Now is both an exciting and challenging time to be a Christian leader. We’re faced with the task of re-evangelising our society, but in the context of a nation that has largely forgotten or dismissed the basic message of Christianity. In an age when Christianity is seen as irrelevant or even destructive, how can we lead communities of faith that will live out the good news of Jesus Christ?
At Trinity we’ve found Matthew 6:33 to be helpful in answering that, as it urges us to ‘seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness’. Through the Beatitudes in Matthew 5, we know that Kingdom life involves humility, dependence on God’s comfort, gentleness, hunger for the right ways of God, mercy towards others, purity in deeds and motives, a passion for peace and a willingness to face opposition, even persecution, for his sake.
We want those Kingdom values to permeate every area of our lives, affecting how we live and work each day, how we learn more of God and how we lead his people in being a light to the world.
At Trinity, we believe that God has given us the task of shaping leaders who live these kingdom characteristics in community for a missional church. So that’s what you’ll be signing up for if you join us: becoming rooted in a diverse, lively, messy family of people striving to become Christ-like leaders, encouraging one another to pursue God and His Kingdom so that more people can know the joy of relationship with him.
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Join us over Lent in listening to our faculty preach a series on the Beatitudes (and Trinity’s community values). Take a few minutes to hear Tutor in Pastoral and Ministerial Studies Rev Dr Helen Collins speak on ‘Diversity: Blessed are the Peacemakers’ (16:58). You can also find the recording directly on our SoundCloud account. […]
Join us over Lent in listening to our faculty preach a series on the Beatitudes (and Trinity’s community values). Take just twenty minutes to hear Tutor in Missiology Rev Dr Howard Worsley speak on ‘Worship: Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God’ (19:22). (You can also find the recording directly in […]
Join us over Lent in listening to our faculty preach a series on the Beatitudes (and Trinity’s community values). Take just twenty minutes out of your day today to hear Tutor in Theology and Ethics Rev Dr Jon Coutts preach on Justice: Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy (23:27). (You can […]
We are pleased to announce that Professor Steve Walton will be joining our associate faculty as a New Testament research supervisor for our postgraduate research programme. ‘Steve Walton brings not only his internationally recognised expertise as a Luke-Acts scholar, but also his years of experience teaching and serving in theological education,’ says Director of Postgraduate […]