as our Brother who has redeemed us with the sacrifice of His life in payment for the sins of all people. Being in God’s Family is what God has done for us. He freely gives us identity, value, purpose, forgiving love, the desire to serve Him, and an eternal home with Him.

As the Trinity Family of God we believe that God the Holy Spirit gives and sustains our faith in God by the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Thus, our congregation’s priorities are:

 

~ To preach and teach God’s Word to all ages of people
 
 
~ To reach out with sincere interest and Christ-centered witness to those who do not have a church home.
 
 
~ To lovingly and carefully administer Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
 
 
~ To enjoy and build upon the Christian unity God gives to those in His congregational family.
 
 
~ To grow in a life-style of enjoyable and committed service to God with treasures, talent and time.
 
 
~ To reach in with care and integrity to those in the congregational family who have become withdrawn from the fellowship.

 

Our Trinity family is a large congregation in a small town surrounded by a beautiful rural area. Our family size is unique. We offer many opportunities for ministry and are concerned about ministering more personally. We are committed to Christian education in the doctrines of God’s Word. We provide a Sunday School for adults and children, Midweek School for intense training of children, and a variety of youth and adult Bible studies. We enjoy praying for and supporting world-wide missions. We have enjoyed designating a substantial portion of our congregational budget for ministry beyond our local setting.

Because Trinity Lutheran Church is a part of a larger family of churches which walks together in faith and mission work, The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, we have an image of being Biblically conservative. And we are. We are committed to making a clear confession of our faith and practice based upon the Bible. As a Family of God we labor to do this with care. We care about being a friendly congregation and offering the sound teachings of God’s Word.

 

OCCASIONS FOR CONTACTING PASTOR

 

The Trinity Lutheran Church Family of God has a called Pastor to serve as under shepherd of Christ the Good Shepherd. He stands ready to serve you as God directs him through His Word.

Pastor James Moshier

Church 308.962.7667

Home: 308.962.5601

Cell 308.655.0004

Your Pastor is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days per week for emergency pastoral care.

 

WHEN TO CALL FOR EMERGENCY PASTORAL CARE:

 

~ feeling forsaken by God and without faith.
 
 
~ death in your family.
 
 
~ serious illness, physical or mental in your family.
 
 
~ personal emergencies: sever depression, suicidal thoughts, emotional or physical abuse, family crisis of any kind.
 
 
~ in the event of a serious accident or calamity.
 

 

Please also contact your pastor for spiritual care and instruction when:

 

~ you or a member of your family is hospitalized. (Hospitals do not contact pastors for you.)
 
 
~ you are blessed with a new baby
 
 
~ you want to arrange a baptism
 
 
~ you want to plan a wedding (please –four months in advance for good planning and adequate pre-marital counseling.)
 
 
~ you have a person or family you want help in witnessing to.
 
 
~ you have spiritual questions or concerns.
 
 
~ you need to make private confession for troublesome guilt.
 
 
~ when you need counseling for spiritual and/or emotional difficulties (Pastor may counsel you or assist you with an appropriate referral).
 
 
~ you have marital or family problems (please do this early, as problems can become a time for growth with greater ease) AGAIN, depending on the nature of your need, the pastor may counsel you or appropriately refer you to a qualified counselor.
 
 
~ you wish the pastor to join you for a family event.
 
 
~ you have conflict with another congregational member, that you have been unable to reconcile according to Matthew 18:15.
 
~ you have conflict or complaint with the pastor.
 
 
~ you have concerns about the congregation’s practices.
 
 
~ you or others you know have needs for adequate food, clothing or shelter.
 

 

REMEMBER, your Pastor will serve you according to God’s Word and glad to do so.

 

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