Nurture: Learning and Growing in the Christian Faith

Whether you are a new or growing Christian, we offer a variety of classes, small study groups and special training programs to help you on your journey of faith. To learn more about the many programs and ministries Trinity offers to “nurture” and enrich and develop your faith, email Donna Beaty, Nurture Team Coordinator by using this Contact Us form.

UM 101: New Member Class

When looking for a church home, asking the right questions can help you decide whether a particular church is the one where God wants you. That’s why, at Trinity, we do not take this decision lightly – nor should you. We encourage you to visit often to get to know us, pray about your visits and the Holy Spirit’s leading then, once you are ready to join, contact our senior pastor, Rev. Dr. J. Todd Bardin.
Every quarter, several of our retired clergy will lead a series of classes titled “UM 101” targeted to adult individuals and couples who have expressed an interest in joining Trinity. During class sessions, attendees are encouraged to ask all of the “hard questions” up front before making a decision a desire to become members of Trinity.
Even if you are not ready to join Trinity, but would like to take this short-term “refresher” course in the basics of the United Methodist denomination, you are invited and encouraged to attend.  The class will consist of 4 weekly sessions lasting one to one and a half hours in lendth. A light dinner will be provided for attendees, so reservations are needed. Contact the Church Office to learn more and to reserve your spot today by calling 386-734-4425, extension 203.
To learn more about the class and its importance and relevance to persons seeking Jesus, our Savior, click here to read more details.

Adult Sunday Classes

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At Trinity, we pledge to feed the spiritual soul of any young person who enters our doors, incorporating God’s Word as our highest priority. Sunday classes are held for toddlers through senior high students and includes a nursery for infants. “Sunday School” takes place from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. each Sunday morning (see bullets below.)

We introduce Jesus to children and youth in a fun, structured environment where children are encouraged to grow in Christ. Our classes are held in rooms that are clean and orderly, and we use age-appropriate Bible-based curricula filled with activities, lessons, singing, questions and answers and interactive discussions.

Weekday Bible Studies

“For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Matthew 18:20

Wednesday Women meet 9 to 11 a.m. every Wednesday, offering opportunities for support and growth through lessons focusing on women’s issues with a Christian perspective. Several times a year, we hold a special short-term (8-week) Wednesday Evening Bible Study for Women. Contact Cindy Fox, study leader, to learn more about our women’s study groups.

The Wednesday Men’s Group meets 9 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday mornings, exploring the meaning of books from both the Old and New Testaments. For more information on each Bible study group and the leader’s name and number, contact the Church Office at (386) 734-4425 or email Cindy Fox, Adult Education Team Leader.

Women’s Ministry

Trinity’s United Methodist Women’s (UMW) circles are a way to meet other women, develop life-long friendships, and stay connected for that all-too-important love, care and support for one another. The UMW has one circle: Susanna (an evening circle that meets the second Monday evening of every month at 6:30 p.m. in private homes.)

Storytelling Fun at UMW (2) Trinity’s Women’s Ministry is dedicated to serving others outside the walls of the church in the mission field. They are particularly interested in advocating for social justice, with emphasis on protecting the lives and rights of women and children.

In 2015, Susanna Circle wrote a grant and raised matching funds to create the popular “Sneakers 4 Kids” campaign which raised enough money to purchase new back-to-school shoes for needy children at our partner school Citrus Grove Elementary. This highly successful ministry continues today.

Annually, members of this circle are committed to raising funds and awareness of local, national and international charities working in the area of social justice. Currently, three charities are being helped with funds raised: H.O.P.E., (Helpers of People Enslaved) is a ministry dedicated to raising awareness and advocating on behalf of the thousands of victims being trafficked every day across the U.S. (Visit the H.O.P.E. website at to learn more.) Justice For Our Neighbors (FL-JFON) is a United Methodist ministry that provides free legal assistance to immigrants seeking the path to legal status and citizenship. (Visit the Florida JFON website at to learn more.) KIVA is an international organization that allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. Kiva’s mission is “to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.” Susanna members review and select up to four candidates to lend money to every year. (Visit the KIVA website at to learn more.)

Young At Heart

Trinity has a special ministry called Young At Heart (YAH) designed for men and women over the age of 55. The ministry offers a myriad of activities that are both educational and fun. Monthly luncheons with a program are held in the Fellowship Hall on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 11:30 a.m. (October-April). This group also takes fun “day trip” to sites around Central Florida.

Our YAH ministry is a time to share with one another the joys and challenges of being a senior adult. After all, the job is over, the kids are gone and it’s time to get involved and meet new friends, right? Call the church office to learn more or contact, Anita Campbell YAH Coordinator using our contact form.

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