Our vision

faith forward

Why we've made an update

Since our humble beginnings in 1961, we have always been dedicated to reaching our local community and empowering the Next Generation. Recently, our members and team have diligently and prayerfully reviewed our Mission, Vision, and Values. Through thoughtful dialogue, we have agreed on updates that reflect our evolving goals. This renewal enables us to confidently move forward, living out our commitment to serve and inspire both our current congregation and future generations.

Our calling

Inviting people to
courageously follow Jesus

"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

john 14:6

Our Focus

We equip to empower
the Next Generation

our values

Our way of being

We are authentic

Real life change and growth happens through authentic relationships. We are genuine about our lives because we value meaningful connection. We understand you can’t do life with everyone, but we can create a place where everyone has someone to do life with.

We are better together

God builds communities of faith by uniting people regardless of their gender, age, ethnicity, class, or history. We do life together in groups, ministry in teams, and serve our community in partnership with others. Together motivated by love we share the hope of Jesus with each other and the world. This posture is an oasis to a world that is so terribly isolated and fragmented where you can be known, loved and included.

We live generously

We follow the way of Jesus, which means, we do what He did. We actively partner with God using our time, resources, gifts and money. We do not live with a scarcity mindset. We consider it a privilege responding to God’s abundant generosity in our lives.

We serve others first

We are convinced that our greatest influence is a service to others. As a community of people following in the way of Jesus, we exist for the good of our city and our world. It is not that our church has a mission. Our God has a mission and He invites us to participate in it as His set apart and sent people.

"Since my youth, God, you have taught me, and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds. Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, my God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your mighty acts to all who are to come."

Psalm 71:17-18

Our leadership

The Trinity Team is made up of a passionate humans who’s goal is to see lives transformed through the love of Christ and through the mission of Trinity. We work hard, laugh often and pursue God in everything we do.

Our beliefs

We believe the Bible is God’s Word given by divine inspiration, the record of God’s revelation of Himself to humanity (2 Timothy 3:16).


It is trustworthy, sufficient, without error—the supreme authority and guide for all doctrine and conduct (1 Peter 1:23-25; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17).


It is the truth by which God brings people into a saving relationship with Himself and leads them to Christian maturity (John 20:31, 1 John 5:9-12; Matthew 4:4; 1 Peter 2:2).

We believe in the one living and true God, perfect in wisdom, sovereignty, holiness, justice, mercy and love (1 Timothy 1:17; Psalm 86:15; Deuteronomy 32:3-4).


He exists eternally in three coequal persons who act together in creation, providence and redemption (Genesis 1:26;
I Peter 1:2; Hebrews 1:1-3).

The Father reigns with providential care over all life and history in the created universe. He hears and answers prayer (1 Chronicles 29:11-13; Matthew 7:11). He initiated salvation by sending His Son, and He is Father to those who by faith accept His Son as Lord and Saviour (1 John 4:9-10; John 3:16; John 1:12; Acts 16:31).

The Son became man, Jesus Christ, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary (John 1:14; Matthew 1:18). Being fully God and fully man, He revealed God through His sinless life, miracles and teaching (John 14:9; Hebrews 4:15; Matthew 4:23-24). He provided salvation through His atoning death in our place and by His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 4:23-25). He ascended into heaven where He rules over all creation (Philippians 2:5-11).

He intercedes for all believers and dwells in them as their ever-present Lord (Romans 8:34; John 14:23).

The Holy Spirit inspired men to write the Scriptures (2 Peter 1:21). Through this Word, He convicts individuals of their sinfulness and of the righteousness of Christ, draws them to the Saviour, and bears witness to their new birth (James 1:18; John 16:7-11; 1 Thessalonians 1:5-6; Romans 8:16). 


At regeneration and conversion, the believer is baptized in the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13). The Spirit indwells, seals and gives spiritual gifts to all believers for ministry in the church and society (Romans 8:9-11; Ephesians 1:13-14; Romans 12:5-8; 1 Peter 4:10). 


He empowers, guides, teaches, fills, sanctifies and produces the fruit of Christlikeness in all who yield to Him (Acts 4:31; Romans 8:14; 1 Corinthians 2:10-13; Ephesians 5:18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; Galatians 5:16; 22-23).

We believe God created an order of spiritual beings called angels to serve Him and do His will (Psalm 148:1-5; Colossians 1:16). 


The holy angels are obedient spirits ministering to the heirs of salvation and glorifying God (Hebrews 1:6-7; 13-14). Certain angels, called demons, Satan being their chief, through deliberate choice revolted and fell from their exalted position (Revelation 12:7-9). They now tempt individuals to rebel against God (1 Timothy 4:1; 1 Peter 5:8). Their destiny in hell has been sealed by Christ’s victory over sin and death (Hebrews 2:14;

Revelation 20:10).

We believe God created man in His own image to have fellowship with Himself and to be steward over His creation (Genesis 1:26-28).  


As a result, each person is unique, possesses dignity and is worthy of respect (Psalm 139:13-17). Through the temptation of Satan, Adam chose to disobey God; this brought sin and death to the human race and suffering to all creation (Genesis 3; Romans 5:12-21; 8-22). Therefore, everyone is born with a sinful nature and needs to be reconciled to God (Romans 3:9-18, 23). Satan tempts people to rebel against God, even those who love Him (Ephesians 4:27; 2 Corinthians 2:11; Matthew 16:23). Nonetheless, everyone is personally responsible to God for thoughts, actions and beliefs and has the right to approach Him directly through Jesus Christ, the only mediator (Romans 14:12; 1 Timothy 2:5).

We believe salvation is redemption by Christ of the whole person from sin and death (2 Timothy 1:9-10; 1 Thessalonians 5:23). 


It is offered as a free gift by God to all and must be received personally through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ (1 Timothy 2:4; Ephesians 2:8-9; Acts 20:21). An individual is united to Christ by the regeneration of the Holy Spirit (Galatians 2:20; Colossians 1:27).


As a child of God, the believer is acquitted of all guilt and brought into a new relationship of peace (Romans 5:1).

Christians grow as the Holy Spirit enables them to understand and obey the Word of God (2 Peter 3:18; Ephesians 4:15; 1 Thessalonians 3:12).

We believe the Church is the body of which Christ is the head and all who believe in Him are members (Ephesians 1:22-23; Romans 12:4-5).


Christians are commanded to be baptized upon profession of faith and to unite with a local church for mutual encouragement and growth in discipleship through worship, nurture, service and the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world (Acts 2:41-42, 47; Luke 24:45-48). Each church is a self-governing body under the lordship of Christ with all members sharing responsibility (Acts 13:1-3; 14:26-28). The form of government is understood to be congregational (Matthew 18:17; Acts 6:3-6; 15:22-23).

The ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

 

Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:18-20). It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer’s identification with the death, burial and resurrection of the Savior Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-5).

 

The Lord’s Supper is the partaking of the bread and of the cup by believers together as a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ. It is an act of thankful dedication to Him and serves to unite His people until He returns (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).

We believe religious liberty, rooted in Scripture, is the inalienable right of all individuals to freedom of conscience with ultimate accountability to God (Genesis 1:27; John 8:32; 2 Corinthians 3:17; Romans 8:21; Acts 5:29). Church and state exist by the will of God. Each has distinctive concerns and responsibilities, free from control by the other (Matthew 22:21).

 

Christians should pray for civil leaders, and obey and support government in matters not contrary to Scripture (1 Timothy 2:1-4; Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-16). The state should guarantee religious liberty to all persons and groups regardless of their religious preferences, consistent with the common good.

We believe Christians, individually and collectively, are salt and light in society (Matthew 5:13-16).

 

In a Christlike spirit, they oppose greed, selfishness and vice; they promote truth, justice and peace; they aid the needy and preserve the dignity of people of all races and conditions (Hebrews 13:5; Luke 9:23; Titus 2:12; Philippians 4:8-9; 1 John 3:16-17; James 2:1-4).

 

We affirm the family as the basic unit of society and seek to preserve its integrity and stability (Genesis 2:21-25; Ephesians 6:1-4).

 

We believe the Bible teaches that marriage refers to the covenant relationship exclusively between one man and one woman, as instituted by God in the beginning (Genesis 2:20b-24; 1 Corinthians 7:2; Hebrews 13:4).

We believe God, in His own time and in His own way, will bring all things to their appropriate end and establish the new heaven and the new earth (Ephesians 1:9-10, Revelation 21:1).

 

The certain hope of the Christian is that Jesus Christ will return to the earth suddenly, personally and visibly in glory according to His promise (Titus 2:13; Revelation 1:7; 3:11; John 14:1-3).

 

The dead will be raised, and Christ will judge mankind in righteousness (John 5:28-29). The unrighteous will be consigned to the everlasting punishment prepared for the devil and his angels (Matthew 25-41, 46; Revelation 20;10).

 

The righteous, in their resurrected and glorified bodies, will receive their reward and dwell forever with the Lord (Philippians 3:20-21; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

Our history

Trinity Church began with a vision for making the transformational love of God real and relevant. As 50 years of journeying together have passed, we are committed to continue in carrying that passion. What began in 1961 in what is currently Grace Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend E. H. Nikkel, 72 members gathered with stirred hearts to learn about God’s love. Their desire was to build a community of faith leaders in Kelowna. What they didn’t know at the time was how large of a community Trinity would one day become. Trinity Church has undergone many renovations and building changes as the community has grown, creating a space our for weekend experiences and opportunities to host the needs our city.

As Kelowna was engulfed by a fire in the summer of 2003 that destroyed 239 homes, we had the vital role as a food support centre for emergency personnel and an evacuation centre for many displaced families. In 2021, as we were deep in the COVID-19 pandemic, we had the honour to partner with Interior Health as we were the main host for the vaccines and became the largest vaccine clinic in the Okanagan.

Trinity Church remains a place where the gospel is central and Jesus’ love is taught and sent out. Our vision is to be a community that shares the love of God in Kelowna and beyond.

this sunday!

Green Bay Baptisms, Picnic & Games!

Join us this weekend after our 10am service, starting at 12pm! Bring your own lunch or buy from our Grab-n-Go summer menu in the East Lobby. Bring blankets, beach chairs and find a spot on the beach before baptisms at 1pm. Afterward, enjoy fun activities like water games, beach volleyball, and more. We can’t wait to be together!

1449 Green Bay Road, West Kelowna

Join us in Trinity Kids this Summer!

We’re looking to fill over 400 positions on our Sunday Summer Stuff teams and we need your help – commit to one Sunday or multiple! Join us in creating a positive impact for the next generation this summer!

Join a volunteer team

Take part in one the best weekend's of the year!

October 24 & October 31

Looking for your people? Jump in on Community Group Connect

2023 youth Retreat: november 10-12

The best weekend of
your student's year!

you're invited for baptisms, friends, & food on june 25th

Celebrate with us at Green Bay

Celebrate with us at Green Bay

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Values Survey

We believe that God is doing great things at Trinity and we want to continue to move towards being the healthiest church we can be. Our goal will be to clarify the following questions:
 

1. What is our God-inspired mandate at Trinity (mission)?
2. What motivates us (values)?
3. Where are we going as a church (vision)?
4. What must we strategically focus on in the next few years?