Intentional Communities of Disciples
You’ve heard it said (and may have said yourself): “I can worship God as well on the golf course as I can in a church building.”
That’s absolutely true! Of course that’s true! Jesus completely agrees. You may remember that Jesus once met a woman at the village well. When she asked about which temple on a mountain was the right one, the best one, he said “Neither!” Jesus told her that true worship has nothing to do with locations and temples. Rather — worship is all about one’s inner heart and spirituality. (John 4.21-23)
Christianity is a spiritual path to wholeness with God and one another. Christianity is about making intentional communities of disciples. As Jesus said, “As you are going about the world, makes disciples from all the nations.” While Christians make good use of buildings and locations, they also make good use of cars and boats, ice cream parlors and zoos. Christianity is not about a worship service in a building, any more than it is about ice cream parlors and zoos — as great as those are.
Just as people so often say, “I’m interested in spirituality, not organized religion.” That’s the very essence of Christianity: Becoming fully committed followers of Jesus, becoming mature disciples in community, experiencing spirituality with your good friends.
This is why so many clergy rightly say, “Christian Education is the most important thing we do in the church. We’re all about building a community of disciples.”
Pilgrimage to Israel, 2014
Join Trinity Church for a Spiritual Journey to the land where Jesus lived, Feb 23 – March 6, 2014. For more information, click here.
An Adult Bible study led by the rector meets most Sundays from 9:30 – 10:15am, between our two services of Holy Eucharist.
We are currently studying the Epistle to the Ephesians, although we feel free to consider something else on special occasions. Because the class members have different backgrounds, experiences and life histories and have worshipped at parishes other than Trinity, there is nearly always some very lively discussion.
The result? – More appreciation for the Biblical texts; more awareness of how they may have application to us in our Christian walk, and an increased sense of fellowship with and appreciation of our fellow class members.
5:30 Worship: including healing prayers, in the Chapel of St. Paul
6:00 Community supper (potluck): in the Parish Hall
6:30 Adult Forum — Lively conversation about the Christian path to spiritual life: in the Parish Hall.
From Time To Time
- Books to Stir the Heart
- The Holy Bible
- The Book of Common Prayer
- The Hymnal (1982)
- The Daily Office
- Forward Day by Day