The Trails Church exists to glorify God by making disciples through the gospel, in community, and on mission. While intentionally planting a church centered on the gospel, our aim is to build a church rooted in Scripture and passionate about reaching people and seeing them flourish as disciples of Jesus.
This is the beginning and end of our mission: to glorify God. Perhaps this part of the mission is best summed up in the great commandment: Loving God with all our heart, soul, and strength. This is how the bible defines worship: to love and glorify God in all things. We believe that the entirety of the Christian life, and heartbeat of the local church is the glory of God.
How do we primarily achieve glorifying God as a church? Through making disciples.
Our mission begins with the great commandment, passionate about fulfilling the Great Commission: to make disciples, baptizing and teaching everything Jesus has commanded. (Matt. 28:19) Disciple-making is both proclaiming the gospel to those who are not followers of Christ, and proclaiming the gospel to Christians as the means by which we grow in Godliness.
Gospel, Community, Mission:
These three words help clarify the mission of The Trails. The gospel is what unifies us, community is what fortifies us, and mission is what drives us.
The Trails will be affiliated with two strategic partner organizations for the sake of cooperating in gospel-work both locally and globally.
By partnering with the Southern Baptist Convention, we are able to join 45,000 other churches in giving and supporting the training of pastors and missionaries, supporting the International Mission Board as they partner with churches to send missionaries and mission teams into the nations with the gospel; supporting the North American Mission Board and the SendNetwork which partner to plant over 1,000 churches each year in North America; as well as supporting SendRelief and DisasterRelief ministries.
Acts 29 is a family of church planting churches that exists to encourage, resource, facilitate, support, and equip churches to plant churches that will plant church-planting churches.