Trinity Lutheran Church
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Frequently Asked Questions
We are located at:
38900 Harper Ave.
Clinton Township, MI 48036
a. Agreement with what we believe and teach
b. A desire to grow as a fully devoted follower of Jesus
c. A commitment to our mission
d. Prayer and Financial Support of the Ministry
e. Use of your time and your talents to serve Jesus and others
So. . . .take your time in order to decide if Trinity is the Church where God is leading you. You are welcome to be an active part of our Trinity family (worship, learn, serve, etc.) without being an “official member.”
For Membership at Trinity. . . Follow the Steps:
Step 1: Begin worshiping with us regularly. Don’t even think about membership until you’ve worshiped with us for a month or two! You need to get to know us before you want to “join us”.
Step 2: Complete our 12 week Life with Jesus class. This is a class focused on Jesus and His saving grace. It is necessary for ALL new members including active Lutherans who are transferring from another church. Our Winter 2013 class begins Thursday, January 17, 7-8:30 PM, and continues through April 18. The Spring/Summer 2013 class will be on Wednesdays, May 1-July 24 (no class July 3.) Licensed child care is provided.
Step 3: Membership Sunday. This takes place at the end of our Life with Jesus Class and it is our opportunity to formally welcome you to Trinity. It is your opportunity to express your commitment to Jesus and to our Ministry.
Questions? Contact Sue von Fange, Minister of Outreach and Assimilation at 586.463.2921 x103
Yes and No! Weddings at Trinity are intended for our members and for non-members who are interested in finding a church home or exploring what it means to have Jesus as part of their life together as husband and wife.
Check out our Marriage Manual (Especially the 1st five pages).
No, you don’t! Here’s what you do need to do:
Trinity is a family-friendly church with many programs for children.
Every, Sunday we offer a Sunday School Program from 9:30 - 10:30 AM. Classes are age-appropriate and designed to engage children with the Gospel in a fun and exciting way. We offer a special class for two-year-olds and their parents (Parents and Twos). This is a great way for parents of young children to meet other moms and dads at a similar stage of life - plus it offers practical ideas for teaching the faith to your child. Classes for children three and older are offered and allow the opportunity for parents to attend one of our Adult Bible Classes. Join us for Kids Doughnut Club followings Sunday School for an opportunity to mingle and get a snack for families who are staying for the 11 a.m. Worship Service.
During our worship services, we provide children’s bulletins, age-appropriate children’s messages during services when there is not communion or a baptism, and offer Children’s Church during our 11:00 AM service for children four through eight.
Our Church Nursery is open during all of our services and Bible classes for infants through three years of age and during the week for meetings and special events. When children are signed into the church nursery, parents receive a parent pager, so they can be notified if they are needed in the nursery. Our church nursery is equipped with closed circuit television so the children and workers see and hear what is happening during worship services. Our nursery workers have gone through back ground checks and have training in First Aid and CPR.
On the first and third Wednesday of the month during the school year, we have a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) group, and moppets for the children, with Bible stories, songs, and crafts.
Vacation Bible School is an exciting week of fun and learning for children and is offered every summer in the month of August.
Trinity has an Early Childhood Center with Infant and Toddler Care, Full Day Preschool Programs, and traditional preschool classes during the school year for threes and fours; before and after school care for school age children during the school year and a full day summer camp program for school age children. Our Early Childhood Center is licensed by the State of Michigan Family Independence Agency, received the 2002 Governor’s Quality Care Award; and is accredited by NLSA (National Lutheran School Accreditation).
Trinity Lutheran School offers a quality, Christ-centered education, kindergarten through eighth grade. We are affiliated with the Lutheran High School Association. Trinity School is accredited through NLSA and MANS (Michigan Association of Non-Public Schools).
The Youth Program here at Trinity offers a wide variety of activities for all youth in grades 5-12. We have age specific youth activities in grades 5 and 6, Jr. High (grades 7 & 8, and Sr. High (grades 9-12). These groups meet several times throughout the month. Sunday morning Bible Study opportunities are available for Jr. and Sr. High every Sunday.
Our Confirmation Program meets every other Sunday morning from 9:15-10:45 AM. Using a small group ministry approach, this program is very hands on and really gets the youth involved. This program runs from September through May with registration opening in August. Our youth also are involved in many outside activities like Servant Events, District Youth Gatherings, National Youth Gatherings, Youth Congresses and Quakes, Canoe Trips, and much more.
In addition, we offer family-friendly events such as Kite Day and the Parish Pizza Pumpkin Picnic. We hope that you will take advantage of our offerings to bring parents and children together for a meaningful experience!
The facilities of Trinity Lutheran Church are dedicated to serve the needs of the congregation and its mission. As a service to both our members and our community, Trinity also makes some of our facilities available to a limited number of community organizations and to our members for private functions.
In order to make this possible, we need the cooperation of all those who are extended the privilege of using the church facilities. We must be assured that the church’s properties are properly maintained, protected from misuse and damage, and kept secure.
As the renter or supervisor of groups, you will be held responsible for the actions of your group. We expect that all groups using the facilities will be supervised at all times, that they will remain in the designated area and that the rooms and furnishings will be treated with proper respect.
It is expected that groups will leave the facilities in the same conditions in which they were found. When the congregation’s policies require that custodians are needed for certain activities, the users will be expected to cover those costs.