The Bible uses intense metaphors for the church: the church is likened to a body, intimately inter-connected, with every person playing its part. Or sometimes is likened to a house built with stones. If one stone is removed then the whole house would crumble. These metaphors demand that we see ourselves as deeply interconnected. It requires mutual submission. It demands that members not see themselves as customers, but rather as a family that is mutually submitted to one another.
If we give ourselves to this family---and it is an imperfect family, just like all families are---then God will change us and grow us (and our children), so that we will be armed with courage to see Christ face to face one day when we die. The church is God’s way of protecting us, and preparing us to live with him forever. As we live this life with the people of God, it will prepare us to live life in a way that pleases God, and also prepare us for the next life with God and his people.
We would love to have you become a member of Trinity Church. The only requirement for membership is that you have trusted in Jesus Christ as your savior and desire to follow and obey him.