The Episcopal Church Welcomes You, Really!
Saturday, Oct. 18 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Episcopal Church Welcomes You, Really! is a wide-ranging and honest exploration of our faith, our Church and our common life. Those who wish may use this retreat to prepare for confirmation or reception into The Episcopal Church. Register online. Please contact Ginger Bitikofer with questions.
Culture of Call
This innovative program, underwritten by a grant from the Fund for Theological Education, formalizes and strengthens our culture of call–the way we notice and nurture the gifts with which God has blessed each of us.
For eleven weeks, a small group of congregation members meet to explore the spirituality of discernment, take the Enneagram personality assessment, use the Living Our Strengths curriculum from the Gallup Institute, and discuss how to live out God’s call in the city and the world.
A new group will form in the fall.
Education for Ministry
Through our Baptism, we are all ministers. In our worlds of work, school, neighborhood, and family there are people in pain who need to be comforted and people whose joy needs to be shared. The depressed and hopeless need help to regain their hope. Someone has to sort through the ethical dilemmas that arise at work, at school, or in the community.
Trinity offers Education for Ministry (EfM)–a program designed to prepare us for our ministry. The EfM program is a comprehensive four-year study of the Bible, church history, and theology. Group members also pray together and use a process called Theological Reflection to discuss how our faith affects their daily lives.
If you would you like to learn more about Education for Ministry, please contact Jim Bolce, the EfM mentor at Trinity.