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Mission Statement

Trinity Lutheran Church will encourage and disciple it's members in Word and Sacrament and will share the Good News of Jesus Christ with all others in the community. (Adopted 1992)

Vision Statement

Using God's great means, we will live out the Great Mandate, (Matthew 22:37-38) and carry out the Great Mission (Matthew 28:19-20) so as to have a Great Ministry (Acts 2: 42-47) in both Hocking and Athens counties of Ohio. (Adopted 2001)

Core Values

Core Value #1


God works through His Word and when it is proclaimed and taught, it brings about transformation in individual lives and in the chruch.  This Word of God when it is written, preached, and communicated through the Sacrament does it's work in groups and in individuals. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:23-25; Isaiah 55:11; Hebrews 4:12; Romans 12:7)


Core Value #2


God desires all to be saved, and God has chosen His Church to be His redeeming agent in the world, therefore the church must do all it can to reach the lost.  This inclues the concepts of mission focus, cultural relevancy and evangelism training. ( 1 Corinthians 9:19-23; Luke 5:30-32; Luke 15; Matthew 28:19-20)


Core Value #3


A church should operate as a unified community of servants with every member understanding and stewarding their spiritual gifts, financial resources and time for the building of God's Kingdom.  This includes the concepts of unity, servanthood, equipping the saints and stewardship.  (Ephesians 4:12-13; 2 Corinthians 8:7; 1 Corinthians 1:10)


Core Value #4


Loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life.  This includes the concepts of love-led ministry, teamwork, conflict resolution, relationship building, and servant groups.  (1 Corinthians 13; Nehemiah 3; Luke 10; John 13:34-45; Acts 2:44-47; Matthew 18)


Core Value #5


Christ-followers manifest a desire for continued growth toward full devotion to Christ.  This includes the concepts of growth in the Word, personal authenticity and character, servanthood and pursuit of Kingdom goals.  (Ephesians 4:25-26, 32;  Hebrews 12:1; Philippians 1:16, 2:11; 1 Kings 11:4)


Core Value #6


Our utmost brings glory to God and inspires people.  This includes the concepts of excellence in all things, critical review and evaluation.  (Colossians 3:17; Malachi 1:6-14; Proverbs 27:17)

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