What we Believe

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Trinity United Church
Ecumenical Vision Statement

Our Mission

We seek to be a growing and caring Church Family with a relevant message of God’s love, healing and hope for Ringwood and area.
We seek:

  • To reach out and beyond ourselves to the community we serve
  • To share our lives and our faith with others
  • To help, support and encourage each other in developing our personal discipleship as we worship and follow Christ
  • To be always sensitive and responsive to the Holy Spirit’s leading
  • And in fellowship with other Christians, to hear and respond to God’s call to loving service in his world.
 

Our Beliefs

Through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the world has been reconciled to God, and in Jesus Christ unity has been offered to all people. Through him we are called into a new relationship inaugurated by God in Christ through the Holy Spirit, appropriated by faith and baptism, nurtured and deepened through the ministry of word and sacrament, and expressed in a confession of one faith and a common life of loving service.
 

Our Aims

It is our aim to create under God a welcoming community in which all may develop their discipleship in worship and service. This will be achieved by:
  • variety of worship and provision of services to others;
  • being responsive/responsible members of the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church and thus enriched by our diversity;
  • functioning as a member of Churches Together in Ringwood and District while developing ecumenical links as opportunity offers;
  • welcoming and greeting visitors and helping them to feel at ease within our fellowship and community;
  • striving to respect one another in our diversity and sharing different views with tolerance and love;
  • creating opportunities to bring others to know Jesus Christ and develop their discipleship through worship, social and evangelistic outreach in our community and the wider world beyond.


Denominational Faithfulness

As a local church we respect our connections to our two parent denominations and their regional structures, and support any belief statements and policy directives which come out of the councils of our parent churches. These are:

  • The Methodist Church
    • Southampton District of the Methodist Church
    • Christchurch and Wimborne Methodist Circuit
  • The United Reformed Church
    • United Reformed Church Wessex Synod