The people of Trinity Heights UMC have long sought to follow the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:36-40) and Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20) of Christ. It is our goal to grow in our love for God and others through our faith in Jesus Christ, and to help others to come to know God’s love themselves and grow as followers of Christ, too!
To that end, we have developed the metaphor and ministry of “Mountain Pathways” to help guide us as we help one another grow as deeply committed followers of Jesus Christ.
Mountain Pathways: A Guided Path to Spiritual Growth
The ministries of Mountain Pathways – coordinated by our church’s pastor(s) and Program Coordinator – offer a variety of programs, events, studies, and small groups designed and intentionally organized to help people grow in their connection to God and others. Many of the ministries integrated have been utilized both at Trinity Heights and in other congregations, making a difference in people’s lives. As you’ll see, we’ve used the metaphor of mountain paths – in no small part because that is where, by the grace of God, our church has been founded! – to organize them in a progressive manner.
It's about the Journey, not the Destination
Ultimately, growing as a deeply committed follower of Jesus Christ – growing as a disciple of Jesus – is a life-long process. But there are characteristics of what it means to be growing in maturity in Christ that we aim toward. These are included in Scripture as well as John Wesley’s well-written “The Marks of a Methodist,” and in all cases indicate a life transformed by the presence and love of God.
Mountain Pathways is current in development. Check back this Fall for more!
Whether you are new to faith or just this community, these are places to start your journey!
These ministries give ample opportunity for people of all ages to begin to connect with God and others at Trinity Heights UMC.
Next steps, for you when you’ve started your path of connecting with God and others at THUMC and are ready to invest more in growing in faith.
These ministries are for when you’re ready to trek further and go deeper, not only learning but more actively living your faith in Jesus Christ.
There are stories in the Bible about “mountain top experiences” – Moses, Elijah, even Jesus all had encounters with God on the top of a mountain – and in all cases, those with the experience weren’t invited to stay there, but were empowered to go on, to go further, to go deeper with others. As we reach “summits” in our spiritual journeys, they invite us to go back and help others along their own ways. These ministries are intended to help us better help others.
This is an area where we as a church need to continue to discern and grow! These are experiences that truly help form us as missional disciples, followers of Jesus Christ committed to helping others form as disciples!