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Don Smith visits

Don Smith visits Trinity Central church, Vancouver We’re so looking forward to having Don and Lisa Smith with us on Sunday. Don leads the eldership Team at Firm Foundations, a church in Centreville, Michigan. He has a massive appetite for adventure, and a passion for God’s Kingdom breaking out! Come and join us at 10:30 at…

Prayer – the power for change

“God does nothing but by prayer, and everything with it.”   John Wesley It is easy for us, in the midst of our busy lives, to think that the things we do are the things that bring change. Whether in our circumstances, or in the lives of others, we are quick to think that our activity is…

Time for Fasting

During our Week of Prayer, we often talk not just of praying, but of ‘prayer and fasting’. So, just what is fasting and why do we do it? Fasting is a temporary season of denying some appetites for the purpose of activating others. 1. Fasting is a faith thing. By faith we deny ourselves, and place…

Time for prayer

Well, what a couple of weeks it has been! Some painful lows and some wonderful highs! All topped off yesterday with the joy of welcoming a number of people into God’s wonderful family…  It sometimes amazes me how God seems to own our calendars. I can’t think of a more appropriate time to gather the…

The Appointing of Elders

Over the past weeks we’ve taken some time to engage with a Biblical view of eldership in the church, and how we are seeking to move towards having an eldership team in place at Trinity Central. In this post I’d like to spell out a little more the details of what this process looks like:…

Week of Prayer in May

Prayer is one of the most important activities in the life of a church. We recognize that it is God who will change our friends and our city of Vancouver – it won’t be us! That’s why we pray in LifeGroups, offer prayer at the end of the meeting on Sundays, and gather as a church once…

What is an ‘Elder’?

Rhys Scott takes a look at Elders and church leadership in the Bible. As we work towards having an eldership team in place at Trinity Central, we want to put foundations in place as to how we understand Biblical church leadership, so that we have Godly expectations of the leaders who serve us, and an…

On the move… again

So Trinity Central is on the move once again! It reminds me of a time when God spoke to the people of Israel: “You have stayed long enough on this mountain…” They had been encamped at Mount Horeb for a significant period of time, but now God was on the move again. It was time…

Biblical Leadership

As we at Trinity Central look to put a leadership structure in place in order to care for a growing church body, we want to ensure that we follow God’s model for leading His people, and not the world’s. The nature of the leadership of any body of people determines how that body develops and…

2014 Church Weekend Away

Trinity Central Church Weekend It’s our annual weekend away on the Labor Day Weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! This year we will be at Camp Sunrise on Gibsons, from Saturday 30 August to Monday 1st September. We’ll camp together, eat together, worship together, learn together, pray together, and have lots and…

Guest Speaker – Gary Gallant – Sunday April 20, 2014

We’re so excited to be welcoming Gary & Barb Gallant from Christ Central, Fredericton, to join us at Trinity Central over the Easter Weekend. For those of you who are heard Gary speak before, you’ll know that we’re in for a special weekend. If you’ve not – then make sure you’re around at Trinity Central…

How is the church led?

Over these past weeks, as we’ve worked our way through the letter of 1 Peter, we’ve spent some time looking at the concept of the “priesthood of all believers”. We’ve seen how God gave and anointed prophets, priests and kings to serve and lead His Old Testament people, Israel. We’ve seen how these three roles…

The Priesthood of all believers

Have you ever have caught yourself thinking “The church really should be doing X..” John Wimber once encountered such a situation. He recounts a time when he was approached by a member of his congregation who had met somebody in great need. After the service this man told Wimber of his frustration. “This man needed…

A new command I give you…

Do you remember those little desk toys with the hanging balls – Newton’s Cradles. There was something about them that made them utterly irresistible – you just had to pick up a ball from one end and let it go, and watch as the perpetual motion kept the end balls tick-tock-ticking back and forth, never…