CHURCHES GROW AT TRINITY
375 people from Northwest Indiana, Wisconsin, and the greater Chicago area
came to Trinity Christian College seeking better ways to serve the Lord
through preaching, worship, service, and leadership development on Wednesday,
October 5. "Faith Engaged: The Church in Today's World," a mini-conference
held by the Church Connection Initiative at Trinity, served as a liaison
between local churches and the College, bringing in a variety of speakers
aimed at strengthening local churches and encouraging both pastors and
"´Faith Engaged` was
a wonderful day of reminders and challenges," President Dr. Steven Timmermans
said. "Trinity is, and is becoming, even more of a place for continual
learning and inspiration for those seeking to live faithful lives, whether
in the pew or on the trading floor. `Faith Engaged´ was a wonderful
expression of the gathering place Trinity is called to be."
The day-long program featured
interactive workshops on topics such as diversity, worship and prayer,
mission work, promoting healthy pastorates, mental health issues, and discerning
a call to ministry. Dr. Richard J. Mouw, president of Fuller Theological
Seminary and author of "Calvinism in the Las Vegas Airport," closed
the program in the evening with a lecture on Calvinism for the 21st century.
"Dr. Mouw encouraged the
College to hold fast to our Reformed heritage, yet encouraged us to dialogue
and learn from other Christians and from other traditions," Dr. Timmermans
"Faith Engaged was exactly
what the Church Connection Initiative at Trinity is all about," said Jane
Voss, CCIT program manager. "We were effective in drawing the greater Christian
community to campus for learning and interaction with the College."
The CCIT hope to hold another
"Faith Engaged" program next fall. Upcoming events include the Kid's Hope
USA/Potential Church Partners Luncheon on October 25 and the Reformation
Hymn Fest on November 4.
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