Whether you've attended church your entire life or never been at all, we know it’s not easy visiting a church for the first time.
What we believe at Trinity Church?
Trinity is a part of the United Methodist Church. For a explanation of our church’s beliefs, please click here.
What are Trinity services like?
We have two services on Sunday at 9:00am and 10:30am. Each service is a contemporary musical worship and lasts approximately 60 minutes.
What happens when I arrive?
As you approach Trinity, you will see our friendly greeters pointing the way inside. Once inside more greeters will be available to answer questions, hand you a program, and find you a seat in the sanctuary.
In the seatbacks, you will find a Connection Card. Please complete as much information as you feel comfortable sharing and put the card in the offering plate.
Can I keep my children with me in the worship service?
Children are always welcome to be with you in any service at Trinity. However if you prefer you may check young children or infants in at Trinity Tree House or Sprout Town before the service begins.
What will my children do during the service?
Trinity Kids will be the BEST hour of your kid’s week! We invite all children from birth to 5th grade to join us in a fun, interactive environment. Our team of trained volunteers create a fun, safe, and loving environment. Your child will want to come back every week.
Children from birth through 4 years-old will be in Sprout Town and The Nest, which is conveniently located next to the sanctuary. When you register your child, you will receive a receipt sticker that you will use to pick up your child after the service.
Children in kindergarten through 3rd grade will be in Suite 1 on the east side of the building. Children in 4th and 5th grade will be in Suite 1 during our 9:00am service and Suite 3 during the 10:30am service. The first Sunday of each month the our 4th and 5th graders com to our Communion Service during the 10:30am service. Children are able to come for one or both hours of the Tree Hous experience for a fun and relevant approach to understanding God and the Bible.
Students 6th grade through 12th are welcome to come to Trinity Youth Group during the 9:00am service for our youth programming. Many youth group members then attend the 10:30am service together. They are welcome to sit with their family or their friends during either service.
Do you recognize visitors individually?
We always want our visitors to feel welcome, however, we don’t want anyone to feel singled out. Therefore, we would love for you to fill out our connection cards located behind each seat back. If you have any questions stop by our welcome table and we would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If I fill out a visitor’s card, will I be contacted?
We would love to get to know you at Trinity and welcome you into our church family! Please indicate on your registration card that you would like to be contacted, and our church leadership will get in touch with you. We want everyone who comes to Trinity to feel comfortable and welcome, so we encourage each of our visitors and regular attendees to explore our church at his or her own pace.
What do I wear?
Whatever you want! We welcome jeans, t-shirts, ties, suits…you get the idea. Come as you are.
Where do I go for the service?
Trinity Church comprises three sections of the outdoor shopping mall that houses us.
The central section under our church sign contains our main sanctuary, lobby, adult classrooms, nursery, and toddler areas.
To the left of the central section is our youth area, Trinity Youth Group (TYG). Middle school and high school age youth meet here during the early church service, and they also use location for their weekly programming.
The last section on the far left includes our children’s area (The Treehouse) and our church offices. Preschool and elementary age children are welcome to attend our children’s programming at The Treehouse.
How do I join Trinity?
If you are interested in joining Trinity, please speak to our pastor, Michael Pence, before or after a service. Or, he would love for you to give him a call at (615)302-8043. There are three ways to join our church: transfer of membership from another church to Trinity, profession of faith, or you can remain a member at your church and become an affiliate member of Trinity Church.
May I participate in Holy Communion even if I am not United Methodist or a member of Trinity Church?
We serve Communion on the first Sunday of each month. Everyone is welcome to participate in communion at Trinity. Those who participate in communion do not have to be members of Trinity Church (or another United Methodist Church), nor do they have to be baptized. That does not mean that the invitation to Holy Communion is casual. While the table is open to all regardless of age, church affiliation, and mental or physical ability, acceptance of the invitation demands honest self-examination. We believe all people are broken and within the communion experience we can find wholeness and forgiveness in Christ.