Household Ministry

Within the church’s vocabulary, a “household” includes the people living under one roof, whether single or multiple dwellers.

We believe that Trinity’s faith community is at its best and most faithful when all ages are gathered around the cross and journeying together. Faith, in many ways, is also caught and not just taught, and best caught through meaningful engagement of children, youth, young adults, adults and elders into the planning, life and witness of our congregation. This means that we create situations that encourage the intentional working, playing, talking and worshiping along side one another both in and away from church, and the building of sustainable, trusted, authentic relationships through meaningful conversation, shared rituals and traditions.

Trinity offers resources to help households work on faith development at home or on-the-go: Milestones Ministry and Taking Faith Home.

Milestones Ministry

A milestone is a meaningful, memorable moment in the lives of individuals and communities.

Milestones Ministry provides a faith milestone as a marker along life’s journey that says, “This is something important, and God is here, too.” It’s a faith formation practice for both home and congregation that helps all generations recognize God’s presence in everyday life. Recognizing faith milestones at home nurtures the Christian faith, strengthens relationships, and provides the kind of bond that provides meaningful memories for years to come.

Milestone Resources at Trinity: Available in the Adult Library located off the Chapel

Trinity provides grab-and-go milestone bags to help you more intentionally recognize these events from a faith perspective. Take one as a milestone approaches or if one has recently occurred:
ACT/SAT
  • For high school students taking the ACT and/or SAT, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture about God’s grace and mercy, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a pencil.
Birthday
  • For anyone (young and old) celebrating a birthday, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture about God knowing us before we were formed in the womb, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a birthday candle.
Death of a loved one
  • For anyone struggling with the loss of a loved one, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture with words of reassurance that in death we are joined with our Savior, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a book to help you through the grieving process.
Death of a pet
  • For anyone struggling with the loss of a beloved pet, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture reminding us that our God wonderfully created the whole of creation, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a photo holder to display a photo of your cherished pet.
New home
  • For those who are moving into a new home, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture about your household as a place to serve the Lord, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a wall hanging to remind you that your new home is a both a blessing and place to bless others.
Riding a bike
  • For that special day when Mom and Dad’s hands stop holding you and you can ride a two-wheeled bike on your own, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture reminding you to be a good example to others as you’re able to go more places on your own, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a bike bell.
Retirement
  • For those who are retiring from their job, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture about finishing the course, yet continuing to spread the good news, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a retirement plaque and holder.
Graduating high school/college
  • For those who are graduating either high school or college, this milestone packet offers a prayer, scripture about the plans God has for you, ideas for conversation, a blessing, and a travel coffee mug that has scripture from Jeremiah to inspire you.
Additional milestone resources:
  • Loss of First Tooth
  • New Driver
  • Entering College

Taking Faith Home

In addition, Trinity provides Taking Faith Home, a daily resource for households to use in their homes that is meant to connect the faith formation that happens at Trinity with the faith formation happening in members’ homes.

There are many wonderful options in Taking Faith Home to grow your faith as a household, so please use as much or as little as you need while at home and when you’re away.

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