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Seeking the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ
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Mission Statement and Vision


By 2020, Trinity Presbyterian Church will try to show, by demonstration in our lives and work, the existence of the Triune God in this secular age: through the truth and beauty of biblical orthodoxy, by the transformation of people's lives through spiritual formation practices, in the unity of a multi-ethnic and multi-generational community, with a sacrificial commitment to local, national, and global mission, and generosity to others with all we possess.


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Trinity Presbyterian Church is a community that seeks to share in God’s renewal of all things—our relationship with God, ourselves, others, and the world—through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Trinity centers its life the gospel. God’s good creation has been ruined by humanity’s sin, yet the work of Jesus Christ renews His people and His world in every way until at last “all things will be made new.” By God’s grace, a Christian’s sin is forgiven, the penalty of sin is removed, and the power of sin is being broken. The Bible proclaims that any renewal we now experience will be completed at the return of Jesus, and rejecting Him results in judgment.
(Colossians 1:15-23, Revelation 21-22, Acts 3:1-21, Matthew 25:31-46)

Worshiping God | Trinity joins the historic and global church in worshipful response to the goodness and glory of God. The triune God is the great and glorious center of all things. We were made for worshiping Him. All have sinned against God and turned toward idols made in the image of our own desires. Our relationship to God is restored by grace through faith in the work of Jesus Christ: in His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. We desire to know Christ fully, to love Him, and to make our lives an act of worship. (Genesis 2:1-17; 2 Kings 17:1-23; Ephesians 1:3-14; Romans 8:1-17; Luke 22:13-25)

Transforming People | Trinity helps people grow in knowing Christ fully and learning the practices of spiritual formation: renewing minds, reordering priorities, reshaping habits, and redirecting work. We understand that God made all human beings in the dignity of His image, even though our thinking, priorities, patterns, and actions are broken by our sin. Christians become more fully human as disciples of Christ, being remade into the image of God by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:26-31; Romans 1:18-25; Ephesians 2:1-10; Psalm 1; Colossians 3:1-17; Romans 8:26-39)

Healing Relationships | Trinity lives with one another as a community of friends—across generational, ethnic, and cultural lines—bearing witness to the reconciling power of the gospel. God made human beings for relationship with one another. Sin ruptures our relationships, yet Jesus Christ restores lives of love and peace with one another as His body. (Genesis 2:18-25, 4:1-16; Ephesians 2:11-22, 4)

Serving Neighbors | Trinity serves in mission toward the spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical, and social good of our neighbors in Charlottesville, the surrounding community, and the world. We affirm that the church of Jesus Christ is a community that exists not only for God and for ourselves, but also for our neighbors. We take seriously their questions, their longings, their needs, and their hopes. In word and deed, we express the grace of God's gospel restoration. (Deuteronomy 10:12-22; Luke 10:25-37; Matthew 5:43-48)

Renewing Culture | Trinity equips people in their various vocations to enter into culture as faithful stewards of the world. We recognize that God created human beings with both the responsibility and the gifts to creatively rule the world for God's glory. Sin misidrected our gifts, yet through faith Christians work as stewards who live redemptively in vocation, culture, and society. (Genesis 2:5-25, 11:1-9; Isaiah 60; Matthew 5:13-16; 9:2-13)

Strengthening Churches | Trinity uses resources that God has given us to start new churches, support local congregations, and serve the global church. We are a part of God's one global church, and each part of this body is called to work for the good of the others. We belong to our brothers and sisters in Christ, whoever and wherever they are. (Genesis 12:1-3; John 17:20-26; 1 Corinthians 12:4-13; Matthew 28:16-20)