Becoming devoted followers of Jesus, together.
Love God, Love Others, Change the World Through Christ
At Trinity Church, we are devoted to seeing life transformation through Christ. Whether you are skeptical of faith or are a new or long time believer, we are here to help you experience the love of God and learn how to live more like Him every day. We want to be a community who serves our local and global communities with the love of Jesus.
We do what we do to share the love of God with whoever needs it (which is every one of us!) We believe that God’s love can change the world, whether that’s through sharing words of kindness or radical generosity for someone in need. You in?
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
Change the World Through Christ
“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Love God, Love Others, Change the world through Christ
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 ministries of Trinity. We work hard, laugh often and pursue God in everything we do.
The Bible is the infallible Word of God, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
There is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are equal in every divine perfection and execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence, and redemption.
God the Father is an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power, and love. He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men and women, hears and answers prayer, and saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, was conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles, and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal, visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify, and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and He is an abiding helper, teacher, and guide.
All people are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. Those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
Christians should live for the glory of God and the well-being of all people. Their conduct should be blameless before the world, they should be faithful stewards of their possessions, and they should seek to realize for themselves and others, maturity in Christ.
The universal church is a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head, and all regenerated persons are members. The local church consists of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work, and fellowship. God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the Gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world. The local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another.
God equips his church with the spiritual gifts necessary to accomplish the tasks he has for it. Every member of the body of Jesus Christ is given a spiritual gift (s). All spiritual gifts are distributed and inspired by the Holy Spirit and are intended to build up the Church. It is therefore important that every Christian discover and exercise the gift within them in the service of Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the triune God. The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death.
Every human being has direct relations with God and is responsible to God in all matters of faith.
Each church is independent and must be free from interference by an ecclesiastical or political authority. The Church and State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
The Lord Jesus Christ will return personally and visibly to earth to establish His kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal joy of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
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.”