We practice holistic discipleship at Trinity.
We pay special attention to developing the rhythms and practices of Godliness that will prepare students for whatever the Lord may have for them–not only while they are at Trinity, but wherever His kingdom’s purposes will lead. In addition to the richness of your studies, your local church community, and the friendships you make here at Trinity, we have some wonderful opportunities to aid your spiritual formation and growth!
Life Together Groups (LTGs) provide us space to encounter God’s Word together and invest in deeper relationships with each other. Seminary students, faculty, and staff members lead various groups, bringing great insight into our biblical passages. Each week, we unpack and apply the truth of Scripture, share our lives and stories together, and bring our hopes and needs before God’s throne of grace in prayer. LTGs shape us as disciples of Jesus and strengthen our relationships on campus.
The primary purpose of chapel is to gather joyfully and reverently as a community in the presence of God in order to sing praise to God, to pray to Him, to receive the ministry of the Word in our mind and hearts, and to be called to ministry to the world. It is a place where we integrate our faith with our living and learning.
We hold chapel services on Wednesdays and Fridays. The hallmark of these services is Christ-centered Worship. Our desire is that Chapel will be a place and time where the Trinity community can gather and be reinvigorated in the midst of our studies, be recentered and reoriented in heart and in mind, as we encounter the majesty and the presence of the living God.
Chapel plays a crucial role in forming us into a worshipping community seeking to know and love the Lord more and more. Students find themselves challenged by speakers–from faculty, to local ministry professionals, as well as national and global leaders. Our service is designed around the privilege we have to worship in community comprised of individuals and interests who are united in Christ.
We have been entrusted with the gospel, and we have also been entrusted with each other’s lives. Chapel is an opportunity for us to hear stories of God’s working among us, as we pray for each other. Students find that chapel is a place of rest as the community pauses and pays attention to God’s greatness and grace.
Full-time undergraduate students are required to attend twenty-eight (28) chapels each semester. Seven (7) of the required twenty-eight (28) may be completed via elective credit (Bible studies, and other special events)."
Notable chapel guests include:
- Dr. Ravi Zacharias
Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, Renowned Author
- Dr. Os Guinness
Renowned Author & Speaker
- Dr. John Perkins
John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation & Development
- Jill Briscoe
Executive Editor of Just Between Us magazine, Renowned Author
- Mark Chasman
Leadership Coach and Trainer, Former Regional VP for Facebook
- David Brooks
Political and cultural commentator, The New York Times
Discipleship isn’t limited to a specific place or activity. At Trinity we share a relationship with Jesus Christ that shapes who we are and who we are becoming. Discipleship happens everywhere – in the classroom, over a meal, listening to a chapel speaker, or praying with a roommate who is struggling. As we dwell in God’s Word and share life with one another, the Spirit forms us as a people who love and serve and forgive and participate in God’s restoration of this world.
Each year, Trinity invites area churches to come and meet our new students during New Student Orientation. During the Church Fair, you will have the opportunity to connect with pastors and administrators from churches representing a wide variety of denominations. We are committed to seeing our community active in the church while in school.
For information about local churches, please contact the Office of Spiritual Formation at 847-317-8800.
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Be sure to check out the resources Trinity has available for you, as well as sign up to attend our annual church fair!Check it out