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Courage Happens in Community
Christians believe in what we call The Trinity… that God is three (The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit) in One. The Trinity lives in perfect community and He invites us to build community with each other. If you are like the rest of us, you probably feel pretty isolated from time to time. The last few years have been hard on us all. Perhaps you feel the desire for belonging, but don’t know quite where to start.
To accomplish His purposes for our lives and to avoid discouragement, God gave us each other. We are never meant to live the life God planned for us on our own. You may have tried doing it alone and felt frustrated with the results.
At Trinity Church, you can expect to belong, grow in your sense of purpose and begin to understand God more. You will see that in community, your life works in a fresh way. And you will know that you are a valuable part of God’s work.
If you are considering Trinity Church, let us know. The first step is to meet with Gavin Pate, our church planter. Just click the link at the top of the page to set up a meeting with Gavin. None of us have it all figured out and regular people just like you are welcome on our team.
About Trinity Church
Why Another Church?
We began as a church plant in 2021 after sensing a call from God to plant a new Anglican church in Arlington-Mansfield. This call was confirmed by our bishop and our sending church. We believe that we need many more churches and pastors to effectively reach the 500,000 people of Arlington-Mansfield. We believe that the greatest future anyone can have is in Christ. If you are intrigued by adventure, desire a path to costly discipleship or want to discover the purposes God has for you, consider joining us. Church planting is a team effort!
About Our Church Planter
Fr. Gavin Pate has been an ordained minister in the Anglican Church since 2013. He has served churches, large and small, in Texas and Florida. He loves being an Anglican Priest and considers it a privilege to pastor people through life’s joys and challenges. Above all, He loves he Lord and his Church, doing all he can to help others know Him as a loving Father as he does. He has lived in Arlington with his wife and three teenagers for 15 years, with a short stay in North Dallas and Central Florida in between.
What We Believe
Trinity Church affirms the historic Christian faith, as found in the Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Trinity Church also receives the 39 Articles of Religion as an authentic summary of the principles of the Anglican Christian religion.
From time to time, people ask about some important books to read in order to understand the vision and hope of Trinity Church. These books are a good place to start, if you are so inclined. Please remember that these books are suggested reading, not wholesale endorsement of all that they contain nor unequivocal endorsement of their authors or publishers.
- To Be a Christian: An Anglican Catechism
- Essential Truths for Christians by Bishop John Rodgers
- Theology of the English Reformers by R.E. Hughes
- The Doctrine of the Christian Life by John Frame
- Confessions of a Guilty Bible Reader by Whitney T. Kuniholm
- The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
- The Theopolitan Vision by Peter J. Leithart
- If You Bite & Devour One Another by Alexander Strauch
- Sticking Points by Haydn Shaw
- You Can’t Text a Tough Conversation by Mike Bechtle