Why Start Another Church?

We didn’t just think this would be a fun thing to do e church is the primary means by which God intends to bring healing and hope to a broken world Each generation bears the responsibility of contextualizing the gospel for an ever-changing world e landscape of Christianity in America is in decline, and the most appropriate response is to establish new communities of people who live out the gospel of grace and invite others in.

Consider the perspectives of three prominent American pastors and leaders:

"The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for 1) the numerical growth of the Body of Christ in any city, and 2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city Nothing else--not crusades, outreach programs, para-church ministries, growing mega-churches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes--will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting is is an eyebrow raising statement But to those who have done any study at all, it is not even controversial."

-Dr. Timothy Keller

"Why is church planting so important?

  1. There are about 200 million non-churched people in America, making America one of the fourlargest “unchurched” nations in the world.
  2. Each year about 3,500 churches close their doors permanently.
  3. Today, of the approximately 350,000 churches in America, four out of five are either plateaued or declining.
  4. One American denomination recently found that 80% of its converts came to Christ in churches less than two years old."

-John Piper

"The research team at the North American Mission Board recently calculated the church-to-population ratio based on statistics from the United States Census Bureau.

In 1900, there were twenty-eight churches for every 10,000 Americans

In 1950, there were seventeen churches for every 10,000 Americans

In 2000, there were twelve churches for every 10,000 Americans

In 2011, the latest year available, there were eleven churches for every 10,000 Americans

Christians are beginning to realize, once again, the need to place an emphasis on church planting in North America... Without church planting, we will not ful ll the Great commission."

-Ed Stetzer

Where In Austin Will The Church Be?

Somewhere in south central Austin at covers a good bit of ground, but we are still asking God for speci cs We want to be in the city, accessible to young professionals in the city, but also the rapidly growing in ux of young families in South Austin

Why Did We Choose Our Name?

Ultimately, a church’s impact is not determine by its name, but rather the grace of God empowering its people to live out the implications of the gospel But since we need a name to be identified by, why not choose a word loaded with meaning, like Trinity? Although the word Trinity is not found in the Bible, it has three distinct aspects that we desire to live out as a church body:

Is This Church Part Of A Denomination?

We are not currently a liated with a denomination We are a reformed independent church We are a part of the Acts 29 Network To get a feel for the kind of churches we associate with,visit [www.acts29network.org][2]

[2]: Where In Austin Will The Church Be? Somewhere in south central Austin at covers a good bit of ground, but we are still asking God for speci cs We want to be in the city, accessible to young professionals in the city, but also the rapidly growing in ux of young families in South Austin Why Did We Choose Our Name? Ultimately, a church’s impact is not determine by its name, but rather the grace of God empowering its people to live out the implications of the gospel But since we need a name to be identified by, why not choose a word loaded with meaning, like Trinity? Although the word Trinity is not found in the Bible, it has three distinct aspects that we desire to live out as a church body: Is This Church Part Of A Denomination? We are not currently a liated with a denomination We are a reformed independent church We are a part of the Acts 29 Network To get a feel for the kind of churches we associate with,visit www.acts29network.org Who Is Giving Leadership To This Church? Initially, the leadership structure will consist of Mark Zeiler as Lead Pastor/Elder and Grant Sather as Pastor. We will enlist the Elders of Providence to serve as an advisory board until we have our own elders ese men are the leaders of our sending congregation and will provide mentorship and accountability Our goal is to be governed by our own elder board. Do you have a Doctrinal Statement? Yes, we use the Gospel Coalition’s confessional statement

Who Is Giving Leadership To This Church?

Initially, the leadership structure will consist of Mark Zeiler as Lead Pastor/Elder and Grant Sather as Pastor. We will enlist the Elders of Providence to serve as an advisory board until we have our own elders ese men are the leaders of our sending congregation and will provide mentorship and accountability Our goal is to be governed by our own elder board.

Do you have a Doctrinal Statement?

Yes, we use the Gospel Coalition’s confessional statement