What We Believe

We are unashamedly followers of Jesus Christ.

Trinity United Methodist Church’s purpose is to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The way we are made into disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world is by living into the Great Commission: found in Matthew 28:18-20:

Jesus, gave them his charge: “God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Then instruct them in the practice of all I have commanded you. I’ll be with you as you do this, day after day after day, right up to the end of the age.” (the words of Jesus, The Message translation)

Through the Sacrament of Baptism we are initiated into Christ’s Holy Church, we are incorporated into God’s mighty acts of salvation and we are given new birth through water and the Spirit. All of this is God’s gift offered to us without price.

Baptism is our entry into the church. Baptism is the sign of the New Covenant, the divine promise applied to the life of each of us. The sacrament of Baptism is the sign of God’s promise of ongoing grace, offering continual forgiveness and transformation throughout our lives.

We do not receive all of the benefits of baptism at once, that is why it is our responsibility as a Church to walk alongside one another in Christian love helping one another explore God’s claim and call on our lives so that we may all live into the promise.

Baptized persons are not simply generic Christians. They are part of a particular community of faith. This is how we can say that Christianity is not lived out in isolation, but in a community of faith. We do this as we worship, study and serve alongside one another.

When someone becomes a member of the United Methodist Church the new member affirms that she/he will support the church with their prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness. Our journeys of faith are not a steadily ascending march to spiritual heights, but a back and forth, up and down, process. We need intentional opportunities to renew our trust in Christ and recommit ourselves to Christian discipleship. This is the great challenge and great faith adventure for any community! It’s what makes our Christian faith journey dynamic and why we are totally dependent on the grace of God to do His will not only in our own lives, but in the community that we call home.

Please call the church office at 319.352.2590 or email us if you would like more information about what we believe, baptism or membership at Trinity United Methodist Church.