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Worship the King. Grow the Kingdom

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This is to help Trinity in its planning for the various activities being offered and to help you formulate your plans for growth during the year.

1. God Connection

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To encourage you to read the Bible on a daily basis. We offer you the following suggestions and challenge you to take up one of them:

  1. Reading plans – what about using a digital plan such as YouVersion, Olive Tree or Blue Letter Bible? (Please refer to this document for more tips about reading the bible and the various online tools)
  2. Choose one book of the bible to study – have a look in the library to see if there is a guide book which may assist you. You could also refer to the website for John’s exegesis talks (done in the 2018 Third term teaching) to assist you.
  3. Choose a section of books of the Bible to read e.g. Paul’s letters or perhaps the whole of the New Testament?

Iron man/ woman challenge to read the whole bible in a year. This is facilitated in the NRSV Daily Bible – Read, Meditate and Pray through the entire bible in 365 days. (Published by Harper Collins)

Join the Trinity Meditation group which meets on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm. You will be gently lead through various forms of prayer and contemplation including Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer. If you need to still your mind this is for you.

You can use the Discovery series Home Group material to encourage deeper studying of the bible. The following are examples of some of the studies that are available:

  • Living our faith
  • Drawing closer to God
  • Proclaiming our faith
  • Wrestling with faith
  • Spirituality – a way of life
  • Growing spiritually, thinking theologically.

Follow the link here to a full list of Trinity library materials for Small Group Resources (by title and author) or here (by series). Where relevant, the books, CD’s and DVD’s are kept in Londeka’s office. Please contact the office as needed.

Visit the Trinity library and find a book relevant to your spiritual need.

There is a list of books that we have in our library by Author, Title, and Subject to enable you to find a book to read to grow your passionate spirituality. This can be found in the library and on the Trinity website.

Follow the link here to a list of books that may help you to grow your Passionate Spirituality in 2019.

Set aside time for a morning or afternoon retreat to be done in your own time.

We will provide a “Retreat in a bottle” which will give you step by step instructions and ideas on how to spend the time and connect with God.

This is for those who are unable to attend retreats when planned or want to have a retreat day on their own. To book your retreat in a bottle click here.

We will also have a special “Retreat in a Bottle” available for children and teenagers (from 10-19 years).

Attend the Sermon series on Passionate Spirituality (Keep falling in love with the God Jesus knows) where emphasis is placed on faith and trusting God. This will set the tone for Trinity’s strategic focus for 2019.

Read the sermon series outline (prepared by the responsible preacher) which will be made available on our website.

In your Home Group or during your personal devotions further engage with the Home Group material provided for the series (this will be made available on our website).

We have identified Origins as a lovely retreat centre that is in the Cradle of Humankind area (40 minutes from Linden). They offer a wide variety of retreats. Check the website and see if one appeals to you. The Origins website contains the latest calendar of retreats and can be accessed on http://www.originsretreat.com/retreats . Their venue can also be used for day retreats during the week.

To enable intimate one on one time with God join us for a week-end semi-silent retreat at Good Shepherd Retreat Centre at Hartebeespoort. Those who want complete silence will be accommodated. Those who find a whole weekend of silence daunting will be introduced to the format in smaller sections.

The theme will explore what it means to Abide in the Lord and be led by Lorraine Groenewald.

Cost: R1400 – Limited sponsorship available.

To book online click here.

Join us for the annual Ladies or Men’s retreat. These onsite weekend retreats provide an opportunity to meet God in a new and fresh way. In our experience, folk come away with a renewed sense of their Godly purpose. The retreats combine a mix of times of quiet to pray and times for fun and fellowship.

Attend the Sermon series on ‘Reading the bible’ which will inspire you to read your bible daily, teach you how to read the bible and to read it spiritually.

Read the sermon series outline (prepared by the responsible preacher) which will be made available on our website.

Home Group notes will not be available for this series, but notes that teach how to read the bible spiritually will be made available in the foyer and on our website.

Attend the Beth Moore course “Believing God”. The bride of Jesus Christ, which is the church, in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish annointing of faith. This in-depth study examines the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others as examples of persons who believed God.

This course encourages us to make a five statement pledge of faith: 1) God is who He says He is, 2) God can do what He says He can do, 3) I am who God says I am, 4) I can do all things through Christ, and 5) God’s Word is alive and active in me.

In-between the DVD sessions you will be encouraged to do in-depth Bible study with the aid of a workbook which will challenge you to apply your belief to your everyday life.

Cost approximately R200

Attend the Sermon series where Trinity will guide you through the book of Hebrews.

Read the sermon series outline (prepared by the responsible preacher) which will be made available on our website.

In your Home Group or during your personal devotions, further engage with the Home Group material provided for the series (this will be made available on our website).

2. Biblical Knowledge

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Join a Home Group as an opportunity to grow your passion for God. Home groups provide a space where you:

  • Are able to share each week how you have experienced God in your life with other Christians.
  • Can establish prayer partnerships – to share what is happening in your prayer life, to encourage one another etc.
  • Can further discuss the Sermon series material.
  • Can be encouraged to read the bible regularly in preparation for weekly meetings.

Please contact Londeka to find a suitable group or attend the Grouplink event on 16 February.

You can use the Discovery series Home Group material to encourage deeper studying of the bible. The following are examples of some of the studies that are available:

  • Living our faith
  • Drawing closer to God
  • Proclaiming our faith
  • Wrestling with faith
  • Spirituality – a way of life
  • Growing spiritually, thinking theologically.

Follow the link here to a full list of Trinity library materials for Small Group Resources (by title and author) or here (by series). Where relevant, the books, CD’s and DVD’s are kept in Londeka’s office. Please contact the office as needed.

To encourage you to read the Bible on a daily basis. We offer you the following suggestions and challenge you to take up one of them:

  1. Reading plans – what about using a digital plan such as YouVersion, Olive Tree or Blue Letter Bible? (Please refer to this document for more tips about reading the bible and the various online tools)
  2. Choose one book of the bible to study – have a look in the library to see if there is a guide book which may assist you. You could also refer to the website for John’s exegesis talks (done in the 2018 Third term teaching) to assist you.
  3. Choose a section of books of the Bible to read e.g. Paul’s letters or perhaps the whole of the New Testament?

Iron man/ woman challenge to read the whole bible in a year. This is facilitated in the NRSV Daily Bible – Read, Meditate and Pray through the entire bible in 365 days. (Published by Harper Collins)

This year we would like the bible readings during the services to be a focus and inspiration to all.

If you have good reading skills and feel called to this ministry, why not join the team who serve on Sunday’s. Please contact Carol Michel in the office.

You can use the Discovery series Home Group material to encourage deeper studying of the bible. The following are examples of some of the studies that are available:

Living our faith; Drawing closer to God; Proclaiming our faith; Wrestling with faith; Spirituality- a way of life; and; Growing spiritually, thinking theologically.

Follow the link here to a full list of Trinity library materials for Small Group Resources (by title and author) or here (by series). Where relevant, the books, CD’s and DVD’s are kept in Londeka’s office. Please contact the office as needed.

Visit the Trinity library and find a book relevant to your spiritual need.

There is a list of books that we have in our library by Author, Title, and Subject to enable you to find a book to read to grow your passionate spirituality. This can be found in the library and on the Trinity website.

Follow the link here to a list of books that may help you to grow your Passionate Spirituality in 2019.

The Alpha course seeks to introduce the basics of the Christian faith through a series of talks and discussions. It is described by its authors as “an opportunity to explore the meaning of life”. It is presented throughout the world and is a free course that is undertaken in groups.

It is a great foundational course AND a great evangelism course (people are invited to bring unbelieving friends along too!)

The dates for these will be announced closer to the time. Please watch the Church Bulletin for more information.

Attend the Beth Moore course “Believing God”. The bride of Jesus Christ, which is the church, in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish annointing of faith. This in-depth study examines the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others as examples of persons who believed God.

This course encourages us to make a five statement pledge of faith: 1) God is who He says He is, 2) God can do what He says He can do, 3) I am who God says I am, 4) I can do all things through Christ, and 5) God’s Word is alive and active in me.

In-between the DVD sessions you will be encouraged to do in-depth Bible study with the aid of a workbook which will challenge you to apply your belief to your everyday life.

Cost approximately R200

Attend the Sermon series on ‘Reading the bible’ which will inspire you to read your bible daily, teach you how to read the bible and to read it spiritually.

Read the sermon series outline (prepared by the responsible preacher) which will be made available on our website.

Home Group notes will not be available for this series, but notes that teach how to read the bible spiritually will be made available in the foyer and on our website.

Attend the Sermon series where Trinity will guide you through the book of Hebrews.

Read the sermon series outline (prepared by the responsible preacher) which will be made available on our website.

In your Home Group or during your personal devotions, further engage with the Home Group material provided for the series (this will be made available on our website).

3. Personal Prayer

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Join the Trinity Meditation group which meets on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm. You will be gently lead through various forms of prayer and contemplation including Lectio Divina and Centering Prayer. If you need to still your mind this is for you.

Come and pray in the Prayer Chapel. Do you sometimes feel that you are too distracted to pray at home (or the kids / neighbours / dogs are making too much noise)?

Why not come and use the prayer chapel (annexed to the Church Sanctuary) on a regular basis? This is always available as a quiet peaceful place for you to come and pray. Come and light a candle and just be with God

Visit the Trinity library and find a book relevant to your spiritual need.

There is a list of books that we have in our library by Author, Title, and Subject to enable you to find a book to read to grow your passionate spirituality. This can be found in the library and on the Trinity website.

Follow the link here to a list of books that may help you to grow your Passionate Spirituality in 2019.

Form a prayer partnership.

We can help you to identify someone to share what is happening in your prayer life and to encourage one another. This can be done either with someone in your Home group or another member of Trinity or a Christian friend.

If you need help, ask Angela (pastoral@trinitylinden.org.za) to facilitate a process to help you find a prayer partner from the beginning of March.

Join us for a week of prayer and fasting. Purposefully set aside the time to pray and fast. We encourage you to give up something that takes time – a meal, social media, TV series, reading novels, sleep (wake up early) etc. – and pray instead.

  • Click here to download a guide of what to pray for each day.
  • A guide on fasting is included at the beginning of the booklet.

If a week is too much, you could do this for fewer days or you may choose to fast for the whole of lent.

Attend the Sermon series on the meaning of prayer and the importance of prayer. Help create a prayer culture at TMC.

The emphasis will be on connecting with God, meditating on His Word, listening to discern His plan for our lives, and learning to trust Him.

  • Listen to the testimonies of believers who do manage to connect with God. Each person finds their own way to connect with God and hearing how others do it can give one ideas.
  • Learn about prayerful meditation – an important part of prayer and deepening spirituality.

Read the sermon series outline (prepared by the responsible preacher) which will be made available on our website.

In your Home Group or during your personal devotions further engage with the Home Group material provided for the series (this will be made available on our website).

Join us for this unique opportunity to grow in your relationship with God, through personal prayer time. Commit to 20 – 30 minutes personal prayer per day and then meet with a trained prayer guide, daily, at a time convenient to you.

Cost – R200 per person. Advise if you need sponsorship.

4. Spiritual Sharing

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Join a Home Group as an opportunity to grow your passion for God. Home groups provide a space where you:

  • Are able to share each week how you have experienced God in your life with other Christians.
  • Can establish prayer partnerships – to share what is happening in your prayer life, to encourage one another etc.
  • Can further discuss the Sermon series material.
  • Can be encouraged to read the bible regularly in preparation for weekly meetings.

Please contact Londeka to find a suitable group or attend the Grouplink event on 16 February.

Share your personal story of spiritual growth or tell any way God has impacted your life. We want to encourage you to share your personal spiritual experiences, with others either during worship services or in small groups. Sharing will help improve our expectations and trust in God.

1. Are you in a Home Group? Remember to share your God encounters at your meetings.
2. Are you a home Group leader? Please discuss this with your group and commit to making time to share and hear testimonies during your weekly meetings.
3. When something happens during the year which you believe would benefit the congregation, please let Carol Michel (Church Administrator) know that you wish to share this, so that arrangements can be made for the next opportunity.

We will also assist you in preparing a specific testimony to be shared in a service (Maximum 3 minutes).
If this still sounds too scary we can assist by recording your testimony and then showing it or provide a version for others to read.

Share your personal story of spiritual growth or tell any way God has impacted your life. We want to encourage you to share your personal spiritual experiences, with others either during worship services or in small groups. Sharing will help improve our expectations and trust in God.

1. Are you in a Home Group? Remember to share your God encounters at your meetings.
2. Are you a home Group leader? Please discuss this with your group and commit to making time to share and hear testimonies during your weekly meetings.
3. When something happens during the year which you believe would benefit the congregation, please let Carol Michel (Church Administrator) know that you wish to share this, so that arrangements can be made for the next opportunity.

We will also assist you in preparing a specific testimony to be shared in a service (Maximum 3 minutes).
If this still sounds too scary we can assist by recording your testimony and then showing it or provide a version for others to read.

We need leaders who will “show the way” as disciples of Christ. As a result Trinity’s leaders will especially be given the opportunity to share in a meaningful and impactful way how God has grown their Passionate Spirituality.

Please let Carol Michel know if you would like to share.

Form a prayer partnership.

We can help you to identify someone to share what is happening in your prayer life and to encourage one another. This can be done either with someone in your Home group or another member of Trinity or a Christian friend.

If you need help, ask Angela (pastoral@trinitylinden.org.za) to facilitate a process to help you find a prayer partner from the beginning of March.

Come and learn how to draft a testimony. A Saturday morning training session will be held to help you learn about how to share your personal experiences with God with a group / the congregation.

Join us for this unique opportunity to grow in your relationship with God, through personal prayer time. Commit to 20 – 30 minutes personal prayer per day and then meet with a trained prayer guide, daily, at a time convenient to you.

Cost – R200 per person. Advise if you need sponsorship.

5. Church Passion

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Become a Trinity Prayer Warrior and join a community who are specifically focused on praying for Trinity e.g. pray for Trinity events, the ministers, pastors and staff, our church services on a Sunday, those who serve in the church, the congregation attending services etc.

  • At times you will be supplied with specific prayer requests and given feedback.
  • Choose to pray for specific ministries and engage directly with a Portfolio head.
  • Even if you are house-bound, but would like to pray, this is specifically designed for you.

 

In addition, different Trinity areas of ministry will be prayed for every Sunday as part of the offertory prayer. We are encouraging all members to be praying for that ministry throughout the week.

Join us on a regular basis for Trinity prayer at 10am and /or 6pm on a Wednesday to pray for Trinity. Pray for the specific needs of the church, its congregation and leaders. Pray for the church’s Spiritual well-being and for the specific Trinity ministry being prayed for that week. Rejoice and give thanks that God is working in our church.

To encourage you to give is a way that reflects passion for God we offer the following suggestions and if this is an area of growth for you, we challenge you to take up one of them:

  • For those without access to online banking – Move to more regular giving (i.e. don’t miss a month and plan how much to give) using monthly Planned Giving envelopes which can be requested from the office (accounts@trinitylinden.org.za).
  • Move to more regular electronic giving (so that you don’t miss a month or haven’t prayed and planned what to give). Our banking details are:

Account Name                                        MCSA Trinity Society

Bank:                                                        STANDARD BANK

Branch Number:                                    006305

Bank Account Number:                        200111760

Please supply a unique reference when giving in this way: either your name, initials, contact the office to get and use a Planned Giving number, or if you prefer to give anonymously, then please use a word consistently (e.g. something from the bible or perhaps nature).

  • Start using snap scan weekly or monthly (app on smartphones using the snap code on the bulletin)
  • Start tithing or giving sacrificially.

6. Spiritual Application

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  • Purchase a Sermon Journal for 2019 from the Info desk to take notes during the sermon.
  • After each sermon, make a note of how you will apply what you have heard this week.

On a regular basis review what you have written in previous weeks to remind you to apply the Word in your daily life.

To improve your expectations and trust in God, use the reflection questions provided by the preachers in the bulletin to chew on during the week.

Form a prayer partnership.

We can help you to identify someone to share what is happening in your prayer life and to encourage one another. This can be done either with someone in your Home group or another member of Trinity or a Christian friend.

If you need help, ask Angela (pastoral@trinitylinden.org.za) to facilitate a process to help you find a prayer partner from the beginning of March.

Attend the Sermon series on the meaning of prayer and the importance of prayer. Help create a prayer culture at TMC.

The emphasis will be on connecting with God, meditating on His Word, listening to discern His plan for our lives, and learning to trust Him.

  • Listen to the testimonies of believers who do manage to connect with God. Each person finds their own way to connect with God and hearing how others do it can give one ideas.
  • Learn about prayerful meditation – an important part of prayer and deepening spirituality.

Read the sermon series outline (prepared by the responsible preacher) which will be made available on our website.

In your Home Group or during your personal devotions further engage with the Home Group material provided for the series (this will be made available on our website).

Join us for this unique opportunity to grow in your relationship with God, through personal prayer time. Commit to 20 – 30 minutes personal prayer per day and then meet with a trained prayer guide, daily, at a time convenient to you.

Cost – R200 per person. Advise if you need sponsorship.

Attend the Beth Moore course “Believing God”. The bride of Jesus Christ, which is the church, in our generation is nearly paralyzed by unbelief. God is calling His bride to a fresh and lavish annointing of faith. This in-depth study examines the lives of Abraham, Moses, and others as examples of persons who believed God.

This course encourages us to make a five statement pledge of faith: 1) God is who He says He is, 2) God can do what He says He can do, 3) I am who God says I am, 4) I can do all things through Christ, and 5) God’s Word is alive and active in me.

In-between the DVD sessions you will be encouraged to do in-depth Bible study with the aid of a workbook which will challenge you to apply your belief to your everyday life.

Cost approximately R200

7. Spiritual Gifts

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Sign up for the SHAPE (Spiritual gifts) course to help you to discover your spiritual gifts and find out how you could best use your gifts in the life of the church and in life in general.

We believe that people who are serving in their ‘sweet spot’ will be passionate about what they do.

8. Reachout

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  • Join or form your own team to get involved in the Fraternal’s Soup Kitchen ministry which serves the homeless in our area. On a roster basis prepare soup, buy bread and serve from 8am on a Saturday. Contact Melanie (melanie@trinitylinden.org.za) in the church office so that she can put you on the roster.

Collect food boxes from the Church, fill them with the items on the list and return to the Church Office. Alternatively, put loose food items in the collection bins outside every service.

Work with the Reachout portfolio on one or more of their initiatives at Orange Farm this year:

  • Blanket appeal and subsequent handout on Saturday 1 June.
  • Work day mission on Saturday 31 August from 8am to 2pm.

Christmas party – promotion of and collection of gifts to be distributed on Saturday 7 December between 8am and 2pm.

Work with the Reachout portfolio on one or more of their initiatives at Orange Farm this year:

  • Blanket appeal and subsequent handout on Saturday 1 June.
  • Work day mission on Saturday 31 August from 8am to 2pm.

Christmas party – promotion of and collection of gifts to be distributed on Saturday 7 December between 8am and 2pm.

Work with the Reachout portfolio on one or more of their initiatives at Orange Farm this year:

  • Blanket appeal and subsequent handout on Saturday 1 June.
  • Work day mission on Saturday 31 August from 8am to 2pm.

Christmas party – promotion of and collection of gifts to be distributed on Saturday 7 December between 8am and 2pm.

Join a Trinity mission team who will visit the Nhandimo Community in Chidenguele. Through this involvement, Trinity has played a major role in the transformation of this community including water supply, education, church planting, skills development and most importantly, the many hearts that have been touched.This community continues to give as much as it receives and anyone who does the trip is touched in a special way.

A key focus in 2019 is “Fighting Malaria”. To find out more about the plans for 2019, please contact Mark Eccles (markeccles777@gmail.com)

Spaces are limited so make contact soon.

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