October 2020 Blog

What an incredible month we have had as a church!!!  Even in the middle of a pandemic, and a fearful time of a lot of unknowns in our country, we are seeing God move in an extraordinary way!!  I am so thankful to be a part of a church that does not look at what we cannot do, but instead focuses on what we can continue to do so that we can take the good news of the gospel to our community. 

Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 9:37-38, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.  So, pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.”

We must continue to be a sending church!!  Sending “workers,” or as we say here at Trinity, “Kingdom Influencers,” into the “fields” (our community) to go out sharing the Good News!! 

Remember our mission as a church is, “Together We are a reaching, discipling and sending church impacting generations for Christ!”  It is the Great Commission that Jesus left for us to execute as His Church, so let’s continue to be faithful with the mission at hand here in Canadian County!

Over the last few months here at Trinity, we have seen God continuing to do such incredible things!  Let me share with you a few huge “wins” we’ve seen along the way. Always remember, every number that you see below has a name, that name has a story, and that story ends with a destiny!!  Ministry and the Great Commission are ALL about people!!  That is what we are about here at Trinity!!  So church, celebrate with me over a few things on how God is using us together to make an impact in our community #TogetherWe:
 
  • October 3rd and 4th – Trinity Women hosted the Flourish mini-conference & worship night!! We had hundreds of women gather at our church to be encouraged, challenged by the word of God and leave refreshed. 
  • October 7th – Trinity Students hosted our first ever Dodgeball event!! We saw 327 students show up and 22 of them said YES to JESUS!!!  C’mon somebody!!
  • October 15th – At our Men’s Steak Dinner we saw 446 men gather in our building and 13 men said YES to Jesus, along with many other decisions for baptism, small groups and information on joining Trinity!
  • We have also seen people start to come back in the room to worship with us, along with watching our online ministry continue to grow weekly. In September, 89% of what we were seeing in attendance, Pre- Covid19, are now back in the room, along with having over 3,000 views of our services each week online through our online E-campus!! 
  • Growth Track has averaged 26 new people going through it in the month of September!! JUST WOW! That’s 26+ new families that are getting connected into our church and growing in their faith!!
  • Through Growth Track we are seeing people get connected and discipled. We have launched several new small groups due to this incredible growth!! 
  • We are seeing more and more members each week step up and join our Serve Team here at Trinity to find a place to serve in weekly!! We don’t want you to come and just attend; we want you to be a part of the family along with us by serving in the body of Christ!! 
  • In September, we also launched the “TOGETHER WE JOURNEY” and as of today, we have brought in $307,678.60. Trusting the Lord that we will continue to be obedient in our weekly tithe (10% of all the Lord gives you that you give back to the Lord each month) and that we will continue to give over and above our tithe with an offering (that which is over your tithe) to the Together We Center that prayerfully we will be able to break ground in January 2021!!  This is truly amazing Church!!  Let’s keep it going!!
  • Just a reminder, that our next “Big Give Sunday” for the TOGETHER WE JOURNEY, is coming up on December 13th in which we are praying for $300,000 to be given on that day!! Let’s do this church and keep reaching our community like never before! 

 

I mean are you shouting yet?  People from our community and through our E-campus online are getting saved, being discipled and growing in their faith!!  We are seeing people step up in faithfulness in giving their tithe each week and going over and above in their offering!! 

I MEAN C’MON SOMEBODY!!! 

We are seeing a movement that only God could create right here in Canadian County and in our OKC area!!   We must not let up!!!  Let’s go!!! 

 

Now this month still has more to come….

  • October 25th we will have our “TOGETHER WE WORSHIP NIGHT”. We are working hard to take this night to another level for the whole family.  All are welcome and we encourage you to invite others in the community to join us and be apart of this night!  This will be a refreshing night that you will not want to miss out on!!  We will start at 5pm with hayrides, horseshoes, free hamburgers and hotdogs and a family photo booth.  Then 6pm we will start our Worship Services where we will have worship and baptism’s.  Then post the service we will have a pumpkin carving contest!!  Cmon!!!  Don’t miss it!!  Pass the word to everyone you know!!!
  • BAPTISM: If you have given your life to Christ and have yet to follow through with believers baptism since you were saved, we want to see you follow through in that obedience before this year is up!  Would you consider taking this next step?  We always baptize on a weekly basis in our Sunday morning services, but would love for you to be considered to be baptized at our Together We Worship Night on October 25th

Email me personally and we will get you all set up to take this next step in your faith.  Brianm@trinityyukon.com 

  • Pray for the 2020 Election and for our Country! Every Friday between now and the election, we are asking you to join us in prayer for our Country and the 2020 Election.  Would you go right now to pray.trinitychurchok.com and select a time each Friday to join us in prayer?  It is important that we pray for our country as well as that we do our part in participating in the greatest privilege we have as Americans, to get out & vote!!  I encourage you all to vote however your convictions lead you to vote, but please go vote – don’t just pray and not get out and vote, nor should we just vote before we pray!!  Pray and Vote!! 

 

Church, let’s keep in mind, “The harvest is great, but the workers are few.” So let’s keep doing our part and keep living as Kingdom Influencers in Canadian County.  Who is your “ONE” that you are praying for to be saved and get connected in church?  Would you invite them this week?  Would you pray for them and pray the Lord will give you the opportunity to share the Gospel with them and invite them to church?  Let’s keep making a great impact in our community!! 

 

I can’t tell you how thankful Jennifer, McKenna, Parker and I are to be a part of the Trinity Family.  It is a real honor to be your Pastor.  I ask that you keep praying for me and my family!  We love you and are very thankful for you!!  Always remember “Together We are a reaching, discipling and sending church impacting generations for Christ.” 

This week let’s live out the mission the Lord has given us together! 

#TogetherWeTrinity 

 

Your Pastor,

Brian Mills



September 2020 Blog

Awake Dry Bones!!

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life.  12 My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will put my Spirit in you and you will live!” – Ezekiel 37:1-14  

Many people have become spiritually dried up and parched as a result of the many events that we’ve walked through in 2020. Many have thrown in the towel on their spiritual journey throughout this year, but I believe that we all need to hear the word from the Lord that says to all of us in 2020, “AWAKE”!!  As a pastor, my heart is so heavy for how many have disengaged from church and from the Lord through the closing of churches, the isolation, and all of the fear and anxiety that has swept through our nation and throughout the world in 2020. As a result that has led to some dry bones, life being dried up within the people of God and church, I’m just telling you, I believe the Lord wants to breathe life back into us today and breathe life back into our dry bones!  All of Ezekiel 37:1-14 is worth the read as you have time to go read it today. And as I read this passage in Ezekiel 37 this morning, just know that I am praying this for each of us, that God would breathe powerful life back into His children once again! 

 

Church,

It is time to wake up spiritually!  

Let His Church Awake & Arise!  

Go out & live today like the Spirit of God lives in you and through you!  

Live with hope!  

Live with peace!  

Live with boldness!  

Live with conviction!  

Live with humility!

Live with passion!

Live with great love!  

Go & live today like you have been brought out of the grave!  

 

I am praying for salvation to sweep across Canadian County because the Christians in our county have awaken and are living like the Spirit of God actually lives in them!  I am praying that we see a mighty move of God happen as we approach the latter part of 2020.  I am praying that God will use Trinity Baptist Church in the lives of those in our community in a big, big way!! 

 

Will you join me in that prayer for our area and for our church, that the Lord will do a new thing and that we will see a special move of God happen? 

 

I couldn’t be more excited about the journey we are on as a church, called the Together We Journey (Journey.trinitychurchok.com).  A journey that will transform our facility and that will impact and invest into our community like we have never done before!  Mark your calendar for the upcoming date of Sunday, September 13th as this will be our first big give Sunday as well as our Commitment Sunday for everyone to turn in their pledge cards regarding how you and your family will participate with us in this Together We Journey! On September 13th we are praying that through this first offering that the Lord would allow us to bring in $300,000 and bring in a pledge amount of $1,050,000 or MORE towards the Together We Journey.  Remember this Journey is over and above our Tithe.  Let’s stay faithful in the giving of our tithe out of obedience unto the Lord but let’s allow Him to stretch us in our offering commitments for the Together We Journey!!  C’mon somebody!!!    

 

We have a lot coming up this fall in the life of our church – so here are some upcoming events we have coming up at Trinity that you should make note of…

 

Financial Peace University is being offered for FREE this fall here at Trinity!!!

What!?!  FREE!!  You could not ask for better financial planning and advice than from the master of financial freedom himself, Dave Ramsey, and we are offering it to our church for FREE!  You can checkout this amazing program at http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu.

You can sign up for this FREE Tuesday night class for Financial Peace here:

 

Tuesday’s @ Trinity are starting back on September 8th:

  • Financial Peace – Register online at here
  •  Grief Share – Register online here

 

Saturday, October 3rd – we are hosting our Trinity Women – FLOURISH “mini-conference” from 9:00am-4:00pm here at the church. The cost for Saturday’s activities is only $20 – breakfast and lunch are provided. You can find more information about this on our website, women.trinitychurchok.com as well as register online.

Then on Sunday evening October 4th, we have our 2nd FLOURISH women’s worship night “Free to Flourish” at 6:30pm for all women in our community. We will have worship led by our very own Cody Dunbar and his band and special guest speaker, Amy Cordova! This will be a special night for our ladies that you will not want to miss – so invite 5-10 ladies in your sphere of influence – – your neighbors, co-workers, and friends and come to FLOURISH on Sunday evening, October 4th.  This is a free event for women all over our community!

 

Sunday, October 4th, I have asked you to save the date and invite your ONE to come with you to church! Who is that One person that you know who does not attend church or who is lost and invite them to join you in worship on that day to either our 9:30am or 11am service.  If they are not ready to be in the room yet invite them to join us online at 9:30am, 11am, 2pm, 6pm or 8pm. 

 

Sunday, October 11thwe have the infamous MEN’S STEAK DINNER

WOW!!!  GET READY!!  Men, we are challenging you to invite 5 men to join us that night for fun, fellowship, steaks, great giveaways (guns, grills and so much more) and the gospel message will be shared!  Start inviting men to join us now!!!  Get your tickets HERE

 

And then remember to Save the Date for February 12th & 13th for a Marriage Conference we are putting together with special guests, Dr. Ronnie Floyd and his wife Jeana.  This will be something special for you and all your married friends that you will want to make sure and attend together! More information to come. 

 

Church, my family and I are so thankful for you!!  We are thankful the Lord allows us to Pastor the most amazing group of people on the planet.  Know that we pray for you daily and if we can do anything for you please let us know.  I personally want to thank you for how you love us and love others so well. 

 

We truly are the friendliest, loving church!!! 

 

Pastor Brian Mills



August 25 Together We Journey Update

The Together We Journey has begun and I don’t know about you all, but I cannot wait to see how the Lord really shows off through this dream that He has given us as a church!!  This journey is going to help us advance our mission of “Together We are a Reaching, Discipling and Sending church, impacting generations for Christ” in a way like we never have before!! 

I want to remind you of a few dates you don’t want to miss as we get close to the kick-off of the Together We Journey along with answer a few questions that we have received.

1. You should have received a letter from me in the mail with a commitment card and an envelope.  You can turn that card in on Sunday, September 13th or mail it in to the church office by September 13th.  I challenge you to really pray, as an individual and as a family, and ask the Lord what is that you can do to participate in this journey, OVER AND ABOVE YOUR TITHE, and let the Lord really stretch you in this.  Remember, my only challenge to you as the church is that we all would participate in whatever way the Lord might be speaking to your heart. 
 
2. On Sunday, September 13th will be our first “Big Give Day” and commitment Sunday. We are praying that by September 13th we will have raised $300,000 to give towards the Together We Journey, and have everyone turn in their commitment cards as well by this day.  

 

3. You can give to the Together We Journey on any week that you would like, just drop your gift in a Together We Journey envelope and put it in the offering, give online at trinitychurchok.com or mail in your gift. Again, our goal by Sunday, September 13th is that we reach this first goal of $300,000 to be given on that day or up to that day, over and above the tithe. 

 

4. If you need a pledge card you can find them in the church lobby, in the seat backs in the Worship Center, by contacting one of our staff members or if you haven’t decided to come back due to COVID-19, please call us and we will mail you one.

 

5. If you have a business outside of our church that would like to give to the Together We Journey they can contact us or go to Journey.TrinityChurchOK.com and give online there. If they would like to contact us directly, they can contact Katy in our business office at katyv@trinityyukon.com 

 

6. If you would like to be a part of matching what others give you may also contact Katy in our business office at katyv@trinityyukon.com

 

7. This is a journey over and above our tithe. Biblically we know the Tithe goes to the Lord through the local church.  The Tithe is 10% of what the Lord has given us through our income.  Over and above the tithe in scripture is called an offering.  The Together We Journey is an offering given to the Lord through Trinity Baptist Church towards The Together We Journey to make an impact in our community.  It is import we do both as we continue on with our mission as at church. 

 

8. Don’t forget that you can find all information regarding the Together We Journey at Journey.TrinityChurchOK.com

 

This is a big dream and a big goal that will make a big impact in our community and for the future!  The leadership of our church and I know that the Lord has given this to us and we are so excited to see all He does with it!  Please remember that this is a cash only journey.  We will not take on any additional debt to make this dream become a reality, as we also have a 3-year plan to become debt free as a church by 2023 that is already set in motion.  This is why it is important for us TOGETHER to really pray for how the Lord wants to use us in this journey and that He would provide in a big way and allow us to reach these goals! 

I am so thankful for you Trinity and it’s truly an honor to get to be your Senior Pastor. I am humbled and incredibly grateful for all that the Lord is doing here at our church and in our community.  Please let me know how we can serve you and your family!  Keep investing in our community, sharing online, and inviting people to come with you to church!! 

 

Together We,

Brian Mills



August 2020 Blog

Church Family,

What a summer!!  One that we will never forget!!!  One thing is for sure, despite all that we have walked through in 2020, it has been so evident that the Lord is on the move.  This summer we have had weekly Wednesday night services, weekly Sunday worship services in the room and online and have seen so many lives changed, people be baptized, attendance in Growth Track has been strong every week, along with seeing a lot of first-time guests attend one of our services each and every week!  The Lord is using you and Trinity Baptist Church in a huge way for His Kingdom and I can’t wait to see all He continues to do this fall!!! 

As we move into the fall semester of 2020, may we be reminded of Proverbs 3:3-4 “Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.”  To win favor before God and man you must BIND love and faithfulness around your neck!!  Let LOVE and FAITHFULNESS be who you are.  In how you responses, what you post, through your actions, your attitude, & how you treat others…let it all come from Love and Faithfulness.   Love people and live faithful to our God!  

As we move into the fall, wow, do we have a lot planned! 

Let me try to give you a glimpse of what it will look like:

 

August 14th – Serve Team Launch 

If you serve in any area of ministry at @TrinityChurchOk we want you to come and be a part of this encouraging night with us!!  We will have dinner, I will share a HUGE VISION that is coming up that the Lord has laid before us and we will have a training time strategic for each area of ministry.  Please make this a top priority to attend!!Register Here

 

August 16th – FALL Kick-Off Sunday

This is not a Sunday to miss. Just a few things coming…I will be sharing a HUGE VISION for us to get behind as a church.

We will launch our 9:30 hour “Parent Talk” – Discipleship class so that while your kids and students attend their small group hour in Trinity pre-school, kids or students – you can attend this class if you are not serving elsewhere during the 9:30 hour, which will allow you to attend the 11:00am service together as a family. 

Growth Track will be offered at 9:30am. – Sign-up here

A powerful worship service that you do not anyone to miss. 

Begin thinking right now who can you and your family can invite to be a part of this kick-off Sunday!

 

August 19th – All Wednesday Night Activities Kick-Off

6:30-8:00pm  Trinity Pre School

                        Awana’s – Trinity Kids

                        Trinity Students service

                        New Believers Class starts. 

                        Scott Kinney Discipleship Class on Nehemiah

                        Toby Anderson Discipleship Class on Evangelism

 

August 23rd – First Grade – Bible Presentation 

Each year we take a short time in a service to hand out Bibles to all of our 1st graders!!  Each year this is a special time during both of our services. 

To be a part of this for your first grader, please email micahc@trinityyukon.com

 

August 23-26 – Trinity Students: 405 Conference

Starting Sunday Night through Wednesday night we will host a nightly Student Service to kick off the school year.  This will be a time for our students to invite their friends nightly, for an amazing worship service and fun!! 

Parents, let’s pack out our cars each night to help our students bring all of their friends to be apart of this week!!!  For more info: email baronc@trinityyukon.com

 

September 8th – Tuesday Studies Kick-Off

  • Trinity Women’s Bible Students will kick off on Tuesday morning 9-11am and Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:00pm. We will be offering a new 8 week study by Angie Smith called “Matchless: The Life & Love of Jesus”. Cost is $20.00. Childcare is available.

To register and for more info visit, women.trinitychurchok.com

  • “Stepping Gracefully” led by Andrea Olsen launches from 6:30-8:00pm as a new group study option for women of blended families or those who have been through divorce. This is a place for women living in blended families to study, share and inspire each other toward growth. A personal word from Andrea:

“My desire is to come alongside you and navigate this tumultuous life of blended families together. It’s intimidating, terrifying and incredibly exciting to begin this adventure with you. I believe that authentically sharing our personal failures, victories, pain and joys, will allow us to encourage one another and build a community of stronger families. We step-moms need each other!”  

  • Grief Share will launch for those who have experienced loss from 6:30-8:00pm

September 9th – Big Student Night

The student ministry will have a powerful service and will end the night with Splashville!!! 

September 13th – Omelet Sunday

If you have never been a part of Omelet Sunday at Trinity, then you are in for a real treat!!  This is an awesome Sunday to invite someone to church!!! 

October 3rd & 4th – Flourish event for our ladies

Our first ever Flourish worship night was back in February and was a huge hit!

This semester is going to look a little different as the Trinity Women’s Leadership team wanted to add another component to this event, due to all the women’s retreats and conferences being canceled in 2020.

  • Saturday, October 3rd we are hosting a mini-conference for our ladies at Trinity from 9am – 4:30pm! We will offer breakout sessions led by guest speakers from across our state, crafts, bible journaling, food and of course much needed fellowship time and all for $20.00 for that day for food and supplies!!
  • Sunday, October 4th 6:30-8:30pm will be our 2nd Flourish women’s worship night for the community that is free! We will have guest speaker, Amy Cordova from Oklahoma Baptist Women and Cody Dunbar and band will lead us in worship that night! This will be a special time of worship together for our ladies – so invite five of your friends, neighbors and co-workers from our community and make plans to be apart of this event with us!

October 7th – Trinity Students Dodgeball Tournament

This will be a night where the Gospel will be shared, we will see many saved, and then watch hundreds of students gather together play dodgeball!! 

October 11th – Men’s Steak Dinner

Men, get your knives ready and sharpened!  Remember that for this dinner we bring or own knives!!  We also all invite 5 men who are not connected to our church to attend.  We will have a guest speaker with us that day named Jordan Easley who will speak along with some of the most amazing giveaways you have seen.  Start praying now for who your 5 are that you need to invite!!  

October 14th – No Wednesday Activities due to Fall Break. 

October 25th – Night of Worship

If you have yet to attend one of our Worship Nights, you will be blessed!! 

Mark your calendar to not miss this one. 

 

November 1st Child Dedication during our 9:30 Service. 

If you have a child that you would love to see dedicated at our church, we would love to do it on this day.  Contact Morganm@trinityyukon.com for more info. 

 

November 14th – Trinity Women Annual Taste of the Holidays 

Decorate your table, invite your guests and have a very special morning as we ring in the holiday season together!!!   More info to come!

November 15th – We will begin our Adopt a Family for Christmas Drive through all of our small groups.  We want to make sure those in Canadian County have a great Christmas!! 

November 30th – December 9th Trinity Holy Land Trip

            If you would like more info on this, go to Israel.trinitychurchok.com

 

December 19th  – Serve Team Christmas Party

If you serve in any area of ministry, we want to celebrate the Christmas season with you!!  Save the Date! More information to come.

December 24th – Christmas Eve Services

            Times TBA

 

OTHER SAVE THE DATES FOR 2021:

February 13-14th – Marriage Conference with DR. Ronnie and Mrs. Jeana Floyd.

             

 

HOW CAN YOU HELP SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT TRINITY?

  • Spread the word and share through social media and help us get the word out about all that God is doing here at Trinity!!
  • There is nothing better than a personal invite to church!! Pray through who you can invite to church starting this Sunday. 
  • Like, Share, Comment and Tag us on Social Media. Everything you see that Trinity is doing, help us share it and spread the word. 
  • Join a Serve team and be 100% ALL IN!!

 

Grateful for you church family! Great days are ahead!!

Pastor Brian  



July 2020 Blog

What an amazing first year at Trinity Baptist Church!!!  On Father’s Day, Jennifer, McKenna, Parker and I celebrated being in Yukon and Canadian County for ONE year and what a year it has been for us!!  We have seen many come to know Christ, 86 have been baptized and the church has grown by over 85%. God gave us our mission as a church body that “Together We” will see a mighty move of God happen in lives and home all over Canadian County.  We have hired Baron and Taylor Cage in our student ministry, along with Cody and Penny Dunbar to lead our worship ministry. We lived through our first worldwide health pandemic and had to close the doors to the church and went online only for 6 weeks through COVID-19. We currently find ourselves in the middle of coming back, but during this unprecedented time we have seen 156 people go through Growth Track. And church, there is so much more!!  JUST WOW!!! 

I remember driving with my family over a year ago when we were still living in Fayetteville, Arkansas and asking the question, “Are we all in for this?  Do we all feel that this is of the Lord has and that Trinity is the place for our family?”  I remember praying with Jen and our kids because we were moving teenagers into a new community to start over again in middle school and high school, praying that if this is the church that the Lord wanted us to go pastor then is the Lord saying YES to all of us; and He did!! My family and I could not be more thankful to be in this together with all of you at Trinity Baptist Church and it’s exciting to see all that the Lord is doing to use you and our church to reach our area for the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 

Taking a step of faith is scary and even can be fearful at times because of the unknown, but when you truly trust in the Lord, His path and His plan for your life, above your fears you will experience God-sized moments!!  1 Kings 17:14 says, “For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry until the day the Lord sends rain on the land.” Always remember the Lord will provide all that you need.  The people longed for rain for they were in a drought.  And as a result of the drought, nothing would grow, yet Elijah says to this lady “The jar of flour will not be used up and the jug of oil will not run dry.”  You might feel like all hope is gone!  You might feel like your tank is empty.  Yet, the Lord will provide for you!  He will not leave you empty and dry! 

I want to encourage you to not miss how God is blessing you today so that you can rejoice in His victory for you tomorrow.  All your prayers may not have been answered yet, but you still are called to live faithful to the Lord and recognize in your faithfulness how God is providing and blessing you in your current journey.  I believe He will provide “rain” for the drought you are praying for but no matter what, you are to be faithful with today!!  Let’s not miss the blessings in ‘the droughts of life’ so that we can rejoice when the rain comes, because it will come! Remember, Proverbs 16:9 “In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.”

Church, I truly believe God has something in store for us here at Trinity that is larger than we could ever imagine.  2020 has been a different and challenging year for everyone. And we can all say AMEN to that – but let’s continue to be faithful with what he has given us today and keep trusting Him with our tomorrow.  Let’s keep loving Jesus, loving others and reaching people for Jesus together.  “Together We are a Reaching, Discipling and Sending church impacting generations for Christ!” 

 

Thank you for being faithful through this season. 

Faithful in how you have served!

Faithful in how you have liked, shared and commented on social media!

Faithful in how you have prayed!

Faithful in how you have shared the gospel!

Faithful in how you have loved people!

Faithful in how you have tithed (giving 10% of what God has given to you)!

Faithful in how you have supported Trinity!

 

I could go on and on!  There is no better church to Pastor and I am so thankful for you!  Let’s keep running the race together and trusting the Lord with the journey. 

 

Grateful for you!

Pastor Brian Mills



June 2020 Blog

On June 1st, we have officially entered PHASE 3 of re-opening in Oklahoma! Due to this progress through re-opening our great state, TRINITY WILL BE MOVING FORWARD WITH PHASE 3 as well BEGINNING THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 7th!

Throughout this whole COVID-19 journey, we have followed and respected Governor Stitt’s leadership and guidelines for the state of Oklahoma as we open back up and we will continue to do so as we enter Phase 3.  The past 5 weeks of being back in the room have been nothing but AMAZING! If this season has taught us anything, it has definitely ignited a renewed value for the body of Christ in each of our lives and crafted a deeper appreciation for the privilege it is to gather each week in the room to worship together! Each week more and more of our church family, as well as new first time guests, are coming back to worship with us in the room and are getting re-connected each week.  

Church, let’s never get use to what the Lord is doing through our church all over our community, online, around the world, and in the room each week.  It is nothing but miraculous and we get to be a part of a modern day movement of God!! 

SO WHAT DOES SUNDAY LOOK LIKE?

This past Sunday we made the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that we will go back to 2 SERVICES

9:30 and 11:00am – THIS COMING SUNDAY, JUNE 7th!  We have learned since we started 2 services back in January and throughout Covid-19, that 9:30 and 11:00am are the most strategic times to allow our community to come to church. 

Here are a few answers to some questions that you might have as we move to this 2 service format THIS SUNDAY – June 7th!

 

* What will our Next Generations Ministries look like in this 2 Service format?

Pre-School and Kids ministry will happen during both services

Student ministry small groups will take place during the 9:30am service. 

 

* Will we have our Sunday morning Small Groups during this time? 

At this time we are NOT doing any Sunday morning small groups outside of our Next Generation aged groups since they are not included in the “most vulnerable” population age group.  We hope to launch our “Young at Heart” small group for our Senior Adults on Sunday, August 16th along with launching a new small group during the 9:30 hour designed for Parents of Kids and Students that we will release more information about closer to date. 

 

* When will we do our ONLINE Campus?

We are going to focus on during ONE SERVICE for our ONLINE Campus as we move forward.  Remember you can go back and watch the online service anytime during the day, at any time so as a result we will air it LIVE during the 9:30 service.  No matter what time of day you may tune in online with us, we’d still love for you to connect with us, comment, share it and like it!

TRINITY SUMMER CALENDAR

NOTE: Each ministry leader will be sending you the details to all the below.  Here are a few things to mark on your summer calendar…

Wednesday, June 3rd

            Student Ministry 6:30pm

            Trinity Kids and Trinity PreSchool Movie Night – 6:30pm

            Outside Tailgate for Adults

Sunday, June 7th

            Growth Track Week 1 back in the Room during the 9:30am service

            9:30am 1st Service – Student ministry small groups & Growth Track meeting

            11:00am 2nd Service

  • Baby Dedication during our 9:30am service: Sign up HERE
  • Senior Sunday during our 11:00am service: Sign up HERE
  • Growth Track Lunch following our 11:00 service – You need to have completed Growth Track and must RSVP for this lunch). Sign up HERE

Wednesday, June 10th  

  • Student Ministry 6:30pm
  • Trinity Pre School, Kids and Adults Carnival night – 6:30pm

Sunday, June 14th

Starts Trinity Serve Week through all of our Adult Small Groups. 

Toby will get be sending out all the information out to all small group leaders regarding the details for this week! This will be a great way for our church to go out and serve & love our community!   

Tuesday, June 16th

Trinity Women are starting a Summer Book Club beginning Tuesday evenings 7:00pm – 8:30pm through July 21st. They will be reading through “Women of the Word: How to study the Bible with both our hearts & our minds.” by: Jen Wilkin – Books are available at Coffee Corner starting this Sunday, for $10.00.

Childcare will NOT be provided for TW Summer Book Club.

Wednesday, June 17th

  • Serve Week continued – Go serve as a family or as a small group to one of the areas Toby has assigned.  

Wednesday, June 24th

  • Night of Worship for all ages (Childcare for 2 and under)
  • Smore’s after the Night of Worship

Wednesday, July 1st

            No Programing at the Church

Wednesday, July 8th

  • Student Service 6:30pm
  • Kids Ministry Water Night 

Sunday, July 12th

  • VBS Serve Team Meeting
  • Growth Track Lunch following our 11:00am service (must have completed Growth Track and must RSVP for this). Sign up HERE

July 17 & 18th – “THE GARDEN”Trinity Students: Girls Conference at the Church

Wednesday, July 15th

  • Vacation Bible School.
  • Student Service 6:30pm

Wednesday, July 22nd

            Student Service 6:30pm

July 24 & 25th – “THE SUMMIT”Trinity Students: Guys Conference at the church
 
July 27th-31st  — Vacation Bible School for Trinity Pre School and Trinity Kids!

Wednesday, July 29th

            Student Service 6:30pm

Friday, August 14th

Serve Team Launch Night–   This is for all of our Trinity Serve Team members, in all ministries, to gather together for prayer, training and encouragement as we get ready for August 16th Fall kickoff. 

Sunday, August 16thKick off Sunday. 

We are praying that by this fall kick off Sunday that everyone will officially be back with us in the room and that all will invite at least 1 family to join with them on this Kick off Sunday!  Let this be a day that we will talk about as we remember 2020!!  Be praying for this day and starting investing in a family you can bring with you on this Sunday to our 9:30am or 11:00am service.

August 16 – 19th

Trinity Students – Back to School conference:  Each night of this back to school week, we will have a worship service for students as they start the new school year.  We are praying that throughout this week that every student who lives in our area would at least be invited to attend, come, & hear the Gospel!! 

 

As you can see, we are working hard to create great opportunities to casually get back engaged & connected with people and back into church.  As we have said from the beginning, we are in this with you and when you are ready, we will be ready for you to come back.  Until then, enjoy our ONLINE Campus whether you are on vacation, at a ball tournament, or just not ready to be back in the room just yet.  We are in it with you!!! 

 

Can we ask that you help us get the word out?  As you finish this blog think of at least one other person or family that you can text to invite to join us ONLINE or in the room this Sunday at 9:30am or 11am.  Help us by sharing and commenting on all we do through a week.  You have no idea the impact of your share or a comment!! 

 

Let me leave you with this…

“But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, ‘Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them.’” Numbers 20:12 

“A mature and robust trust in God can open the door of opportunity; while a flippant, immature, or irreverent trust can slam shut the door of opportunity.” – Boyd Bailey, “Seeking Daily the Heart of God” 

Trust the Lord through all circumstances and don’t let your feelings detour you off God’s path.  Trust in the Lord through your emotions and don’t let your emotions determine your steps.  Trust in the Lord through your worry and never allow your worries to become your authority.  Trust in the Lord through your sadness and never allow sadness to make a regretful decision for you.  TRUST determines your level of FAITH!!   Trust is built in the valleys not on the mountain tops so in your darkest moments let your faith be the brightens by how you TRUST the Lord.  

Remember that no matter what, let’s keep our eyes upward and our vision forward as e walk through all things.  The Lord has IT; so TRUST Him with IT!!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 

 

Grateful for you church!

Praying for you,

Pastor Brian



May 16, 2020 Blog

ENCOURAGING WORD:

Be encouraged today by Paul’s words while under house arrest in Philippians 4:11-12;

I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

I know the past two months have been a challenge for us all and we have been stretched a lot during this season to find joy.  I think we all understand what it means to choose to be content in whatever circumstance.  Paul was a man who was stoned and left for dead (Acts 14:19), beaten and jailed at Philippi (Acts 16:19–24), suffered name calling and ridicule (Acts 17:16–18; 26:24), falsely accused (Acts 21:21, 28; 24:5–9), on five occasions he was given thirty- nine lashes by the Jews (2 Cor. 11:24), beaten with rods three times by the Romans (2 Cor. 11:25) and was forsaken by friends and co-laborers (2 Tim. 4:10, 16) and yet he said “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.” 

Living content changes your perspective through the day to day circumstances.  The world as we know it changed overnight on us and for weeks now we have been trying to figure out what things will look like in the future.  May we all be challenged today to stop being anxious about what life might look like tomorrow and rest in where God has us today.  Just pause, rest and express gratitude unto the Lord for where He has you.  He’s got you, He sees you and He holds the future in His hands.

 

PHASE 2 OF THE COMEBACK

What a ride we have been on over the last few months at Trinity as well as for the church all around our world today. 

To reflect back, on March 15th if you recall, most churches had already shut down and we still had the opportunity to meet then. But by March 22nd all churches and gatherings had to move to an online venue and we are so thankful for the technology and the means to do this during this season.  The Church did not shut down, nor did the church stop meeting, it just had to look different for a season.  What a blessing those 6 weeks were!  We were able to have thousands viewing our service each week through our church members sharing and commenting like never before.  And as a result have been able to get the Gospel message out like we have never seen before!  The Lord has truly shined his favor on our ONLINE campus through this season.  We saw 12 people make a profession of faith and be baptized during those 6 weeks and so many other decisions, along with over 70 people attending Growth Track and becoming a part of our church.  Church, never take lightly that God is on the move!!!  We experienced this new normal for 6 weeks, then on May 3rd we were able to open the doors of our building again and have “in the room” church as well as our “online” campus.  We moved our church, for a season, to 3 services in order to allow the doors to open in a safe and effective way that honored the guidelines that our state and local authorities put into place. 

 

NOW IT IS TIME TO MOVE TO PHASE 2 of those guidelines!  

We will continue our new 3 services format moving forward, for a season, while we open back up our Next Generation Ministries (Preschool, Kids and Students) on Sunday Mornings.  THIS WILL HAPPEN THIS SUNDAY, May 17th.  The 3 service format will allow us to get Preschool and Kids back and yet still strive to keep the crowds smaller.  Due to such an amazing student ministry space that the Lord has blessed us with, we feel that we can have all students at our 10am hour for Student small groups without needing to spread them out through 3 services.  We will also be opening back up our Coffee Corner venue on Sunday’s beginning this week as well. 

Church, we know this is a challenging time for all of us and some are not ready to move this fast, and remember, THAT IS OKAY!!  We will be here when you are ready and we pray that the ministry of our ONLINE campus will continue to be a huge blessing to you.  We also want to be here for you, so if we can do anything for you or pray for you in any certain way please let us know. 

 

QUICK BREAKDOWN OF PHASE 2 (Explained above):

8:30am – We will have a Worship Service, Preschool ministry, Kids Ministry and Coffee Corner available

10:00am – We will have a Worship Service, Preschool ministry, Kids Ministry, Student Ministry small groups and Coffee Corner available 

11:30am – We will have a Worship Service, Preschool ministry, Kids Ministry and Coffee Corner available. (For those who are a little more concerned to be around people this is the hour you can come and feel very spread out.) 
 

I want to say thank you for being so faithful through this season.  Many of you have stepped up and served others have consistently reached out to one another and prayed for each other and all of you have stayed faithful in your giving.  We have an amazing Church and God is doing something special through the people of Trinity.  Together We are a reaching, discipling and sending church impacting generations for Christ!  Let’s not stop!! 

Keep sharing, Keep Inviting and Keep investing in those around you!! 

We love you church!!

 

Pastor Brian Mills



April 27, 2020 Blog

Church, we are so thankful for you!! 

The fortitude you have displayed through these unprecedented times has been nothing but Holy Spirit led!  I am so encouraged by the testimonies that many of you are sharing through this journey that your faith has been your foundation. 

Jesus challenged us in Matthew 7:24-27 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice s like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” 

Well the rains came and are still coming, and the wind has blown and continues to blow hard, yet those with their foundation in Christ can and will stand firm.  It does not mean that there will not be fearful times, but it simply means we can put courage over fear and press on because our faith is stronger than our circumstances!   C’mon somebody! That’ll preach church!!! 

I am writing this blog to give ample information and communicate clearly about THE COMEBACK: PHASE 1.  If you missed my sermon on 4.26.20 you can go back to our church website and watch it… that is where I explain in detail what will take place beginning next Sunday, May 3, 2020. 

I only want to give you an update on what the next 2 weeks, Sunday, May 3rd and Sunday, May 10th, will look like as we move forward in THE COMEBACK!! 

May 3rd and May 10th:

  • We will move to THREE Live Services in the Worship Center to help us be better effective with social distancing. Please make note and help us communicate these NEW SERVICE TIMES.

*NEW SERVICE TIMES BEGINNING MAY 3, 2020:

8:30am

10am

11:30am

 

  • We will not have any next generation programing for these first two Sunday’s back, that includes: Pre-School, Kids or Student Ministry.
  • We will request, per CDC and state guidelines, that those who come to one of these services wear a mask while walking through the lobby until you take your seat in the Worship Center and implement social distancing from those around you of 6ft.
  • We ask everyone who attends in the Worship Center to spread out, skip rows, & move towards the center of rows.
  • We will ask all families sit together per the social distancing recommendations & guidelines.
  • We will exit through the side, exterior doors of the Worship Center to access the parking lot at the conclusion of each service.
  • We will clean the Worship Center at the conclusion of each service before the doors will open for the next service to come in.
  • We will have our Parking Serve Team and First Impressions Serve Team there and in place to welcome people in a safe way.
  • We are asking all who are in the “vulnerable or at risk” category to please feel comfortable and stay home to stay safe over these first few weeks back. We don’t want anyone to feel any peer-pressure to return these first two weeks. Take as long as you feel that you need for you and your family. Let’s support everyone’s decision that they make for themselves and stand by each other through this COMEBACK  Together We!!

May 3rd Sunday NIGHT – 6pm Parking Lot Prayer Service:

  • Jennifer and I will be leading a prayer service this Sunday night, May 3rd at 6pm that we ask all to come to, stay in your cars, and get ready to honk your horn. C’mon somebody!!! 
  • This will only be about a 20 minute prayer service, so bring the whole family.
  • We will pass out freezer pops at the conclusion of the prayer service so you might want to bring some napkins or paper towels. 
  • If you do not make it to the prayer gathering you are still welcome to come get freezer pops around 6:30pm.

Our Trinity “E-Family”:

  • We will continue to run all services online live and will be engaging with you just like we have been doing over this last month or so.
  • If you are planning to attend in the Worship Center live, we still would love for you to go and share the services on YouTube or Facebook as well and let’s keep spreading the word through our Trinity E-Family online.

We need you:

WHAT SERVICE WILL YOU ATTEND? 

Please go to this link now and fill out this short questionnaire to help us plan accordingly. 

Church, I know all of this is different, and like I said this past Sunday – the key word for this new season will be FLEXIBILITY and POSITIVITY; but we do not want you to have to stay home any longer and the Staff and myself are so ready to put in the work that it will take to open the doors of our church back up beginning THIS SUNDAY!!  We have an amazing staff and they are working crazy hard to continue the mission of our church.  Together We are a Reaching, Discipling and Sending Church impacting generations for Christ. 

We will press on through in the room and through our online experience in seeing this vision continue to come to life in our community being turned upside down in the name of Jesus!!!  Be praying for YOUR ONE, and who you need to invite to be a part of THE COMEBACK in the room or on our online campus.

Remember, that none of this season that we’ve been walking through has caught the Lord by surprise! He has an amazing plan for you, for our church, our for community and the world.  Let’s not miss it!!  The opportunity is here to us all to be stretched, to adapt, to grow and become stronger!!  Thank you church for being so amazing and for being more fearful of missed opportunity, than of change.  I 100% believe that the Lord is going to shine His favor on that passion that you are displaying!!  My family and I are so thankful just to be a part it all. 

We love you dearly and again if there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call.

 

Pastor Brian Mills



Pastor Blog 4-19-2020

Psalm 57:7 “My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident. No wonder I can sing your praises!”
 
David just got to the cave in Addulam where he was hiding from King Saul, as Saul was out to take David’s life. The one that was anointed to be the next King of Israel, was now being pursued to be killed. When the Lord does not provide your desires, in your timing, is your immediate response in the moment still to proclaim “My heart is confident in you, O God!” (Psalm 57:7)
 
David finished this Psalm saying “Wake up, my heart! Wake up, O lyre and harp! I will wake the dawn with my song. I will thank you, Lord, among all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations. For your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.”
 
 
Never forget that the Lord has a plan for you and it will be fulfilled in His timing and through His ways, but we must stay faithful along the journey. Never lose your confidence in God even if life seems to take a turn in a way you never expected!!! He is with you. He is for you.


Easter 2020 Blog

EASTER – A time we celebrate Jesus death, burial and resurrection. 

Every year Easter is one of the most special times and I believe this year will be the same!!  It will look different this year more than ever before, but I implore you to remember that God is on the move, so as His Church, we must pray and make much of Jesus through these unprecedented times. 
 

WHAT WILL EASTER LOOK LIKE AT TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH (@TRINITYCHURCHOK)

Palm Sunday, April 5th

10:45am – LIVE SERVICE Online only

7:00pm – We are hosting an online community-wide Prayer Gathering with some pastors & leaders from all over Canadian County. 

 

Holy Week Daily Devotional

You will be receiving a daily devotion by text message, as we walk through Easter week together.  If you want to make sure you get the text, please go to infocard.trinitychurchok.com and fill out the information card, submit it and we will add you to our system to make sure you get these daily texts. 

 

Tuesday, April 7th Coffee Break

Pastor Brian and his wife Jennifer will host an Coffee Break episode. 

 

Good Friday, April 10th Coffee Break LIVE @ NOON

12:00pm – Pastor Brian, his wife, and Cody Dunbar will walk us through the events of Good Friday and we will have a LIVE, but brief online only Good Friday time of reflection. 

 

Easter Sunday Morning, April 12th

We will celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection with 2 ONLINE ONLY LIVE services

9:00am and 10:45am 

 

Easter Sunday Night, April 12th

6:30pm – We will have an online only WORSHIP NIGHT led by Cody Dunbar and the Trinity Worship team, along with Pastor Brian giving us encouraging words throughout it.   This is for Trinity and the whole community to have a night of celebration and reflection as we come to the end of Easter night. 

 

Let’s make this Easter one we will never forget, not because of COVID-19; but because we lived out our faith like never before! 

Remember every time we post or go live online, these are opportunities to connect virtually. We would love for you to connect and engage with us.  Share, Comment, Like and tag others and let’s stay connected through social media venues and Zoom calls. 

Church, this is a different time, but it is a time in which God can flex his muscles and show off in a mighty way in our lives.  Let Him show off through the way you respond. Stay healthy, stay positive, and stay in the Word during this time. We love you Church!

-Pastor Brian