What We Believe
Trinity Church values being connected to the historically orthodox movement of the Christian faith. We align ourselves with 2000 years of church history that confesses:
We believe in one God who exists as 3 persons in 1 essence (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). We believe the Bible is God’s revelation given to teach us about God, creation, and our ourselves. We affirm that the Bible is the final authority regarding our faith.
In accordance with Scripture, we believe that God’s perfect intent for creation was broken by mankind’s rebellion in the Garden of Eden. Due to sin creation has been broken and every person is born separated from God — both physically and spiritually. In this state we are unable to experience the relationship with God we were created for and brokenness is evidenced in our world everyday. Yet while we rightfully deserve judgement, God the Son entered into creation as the man Jesus Christ — suffering in our place on the cross — to reconcile us back to God the Father.
We profess that forgiveness of sin and eternal life with God is only found by trusting in Jesus’ atoning work on the cross. When we repent of our sins and surrender our lives to Jesus we are born again and God gives us a new identity. We believe that being a follower of Christ is a lifelong journey in which we are constantly rethinking our lives in light of the Good News of Jesus Christ. As we are being transformed by God the Spirit, we believe we are called to a new way of living by joining God in His mission of bringing redemption to this Earth.
Our confession of faith is The Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic* church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. AMEN.
*The word “catholic” in the Apostles’ Creed refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you have any questions, please contact: office@trcwaupun.com.