Jesus gave his followers a mission: “Go make disciples of all nations.” At Trinity Church it is our desire to fulfill our part of this mission and not just “do church” but invite people to become disciples of Jesus and then help them grow to the point where they can disciple others. Though discipleship encompasses everything we do from worshipping together, to communicating with God, sharing the good news of Jesus, and serving those in need; all this flows from learning and training with other followers of Jesus. We understand that folks are at different points in their pursuit of God as well as dealing with the challenges of life. It is in this vein that we have various kinds of Discipleship Training.


DISCIPLESHIP TRAINING

Small Groups

 HEBREWS: Women’s Group, Wednesdays, 10:00am, Rm. 206 

The Son is the reflection of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. Hebrews 1: 1-3

Ultimately, Hebrews is about listening to the voice of God! Hebrews is unlike the other letters of the New Testament. It is, essentially, a sermon which was written down and read to a congregation of believers who were tempted to fall away from their confidence in Jesus as savior. The message of the sermon is summarized in the first verses of the book: God has spoken in his Son! Listen to Him! Contact Sue Thayer (thayers@comcast.net), or Bonnie Wilburn (bjwilburn@hotmail.com) to reserve space and materials

1000 GIFTS by Ann Voskamp: Women’s Group, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Rm. 206 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things. Philippians 4:8

One Thousand Gifts is a 10-week study for women that encourages the discipline of naming God's gifts in our lives -- from the mundane to the miraculous. Paying more attention to what God is doing helps us to stop treating life like an emergency where something is always wrong. By understanding the depths of His love for us, we are better able to give thanks in all circumstances. Participants will need to purchase One Thousand Gifts Study Guide in advance.

Contact Phyllis Castren at pacastren@comcast.net with any questions

JAMES PART I: Women’s Group, Wednesdays 6:30pm, Rm. 207 - Begins October 4th

James forces us to face the implications of faith. Be inspired to put your faith into action in practical ways as you get to know both the man and the Book of James. This Beth Moore study explores concepts such as joy, hardship, faith, wisdom, single-mindedness, mercy, prayer, and more. This ten-week series for women will cover the first half of James (second half covered winter quarter) and includes video, discussion, at- home personal study, and prayer. Workbook (James - Bible Study Book: Mercy Triumphs) cost is $15.00. Scholarships available. Once you sign up, we’ll get you information about how to order the workbook. For more information contact Linda Olson at olsons_garden@yahoo.com.

FIGHT CLUB: Men’s Group, Wednesdays, 6:45pm, Rm. 203

Many of us are frustrated in our attempts to live up to our beliefs. We try and try, but don’t meet our objectives. This group of men will vigorously pursue “walking in the Spirit”, rather than self-discipline as a means to conform our lives to God’s standards. We will “fight” to allow God to do in us, what we cannot do for ourselves. Contact Rick Olson  rick.olson@svtrinity.org or Jim Thayer jrthayer@comcast.net for more information.

GALATIANS: Home Group, Thursdays, 6:30pm

We’ve all suffered from Galatian - addiction, that is, when the completed work of Christ isn’t good enough, religion and hard work are our answer to salvation. But wait, the gospel proclaims, for freedom Christ has set us free (5:1). The stakes are high and many Christians have bought into the lie that denies the free gift of God’s grace. Is it good enough for you? Group meets in Jim and Karen Asselin's home.  For the address please contact Jim Asselin at jim.asselin@svtrinity.org.

GALATIANS: Men’s Group, Fridays, 6:00am, Denny’s Restaurant

We’ve all suffered from Galatian - addiction, that is, when the completed work of Christ isn’t good enough, religion and hard work are our answer to salvation. But wait, the gospel proclaims, for freedom Christ has set us free (5:1). The stakes are high and many Christians have bought into the lie that denies the free gift of God’s grace. Is it good enough for you?

Meets at Denny’s: 311 S. Mathilda Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Guys, you are not obligated to buy anything on the menu, but don’t be surprised if someone does. For more information contact Jim Asselin at jim@svtrinity.org