Confessional, Connectional, and Missional churches partnering together
Trinity Fellowship Churches
We are a member of a small denomination named Trinity Fellowship Churches. We partner together with other churches for the sake of faithful teaching, holy living, and effecive mission. The Book of Church Order of the Trinity Fellowship Churches opens with the following:
Trinity Fellowship Churches is an ecclesiastical union of confessional, connectional, and missional congregations committed to maturing and multiplying disciples with the gospel of Jesus Christ for the glory of God.
This means that though we are multiple individual churches, we are actually one “body” that is united on the basis of our doctrine and mission. It is a way to give true expression to the fact that all true churches are part of the one and only “body of Christ” with Christ as our head (Eph. 1:22-23).
Trinity Fellowship Churches can also be called a “family of churches,” a phrase we use to capture our relational and organic connection. We are not a mere organization or association which is contractually united together. Though we are much smaller than denominations like the Southern Baptist Convention or the Presbyterian Church of America, we are a denomination because we are a distinctive group of churches that are united around certain values, doctrine, principles, and practices.
We believe our connection to other churches protects us from straying from our Lord Jesus Christ, and propels in accomplishing the Great Commission (Matt 28:18–20)—a mission we simply cannot accomplish alone.