Witness Ministries: Calling others to Christ’s love

  • Witnessing to others and sharing our own testimony is the best way to introduce a non-believer to Jesus. They allow us to be the hands and feet of Christ, just like the disciples when they went out into the world to spread the good news.

Prayer Warriors

Trinity’s Prayer Team members stand ready to lift up the names and needs of anyone in need of physical, spiritual or emotional healing.

The monthly Breakfast at Trinity is a great opportunity to share our faith and fellowship through prayer with those in need. All prayer requests are written down during worship services then our Prayer Warriors will pray for and with each guest. Requests (if approval is granted) are then disseminated to all members of the church’s Email Prayer Team the next day, so that multiple intercessory prayers are made on behalf of each request.

If you need prayer, why don’t you join us at any one of these activities or following every worship service at the altar rail? And, if you would like more information on the Christian faith, we have a small booklet we would like to give you titled “Why on Earth Would I Want to be a Christian?” The writer/publisher has made this booklet available online, so it can be downloaded at http://www.whyonearth.org. If needed, you can order copies in bulk to give away to your friends and family. They also offer free copies to prisoners and underserved groups, as well.

For more information on Trinity’s focus on developing Prayer Warriors or to join our Prayer Team, contact our Prayer Team Coordinator, Carolyn Harner, by using our Contact Us form.


Discipleship

All programs of Bible study at Trinity are focused on one thing: intentional discipleship, for it is the mission of the church to go out into the world and make new disciples for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We cannot do this until we gain a better understanding of what a disciple is and how disciples grow. The teachings and support we offer at different points along the journey to becoming a mature disciple is at the core of our Discipleship Program and curriculum. John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist denomination, created a very structured process for growing mature disciples which encompasses the following elements:

Come join us and together we will explore, search, worship, grow and mature into the kind of disciples that God needs out in our hurting world. For more information on how Trinity helps seekers develop and grow into believers, contact Pastor Dale by using this Contact Form.


What Does It Mean to Witness?

When new members join The United Methodist Church, they profess the vows of the Baptismal Covenant. They vow to renounce evil and to be loyal to Christ through the global United Methodist Church. They also promise to be active participants in a local congregation, pledging “to faithfully participate in its ministries by their prayers, their presence, their gifts, their service and their witness.”

The word “witness” was added by the 2008 United Methodist General Conference to highlight the mission and evangelistic responsibilities of church membership. It also reminds United Methodists to live out their vows publicly.

Here is an article with video on what it means to witness to others both privately and publicly.

What United Methodist Believe: Witness

For more information on Trinity’s focus on developing disciples willing to witness to the unchurched and minimally-churched, contact our Witness Team Coordinator, Rob Miller, by using our Contact Us form.


Hospitality takes many shapes and forms at Trinity. It could be a warm conversation with a visitor in the Sanctuary, sharing a cup of coffee during our Fellowship Hour, a “Thank you for visiting” card sent to your house, or helping to direct you to our Nursery. All of these opportunities offer us an opportunity to witness our faith to others.

One of the most important calls that Christ gives His church is to be welcoming to people. In doing this simple, selfless act, we become His “ambassadors” (2 Cor. 5:20). Members of Trinity embrace the understanding that we must be a church who welcomes not only Believers, but also those who may never have stepped inside a church. Our Ambassadors are guided by Jesus and our role is to welcome people and connect them to the life of our church. He uses us to be His welcoming arms – to draw people from the outside into His presence. Once a connection is made, we know it is the role of the Holy Spirit to save people, but we are the instruments through which He works. How important is that! To learn more or to join Trinity’s Hospitality Team, contact Judy Ross, Hospitality Team Leader using our Contact Form.


As Christians, we are all called to serve, and each of us has a unique set of spiritual gifts that God has given us for this purpose. At Trinity, we have created both small and large group opportunities designed to engage and involve every individual who wants to serve our Lord. Before doing so, however, we encourage our members and friends to assess their personal habits, likes, dislikes, interests and leanings by taking a Spiritual Gifts assessment. The United Methodist Church offers this tool for free. Visit their website by clicking on this LINK. Once you have completed the assessment, please turn in to our Church Office so we can update your profile in our database. That way, our team leaders will know your strengths and those areas of ministry in which you are most interested!

Click HERE to preview a list of the many different “offerings” (areas of ministry) we have at Trinity to decide which one appeals to you. Then take action and let our pastors and lay leaders know where you would like to share your gifts and graces. For more information, contact Rob Miller, Witness Coordinator by using our Contact Form.

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