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Resource Corner: “The Reason for God” – Timothy Keller

Tim Keller is one of the most renowned Christian thinkers of the last thirty years. This week, we recommend his classic book, "The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism." Almost all of us...
Resource Corner: “Unbelievable?” Podcast

Resource Corner: “Unbelievable?” Podcast

Do you ask tough questions of your faith? If not, may I encourage you to? We have the enormous privilege of believing in a God who stands up to even the most rigorous scrutiny, and yet often we are totally unequipped to stand up for our faith to those who wouldn't...

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Resource Corner: Who is this man? by John Ortberg

Resource Corner: Who is this man? by John Ortberg

Have you ever wondered about the impact of Jesus on the world today? Whether you'd call yourself a Christian or not, you might be surprised to know that the world in which we live has been utterly transformed in almost every way by the life of Jesus Christ. This is...

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Resource Corner: Love Your Church – Tony Merida

Resource Corner: Love Your Church – Tony Merida

One of the highlights of the week for me is the Trinity Church life group. We're excited to see it growing, and may well have to split into two at this rate, which is exciting.  Anyway, we've just finished going through Tony Merida's fantastic and thought-provoking...

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Resource Corner: BiblicalTraining.org/

Resource Corner: BiblicalTraining.org/

If you've always been interested in Bible school, but haven't had the opportunity to be able to take time out for full-time study, consider BiblicalTraining.org/  Biblical Training is a website full of absolutely free world class courses that you can consume at...

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Resource Corner: Knowing God – J. I. Packer

Resource Corner: Knowing God – J. I. Packer

On Sunday, I had the honour of sharing from Ephesians 1:15-19. We looked at how, ultimately, true faith is about striving to know God better. If you're interested in getting to know God better, few books (outside of the Bible, of course) are as packed with wisdom as...

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Resource Corner: Until Unity – Francis Chan

Resource Corner: Until Unity – Francis Chan

Maybe it's just me, but it feels like the world is getting to a place where the first response to almost any situation is division rather than dialogue. Do you feel that, too? Division over politics. Division over theology. Division over...I'm going there...COVID....

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Resource Corner: BibleProject

Resource Corner: BibleProject

Books are great...if you like to read. What if you are someone who learns better through videos, and struggles to get anything out of books? Or maybe you love to read, but love a good video every now and then. If that describes you, you're not alone. I'd love to point...

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Resource Corner: On Death – Timothy Keller

Resource Corner: On Death – Timothy Keller

After several conversations with our Trinity family over the last few weeks, I wanted to get the blog back on its feet again. Here's why. I love to read. I might even describe myself as a "voracious" reader. Has anyone else ever described themselves as a "voracious"...

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The Battle Belongs to the Lord

The Battle Belongs to the Lord

The doorbell's regular chimes have stopped in recent months at our house—the considerably more frequent screams of our one-month-old have taken their place. My wife and I love to host. And right now, we can't. There's something special about cultivating relationships...

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See How He Loved Him!

See How He Loved Him!

"See how he loved Him!"  This was spoken by the Jews when Jesus wept at Lazarus’s death. Our question today is, “Will Red Deerians say this about Trinity?” We want to be known as a body that loves people well, but what does that mean? How do we love like that? I put...

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COVID UPDATE

COVID UPDATE

Dear Trinity Folks,   As you are likely aware, both our city and our province have issued stricter Covid-19 regulations that will affect our gatherings at Trinity. We will continue to open our doors at the Centre every Sunday morning and worship. However, for...

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A Church that Plants Churches

A Church that Plants Churches

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing some of the things we believe God is calling us to as a church. So far, we’ve discussed being Gospel-focussed, transformational, multi-generational, multi-cultural, and releasing. In the final part of this series, Dave...

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Creating a ‘Releasing’ culture

Creating a ‘Releasing’ culture

What does it look like to be a ‘releasing’ Church? To answer, let’s look at three words, three pictures, an acrostic and a question. THREE WORDS Release Send Yield To ‘release’ is to ‘set free from confinement or bondage’, or to ‘make available for use’. To ‘send’ is...

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The Alpha Course at Trinity Church

The Alpha Course at Trinity Church

We’re really excited to announce that from Thursday, January 21 (7pm), we will be hosting the Alpha Course at Trinity Church! Here’s something we all know: these are strange times. With COVID, the economy, and the political climate, there is a lot going on. Another...

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How to build a multicultural church

How to build a multicultural church

Over the last few posts and Sundays, we’ve been looking at the church we believe God is calling us to be at Trinity. The repetition is deliberate for one simple reason: knowing where we are going as a church is critical to the next few years, so we really want to...

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How to build a multigenerational church

How to build a multigenerational church

Over the last few weeks at Trinity, we’ve been talking about some of the areas we want to strive for as a church. We’re looking to be gospel-focused, transformational, multigenerational, multicultural, and a church that plants churches. Today we’re looking at being...

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Transformational: Aiming for a Legacy

Transformational: Aiming for a Legacy

At Trinity Church, we’ve been going through a series called “Moving Forward”, looking at some of the things we believe God has called us to be as a church. We believe we are called to be gospel-focussed, transformational, multigenerational, multicultural, releasing,...

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How are they to Call, Believe or Hear?

How are they to Call, Believe or Hear?

At Trinity Church, we’ve been going through a series called “Moving Forward”, looking at some of the things we believe God has called us to be as a church. We believe we are called to be gospel-focussed, transformational, multigenerational, multicultural, releasing,...

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Welcome to the Trinity Blog!

Welcome to the Trinity Blog!

TRINITY IS A CHURCH FAMILY, AND WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT GOD IS SAYING THROUGH YOU. It’s almost seven months since Sharaya and I arrived in Red Deer to serve at Trinity. Despite the obvious challenges inflicted by COVID-19, there is a lot to celebrate. We’ve rebranded....

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