August 2021 Blog

Fall is HERE!!! C’MON Somebody!!!

We have had an amazing summer at Trinity. We have had over 53 families visit and have seen 60 be baptized just in June and July!!! We are in special days, and I can’t imagine all the Lord is going to do this fall.  

I want to encourage you to pray with me for a few things this fall…

  1.     Pray our mission statement comes alive!!

Together We are a REACHING (pray we reach our “one’s” this fall), DISCIPLING (pray that those who come to Trinity grow in their walk with Christ and become more like Jesus), and SENDING (pray we go live as Kingdom influencers with the influence the Lord has given us) church impacting generations for Christ (pray we reach all ages and all generations)

 

  1.     Pray for our community. Pray the Lord opens new doors, and we are able to serve our community and display the love of Jesus to them. We don’t want to be a church that says, “come and see…” we want to be a church that “GOES.”

 

  1.     Pray for your “ONE.”The ONE family you are going to reach this fall and get them in church!

 

  1.     Pray for our Serve Team as they carry out the vision the Lord has given us as a church. 

 

  1.     Pray for our Staff that the Lord will keep us energized and, on our knees, trusting Him with the plans of the Church!! 

 

  1.     Pray the Lord keeps shining favor on our giving and that more will continue to move into tithing and that the Lord will use the money to advance the gospel!  

 

  1.     Pray for the Together We Center as we are praying for a grand opening in November.  

 

 

A FEW SAVE THE DATES:

August 13th – Serve Team Launch

The Serve Team Launch party is for you!! Whether you are already a serve team member or you would like to join the team, you are invited!! We will start at 6pm.

You can register at http://serveteam.trinitychurchok.com/

August 15th – Kick Off Sunday         

We will have Omelet Sunday for the whole church! THIS IS THE DAY TO INVITE YOUR ONE!! 

August 15th at 6:00pm – Mayors’ Prayer Gathering for Educators       

Join us with our local Mayors’ and other leaders and pastors to pray over our educators and schools as we kick-off the school year.

 

August 18th – Wednesday Fall Kickoff 

Preschool, kids, students, and adults will all start out the Fall with a bang! We will have special things planned in each of these areas on this can’t-miss night. 

September 12th – Together We Worship Night

This is one of our favorite nights to spend extra time in the presence of the Lord through worship! Invite a friend to come with you on this night!

October 14-17th – Dominican Republic Mission Trip:

This October we will be traveling to the Dominican Republic with the Mission of Hope. This will be an incredible time serving the people of this country through Evangelism, Construction, and more. The total cost of the trip is $1500 and that includes travel, lodging and meals while in the Dominican Republic. Learn more and register here https://trinityyukon.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/685993 

October 27th – Silent Disco (Kids & Students)

Kids and Students will have a silent disco night! Be sure to invite friends to this free event open to kids in 1st-5th grade, and 6th-12th grade for students.

December 4th-5th – Canadian County Christmas         

We like to celebrate Christmas BIG at Trinity. We love starting the season off with Canadian County Christmas. We will have fun for your entire family! We will do 4 services this year. Saturday 6pm, Sunday 9:30am, Sunday 11am, Sunday 6pm. Don’t miss this special event!

December 25th – Christmas Eve Services:

On this night we will reflect on the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ, through different creative elements. Children are welcome to attend. Service times are 4pm, 5:30 and 7pm.  

 

TRINITY WOMEN:

August 31st – Tuesday Bible Study

Women’s fall bible study kickoff 9-11am or 6:30-8pm (childcare available for preschool age and under for those who pre-register on our website) Women.TrinityChurchOK.com 

October 24th – Flourish

Women’s worship gathering 

 

TRINITY MEN: 

October 10th – Men’s Steak Dinner 

Special Guest Jeff Strucker and HUGE giveaways. Tickets are $10. 

TUESDAY NIGHTS:

Currently Trinity’s Support Ministries are on Tuesday nights, at 6:30pm, at the church, starting August 31. Childcare is available if registered at Trinity. The Support Ministries are the following:

GriefShare: A 13 week support group designed to help you rebuild your life after losing a loved one. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone. For info call/text 405.823.1346 or register using the link below

https://trinityyukon.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/960333

DivorceCare: A 12 week support group designed to help support and guide you through divorce or separation. This discussion and video class has helped thousands with hope, friendship, and support. For info call/text 405.354.4839 or register online at divorcecare.org or use the link below

https://trinityyukon.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/960366

Financial Peace: A 9 week proven plan that helps you pay off debt fast and save more money for the future. For more info call 4.05.354.4839, or register using the link below

https://trinityyukon.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/960413

ADULTS WEDNESDAY NIGHTS:

THE ART OF MARRIAGE

Marriage is truly an art. Whether you are about to begin or have been working on your canvas for years, your relationship is bound to become a masterpiece with continued work and God’s grace. This series from Family Life will both encourage and challenge you to, together, become all God desires in your marriage. Led by Pastor Toby Anderson in the Main Auditorium.

 

ISRAEL: EXPERIENCING THE BIBLE IN HISTORICAL CONTEXT

Study Israel and radically change your understanding of the scriptures. In this first volume of the That The World May Know series, historian and teacher Ray Vander Laan will show how God guided His people to the promised land to impact the world both in ancient times and today. Led by Eric and Pam Pillmore in the Growth Track Room.

 

 JUDE: A SURVIVAL MANUAL FOR THE LAST DAYS

One of the shortest and most overlooked books in the Bible speaks powerfully to today’s church and to the culture we live in. Jude’s amazing message and prophetic insights will help any believer grow in Christ and be prepared to defend the Lord’s church. Led by Pastor Scott Kinney in Classroom 3.

 

GROWING IN CHRIST: A STUDY FOR NEW AND GROWING BELIEVERS

If you are new to your faith, recently baptized, or desire renewed growth in your relationship with God, this class is for you! Weekly topics include assurance of salvation, prayer, forgiveness, how to study God’s Word, living daily for Christ and more. Led by Kenneth and Patsy Anderson in Classroom 2.



April 3, 2021 Blog

Wait on the Lord. Over 2000 years ago, today was a day of waiting. Waiting to see what would happen with Jesus. Would he actually conquer death, would he come out of the grave, how would he come out, what will it look like, will it happen as He said it would after 3 days?
 
In the Jewish culture, today is known as Shabbat, the Sabbath day of rest. No work was allowed to happen on this day. Just a day of rest. To rest and to wait. These two words don’t seem to go together. Yet, sometimes the Lord brings us to a place where we must have great faith that He will come through, there is no need for striving in the waiting so that we can rest in our faith as we wait on Him!
 

Rest today and remember, Exodus 14:14, “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

As you rest today, remember that what was accomplished at the cross on Friday was for YOU!

To the rebellious, Friday was for YOU!

To the broken hearted, Friday was for YOU!

To those full of worry & anxiety, Friday was for YOU!

To those who reject Christ, Friday was for YOU!

To those who call yourselves an atheist, Friday was for YOU!

To those living in deep sin & sorrow, Friday was for you!

To those who have surrendered your life to Christ, Friday was for YOU!

I could keep going, but just remember Friday was for YOU!

 

So as you wait and rest today, remember what Jesus did was for YOU, so that you could have eternal life with Him!!

He proved Friday was for you on Sunday!!

 

1 Corinthians 15:55-57 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 



April 2021 Blog

WOW!  That is really the only way I can describe all that the Lord is doing in and through our church right now.  We have seen the Lord grow our church over 18% through the Covid season we are still walking through.  We have seen lives changed weekly. This year alone we have seen 32 being baptized, 24 of which have been in the past 4 weeks.  Each one of those numbers has a name.  That name has a story and God is moving in each story!  WOW!!  We have completed our Together We Journey and are now in the process of moving forward in upgrading our worship center and building the Together We Center!  So much is happening, and we can’t be more thankful for all that the Lord is doing. 

Let’s keep praying that the Lord will keep allowing us to be a reaching, discipling and sending church impacting generations for Christ. 

This is a HUGE week for our church as we celebrate Easter Weekend.  A week that we pause and reflect on all Jesus did for us.  This past Sunday, known as Palm Sunday, is when Jesus made his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem.  He then headed back to Bethany that night, which is the town that Lazarus, Mary and Martha lived.  The Monday of Holy week we find Jesus leaving Bethany, going over the Mount of Olives and re-entering Jerusalem.  On that Monday over 2,000 years ago Jesus cursed a fig tree, cleanses the temple, then leaves the city and heads back to Bethany.   Tuesday, Jesus heads back to Jerusalem and we read that Judas is bargaining with the Sanhedrin to betray Jesus.  Wednesday we are not sure all that Jesus did, but most believe that he spent the day staying in Bethany.  Thursday, Jesus has the last supper with his disciples, washes their feet, spends time praying with them, and predicts the coming days.  He then heads to the Garden of Gethsemane and is betrayed by Judas.  From that point on we find Jesus under trial.  We will look at the rest of the story this Sunday morning. 

 

Good Friday, we will remember all Jesus did through worship and the Lord’s supper.  Our Good Friday worship service starts at 7:15pm.  Before the service we will have FREE FOOD for the whole family at 6pm, an EGG HUNT for the kids at 6:30pm, and a special worship night starting at 7:15pm.  

THIS SUNDAY we will have 3 services in the room // 8am, 9:30am and 11am.  We will also run our services online at 2pm, 6pm, 8pm then again on Monday at 9pm. 

 

This is a great weekend to INVITE A FAMILY TO CHURCH:

  • Text through your contacts inviting all in our area to join you Friday and Sunday.
  • Be sure you pass out your door hangers.
  • Hand out invite cards.
  • Share invites on Social Media.

 

It is truly the perfect weekend to invite someone to church. 

We will see you all Sunday!!!  Can’t wait!!!

Pastor Brian Mills



March 2021 Blog

Can you believe March is already here?!  We’ve been off to a crazy start in 2021, with multiple snowstorms, a Presidential Inauguration, and continuing to work through the Covid-19 pandemic.  Yet, through it all God is moving in amazing ways!!  Every week the staff and I sit down together and start our weekly meeting time with praises and stories from the week before.  And each week this share time goes at least 20 minutes, sharing stories of ALL that the Lord is doing through you and in the life of our church!!  Life change leads to God opportunities if we stop and recognize them.  I love what Mark Batterson says in his book “Win the Day,” “Without Goliath, you don’t discover David.”  David became known as the man after God’s own heart. He was a man who is considered one of the greatest kings and leaders of all time.  Yet, that is not the way he was seen by his family growing up.  When Samuel showed up at his father’s house to pick the one who was to be anointed to be the next King of Israel, his own father did not even think to bring David up from the fields to be introduced to Samuel.  David was the youngest son, most likely the smallest, and he was left in the field to take care of the sheep.  The Lord then says to Samuel “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him.  The Lord does not look at the things people look at.  People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks in the heart.”  God sees what man could never see, the heart!  Man didn’t see David’s potential and his ability until he ended up facing Goliath, but God did! 

Stay faithful with the today and then let God show off tomorrow.  God showed off through David by putting a giant in front of him and David did not back down or run in fear.  He simply had faith!  In I Samuel 17:25, David says to Goliath, “You come against me with a sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, who you have defied.”  When you are faced with the giants in life remember to stand firm in your faith and allow God to be used through you!  And remember, without Goliath, you don’t discover David!  I hope that encourages you today!!! 

Can I just say about our Church, WOW!!!  We have had the strongest start of any season of our church through seeing many show up each week, lives being changed, many getting connected, people being baptized and people being faithful in their giving.  Together We are a reaching, disciplining and sending church impacting generations for Christ! 

The last Together We Journey Big Give Sunday is this SUNDAY!!!  Together We are praying for $350,000 to finish this journey of building the Together We Center and updating our worship center.  If you have not yet jumped in to be a part of this journey with us, you can do so by giving in the room on March 7th or online at journey.trinitychurchok.com.  Let’s finish strong Church, on this incredible God-given opportunity to make a huge impact in our community. 

 

THIS SUNDAY – MARCH 7TH IS A HUGE DAY!

  • Big Weekend for our Students
  • Pre-School Ministry will have carnival Sunday!
  • Kids Ministry will have Jared Hall the Illusionist here!
  • It is OMELET Sunday – Omelet bar opens at 8:30am and ends at 11:00am
  • And…Big Give Sunday!!

C’mon somebody!! Invite someone with you this weekend!!

Make plans to join us for a great Easter weekend.

Good Friday:

            6:00pm – Family Dinner available outside for purchase

            6:30pm – Easter Egg Hunt for the kids

            7:15pm – Good Friday Worship Night serving the Lord’s Supper

 

Easter Morning:

            3 Services: 8am, 9:30am and 11am

            Pre School and Kids Ministries will happen all 3 hours

            We will have family photo booths

            Music in the Lobby

            No other programming or groups will meet on Easter Sunday

 

Help us spread the Word:

            Share all posts via Social Media. 

            Help take doorhangers we’re providing to pass out in your neighborhood.

            Take invitation cards and invite all you know in our community. 

            Personally call one family and ask them to join you. 

 

Let’s keep living as Kingdom Influencers and reaching our community for Christ!  Together We tell people; because Saved people tell people!!! 

Church, my family and I are so thankful for you all and we love doing life with you impacting and serving our community for Christ!! 

Pastor Brian Mills



February 2021 Blog

Church,

WHAT A START TO 2021!!!  I mean C’mon!!!  I pray that the Lord encouraged you and challenged you through the 21 days of Prayer and Fasting time we did as a church, along with our collection of sermons through the “When People Meet Jesus” series that kicked off this year. 

As we keep pressing on into 2021, I want to encourage you today from Philippians 2:4, “Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others too.”

Ask the question daily, who can I serve today and display the love of Christ through my actions?  As believers, we must remember to always walk slow through the crowd and recognize everyone and not just the “someone’s” and serve all of those who are serving others.  Serve those you come in contact with on a daily basis who no one may notice.  May we be a people to make someone’s day through our kindness and humility towards them!!  Let that kindness lead to Gospel conversations and use those conversations to share the love of Jesus and invite others to church! 

Church, let’s continue to be faithful in our giving as we move forward as well.  We have our final “Big Give Sunday” on Sunday, March 7th for the Together We Journey where we are praying for $450,000 to be given on that day to fulfill the goal for our vision for this God given endeavor.  We also want to stay faithful in our weekly giving to the General Budget through our Tithe as well, giving 10% of all God has given us that week back to Him through the General Budget of our church.  Don’t forget that you can sign up for reoccurring giving by going to giving.trinitychurchok.com along with giving online through this way.

You can also download our new Church Center app (iOSAndroid) from the App Store, and select TrinityChurchOK for your church, create a login and update your information as well as set up to give through the app as well. It’s super easy and convenient.  We are so thankful in how faithful you are to the Lord through your giving and pray that the Lord blesses you for your faithfulness in living in obedience to Him.

 

Here’s a few upcoming events to make sure that you have on your calendar:

THE MARRIAGE CONFERENCE  You can sign up right now at marriage.trinitychurchok.com or text marriage to 405.374.5308.  Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to invest into your marriage for only $20.00!  I would also encourage you to invite 5 other couples that you know to sign up and attend with you!  They will be glad they did! 

IN THE ROOM ATTENDANCE – If you have not made it back in the room through the COVID-19 pandemic but feel comfortable with beginning the transition back into the room on Sunday mornings then our 9:30am is the best service to attend! There is plenty of space available for social distancing at that service time and of course, if there is ANY WAY we can help you and your family to be back in the room with us, then please do not hesitate to contact myself or one of our Pastors! 

BIG WEEKEND for TRINITY STUDENTSThis weekend event is a must attend for all the students around Canadian County!  It will be the weekend of March 5-7th and you can find more information here.

HELP SPREAD THE WORD  Would you be on our “share team”?  Share about Trinity on social media each week.  Share your personal experience from Trinity each Sunday.  Post a picture and tag Trinity (@Trinitychurchok), myself (@brianmills247) or one of our pastors weekly and let us hear from you.  Share the service on Facebook and YouTube weekly.  Let’s keep sharing and spreading the word about all that God is doing here at Trinity and get the word out to our community. 

 

Church, as always,  Jennifer, McKenna, Parker and I are so thankful for you and your love for the Lord and our community.  You are the most incredible people and we love being a part of all God is doing here with you!!  Let’s keep doing this together!!

 

Together We,

Pastor Brian Mills



January 2021 Blog

Happy New Year, Church! It’s officially 2021!! Have you made your “new years resolutions” or have any goals set for 2021? Where is church attendance on that goal sheet? Let’s start STRONG this year, beginning this Sunday making church attendance THE PRIORITY for you and your family instead of A PRIORITY. In 2021, choose to invest in your physical health and mental health by getting your spiritual life in order as you begin the new year.

Hebrews 10:23-25 “Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.

We have so many exciting things coming at Trinity to help you with this and I can’t wait!!

Help us spread the word out about all that’s going on here Trinity:

  • Pick up one of our new yard signs and place it in your front yard.
  • Share our services each Sunday and all we do on Social Media (Follow us: @TrinityChurchOK)
  • Write us a review on Google and Facebook.
  • Personally invite 5 people as we start the year to come with you to church.
  • Reach out to “your ONE”… The one person you are praying will come to know Christ in 2021 and invite them to church.

Every Sunday the doors will be open for you and your family and we have something for all ages:

9:30 am – Growth Track happens weekly – Get connected & plugged in at Trinity in 2021.

9:30 & 11:00 am – Live Worship – in room services

9:30 & 11:00 am – Trinity Pre School and Trinity Kids – discipleship happens

9:30 am – Trinity Students – small groups

9:30 am – “Parent Talk” – A discipleship class for those with kids

9:30 am – “Young at Heart” – A Discipleship class for empty-nesters & senior adults.

 

ONLINE SERVICE OPTIONS: 9:30am, 11am, 2pm, 6pm and 8pm and Monday’s at 9pm.

 

Wednesday Nights are back:  Doors open at 6pm, classes start at 6:30pm

  • Trinity Pre School and Trinity Kids programing that is a must attend! Have your kids invite their friends!
  • Trinity Students – Service – Invite everyone to this!!
  • Adult Classes: “Experiencing God”, “Parables”, “End Time Prophecy” and “Growing in Christ” will all be offered on Wednesday nights in 2021!
  • Along with coffee, great fellowship and fun!!

Upcoming Church Events:

January 3rd – 23rd – 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting – What will you give up in order to participate in the next 21 days?  Make sure your information is up-to-date in our church database, in order to receive text & communication from us. (See below on how to do this)

January 10th Ground Breaking for the Together We Center. More info coming next week.

January 24th.Trinity Family Worship Night – to conclude our 21 days of prayer & fasting.

January 30th – “Guys, Guns and Gravy” breakfast.

MARRIAGE CONFERENCE  – February 12-14th: The 12th that night, the 13th that morning and Sunday morning, all services on the 14th!! Let’s go. Sign up to be a part of the conference on the 12th and 13th and then invite everyone you know to be here with us for Sunday services on the 14th!!

March 5-6Big Weekend for Trinity Students 

March 7th – Our Final Big Give Sunday for the Together We Center.

April 4th – Easter Sunday!

April 18thFLOURISH – Trinity Women’s Community Worship Night  

 

UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION IN OUR CHURCH DATABASE

How to do this:

  1. On your phones “App Store” Search and Download the “Church Center” App
  2. Select Trinity Yukon as your church
  3. Use your phone number to log in
  4. From the App you can update all your basic family information
  5. Any problems email: nickh@TrinityYukon.com
  6. Then keep this app. It will be a great tool in the future for us.


December 23, 2020 Blog

Luke 2:10   “…but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.”

“Don’t be afraid!”

As you celebrate Christmas this week, remember that you can always stand in confidence through all that you walk through in this life, knowing your God is with you!  Even in the unknowns, the uncertain, the unexplainable – we need not to be afraid for Emmanuel is with us!

“…I bring you good news…

Pause today and thank the Lord for sending Jesus!! It is indeed the greatest news!!

“…that will bring great joy…”

 No matter the pain you face you can find joy through the pain, valleys, fears, frustrations, and heartache, knowing that Jesus is with you through them all!  He came for you!! 

 

2020 has been a tough year for everyone in various ways, from sickness, to job loss, the loss of loved ones, to loneliness and isolation. It has been a year of adjustments and changes.  It has been a year of loss, sadness and pain.  It has been a year of surprises.  Let’s just say it has been a year!  But through all that we have walked through in 2020, I find great hope knowing our God has walked it with us and may we always pause and find joy in knowing that JESUS IS LORD through it ALL!  Through the ups and the downs and the in-between – He will always be with us!

This year through the ministry of Trinity Baptist Church we have seen many saved and over 80 people baptized!! PRAISE GOD CHURCH!!  We have seen God’s people stay faithful in their giving through a very fearful time as we have walked through this pandemic.  We have been given new visions and dreams to say yes to, like the Together We Journey.  We have worked hard at keeping the church doors open as much as we could and the Lord has shined great favor on us in that!  I pray that the Lord has used the ministry of Trinity to bless you & your family in some way in this year of 2020!! 

We are not done yet!!  We still have our annual Christmas Eve services this Thursday starting at 2:30 pm, at 4:00 pm and again at 6:00 pm.  We added another service to give ample space for social distancing for all of our families to gather together to celebrate our Savior’s birth. Then, we have our last service of 2020 on Sunday, December 27th!  So invite others to be a part of these with us. 

So church, as we start 2021 remember that we will start in prayer.  Just like we did at the beginning of 2020, we will spend the first 21 days of 2021 in Prayer and Fasting.  Start praying now for what it is that you need to give up & abstain from in 2021 from January 3rd to January 23rd as we seek the Lord for His will, His ways, and His purposes for our lives & the life of our church in 2021!  Then through each day we will text you, or you can pick up a hard copy at the church, of verses to pray over yourself, the church and our community through each of the 21 days.  This is a special time that I would encourage you to get the whole family involved in. 

Here are a few devotions you might like for 2021:

  • Paul David Tripp – “New Morning Mercies”
  • Boyd Baily – “Seeking Daily the Heart of God” (Volume 1 and 2)
  • The One Year Bible
  • The One Year Chronological Bible
  • “Salvaging My Identity” – A 40 day journey for teenage girls (MS/HS)
  • “Checkpoints: A Tactical Guide to Manhood” – A 40 day journey for teenage boys (MS/HS)

 

Then to conclude our 21 days of prayer and fasting, on January 24th, we will have a Trinity Family Worship Night to reflect on all the Lord has given us through 21 days of prayer and fasting!! 

If you have not signed up for our Marriage Conference with Dr. Ronnie and Jeana Floyd, you will want to do so today!  It will February 12-14th and the cost is $20.00.  The 12th will just be that evening, the 13th will be that morning, and then to all who attend the conference, we will have free childcare available for you at the church in order for you and your spouse to have a date night out for Valentine’s Day. Then to conclude the weekend,  on Sunday, the 14th Pastor Floyd will be preaching in both services at Trinity!!  You won’t want to miss any of this weekend and this event will fill up, so sign up today!!  Marriage.trinitychurchok.com

 

I pray this next year that you will think of one person you can invite to be a part of our church with us and may we see many come to know Christ in 2021!! 

Church, my family and I are so thankful for you!!  And if there is ever anything that we can do for you please let me know!!!  

 

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Your Pastor,

Brian Mills



December 2020 Blog

Well Church, what a year it has been…2020 has definitely been one for the books! 

Instead of focusing on what 2020 was not, let’s instead, choose to think about all that the Lord has done through 2020.  We have seen the Lord draw people to our church in a huge way throughout this year: 34% growth! We have seen 76 people be baptized and we have seen over 250 people graduate Growth Track and join our church all within 2020 and a Global Pandemic.  Pause and remember back through 2020 on what the Lord has done for you – sometimes we just need to pause and look intently for His provisions; not just the fear, frustration, & weariness that 2020 has brought. 

Another amazing part of this year has been the God size stories of life change that have happened through 2020.  Stories of those who given their life to Christ through our online ministry both here locally and those who live around the country, the stories of new staff members joining our Trinity family, the stories of open doors that the Lord has given us to step up and serve our community in new ways, and we can not forget the amazing open door to take the amazing faith step in launching the Together We Center for our community through the Together We Journey!! 

Over the last few weeks, we have been walking through Hebrews 11 on Sunday mornings and we have all been challenged to live by faith.  No matter our background, no matter where we have been, or what we have done, the Lord can take us and use us to alter history for His Good & His Glory if we will choose to live by faith!!  Church, let’s end 2020 by faith and let’s approach 2021 by faith!  Let’s continue taking faith risks, all in the name of Jesus!  Let’s continue to be a church that reaches people, disciples people, and sends people into our community as Kingdom Influencers!! 

So, as we come to the end of the year we move into a time of giving, and may we approach it by faith!  May it be a time to end the year strong as a church!  A time to allow God to show off in a big way through our faithfulness to give through the Together We Journey and towards the General Budget of Trinity!! 

On December 13th we will hold our next “Big Give Sunday” in which we are challenging everyone to give your end of the year gifts to the General Budget of our church, along with giving their second offering towards the Together We Journey.   

 

Goals for December:

Our goal for the Together We Journey is $300,000 to be given on or before December 13th

December 13th – 31st our December goal with Year End Giving towards the general budget is $208,314.  For December 2020 we are praying for a total of $508,314 to be given as we end the year.  That’s a God size goal, that only He can provide as long we are obedient and live out of complete faith & trust!  Would you pray as an individual or as a family and ask the Lord how you can be a part of this giving journey to Advance the Gospel in our community. 

Together we are a reaching, discipling and sending church impacting generations for Christ!  Pray with us as the people of God that we would all be faithful in our giving and that the Lord will keep using it to advance the gospel in our community and around the world!!! 

Jennifer, McKenna, Parker and I are so thankful for you!!  We love our church, and we love you!!  I truly can’t wait to see what the Lord does in 2021 through you, through our church and in your lives!!  Please keep praying the Lord will continue to watch over us, protect us, shine His favor on his and keep us unified under His mission of advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!

This holiday season, I am so thankful for you & the opportunity to be your pastor.

 

Brian Mills

Senior Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church 



November 2020 Blog

My heart is confident in you, O God; my heart is confident.  No wonder I can sing your praises!”- Psalm 57:7  

David had just arrived at the cave in Addulam where he was hiding from King Saul.  Saul was out to kill him; the One that had been anointed to be the next King of Israel was being chased down, pursued, and the current king wanted him killed – and so he hides.  When the Lord does not answer your request or show up to provide the desires you desire on your time frame, do you still proclaim like David did, “My heart is confident in you, O God!”  

Never forget in the “in between” that the Lord has a plan for you and it will be fulfilled in His timing and through His way, but we must stay faithful along the journey.  Never lose your confidence in God, even when life seems to take a turn in a way you never expected!!!  

David finished by saying this in Psalm 57, “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.”
 

Church, I am so thankful for where the Lord has us and how He has been with us through 2020.  We only have 7 Sundays left in 2020 and I pray the Lord moves every Sunday in a special way at Trinity!!  If you have not been able to be back in the room with us since March, we would love for you to join us at some point before this year comes to and end.  The 9:30am service has plenty of ample space in order to social distance, and as always please feel free to wear a mask if you so desire. 

We have some HUGE events I don’t want you to miss and would ask that you invite at least one other couple or family to join you to be a part of each of these events with us.  Every Sunday is special and God is on the move, so each week think of one couple you can invite you to join you weekly to one of our service. 

On December 6th we will have the very first Canadian County Christmas program.  This will be a special Christmas performance, of many to come in the future here at Trinity, with the Gospel story proclaimed through music and creative elements as we celebrate the Savior this holiday season.  This will be a great Sunday to invite someone to join us!  We will have 3 services available to attend on this Sunday;  9:30am, 11:00am and 6:00pm. 

Then on December 13th will be our next BIG GIVE Sunday where we get the opportunity to further the vision of The Together We Journey.  Our goal for this Sunday is that the Lord would provide for our church $300,000 over and above our weekly budget giving in order to invest into our community through the Together We Journey. 

On this day we will also have our Annual Budget Meeting where we will vote on the 2021 Annual Budget.  We are excited about all that the Lord is doing and for what is to come!!

On December 24th we will have our annual Trinity Christmas Eve Service which will be the perfect time to invite someone and bring your whole family with you to join us at one of our two services on Christmas Eve at either 4:00pm or 6:00pm. 

Then January 3-12, 2021, we launch our 21 days of Prayer and Fasting time as a church to begin the new year.  This is a time we encourage you to give up something in your life and the time you would give to it, give it to the Lord and let’s start 2021 in prayer and fasting pursuing the Lord and all He has for us personally and corporately as a church body.  Ask the Lord for a mighty move of God to continue right here in Canadian County and our surrounding area. 
 
We will end the 21 days of prayer and fasting with a Together We Worship Night on January 24th at 6pm. 

Mark your calendars now for February 12-13th and make sure to sign up our Trinity Marriage Conference.  We are bringing in Dr. Ronnie Floyd and his wife Jeana, to invest in us as couples that weekend.  No matter how long you have been married or if you are single, this is a must attend event.  The event will happen Friday night and Saturday morning. Then as a special gift to those who attend the Marriage Conference: We are going to provide childcare at the church for those couples who attend the event on that Saturday night so that you can go out and have a Valentine’s Date Night together as a couple with childcare provided.
We conclude the conference in our Sunday morning services where Dr. Floyd will bring an amazing message at 9:30am and 11am for our church.  Even if you can’t attend the weekend or someone you know can’t then make sure to be here on that Sunday morning!!
 

I could list so much more that we can be praying for and all we have coming up!!  We are in very exciting days at Trinity and we want no one to miss out on anything we are doing. 

As always, Jennifer and I are so thankful for each of you and if we can do anything for you please let me know.  Our family could not be more blessed to call Trinity our church family!!! 

 

Pastor Brian Mills



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