Our Purposes

Our Purposes

At Trinity Church Aldgate, we strive to make sure that our purposes line up with God’s. In the Bible, we see five clear purposes that God has for his people. These purposes show us the type of people God wants us to be, both as individuals and as his gathered body. For that reason, our ministries and programs are run with the prayerful goal of achieving these purposes. 

Magnification

Living for God’s glory is the first and most important purpose in the Christian life. We magnify the glory of God—Father, Son and Spirit—as we orient our whole lives around serving and enjoying him. This impacts our work, family, ambitions and all that we do. 

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:1-2)

This is expressed in our Sunday worship gatherings, prayer and musical events, and in lives of wholehearted corporate and personal worship. 

Mission

We are invited to participate in the greatest, most diverse, most significant cause in history—the building of God’s kingdom. All Christians, compelled by the love of Christ, are witnesses to his life, death and resurrection.

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

We are committed to supporting both local and global mission organisations, equipping our members to be disciples who make disciples, and providing next steps for people checking out what it means to follow Jesus (including our Life Explored course). 

Membership

As God saves people through the gospel of Jesus, we are united with Jesus and all believers. God intends us to express this unity by belonging to a local church, where our life together testifies to God’s wisdom and power.

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (John 13:34-35)

We live out this membership as we commit to coming to church regularly, and loving and investing in each other. This is why we run welcome events, wider church community events, and have a pastoral care team. 

Maturity

We have been given a whole new identity in Christ, and are being transformed into his likeness through a lifestyle of repentance and faith, enabled by the gospel and empowered by the Holy Spirit.

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:14-17)

We seek to provide opportunities for growth in maturity through faithful preaching of God’s word, home groups where Bible and prayer are front and centre, and additional teaching and training events. 

Ministry

God has called and equipped his church to serve him. Jesus gives all Christians a place in the life of the church and has prepared good works for us to do. We serve for the good of others as we reflect Jesus’ loving, sacrificial service of us.

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-13)

Ministry is expressed primarily through our serving teams, without which we simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do. We encourage all of our members – as they’re able – to lead or serve on at least one team, using our unique gifts and passions to serve each other and God.