What We Believe

Christ is the head of His Body, the Church. For this reason, Trinity Christian Church is not a denomination or any part of a denomination system. It is a local body of believers associated with a movement of some five million persons to restore New Testament Christianity in our day. These assemblies are made up of individuals who through faith have confessed Jesus Christ as both the Son of God and the Lord of their life, and through repentance and baptism (immersion in water) have received remission of sins and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit (see Acts 2:36-38) “Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” and through God’s grace have been added to His Church (Acts 2:47) “praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”.

While primary authority remains in Christ Jesus, “He gave some to be apostles and prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers, for the perfection of the saints for the work of ministering for the building up of the Body of Christ” (Ephesians 4:11-12) “So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up “.

The qualifications for Elders (Bishops) and Deacons (Servant Ministers) within the assemblies are set forth in Scripture . . .(I Timothy 3:1-13, Titus 1:7-9) “Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. 9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it. “, and (I Peter 5:1-4)  “To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder and a witness of Christ’s sufferings who also will share in the glory to be revealed: 2 Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; 3 not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. 4 And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. “.

Elders are to superintend, shepherd the flock (Acts 20:17-32), and Deacons, or special servants, are to meet the special needs under the direction of the Elders (Acts 6:1-7).

At present, a Board comprised of God-led men conduct the routine business of the congregation through monthly meetings and through standing ministry teams (and other ministry teams are appointed as need arises). This Board acts upon such matters as election of officers, the hiring of special ministers, the expenditure of large sums of money, and in spiritual changes of policy. The New Testament is the final authority in all matters of faith and practice.

Our aim is the restoration of primitive Christianity, and consequent union of all the followers of Christ in one body (John 17:21)” that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. “ and the leading of sinners to Christ in the clear light of New Testament teaching. On nonessentials, we admit the largest liberty; on the essentials, we appeal to the New Testament. “Where the Bible speaks, we speak; where the Bible is silent, we are silent.” In essentials, unity; in opinions, liberty; in all things, charity (love).

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