Trinity’s undergraduate leadership program Emerging Kingdom Leaders (EKL) hosted their first ever sold-out annual conference, with 400 high school students attending on April 26 – 27. EKL is a leadership program designed for freshman undergraduate students, and students can continue to participate as mentors throughout their undergraduate career.
The conference, hosted by current EKL freshman and leaders, consisted of three main sessions, three workshop sessions, a TOMS Sole party and a variety of other fun activities. The main session speaker, Pastor of Spiritual Formation at River Valley Church Matt Tebbe, shared about the 360° theme of the conference. Director of Leadership Development and Director of the Office of Christian Formation and Mission Katherine Jeffery said the conference looked at each part of life and how to grow in each part, with Christ in the center of it all. EKL developed the 360° logo around this idea, with the cross forming a circle.
Students attending the conference had the opportunity to attend several workshops, all focused on different aspects of the holistic circle of Christian life.
- “The Well-Rounded Woman” by TIU Cordinator of Minority Student Engagement Joi McGowan
- “Well-Rounded Relationships” by Residence Director Israel Diaz
- “Well-Rounded and Globally-Minded” by Movement121 CEO and President Brad Jeffery
- “Centering Your Circle: Reliance on God” by Trinity junior Steve Durgin
- “Expanding Your Circle: Being Bold and Courageous” by Director of the Multicultural Development Office (MDO) Devlin Scott
- “Shaping Your Circle: How the World Sees You” by Trinity senior Stephen Cartwright
- “Academics: Thinking in Circles” by PhD Program of Educational Studies Director Dr. Donald Guthrie
- “Social Media: Spheres of Influence” by Trinity sophomore Alex Johnson and sophomore Alyssa Dixon
- “Mentorship: Speaking into the Circle” by Trinity senior Hannah Merrifield
- “Evangelism: Bringing Others into the Circle” by Trinity senior Joshua Wheeler
- “Running in Circles: Leadership for Athletes” by TIU Head Men and Women’s Soccer Coach Patrick Gilliam
For youth leaders accompanying their youth groups or students to the conference, Trinity Assistant Professor of Business Dr. Antony Beckham presented two different workshops, “Concentric Circles: Influence Matters” and “Circles not Squares: from Programs to Formation.”
EKL began in 2007. Each year, EKL members work towards the conference as their year-end project and take on individual responsibilities. EKL members were divided up into groups for planning the workshops, main sessions, hospitality, Friday night coffee house, team challenge, and the TOMS sole party. At the sole party, students were each given a pair of white canvas TOMS shoes to decorate.
This year, 400 students attended the conference, coming from from Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Pennsylvania. EKL members have been seeking out creative ways to get the word out about the conference, such as a EKL 360 Leadership Conference Facebook group and a “EKL Harlem Shake” YouTube video. These measures have proved effective, as only 107 students signed up last year. This year’s conference also offered an additional perspective for future athletic leaders and a global perspective with Movement 121′s presence at the conference, advocating a one-to-one connection between consumers and crafters worldwide.
Junior Brittany Aylesworth has been involved with EKL since her freshman year. She first attended the conference in high school because of her leadership involvement in high school.
“It looked like the perfect opportunity to get my foot in the door right away,” Aylesworth said.
Aylesworth was on the workshop committee, and spent the past few months brainstorming topics, recruiting speakers, and working through logistics. The best part of the conference for Aylesworth is the students that attended.
“I love seeing the high school students and knowing that not only are those prospective Trinity students, they are more importantly future leaders. It is awesome to think that God might be using our conference to affect future teachers, ministers, businessmen, or world leaders,” she said.
Jeffery said preparing for the conference helps the freshman EKL members learn more about themselves and their leadership style as they get out of their comfort zone in different activities. Throughout the year, EKL members have been reading through the book Introduction to Leadership by Peter Northouse.
“Many of the students have had to call up different churches to talk about the conference. For some of them it’s a fun thing, for others it’s not,” Jeffery said. “A lot of them went above and beyond what they were asked to do.”
Sophomore Michael Smith is a communications major and an EKL mentor. He oversaw the hospitality committee for the conference. In some instances, this even involved using his communications experience to edit conference materials.
“I think the opportunity to plan a conference is one that most people will never get to have until they have a career. I think the fact that it allows the students to do this with a lot of guidance while in college is phenomenal,” Smith said.
The EKL program has been a formative program for Aylesworth during her undergraduate degree.
“Through the mentorship and educational pieces of the program, I have become aware of and more confident in the unique ways that God has gifted me to serve. From the very beginning as a freshman to my time as a mentor my sophomore and junior years, I have been surrounded by people who see my potential and walk with me in the process of becoming the person God has intended me to be,” Aylesworth said.
Trinity International University hosted their first ever women’s theology conference on the topic of identity on Saturday, February 23.
The event sold out, with 135 women interacting and discussing the presentations from President of Trinity Society of Women Ingrid Faro, TEDS PhD student Esther Theonugraha, TEDS PhD student Dynitta Lieuwen, and Moody Bible Institute Professor of Communications Rosalie de Rosset. After each presentation, a facilitator led participants in “world cafe” style disscussions, sharing their reactions and personal applications of the material. Participants would then switch tables, giving everyone the opportunity to interact and learn from each other.
Former Director of Women’s Ministry at Village Church of Barrington and TEDS alumna Carol Marshall emceed the event. Marshall said many women’s conferences focus on identity because it’s a necessary topic to cover.
“I think in the Christian world there is a need for a corrective. We need to be listening to God about who we are,” Marshall said.
Faro’s message, entitled “Identity in the Image of God: Dust and Divinity,” recounted her loss of livelihood, as well as other meaningful aspects of her life. Faro said that in her lowest moment God reminded her of the essential nature of her identity—a daughter of the Most High.
“All of our accomplishments, other things, are just like Jenga pieces. . . . The most important part of my identity is that I am who God wants me to be. This is all about the way we see,” Faro said.
Faro discussed what imago Dei means, equating it with humanity’s representing the kingdom of God as his people from the very beginning. She said that in light of God’s prohibition against idols, male and female were the only true images of God that he created.
“We are like God—in his image—when we are representing him and his kingdom on this earth,” she said.
Faro said that Satan has been seeking to mar the image of God from the very beginning, since the fall when the curse put enmity between Satan and the woman. She encouraged women to trust God and not to attribute to God what Satan has done.
“I am not the product according to the way other people value me or even the way I value myself, because I am not a commodity. You are not a commodity. Your value is not based on the roles you play. . . . Your identity is placed in how God values you and that’s the true identity, that’s the one that’s going to stand up, and that’s the one that is going to make it through when everything else is shaken,” Faro said.
Esther Theonugraha discussed “Identity in Relationships: Advocacy and Representation,” explaining the difference between being an advocate and a representative. An advocate is one that acts on behalf of a group they are not a part of, while a representative is already inherently a part of that group. Theonugraha said Jesus was the perfect advocate and representative, because of the hypostatic union of Jesus being both truly human and truly God. By seeking to be advocates and by working toward reconciliation among all peoples, Christians can imitate Christ’s bridge-building ministry, according to Theonugraha. She also encouraged attendees not to be overly aware of their own identities, especially racial identities, but to seek out a comprehensive view of themselves in relation to others.
There are many benefits to being an advocate, according to Theonugraha, including the freedom from selfish ambition. When being an advocate, however, Theonugraha discouraged including the opinion of representatives in a group solely because they are representatives. This is known as “marginalization by representation.”
Dynitta Lieuwen’s message, “Identity in a World of Expectations: Beauty for Ashes,” referenced her personal testimony of defying her statistical life expectations.
“When I say I’m not here by accident, it means . . . I am standing before you against the odds,” she said.
Lieuwen grew up in a drug-selling home, enduring multiple forms of abuse while attempting to care for her siblings. After becoming a Christian and entering ministry training, she quickly learned about facing discrimination from many within the church. A few years ago, Lieuwen experienced burn-out while trying to find a job in full-time ministry. Despite these challenges, Lieuwen believes God has used her testimony to encourage others and challenge their procrastination. She encouraged attendees not to avoid being healed by staying busy, but to pursue balance and let God do his healing work.
“We try to stay so busy so that we don’t have to go through the process of being processed. We want pain-free healing, but pain is a process . . . . In the middle of your identities and labels, the core has to be Christ. Everything else is fleeting,” Lieuwen said.
Rosalie de Rosset shared with attendees “There’s More to You Than You Know: A Theology of Dignity,” the first chapter of her book Unseduced and Unshaken: The Place of Dignity in a Young Woman’s Choices. The title is a reference from Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Rosset’s book discusses what dignity looks like for Christian women as seen through several works of literature.
Rosset’s main exhortation for women was for them to not be passive receptors, but rather to embrace theology and its affects on daily choices.
“If your faith matters, your mind matters. Women have not done well there. The church has not done well there. Intellect and theology are words women back away from,” Rosset said.
Using the example of Jane Eyre’s moral sensibility in decision making along with examples of biblical women, Rosset urged listeners to live their lives deliberately. She encouraged women to decide what kind of thinker they are purposing to be through their daily choices. Poor theology leads to poor choices, according to Rosset.
“To be a Christian thinker is urgent . . . it does not happen by accident, it is a conscious choice. . . . Eve’s theology was poor in the instance of her choice,” she said.
Following Rosset’s message, the four speakers answered questions on a panel about a variety of topics, ranging from the role of women in the church to their favorite works of literature. TIU hopes to make a women’s theology conference an annual event. Faro said the event was well received.
“The women here are very excited about this, and it will take them awhile to digest all they’ve heard,” she said.
Over 130 ministry representatives met on Jan. 31 from 7–9 p.m. in Melton Hall for a time of worship and networking as part of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA).
TIU and CCDA have had an institutional partnership for the past three years. Mosaic Ministries Coordinator Daniel Hartman and Associate Dean of Students and Director of Residence Life Heather Rosenberg oversee the CCDA chapter at Trinity. They collaborate with CCDA and local churches to encourage spiritual formation of students and community ministry at Trinity.
The cafe began with a time of prayer and worship led by the Postured for Praise worship team from The Sign of the Dove Church in Waukegan. This was followed by a time of introductions and an overview of Christian Community Development led by CCDA Chicagoland Regional Coordinator Bethany Dudley. Pastor of Lawndale Community Church “Coach” Wayne Gordon spoke on how to partner well across the divides of the world for more effective ministry. Attendees interacted with the text of Isaiah 65:17–24 throughout the evening, circling key words that spoke of God’s redemptive plan. Gordon also spoke at chapel throughout Christian Life Week, interacting with similar ideas.
The eight key components of CCDA were addressed at the cafe:
- Relocation: Community based
- Leadership development
- Church based
- Listening to the community
- Wholistic approach
Gordon also spoke on the “Triple-S 3P” of the command in the Bible to love God and love your neighbor. The three S’s consist of solitude, silence and Scripture followed by pray, praise, and put it in writing.
The evening concluded with a time of fellowship. Graduate and undergraduate students were able to interact with local ministries, and snacks and drinks were provided.
“Community leaders from both affluent and under-resourced communities joined together first in worship of God, and then in collaboration with the Holy Spirit and each other for the sake of gospel ministry,” Hartman said.
According to Hartman, the vision and mission of CCDA is to see communities restored with Christians fully engaged in the process of transformation by inspiring, training, and connecting Christians who seek to bear witness to the Kingdom of God. The cafe was matched up with this mission, Hartman said, as it was inline with inspiring, training, and connecting Christians in the work of the ministry.
“The CCDA Cafe was a place to introduce leaders to Christian community development as a philosophy of ministry and to CCDA as an association. It also was a place to connect local leaders with one another and with students around the theme of wholistic Christian witness,” Hartman said.
Rosenberg first connected with CCDA through her job at a different school in New York. Having previously worked in urban ministry in Los Angeles, she felt that CCDA’s vision and eight core components helped answer some of her lingering questions about urban ministry. Rosenberg believes the partnership between Trinity and CCDA is positive for both sides.
“It helps our students think through the practical outworking of the values and mission we are instilling and offers CCDA theologically and biblically grounded partners. Introducing students to CCDA at this stage in their lives will help them to be life-long learners and more focused and capable ministers of the gospel,” Rosenberg said.
Along with Trinity College, TEDS, and TGS, 13 local non-profit organizations and 11 local churches were also represented at the cafe. Undergraduate members of Trinity’s Community Partnerships Cabinet (CPC) attended, representing a variety of different on and off-campus ministries between them. The cafe gave these students the opportunity to network further and increase the size of their ministries, or find out more about other ways to get involved.
CPC President Emily Malay helped with set-up and guest sign-in for the event, and said it was a good opportunity to connect and learn about more ways to serve within the TIU community.
“It was good to learn about how you can be involved in reconciliation within your community and how you can help communities become self-sustaining. It was also beneficial to talk to different people involved in different ministries. I learned a lot about ways I can serve in my community,” Malay said.
There are further ways for TIU students to connect with CCDA, according to Rosenberg. Undergraduate students can become a part of the CCDA Academic Chapters, and Graduate students can join the Social Justice Living Learning Floor.
Trinity alumna Elyse Sullivan (BA ’08) has a God-given passion for Africa that led to the start-up of the organization Roots, a non-profit organization that connects those living in North America to those living in Zimbabwe, specifically the students and families of Lighthouse Christian Academy in the city of Bulawayo.
Sullivan’s interest in Africa started in high school but came to fruition through her undergraduate studies at Trinity. As Sullivan was not raised in a Christian family, the idea of world missions was somewhat foreign to her. She took the opportunities given at Trinity to research more about issues in Africa through flexible research papers, class projects, and also became involved with Missions Cabinet.
In the fall of 2006, an adjunct professor told Sullivan about an opportunity to go to South Africa for a month in January 2007. While the trip was originally scheduled so that Sullivan would miss the first two weeks of the semester, it was moved and Sullivan was scheduled to miss the first month. She said the professors at Trinity were incredibly helpful in allowing her to go on the trip.
“I went back and spoke to all the professors who had previously agreed to let me miss two weeks and explained that I would now be missing one month, and I would understand if it was no longer okay for me to be in their class this semester. They continued to support me and encourage me to go, saying they would help me as I needed it…while I was there I realized that Africa was very much apart of my life for the rest of my life,” she said.
During her senior year at Trinity, Sullivan was again supported by Trinity staff to do an independent study for her degree in psychology by researching the effects of war and trauma on refugees and internally displaced people in a few African countries. This experience increased her passion for Africa and she has increasingly been researching more and more about the issues there since then.
In 2010, Sullivan was connected to Mennonite Central Committee that had a program called Serving And Learning Together (SALT.) At this point, Sullivan had given up on going back to Africa with an organization because she had not found one that she wanted to invest in, until she heard about SALT.
“I was exploring connections to missionary families in various countries but when I read about the SALT program I immediately felt like I wanted to be apart of it. The program was enriched with values of considering the host culture and life-style integration, meaning living among the people and like the people as much as possible,” Sullivan said.
After Sullivan was accepted into the program, there were various job options and locations available, depending on experience. She was most interested in the Zimbabwe program, but did not feel qualified enough for the position and put it on the bottom of her list of preferences. Surprisingly, the Zimbabwe position was the only program that contacted her. After a Skype interview with the local Zimbabwe organization that Mennonite Central Committee partners with, Our Neighbours Ministry, Sullivan felt immediately connected to the work they were doing there and wanted to be apart of it.
In Zimbabwe, Sullivan began working with Our Neighbours in a squatter camp area called Trenance. The camp area was filled with families and individuals who for various reasons had nowhere to live and squatted on the land, most of them making their homes from scrap materials, walking a long distance to collect unclean water and relying on donations for food. Sullivan was asked to collect some information on their families and backgrounds in order to begin discerning which individuals were in the most vulnerable circumstances.
Our Neighbours felt called to start assisting children more directly and started the North End Home, which currently consists of 6 boys ages 13-20 who were living on the streets of Bulwayo. North End Home decided it would be best not to send these children to mainstream schooling but instead to form a home-schooling based program to meet each student. The school, now called Lighthouse Christian Academy, took on 13 students and continued to grow. Sullivan said the small size of the school has allowed them to interact closely with each student.
“We want to take more kids because as we become involved deeper with each student, we meet their friends, their siblings, their neighbors,” she said.
Initially, the students were walking nearly 10 kilometers to school and 10 kilometers home. The school provides one meal a day of porridge for each student, made by one of the older girls at the school. This girl has many brothers and sisters, as well as a mother involved in prostitution that unfortunately taught her daughter to do the same. Since this girl would lose family income by attending school without working, the school agreed to pay her for the meal preparation partially in cash and partially in groceries for her family. In partnership with EdGE Foundation in Australia, set up by Megan Jaworski, the children all came to school on scholarship, a new building was purchased, and each student has a school uniform. Jaworski and her husband fundraise for many of the school’s expenses by speaking in various places around Australia.
At the end of Sullivan’s time in Zimbabwe, she was able to meet with Jaworski. They kept in contact and continually discussed how to “share the load” of this fundraising and this is how Roots began. In partnership with Our Neighbours Ministry in Zimbabwe and EdGE Foundation Australia, Roots is for North Americans who want to get involved with the students at Lighthouse Christian Academy.
“While we aren’t always knowing where the money is going to come from, we are trusting God to continue moving forward. We’re looking into taking another class of students this coming year… It’s a really tangible thing that I had the pleasure of seeing first hand…we all know the research that explains how education breaks the cycle of poverty. Sometimes in places of such poverty, it’s hard to see how that would actually work. But in Zimbabwe, while unemployment is extremely high, there are opportunities for these kids to really break free from living in the squatter camp,” Sullivan said.
While Sullivan is currently in the United States, she still has a passion for Africa and a desire to help the children she has met there.
“I never really knew why God put Africa so deeply embedded in my heart. I know things that I am compassionate about, things like HIV/AIDS issues, refugees, etc… but I never imagined this. I never imagined feeling so attached to these students. It’s a love different than other experiences I have had. I’ve taught kids in Korea, worked at the children’s home in South Africa, worked in a group home with traumatized teenagers in Chicago, but this…. these kids, these people …. I spend most of my day with them in mind. While I’m happy to be here in the States right now, I very much still want to be apart of their lives and the work being done currently through Our Neighbours and EdGE, that’s why I started Roots. It’s been such a blessing so far in my life,” she said.
Ravi Zacharias, founder and president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, will be delivering two lectures at Trinity International University in February. The first lecture on “What Does It Mean to Be Human?” will take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 5 in the A.T.O. Chapel. Zacharias said he chose to address this topic because so many questions are surfacing in our culture that are symptomatic of this issue, and we need to answer the foundational question of what it means to be human to be able to address these questions. Zacharias will also give a lecture entitled “Chariots of Fire: The Moulding of a Preacher” at an 11 a.m. all-University chapel on Feb. 6. Zacharias said this message relays the story of Elijah and is relevant to young seminarians in their preparation for ministry.
Both lectures will be live streamed.
Trinity graduate students, faculty and staff celebrated the grand opening of the Rodine Cafe on January 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by hors d’oeuvres and live music.
While the cafe is currently referred to as “Rodine Cafe,” the Graduate Student Government Association (GSGA) will be facilitating a process for students to name the cafe, marking it out as a place of their own.
The cafe will be open Monday–Thursday, 9:30 a.m.–2 p.m. and 3:30–6 p.m. These hours cover high-traffic times, such as lunch and class breaks. It will serve fresh coffee from Newport Coffee House, as well as bottled soda, juice, muffins, bagels, fresh fruit, various salads, sandwiches and wraps, and soup-in-a-cup that can be microwaved in the back hallway of Rodine. Cash, credit, and points will be accepted at the Rodine location, but meal exchanges cannot be used.
Creative Dining Supervisor Dave Seweryn said the cafe arose out of a desire for a gathering place on campus for grad students. When the White Horse Inn moved from lower A.T.O. Chapel to the Waybright Center, graduate students responded that they no longer had a convenient commons to call their own. While grabbing coffee or food between classes was important, grad students mainly desired a place to hang out. The staff hired for the Rodine Cafe are also graduate students, according to Seweryn, to encourage more community and an ownership of the location.
The decision to serve Newport Coffee at the cafe was also intentional, providing a way for the Trinity community to support local businesses, according to Seweryn.
The original White Horse Inn location in the chapel was named after the White Horse Inn in Cambridge where theologians of the early Reformation would discuss Luther’s protests and other topics. Seweryn said he hopes the location provides opportunity for greater community and theological discussion.
“It’s not just selling coffee . . . there’s a lot of theology that’s going to take place here,” Seweryn said.
Master of Arts in New Testament student Rory Tyer described Dr. Woodbridge’s enthusiasm about the space for a graduate community.
“Dr. Woodbridge has been part of the TEDS community for many years; I know he’s very excited and grateful to have a dedicated space for TEDS students, so close to where many TEDS classes are taught, where students and faculty can engage one another and build relationships,” Tyer said.
Masters in Intercultural Studies student Ethan Carlson said he plans to use the Rodine Cafe often.
“There’s definitely a ton of convenience in Rodine’s new cafe, which I think everyone appreciates, but the space made for conversation and community is another great part. It’s not a grad student drive-thru, but a place to get to know other students or maybe continue a conversation that started in class,” Carlson said.
The new cafe space is officially open during scheduled hours and available for students and faculty to converse, study, and engage in stimulating discussion.
Trinity International University will hold its first Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. celebration on January 21 with several workshops, ceremonies, and a performance from the Trinity Community Choir, composed of faculty, staff, and students. The one-day celebration schedule will consist of the following:
12pm: Lunch — Lantern Lounge, sponsored by the Evangelical Free Church of America
1pm: Opening Ceremony — ATO Chapel, includes singing, poetry, speakers, etc
2pm: Workshops — Rodine, various workshop topics
3pm: Closing Ceremony — ATO Chapel, includes communion, prayer, a unity charge and dedication
Any college students attending the event have the opportunity to receive two chapel credits. At the opening ceremony, three speakers will each take 10 minutes to theologically frame one of the topics of Dr. King’s mission. Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology Dr. Peter Cha will speak about reconciliation, Assistant Professor of New Testament Dr. Dana Harris will cover the issue of equality, and Associate Professor of Christian Ministries Dr. Michael Reynolds will address the topic of justice.
The Trinity community will have the opportunity to attend the following workshops:
- Diversity in Higher Education – Aaron Mahl, Director of Undergraduate Admissions
- Spiritual Practice for Racial Reconciliation – Daniel Hartman, Mosaic Ministries Coordinator, and Angela Walker, Graduate Admissions Coordinator
- Wall of Stereotypes – Montage Leaders
- “Race and the Christian: A night with John Piper and Tim Keller” - video showing and discussion, moderated by Steven Weather
The opening ceremony will feature a Trinity Community Choir, open for anyone who wants to participate in this event. Multicultural Development Office (MDO) Director Devlin Scott said he hopes the community choir will paint a visible picture of the unity represented at TIU. Those wishing to participate in the choir will have to attend at least two of the five practices scheduled, as well as the mandatory final practice and sound check on the day of the event. Practice opportunities are listed below. The Trinity Gospel Choir will be leading rehearsal.
Scott emphasized that this first MLK Jr. Day celebration at Trinity is not for one group or section of the campus community.
“Although MDO is a a part of this event and it is spearheaded by myself, it is done in collaboration with many individuals whose jobs include matters that Dr. King worked for or they have a personal passion for it. This event is in every way a university-wide event,” Scott said.
Coordinator of Minority Student Engagement Joi McGowan similarly stressed that Dr. King’s mission and message were for all people and are meant to be celebrated by all.
“We really want this day to be a time where we can remember the work that Dr. King did as something that was not just for African Americans. Instead, the message of freedom that Dr. King spoke about was for all people no matter what color they are. We hope to get that across as much as possible within this day of celebration,” McGowan said.
According to McGowan, the decision to celebrate this day as a community as opposed to taking the day off as a national holiday was not a small decision. As many staff, students, and faculty live far from campus, they would have enjoyed the day off as a time to spend with family.
“Our office has tried very hard to make sure we partnered with several different people of influence on campus. We have had a full team of Trinity faculty, staff, and students to speak into the actual process of bringing together a day like this,” McGowan said.
McGowan believes this first MLK celebration reflects positively on the Trinity community, as a sign of what the university believes and embraces as their mission.
“A celebration of this sorts means that the TIU community has decided to publicly, individually, and holistically align ourselves with a mission that is for all people. I think that celebrating this day together will begin to increase the awareness all of our staff, faculty and students of the strides Trinity is taking toward the mission of reconciliation, justice, and equality for all people,” she said.
McGowan and Scott encouraged Trinity students to fully participate in the planned events as a way of participating in history and one of the core values of Trinity: community.
“Community as core values is explained as,’We seek to be a learning community that operates by the ethics and values of the kingdom of God. The makeup of this community should be a reflection of the breadth and diversity of the family of God. The way we treat people should be consistent with the morals, justice, compassion, humility, and love of our Lord.’ We gather to celebrate this together. We have the opportunity, as a university and community, to reflect on Dr. King’s life and mission as a goal that is realized in our time and generation. By celebrating his life, we can rededicate ourselves to continuing the work of reconciliation, justice, and equality. We can celebrate and appreciate our journey,our mission as a community, towards biblical brotherhood and sisterhood,” Scott said.
Trinity Community Choir Practice Opportunities:
Sunday, January 13, 2013 — McLennan 174 from 7pm–9pm
Monday, January 14, 2013 — Melton Hall in the Waybright Student Center from 4:30pm–5:45pm
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 — Melton Hall in the Waybright Student Center from 4:30pm–5:45pm
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 — Melton Hall in the Waybright Student Center from 4:30pm–5:45pm
Sunday, January 20, 2013 — McLennan 174 from 7pm–9pm