Moving Trinity Forward

Trinity has been on an exciting journey to develop a plan for Moving Trinity Forward. It began with our Shared Vision Way Point Team that developed a new mission with four core values for moving forward. The four core values include: Learning, Worship, Outreach, and Relationships.

The Worship Way Point Team then developed the WHY we worship and created a sub team that has been working on feedback from the congregation on the weekend worship schedule.
The Worship Planning Team, assembled out of the Worship Way Point Team, was tasked to answer a very important question -“What weekend schedule is most conducive to living out Trinity’s new mission and core values?”

What did the Worship Planning Team do?
We began meeting in February 2017, to develop a timeline and bring a decision to Trinity disciples for a September start date. In June more than 100 participants attended our forums and told us what feeds them in Worship, Faith Formation, Christian Care and Fellowship. Following this electronic surveys were distributed and 373 of you responded. After analyzing the data, we determined key points and carefully considered the recommendations from the Joshua Group and the 2016 CAT survey. They are:
  • Re-work worship and music to create inspiring, heartfelt experiences
  • Make necessary changes to attract families with children and youth
What the team heard!
Thanks to the many disciples who participated in the forums, surveys and individual conversations, we learned you desire…
  • A full sanctuary because this creates Spirit-filled, energizing, and uplifting services
  • A later time for the early service which is important for families with children and youth.
  • Options for children in worship. Some families wish to worship with their children, others prefer worshiping without their children, while some would like an alternative activity for the young children during the sermon
Change is coming in September!
On July 11, Trinity’s Council accepted our proposal for a New Sunday Morning Schedule to begin on Sunday, September 17, 2017.
  • The 5:30 p.m. Saturday service will continue to be a spirit-filled, intimate, casual, and relevant service.
  • The 9:00 a.m. Sunday service will be a lively experience with upbeat music, present day wording, children’s sermon, biblical storytelling, communion, and musical leadership.
  • The 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will be a traditional worship experience with the familiar Lutheran liturgy, children’s sermon, biblical storytelling, communion and choral leadership. There will be no change for the radio broadcast.
  • Faith Formation (Sunday School) at 10:30 a.m. with optional times for learning throughout the morning. (Adults, Small Groups, and 3rd year confirmation)
  • Fellowship opportunities will begin at 10:00 a.m. and extend until noon which will offer time for fellowship and deepening our relationships with each other.
Spirit Led Worship Renewal moves Trinity Forward!
Over the next several months Trinity disciples are invited and encouraged to worship during all of the services, explore faith formation opportunities and participate in extended fellowship hours. Your feedback about how things are going for you and your family is important, and we want to answer your questions about these changes at Trinity. Here are three ways you can be an active participant in these exciting changes.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Click here to read additional information about how these changes might affect you. Each week the questions we receive from Trinity disciples will be posted on the Moving Trinity Forward web page: trinitylansdale.com/moving-trinity-forward. If you have a question, please send your question to TLC@trinitylansdale.com.
  • Worship Renewal is a process and takes careful planning, prayer, and time. New and exciting ways for you to participate in worship will be introduced and together, we’ll live into our new schedule. A part of learning together is evaluating together. After Easter, watch for forum opportunities that will provide a time for us to discuss what is working well and what could work better.
  • Pray for Trinity Moving Forward. Take time each day to pray for our worship renewal team, staff, and clergy. Ask for the Spirit to guide each and every one of us as we move forward together.
Let’s celebrate together!
God is calling us to embrace diversity and connect all generations in a spirit-filled celebration on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Be sure to look for more information in Trinity Weekly, the fall issue of Lansdale Lutheran available in late August, or at www.trinitylansdale.com.
Looking forward to seeing you there – so mark your calendars today!

The Story Way Point Team has been working on sharing our stories with each other and communicating Trinity’s Story and God’s Story along the way. They are still asking disciples to submit their stories. For further information, please pick up the “What’s Your Story” brochure from the wall communication racks.


The Leadership Way Point Team worked on a plan to restructure our laity, Council, staff and clergy to align to our mission and core values.  You can see a summary of their analysis and recommendations in the three brief videos below.

Moving Leadership Forward at Trinity  Click on the links below to see each video

  1. Background and Findings
  2. Recommendations for the Laity
  3. Recommendations for the Council, Staff, and Clergy

Theses recommendations have been endorsed by Council and implementation will be underway throughout 2017.  Plans and updates will be published in the Weekly as well as here on the website.  Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date on the news!