This is how you find full life with Christâ€“because full, eternal life depends on a relationship with Him (UP), with other believers (IN), and with people who desperately need the healing and forgiveness Jesus offers (OUT).
OUT is where Trinityâ€™s Local Outreach comes in. We not only gather to serve as the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus to reach out to the community around us, we train and equip you to serve Him every day in your own life. At work or school. In your neighborhood. With your extended family. Alongside your running or tennis partner. So you can make disciples of Jesus everywhere you go, as youâ€™re going. In your neighborhood, in a particular network, or in response to a need that God has stirred your passion for.
What we do: Mission. Our mission is to make disciples, as Jesus commanded in Matthew 28. Mission requires us to incarnate, demonstrate, and declare the love of Jesus Christ. We incarnate or embody His love when we leave the places that are comfortable for us (like the church) to go to the people who need Himâ€”just as Jesus left Heaven to come to us. We demonstrate His love when we serveâ€”coming alongside the marginalized, the weak, the forgotten, and the unloved to help in practical ways. And we declare His love when we tell the story of Jesus and explain why itâ€™s such good news for every human being.
Why we do it: The love of Jesus compels us. As His Father sent Him, He sent usâ€”both as a local church making a difference for the Kingdom of God in our community, and as individuals reaching out through our own lives every day. We go on mission with Jesus together when we Love Lansing; I go with Him each day on my own.