Trinity Fellowship's Ministry Center is located just west of U.S. 131 and Perry Ave (M-20) at 15085 220th Ave, Big Rapids, MI 49307.
Questions? Call the office: (231) 796-2600 or send us an email
TOP 10 QUESTIONS PEOPLE ASK ABOUT SMALL GROUPS
1. How much of my time is this going to take?
Most groups meet weekly, others every other week for about two hours. However, many small groups also meet at other times just to connect for fun! Doing life together means eating out, playing golf, going boating, and even taking vacations together. The community that is built in a small group can be life-changing. Also, groups will do service projects together for the church and community.
2. What are we going to do with our children during the small group time?
Each group is responsible for their children and decides the best method to take care of their kids. Individuals or groups might hire a baby sitter, have adults rotate watching the kids each week. If paying for childcare is the primary reason you are not experience small group community, talk to a staff pastor and we'll find you some help.
3. Will there be homework? If so, how much?
Most small groups have some kind of study commitment that will require some homework. You only get out of something what you put into it, so each group will establish some expectations of members in order for everyone to get the most out of the group.
4. Am I going to have to talk, or can I just sit and listen during the small group time?
Small groups are like a family -- sometimes you talk and sometimes you listen. No one is forced to talk or to lead the group. Everyone moves at a different pace, and you are allowed to go at yours.
5. Will I have to pray out loud?
No! You are allowed to move and grow at your own pace. When you decide you would like to pray out loud, you will be welcome to do so, but you won’t be forced into it.
6. Who else is going to be in the group?
Small Groups are formed by the leader inviting friends, neighbors, or acquaintances. Others might come to the group through the small group request form. If a group is open to new members and you live nearby, it might be a great fit.
7. How much do I have to know about the Bible in order to get into a Small Group?
Nothing! Small groups are about learning the Bible, not debating it or being tested on it. You are welcome no matter where you are in your knowledge of God’s Word! Everyone in the small group will be at a different place in how much they know, and that makes for a healthy, growing group.
8. How many weeks or months or years is this group going to last?
Small groups are like a family, some of them last for years; others multiply and start new groups in 18 to 24 months.
9. If I don’t like it, can I leave without people getting mad at me?
Yes, but for most people, leaving a group has little to do with the people and more to do with the time and location. We suggest that you clear a night on your calendar and decide upon a distance to drive, and then try a group for at least 6-10 weeks, and at the end of that time each person can choose to continue with the group or not. This allows you a definite time to try a small group, but also have the assurance that there is an “out.” If one group doesn’t work, we will try to help you find one that is a better fit.
10. What are we going to be doing in the small group?
There is time for fellowship, which includes eating and building community. Then there is time to study God’s Word. This is where the group learns and discusses the material and Scripture that has been previously agreed upon. There is always time for prayer and sharing of life issues, where others in your group can help you walk through life and not be alone.
FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN A SMALL GROUP
1. You will understand the Bible better through group discussion, and you will be able to apply it to your own personal situations.
2. You will develop close relationships with other believers who will walk beside you in your journey as a follower of Jesus.
3. You will find answers to the needs in your life through group prayer.
4. You will get support in times of crisis or major changes from people who really care for you.
5. You will be able to demonstrate to your lost friends the love of Jesus in a non-church setting.
If you are a Small Group Leader this Fall, please browse the Fall 2014 Small Group Leader resources for useful materials.
There'll be a Small Group Leaders training Saturday, September 6 from 8:30am to 5;00pm. If you're a leader, or future leader, you'll enjoy this time of interaction as we discuss the dynamics of a healthy small group - one that truly makes disciples. We'll review this fall's new study on the Gospel of Luke, and the DNA of Trinity Fellowship. Light refreshments and Lunch will be provided.
There will be a brief informational meeting Sunday, July 13, following the second service. You will be updated on our current financial trend and projections for our next fiscal year. The meeting will begin around 12:15 with a short slide presentation and finish with a time of questions and answers.
Join us for our second VBS this summer, July 13-15 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Eastwood Elementary. There will be be Music, Bible Stories, indoor and outdoor activities, Food, Games, Crafts, Drawings and Give Aways. You and your family will have a SPLASHING good time! Register on online or at the event. Registration starts at 6:00pm.
There will be a brief meeting for all of the parents or guardians of students attending the Challenge Conference. The meeting will be held this Sunday, June 29th, after the second service in the Outback.
Join us for our first VBS this summer, June 22-24, from 6:30-8:30 pm, at Hemlock Park. Each night will include Music, Bible Stories, a Bounce House, Food, Water Games, Crafts, Drawings and Give Aways. You and your family will have a SPLASHING good time! Registration starts at 6:00pm.
The First Annual Christian Unity Open! Golfers from churches throughout Mecosta County will be playing a scramble format in three divisions of men, women, and mixed foursomes for the benefit of 6 Christ-centered charities. The charities are: Salvation Army, God's Helping Hands, Life Resources, Eagle Village, Forgotten Man Ministries, and Cranhill Ranch.
The cost for this 18-hole outing will be $ 85.00 per person which includes golf, lunch, dinner, praise music, donations and prizes. All proceeds above the outing costs will be directed to these charities. So act now, join the fun, meet new friends and learn more about these important organizations.
If you are interested in playing individually or as a team, please contact Trinity Fellowship for event registration forms. Hole sponsorships are also available for individuals and businesses.
There is a meeting for all of the Adventure Trip Leaders this Sunday in the Cafe' starting at 11:45 am