God has given every Christian two vitally important gifts. The first is the gift of faith in Jesus Christ, His work of redemption and thus forgiveness of sin. The second is the gift of one or more special abilities, which are to be used for the purpose of unifying the body of Christ and for the growth of God’s Kingdom. These abilities are called spiritual gifts.
Like other presents, it is impossible to fully appreciate and make use of our spiritual gifts until they have been opened. We will help you begin to open your spiritual gifts by guiding you through a self‑assessment inventory. After completing the inventory, click here to learn more about your gifts and to analyze your results. Filling out the inventory is one step toward discovering, or confirming, the spiritual gifts God has given you. Discovering and using our spiritual gifts provides benefits to us and to our faith community.
Spiritual Gift Benefits
- Helps us understand what God is calling us to do. God has given us one or more spiritual gifts because He has a job He wants us to do.
“As each has received a gift, employ it for one another.” I Peter 4:10
- Helps the church grow and build itself up in love.
“From (Christ) the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:16
- Glorifies God.
“That God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.” I Peter 4:11
Time & Talent
Thank you for being part of Trinity’s ministry! Please take a few moments to share about your interests, time and talents. We will keep you informed about opportunities.
- Please print and complete a Time & Talent Form. Use one form per adult (15 or older)
- On the Time & Talent form above we have listed many areas of Trinity’s ministry. Please check any of those that might be of interest to you now or the future.
- Return the completed form in the offering or to the church office: 2700 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Pay It Forward
Current opportunities to serve at Trinity and in the communityHelping Hands Program
Trinity’s Helping Hands Program coordinates rides, meals, childcare or other support for Trinity members and friends in their time of need. Our Director of Congregational Life initiates the process when a need is made known (often through one of the Pastors or our Parish Nurse). Specific needs are assessed and passed along to a Helping Hands Coordinator to contact members to fill the need. Coordinators email the appropriate staff person to help find members willing to help. Help may be solicited within the neighborhood group or within other groups that have a special connection or special gifts to share. The Director of Congregational Life may make other recommendations as well.
Helping Hands Rides
We often have Trinity members who are no longer driving or unable to drive due to restrictions. These members often need rides to worship, JOYful Days, medical appointments and other types of appointments.
Please prayerfully consider this form of service to your fellow Trinity family member. If you are interested in helping with transportation, contact Angela Davis or call us at 616.949.2510.
Helping Hands Meals
There are often times when our members need some TLC in the form of meals following a death in the family, a time of illness or surgery, after the birth of a child and many other situation. The Director of Congregational Life organizes a sign up for meals and then sends out the sign up to our Trinity Family and neighborhood groups to provide meals for those in need of some love.
You are invited to join Trinity’s Garden Team either as a Captain or Assistant. The grounds at Trinity have been divided into specific, manageable areas. Volunteer to work with others to help make and keep our church campus beautiful! Adopt a flowerbed and have fun!
Urgent Need #1
Bethany Christian Services is looking for a home for an adolescent European male. He is extremely independent and would very much enjoy the challenges that it takes to live as a young adult. His maturity level is high and he appreciates his own home responsibilities, such as washing his clothes and dishes. We, at Bethany, are seeking individuals who would be willing to offer their home to our teen. Those with questions, or even those who would be willing to house him temporarily for six months or so are urged to call Ana Jose at (616) 965-8027.
Urgent Need #2
Would you consider sharing your home with three child refugees from Africa? Bethany Christian Services needs a loving family that is willing to take in two teenage youth, male and female siblings, as well as the young girl’s infant daughter. Each of the teens is excited by the prospect of furthering their educations in America. In fact, the young girl is very friendly and sees her future as positive, against the odds. Currently the siblings are unable to live together in their shelters in Africa, and we would like to reunite them and give them new and exciting opportunities. Please call Ana Jose at 616.965.8027 for any information or ways that you can help.
… that Trinity’s worship services are broadcast on GRTV cable channel 25 on Sundays at 11 a.m.? If you find yourself at home on a Sunday morning, you can watch the 11:15 a.m. traditional worship service from the previous week.
… that Trinity has a team of volunteers who record the 11:15 a.m. worship services each week? In addition to the broadcast on television, DVD recordings are shared with homebound Trinity members. If you would like to serve as a volunteer on the Recording Team, please contact Angela Davis.
Do you have a low voice? Do you like to sing? Trinity Choir is looking for a few alto’s! If so, please contact Sid Hoeksema.