STEP 1 – NEWCOMERS

Many people just like you are seeking connection at Trinity Dallas. If you are new or been around for some time but have not yet connected, then Newcomers lunch is your next step. Register Here for our next Newcomers, childcare is provided.

STEP 2 – NEXT STEPS

Helping people know God, build community, and grow as Christ followers is the purpose of Next Steps at Trinity Dallas. This happens in 4 steps 1) connect to the church, 2) discover your design, 3) develop your leadership, and use your gifts to make a difference, 4) New Members Induction. Register here for Next Steps, childcare is provided.

STEP 3 – FORMATION

The moment we receive Christ as Lord and Savior our eternal destination is secured, but how do we live today, in the here and now? Jesus gives the answer in Matthew 28:19-20, go and make disciples…baptizing them…and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.

Formation at Trinity Dallas is a lifestyle of learning the principles of Christian Discipleship, while letting go of old habits, attitudes, and patterns. Contact us for more information on Formation courses, cohorts, encounters, and retreats.

STEP 4 – NEW MEMBER INDUCTION

The idea of Confirmation or in our case New Member Induction arose out of the early church’s reflection on Scripture in connection to how one becomes and grows as a Christian. In the liturgical church it was first used to describe what happened when a bishop would lay hands upon, pray for, and anoint the newly baptized with oil, signifying the gift of the Holy Spirit.

At Trinity Dallas we practice New Member Induction with the laying on of hands by staff pastors, praying for the release of the Holy Spirit’s ministry of maturity and strengthening. In this, as a community of believers we seek to live out Paul’s instructions in Ephesians 4:12, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

New Member Induction is also the marking for mission. Or the connection between salvation, church membership, spiritual formation and understanding one’s person calling to vocation. The New Member is commissioned into the Christian’s vocation to proclaim the gospel and to live into a life of holiness. This marks a new beginning, an empowering of the Holy Spirit for growth, a connection to calling, and a marking for life lived on mission.

In short, we believe Church Membership provides 5 impartations:

  • A new beginning
  • An empowering of the Holy Spirit for growth
  • A connection to calling
  • Marking for a life lived on mission
  • Belonging and accountability