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What’s on in February at Trinity Central?

Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:19

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We welcome Bo Noonan and Gary Gallant

Our good friend Gary Gallant from ChristCentral church in Fredericton will be with us from February 5th – 14th. You can expect to see him at our Sunday services on the 10th or our prayer meeting on the 13th, or just randomly around Vancouver bird-watching.

We are also excited to welcome Bo Noonan, lead elder of New Community Church, a NewFrontiers church in Tacoma, Washington. Bo will be preaching at Yaletown and UBC on February 10th. Come join us! Let’s call on God together February 13th

We’re excited to praise God and pray together on Wednesday, February 13th at the Roundhouse at 7:30pm. Amazing things happen when we pray to our faithful Father. Hope to see you there!

When: 7:30pm, Feb. 13           Where: Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown New folks, please join us for lunch Sunday, Feb 24

If you’re new to Trinity Central then we’d love to have you at our Newcomers’ Lunch on Sunday, Feb 24 following the morning service. This is a great opportunity to meet people over some delicious lunch. You don’t need to bring anything except your appetite! If you’re interested in coming please let one of our Welcome team know on Sunday.

When: 1:30pm                                                                       Where: to be decided

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More stories from the PHP Team visit

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 19:05

BY DANIELLE EARLE

It’s been a few months since we had Dave Fellingham and the Pursuing His Presence team ministering to us. As we start a new year, it is good to look back and remember all God has done and is doing in us, and to let that inspire us as we look ahead. Pursuing God’s presence is a lifelong adventure, and so I wanted to share two more testimonies from that time to encourage you in your walk with our Father who loves us and loves us to be in His Presence!

ALICIA JERREAT

I’ve struggled a lot in the last few years with feeling ‘overlooked’: being in the shadows/background, feeling as though I am not good enough, that I have nothing of value to offer. Whether it’s as a friend, serving, stepping out in new areas, whatever – it is a lie that I’ve been fighting for many years that never seems to quite go away. These lies have held me back from stepping out, skewed my perspective of how God and other people see me. They have challenged my sense of belonging, my own worth and my own personality. This last season has had a fair few challenges and I have been struggling with my purpose here in this city and not hearing God’s voice clearly, feeling uncertainty in decisions and whether I am in the right place doing the right things.

At the PHP conference on the Saturday I encountered the Holy Spirit in a very strong way and responded.

I remember hearing others around me being prayed and prophesied over and I wanted God to speak into my battles and struggles through someone else too. Someone briefly prayed for me but I was very much left alone with God. My time with God was refreshing and great but I was very frustrated with God as I felt abandoned and ignored in my struggles. On Sunday I stepped out for prayer again and the same thing happened. I started to question why, when I needed some input and clarity so badly, was God withholding it from me?

The next day during a conversation however, something clicked. Someone reminded me about a gift God had given me and how maybe that was where God wanted me to step out. Suddenly I realised that God had been speaking to me for months about this in small ways, like pieces of a puzzle, and I now had the picture of how all these pieces fit together. I wasn’t being overlooked by God! He had been speaking gently to me and working on my heart through my frustrations and battles.

So while I may not have received any prophetic words or words of knowledge from the Horsham team, and certainly life wasn’t ‘solved’, their visit brought an opportunity for me to engage deeper with God and a realisation that I do not need someone else to tell me what God is saying. I had been hearing from God and I was just waiting on the overall picture to sort out the pieces that didn’t make sense by themselves. It has helped me to have patience for the struggles still ongoing as He is faithful and He will continue to speak to me.

God does love to bless us by speaking into our lives through others though and since that weekend, I’ve actually had 14 prophetic words brought to me by my Trinity family, reaffirming and challenging me. Sometimes there is one life-changing word/weekend/experience but mostly God loves to use us as a family to change each other and to grow together.

 

SIAN IVES

During the week the Horsham team were here, Jarrett brought a word at the prayer meeting about how he felt there were people who were feeling like they hadn’t connected with the Holy Spirit lately, but He was going to do a new thing in those people. I can’t remember the exact words, but I just felt like it connected with me at the time!

Then in the week following that, I felt like God started to speak to me in the small things, through my day to day. On the Saturday morning [of the Pursuing His Presence conference] I saw two pictures that I felt God speak to me through:

The first one was of the sun rising over the water and I thought how even with a small glimpse of the sun, the water started to reflect His creation. I felt God saying: “I’m the one who shines and you reflect Me”. We just need to soak Him up, and as we go into our day to day we will continue to shine and reflect Him.

The second one was as I drove to the PHP conference – there was a mist over the road ahead of me. The sun still shone through it but there was still this really thick mist and I felt like it was like the Holy Spirit, thick around us. We can see the mist but can’t touch or feel it, but it’s there and this mist is gentle and as it’s feeding God’s earth, watering it, it mirrors how the Holy Spirit is gently sustaining and feeding us. We can’t mould the Holy Spirit, we just need to let the Spirit mould us and gently do His thing.

At the meeting as we worshipped I felt like my hands were dripping with dew, and it felt like the Holy Spirit was doing that exact thing to us. His Presence was thick and drenching us; feeding us and pouring Himself into us and we will “drip Him”, and the overflow will be onto others.

I was battling with whether to bring these pictures, and when I finally got the courage to, there wasn’t enough time!

Then I felt like what Dave Fellingham brought throughout the meeting was totally bringing those pictures to life! He spoke from Psalm 80 where it repeats three times saying ‘make your face shine down upon us’ (NLT) like how God had spoken to me through the sun that morning and he went on with the words “for some of you the Holy Spirit is like a mist in the room gently doing its thing” and that was what I had felt and even written down before he brought it!

I found that so encouraging and affirming, that even though I didn’t get to bring those words, that God still spoke to me so clearly and that He still made His encouragement known!

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore. – Psalm 16:11

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What’s on in January at Trinity Central?

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 18:13

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Join us for worship at UBC and Yaletown

We are gathering together to worship God every Sunday morning at Yaletown and evening at UBC(now at a new location: Carey Theological College). Coffee is served from 10am and the service begins at 10:30am. You are very welcome to worship with us! Family Meeting for Members Wednesday, Jan. 9

If you are a Member of Trinity Central, you are warmly encouraged to join us for the Family Meeting. We will be meeting in the common room at Steve and Milly Jones’s building. We will review 2018, look forward to 2019 and pray together.

When: January 9 from 7:30-9:30pm                              Where: 518 Moberly Road, Vancouver Join us for the Week of Prayer Jan. 22, 23, 24

We will be launching the new term with a Week of Prayer. There will be morning and evening prayer on Tuesday January 22nd, Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th. More details regarding location to follow shortly, but please do plan to pray with us. These are significant times for us as a church as we worship God, seek Him, and hear from Him. Come celebrate with us on Vision Sunday, January 27th

We will be celebrating out 7th anniversary as a church at the end of January. We’ll be giving thanks to God for  seven great years, as well as looking to what God will do in and through us. We have much to celebrate! Please come to our Newcomers’ Lunch Sunday, Jan. 27

There’s no better way to meet people than at our monthly Newcomers’ lunches. If you’ve never been to one of our Newcomers’ lunches please do come along. All you need to bring is yourself as lunch will be provided. If you’re interested in coming please let one of our Welcome team know on Sunday or email office@trinitycentral.org.

When: 1:30pm                               Where: TBA

 

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No Service December 30, 2018

Wed, 12/19/2018 - 17:13

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Please be reminded that there will be NO Trinity Central Church services on Sunday, December 30th at Yaletown OR UBC. We wish you the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years and look forward to seeing you on Sunday, January 6th when we resume our morning and evening services.

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PHP Team Reflections

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:28

BY DANIELLE EARLE

In October we were privileged to host the Pursuing His Presence team (Dave Fellingham, Jos and Jenni Wintermeyer, Nick Tasquier, Jo and Paul McCulloch, Irene and Keith Brooks, and Roshan and Jen Cheraghvandi) who came from the UK to encourage, equip and bless us.  It was a wonderful whirlwind of prayer meetings, business breakfasts, youth hangouts, and the much anticipated Pursuing His Presence conference with Dave Fellingham. We are still enjoying the fruit of this time – God changed us!!

Just have a walk around the church and speak to anyone who was there – they may not have personally experienced healing, liberation, or had a personal revelation, but they will know someone who did. Many among us were healed, set free, and received prophetic words of encouragement and guidance, but even for those who did not, we are all the more encouraged to step out in faith and to be saturated with His Presence in our lives daily!

Here are a few testimonies from the PHP team visit:

Sam Verghese:

I was born with a condition called retinitis pigmentosa. This condition has left me with low peripheral vision, complete night blindness, and partial color blindness.

After the team from Horsham came – there were two people, particularly Nick and another guy – and they prayed for me and had some prophetic words about God restoring my vision in my eyes. As they prayed as a team and the whole church began to pray, I started to realise that spots in my eyes that had been there had started to disappear, and that I was able to see things in my periphery that I have never seen before. Although the healing has not been complete and although I am still praying that God will continue to heal, I am so grateful to God for what He has already done and I have faith for complete healing at a time to come!

Grace Coggan:

The week leading up to the conference, God had been speaking to me about my personal worship and stepping out in worship. He was speaking to me about growing that part of my life that gives me life and gives me freedom. I felt like for such a long time I had been trapped in that area, [but] I felt like now my personal worship at home was just exploding and I was having amazing times with God! This meant that when I went to church and it was corporate worship it was so easy to get into worship, even when the kids were running around beside me, because I already had that strong connection with God.

During the week the Horsham team were visiting I had been talking to Jos and Jen about how to bridge the gap in the stage I’m in, and they were just kinda praying for me, praying that God would speak… I felt I heard God speak, but you know you second guess it sometimes?? And so on the Saturday at the Pursuing His Presence Conference, Nick had a prophetic word for someone he called out as a “star”, and then as he was saying that he said that “the girl has star tattoos behind her left ear”, and there was no way he had seen that I had that and I knew this word was for me!! He basically said that my worship was special to God, and that it meant something and that He saw it.

It was just incredible for me, and it really solidified lots of things in my heart, and the awesome thing was that Jos and Jen and Sam were involved in the process and seen what was happening behind the scenes back at home, and so for that to happen on the Saturday was just an awesome thing! It reminded me that God is a personal God, and I was so encouraged thinking about how God knows our insecurities and the things we’re struggling with, and He also knows the things we are pressing forward with and trusting in Him for. I was so encouraged that He just wanted to reveal to me that He says: “I see everything you feel, and I’m pleased with it”, and it was just a confirmation to keep pushing forward in it, to keep seeking Him, because He has and is glorified through it.

Liezl Vander Woude:

The Horsham visit was really a ‘reset’ for me spiritually. I had become quite discouraged and felt really far away from the things of the Lord: unexcited about church life and even my personal walk with Jesus. I had become quite negative and very self critical – even a little bit hopeless.

On the Saturday morning of the Pursuing His Presence conference, while Dave Fellingham was teaching from the Bible, I felt the Holy Spirit confirm over and over to me: “You know this, you love this, you know the Scriptures, you love Jesus. This Truth is what brought you to your knees in the first place. The first time you experienced the freedom that comes with knowing Jesus Christ was when you truly believed this and nothing has changed…” I can really say that as Dave spoke my first faith returned to me!!

Afterwards, as we were worshipping and prophetic words were coming, every word seemed relevant to me. Pointing me to Jesus! Every contribution seemed to take us farther down the road and finally ending in a complete love song towards the Lord. Thankfulness for His enduring love, for His steadfastness and for His faithfulness towards us.

At the very end, Nick pointed me out specifically amongst other people with a word of knowledge. It sealed what had already been happening in my heart. God saw me and was encouraging me to stay in the light: to believe that His Spirit was at work in my life and to avoid choosing dark unbelief over the light of His Spirit.

When I look back on all the different words that people had received from Nick, who didn’t know them at all (but I did!) it struck me that there was a common thread. Through words of knowledge God chose something true of each person, something that was particularly true of each individual and encouraged them in that. I found that so instructive and it revealed to me so much of the heart of God towards His children: there might be many things wrong in your life, but He focuses on a specific good thing in your life and He encourages you in that. He builds us up! I was so struck by God’s goodness to us as a church, and obviously to me personally, that I just thought: “My! Clearly the Lord is among us!!”

What a blessing Dave Fellingham and the Horsham team were to us, and I so hope their hearts were full and their bags were overflowing with gifts from the Lord as they went home because they blessed us so incredibly. I’m very thankful that they took the time and made the effort to come and be with us.

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What’s on in December?

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 19:45

Love your neighbour – be a Christmas Dinner helper

Doreen is hosting a Christmas dinner for her tenants. Doreen is a manager for B.C. Housing which provides subsidized housing for the less fortunate. For many of these people this will be their only Christmas dinner so we want to make this really special.

There are various ways to help, and you can do one, two or all of them:

  • Donate food, gifts or gift cards.
    • Gifts will be provided for children so only gifts for adults needed.
    • Please mark the gifts male/female/either.
  • Help set up (beginning at 2pm)
  • Eat and chat with the guests (beginning at 5pm).
  • Help clean up (beginning at 6:30pm)

If you ‘d like to help, please chat with Doreen at church or email her: doreenaquino@telus.net

When: Saturday, Dec 22 @ 5pm                                Where: 1987 West 7th Ave, basement door Love cookies? Sign up for the cookie exchange

What’s the cookie exchange? Here’s Jonny: “As in previous years, we will be making 8 dozen cookies (96 cookies) and splitting them amongst ourselves depending on the final count of contributors. for example, last year we had 18 contributors, so we took home 6 of each kind of cookie, but in 2016 there were 8 contributors, so we took home 12 of each kind of cookie.”

If you want in on all this cookie action here’s what to do:

1. Go to http://tiny.cc/TCCE2018 and put down what kind of cookie you are planning to make
2. try to bring something different from the cookies already posted
3. On Tuesday, December 11th, we will meet at Doreen’s place to exchange cookies – details on this will be sent out closer to the date.

Happy Baking! Register now for the Amazing Grace conference

On Saturday, April 13 at UBC Terry Virgo, founder of New Frontiers, will be speaking on God’s extraordinary, powerful and unstoppable grace. It’s a life changing message that is open to everyone so invite your friends!

You can register by following this link. 

If you want to hear what Terry is all about why not listen to a few sermons? You can become a member of Trinity on January 6

We are excited to welcome new members at our next Membership Sunday on Sunday, January 6. If you would like to become a member of Trinity Central Church you can begin the process here. Schedule of Services

Dec 2 – Yaletown and UBC
Dec 9 – Yaletown and UBC
Dec 16 – Yaletown only
Dec 23 – Yaletown only
Dec 30 – NO SERVICES

Jan. 6 – Yaletown and UBC

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What’s on in November?

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 17:36

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Listen to Pursuing His Presence sermons

If you missed any of Dave Fellingham’s preaches from the Pursuing His Presence conference or from Sunday, October 21, you can listen to them online or find them on the Trinity Central App under “sermons”. They are full of scriptural wisdom and insight and well worth your time! Come pray with us Wednesday, November 14

Our monthly prayer meetings are powerful times of worship and prayer that you don’t want to miss. You are warmly invited to join us at the Roundhouse next Wednesday as we call on God together.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30pm    Where: Roundhouse Community Centre (Yaletown) New to Trinity Central? Come have lunch with us

The Newcomers’ Lunch is a great way to meet people. If you are new to Trinity and enjoy eating lunch please do come along! All you need to bring is yourself as food will be provided. If you’re interested in coming please let one of our Welcome team know on Sunday or email office@trinitycentral.org.

When: Sunday, Nov 25 from 1:30pm          Where: To be announced

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Pursuing the Presence of God

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:51

BY DANIELLE EARLE

If you haven’t yet reserved your seat for our Pursuing His Presence conference, STOP reading this blog post right now and do that! You can find a detailed breakdown of the day and register your place here, and it’s totally free!

 

At Trinity Central we love to spend time in God’s presence – in our worship, in our prayer meetings, in our Life Groups, and in our relationships. It’s challenging to set aside all the other “things” in our lives that tug us in a million different directions. We are living lives that are more full of “stuff” than ever before and often we have to fight through the clutter, business and the ever growing to-do lists that clamour for our attention.

 

There is always something that needs to be done, but as we were reminded a couple of Sundays ago (you can listen to Rhys’ preach on Reclaiming Mission here), it is not everything else and then we squeeze God in at the end. Biblically, it is God first and then everything else finds its good and rightful place.

 

GOD IS GOOD, and He truly and deeply desires to be at the very heart of all we do, all that motivates us, indeed, at the very heart of us. He gives us His Holy Spirit, Word, community, and gifts to lead and guide us on our pursuit of Him. One such gift is PEOPLE – people who have a passion for, and spiritual anointing to encourage, lead and help others in this very pursuit. We are blessed to have friendships with such a team of people!

 

This Monday a team from King’s Church in Horsham (UK), will be joining us for a week. They are here to pray and prophesy with us, encourage us and build us up. If you’re a youth, the team is going to be spending some focused time with you. If you’re in business, there is an exciting opportunity to have breakfast with some of the team and find out more how to live our faith in the marketplace. One of the things we are most excited about is the conference on Saturday October 20th, where they will encourage and challenge us to PURSUE GOD’S PRESENCE!

 

In a nutshell, our focus will be on:

  • Going deeper with Jesus
  • Stepping into freedom
  • Growing as a prophetic people
  • And, growing as worshippers who praise God in Spirit and Truth

 

When we make the intentional pursuit of God and His Presence a priority, He richly blesses us with Himself, and His love, kindness, affirmation, encouragement, grace and every good thing. He Himself, is indeed our Greatest Treasure!

 

Take a minute to read Luke 15:11-32 – the parable of the Prodigal Son. You can not even begin to fathom how much He desires to be with you!!!

 

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What’s on in October?

Sat, 10/06/2018 - 14:50

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Trinity is on the Road Oct 7 and 14 (AM service)

Due to the demands of the Vancouver International Film Festival, we are temporarily moving our MORNING service to the Roundhouse Community Centre for two more Sundays:  October 7, and October 14. The evening service at UBC is not affected and will continue to meet in the usual location at Hillel House. Pray with us Oct 16 at the Roundhouse

We love seeing God at work in and through our prayer. You are cordially invited to join us for our next prayer meeting on Tuesday, October 16. We will be joined by the Pursuing His Presence team.

When: 7:30pm                                 Where: Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown Sign up for Pursuing His Presence conference Oct 20

We are so looking forward to welcoming our good friend Andy Robinson and his team from Kings Church Horsham to Vancouver next month. Andy and his team last visited us in March/April of 2017 and they were a huge blessing to us, particularly in building our faith in God’s provision.

There will be various opportunities to interact with the Horsham team throughout that week but we would particularly like to highlight the Pursuing His Presence day conference on October 20th at the Polish Community Centre. This will be an exciting day of worship, teaching and workshops and it is absolutely free!

You can find out more HERE.

PLEASE REGISTER FOR THE (FREE) CONFERENCE HERE

Make it your business to have breakfast with Andy

If you want to integrate your faith in Jesus with the work / employment God has given you, don’t miss the businesswo(man)s breakfast with Andy Robinson. Before getting into church leadership, Andy worked for 20 years as a programmer and then as the sales and marketing director for a large international software company. We will be starting at 7am SHARP so please come a bit before then. Chat to Sam Coggan for further details.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE

Where: Denny’s West Broadway      When: October 17 from 7 – 8:30am    Cost: $20 Pray for Gift Day October 21

Gift Day is an opportunity to express our worship to God through financial generosity. It enables us to do everything that we do – from running Alpha courses and putting on conferences to hiring venues for Sunday meetings and special events to paying our staff.

We love to use some of the funds we raise to bless others – last year we made generous donations to United Gospel Mission – which does great work with homeless people and recovering addicts in Vancouver – and Christ Central Church in Fredericton for their church-planting work in Atlantic Canada. New to Trinity? Join us for lunch Sunday, Oct 28

The Newcomers’ Lunch is a great way to meet people. If you are new to Trinity and enjoy eating lunch please do come along! All you need to bring is yourself as food will be provided. If you’re interested in coming please let one of our Welcome team know on Sunday or email office@trinitycentral.org.

When: Sunday, Oct 28 from 1:30pm          Where: To be decided

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Meet the Pursuing His Presence Team

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 15:55
Andy Robinson

Andy is married to Hazel and they have two sons. He is the lead pastor of Kings Church Horsham and leads several teams in the church as part of this role. Andy worked for 20 years in the IT industry as a programmer and latterly as the sales and marketing director for a large international software company before joining the staff at King’s in 2006. Together with his wife Hazel, he also serves CCB, a Newfrontiers church in Brasov, Romania, as well as other churches in the UK and abroad. For fun, Andy loves getting out on his motorbike and particularly enjoys riding to far flung places across Europe. Andy is passionate about God’s people encountering Him and living their life the way the Bible says is possible!

 

Jos & Jenni Wintermeyer

Jos is married to Jenn and they have three children. Jos is the Worship Director at Kings Church Horsham. He is also part of the Eldership team.  Jos was part of the band Phatfish and has played live and in the studio alongside worship leaders such as Stuart Townend, Matt Redman and Lou Fellingham. He has also helped lead worship at numerous Christian events in the UK such as Devoted, Spring Harvest and Big Church Day Out. Jos has also worked as a professional sound engineer and has a degree in Music Production. He is passionate for excellence in both musicianship and production whilst pursuing the presence of God.

Jenn is a full time mother who is very involved in Church life, leading a thriving mother and toddlers group.  She is also gifted pastorally, helping people to work through various personal difficulties with gentleness and good humor.

 

Nick Tasquier

Nick has his own business and is a Financial Advisor. He and Andy Robinson have been friends for many years and Andy loves to have Nick alongside him when he travels.  On a recent trip to Zambia Nick spent considerable time speaking with business men and women about their businesses and bringing Godly wisdom and insight to bear.  He is prophetically gifted, particularly expressed in words of knowledge.

 

Jo & Paul McCulloch

Jo and Paul have two adult children. They enjoy travel and reading. Jo is a gifted prophet who hears and speaks the word of God clearly and concisely. A gifted communicator, Jo loves to teach, impart and activate prophetic gifting in others. Jo is a Deacon at King’s Church Horsham overseeing the wide and diverse prophetic ministry within the church. She also oversees the Kings Church Prophetic Academy (www.prophetic.academy) where she leads the teaching & tutor team. Jo’s passion is to see people inspired and equipped to hear God and be part of bringing prophetic encouragement and direction in every sphere of life.

Paul is a Director and part owner of a legal company, now semi-retired.  He enjoys making bread and fishing when he gets the chance!

 

Irene & Keith Brooks

Keith & Irene have four children and seven grandchildren.  Irene is a Deacon for King’s Church Horsham and serves the Pastoral Support Team and the Pastoral Care Academy. She is an accredited counsellor and supervisor with the Association of Christian Counsellors and has designed and trained a number of pastoral care and counselling courses.

Keith is a Trustee of Kings Church and a Chartered Electrical Engineer. Keith is also a Justice of the Peace (magistrate) sitting in both Adult and Family courts.  When he retired from engineering in 2003 he felt God calling him to join the judiciary as part of the church’s service to the community.  If asked what his ministry is today he will tell you it is looking after his wife Irene and enabling her to carry out the calling that God has put on her life.

 

Roshan & Jen Cheraghvandi

Roshan is passionate about seeing God’s rule and power manifested in the workplace through a work culture that is inspired by the values and principles found in scripture. Roshan enjoys building authentic relationships and helping people to make good choices in their life. At work Roshan helps develop business strategy, improve business processes and he also develops software. Roshan’s pastoral heart comes alive when listening and praying with others as part of the church’s ministry team. Jen works part time as a receptionist for Kings Arms Church Bedford and part-time as a “wellness advocate” helping people to live more healthily. Under her stage name of Eden-Rae she writes and performs songs with a contemporary sound that proclaim the good news of Jesus to the world. She released her debut EP this summer called Home-Grown. You can listen to her music here.  Jen enjoys teaching song writing and she also enjoys teaching what she has been learning from the bible.

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Pursuing His Presence Day Conference Oct. 20

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:30

Header image for the Pursuing His Presence conference put on by Trinity Central, a downtown Vancouver church.

IT’S GOING TO BE AN AMAZING DAY

We are delighted to have a team from King’s Church Horsham (UK) leading our Pursuing His Presence Day Conference.  It is the highlight of their week-long visit with us.  The team are experienced in hosting the presence of God and enabling others to encounter His presence for themselves.

We will have a main session all together with Jos Wintermeyer leading worship and Andy Robinson speaking.  Then after a short break there will be three workshop ‘tracks’ to choose from; a Worship Track, a Prophetic Track, and a Spiritual Freedom Track.

WORKSHOP TRACKS

Each workshop track is comprised of two sessions – one before lunch and one after. Everyone is welcome!

New Testament Worship – We were created to worship God! Come grow as a worshipper and in leading others in Spirit-filled times of worship such as life groups.

Growing in Prophecy – “Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy.” (1 Corinthians 14:1) Come discover and nurture your prophetic gift as you grow in faith and intimacy in hearing God.

Spiritual Freedom –  “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1) Come and experience the freedom we have in Jesus Christ and learn to pray for freedom for others.

VENUE

Polish Community Centre, 4015 Fraser St, Vancouver, BC V5V 4E6

SCHEDULE

10:00am-11:30am     Welcome & Main Session with Andy Robinson speaking
11:30am-11:45pm     Short break
11:45pm-12:45pm    Workshop Session 1
12:45pm-2:15pm      Lunch break (lunch not provided)
2:15pm-3:00pm        Worship time all together
3:00pm-4:00pm       Workshop Session 2

REFRESHMENTS & LUNCH

There are a number of coffee shops and food outlets nearby where you can buy a drink before the conference starts and food at lunchtime.  Water will be available throughout the day.

CHILDREN

Child care is not provided but children are very welcome to attend.

COST

There is no charge for the conference.

DATE & TIME

October 20, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Trinity is on the Road starting Sept 30

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 18:23

Please be aware that Trinity Central’s MORNING SERVICE will be moving to a temporary location at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown on the following Sundays:

  • September 30
  • October 7
  • October 14

Coffee will be served from 10am, and the service will begin at 10:30am.

We will return to our regular location at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday, October 21st.

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What’s on in September?

Wed, 09/05/2018 - 14:49

Come experience sizzling September @ UBC

Starting September 9th, and for every Sunday in September thereafter, we are hosting a (kosher) barbecue outside our venue (Hillel House) before the UBC evening service. It’s going to be delicious, it’s going to be free, so don’t miss it! Pray with us September 18 – 20

We love to launch each new term with a Week of Prayer (okay, three days of prayer). We’re here in Vancouver on Jesus’ mission – He is our Lord and the source of our freedom and power – so that’s why we love to pray. As we have done in the past, we will be praying in the mornings from 10-11:30am and in the evenings from 7:30-9:30pm. Evening prayer will be at the Roundhouseand morning prayer venues are TBA. Like Brunch? Try Alpha – beginning Sept 29

We are running another home Alpha course this fall. If you have questions about life, the universe and everything, this is a great opportunity to hear the Christian faith’s answers to life’s big questions and talk about it in a chill atmosphere. Plus there’s great food!

If you are interested in attending Alpha, or would like to help out, please contact Doreen Aquino at doreenaquino@telus.net

If you would like to register, please click here. Join us for the Newcomers’ Lunch on Sept 30

The Newcomers’ Lunch is a great way to meet people. This month we are lunching at the home of Ben and Rebecca Aston in the leafy heart of Shaughnessy. If you are new to Trinity and enjoy eating lunch please do come along! All you need to bring is yourself as food will be provided. If you’re interested in coming please let one of our Welcome team know on Sunday or email office@trinitycentral.org.

When: Sunday, Sept 30 from 1:30pm          Where: 3837 Angus Drive, Vancouver BC, V6J 4H8 Save the Date

Sept 9 – Membership Sunday
Sept 12 – Family Meeting for members

October 15 to 22 –  Horsham Team visit
October 20 – Pursuing His Presence Day Conference
October 21 – Gift Day

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Looking back at Thirst 2018

Fri, 08/24/2018 - 20:02

BY DANIELLE EARLE

When we attended our first THIRST back in 2013, we never expected our Trinity Central annual weekend away to become one of our most favourite weekends of the whole year –  for the whole family. All year long our kids ask us when we are going back to Camp Sunrise. They pack and repack their bags from about April (the weekend is usually in June)!

Beyond the warm fuzzy feelings of family time (in both senses of the word), THIRST has become such a pivotal weekend to Trinity Central. God speaks, God moves, and God brings direction and healing.

I am always encouraged that God moves through the whole body, not only in individuals – although he most certainly does that too. One of my favourite parts of the entire weekend was hearing Sangah’s testimony – if you haven’t heard it, ask her! You will leave the conversation richer for hearing her humble testimony of God’s redemptive love; AND, she was baptised on the Sunday, whoop whoop!!

God’s desire for change in, among, and through us, is for all of us! God does open heart surgery if you have the courage to let Him. One of the main themes of the weekend was liberty. Liberty in the personal sense, yes; but also corporately – freedom from the fear of our Goliaths, such as finances and depression; and the faith and courage to overcome them by God’s strength and grace.

We shook up the way that we lead our sessions with an assertive effort to incorporate more of the young adults and children. In fact, we had an entire session dedicated to the kids. One of my boys has been carrying around a little piece of paper with the words “He will show you the way” for months, and recently gifted it to a friend. Sometimes we don’t see what God is doing, but children have a simple faith that is wonderful to witness! Some children brought prophetic words, some were healed, and some prayed for others – what an absolute delight to our Fathers eyes and ears, and what a blessing to our church!

THIRST would not be complete without our hilarious and largely unscripted Talent Show. As always Jonny was the MC, providing laughs, filling in the awkward silences, and expanding all of our minds and hearts with his soulful yet kinetic Japanese hiphop (some things you just have to experience). Some performances were more serious, others were funny, and there was an epic fail or two, which everyone enjoyed anyways! Who could forget Kath tap dancing to Ash’s fresh ukelele stylings,  the standout musical performances, dads telling dad jokes, children jumping up and down, and of course several people cruelly deceived into smashing eggs into their own faces.

Each of us headed to the ferry on Sunday afternoon with something to take home. Some of us perhaps aware of drastic changes we need to make and emboldened to do so. Perhaps new faith for an old, hard place, person, or situation. Others felt more a part of the family, or experienced a new sense of peace. For others our intimacy with God was deepened or we discovered our gifts in Him for the first time. Sometimes our lessons are humble and seemingly not profound, yet they are a revelation from God! On the ferry ride home, we unpacked what God had done in us and were encouraged that God had met with us in so many different ways. God is faithful!!!

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What’s on in August?

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 17:42

Join us for “Calling on God” prayer August 14

We love seeing God at work in and through our prayer. You are more than welcome to join us for our next prayer meeting on Tuesday, August 14. 

When: 7:30pm                                 Where: Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown New to Trinity? Come to lunch with us August 26

Our Newcomers’ lunches are a great way to meet people. If you’ve never been to one of our Newcomers’ lunches please do come along! All you need to bring is yourself as lunch will be provided. If you’re interested in coming please let one of our Welcome team know on Sunday or email office@trinitycentral.org.

When: from 1:30pm                          Where: to be announced Rhys on sabbatical – please pray

Our lead elder, Rhys Scott, is on sabbatical for the summer, returning in early September. He will not be answering his email or otherwise involved in the day-to-day running of the church, so if you have any church-related questions please email our administrator, Robina Cousins.

We would also love it if you would take some time to pray for Rhys and his wife, Sara, while he is on sabbatical – that they would be rested, refreshed, and renewed – ready for what God has in store for Trinity Central in this new season. Save the Date

Sept 9 – Membership Sunday
Sept 18 to 20 – Week of Prayer
Sept 30 – Newcomers’ Lunch

October 15 to 22 –  Horsham Team visit
October 20 – Pursuing His Presence Day Conference
October 21 – Gift Day

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What’s on in July at Trinity Central?

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 13:56

We welcome the Simpkins and the Gallants

We are very pleased to welcome Ann and Jeremy Simpkins and Barb and Gary Gallant. The Simpkins are from the UK where Jeremy leads the ChristCentral apostolic team. The Gallants are based out of Christ Central church in Fredericton, and Gary is part of Joe Crummey’s apostolic team in eastern Canada. Be sure to say hi this Sunday as this will be their last Sunday with us. Join us for our Calling on God prayer meeting July 17

We love seeing God at work in and through our prayer. You are cordially invited to join us for our next prayer meeting on Tuesday, July 17.

When: 7:30pm                                 Where: Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown New to Trinity? Come to lunch with us July 29

Our Newcomers’ lunches are a great way to meet people from Trinity. This month we’re having lunch at Joseph Tinlin and Zac Bosma’s place. If you’ve never been to one of our Newcomers’ lunches please do come along! All you need to bring is yourself as lunch will be provided. If you’re interested in coming please let one of our Welcome team know on Sunday or email office@trinitycentral.org.

When: from 1:30pm                               Where: 388 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver (rear entrance)

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No morning or evening service this Sunday, June 24th

Thu, 06/21/2018 - 13:12

Due to this weekend being our fabulous annual church weekend away (aka Thirst 2018), there will be NO SERVICES in the morning at Yaletown or the evening at UBC.

The Yaletown service will return as per usual on July 1, 2018.

The UBC evening service is on a summer break and will return August 26, 2018.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Thriving at Thirst 2018

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 17:39

BY DANIELLE EARLE

THIRST 2018 is just around the corner, and we are all very excited! This is the one of the best weekends of the year where we can hang out, chill out, catch up and get caught up in the things of God together!

Trinity Central has grown a lot over the last year and we have many people joining us for their first Thirst, so I asked some friends for tips for you to get the most out of the weekend.

Top 10 Tips
  1. Bring some kitchen supplies. The main cabins have fridges and kettles (the guys/girls cabins do have fridges but do not have a kettle, so come on over to the main cabins and come have some tea with us!) – why not bring along your favourite coffee mug and some tea/coffee/sugar/creamer and snacks to enjoy early in the mornings or when you have some down time. Don’t forget to bring along some dishwashing liquid and dish towels so your crockery and cutlery don’t get funky! There is also a canteen with chilled water, so bring along a water bottle so you can stay hydrated throughout the day.
  2. Plan for Friday night dinner. Food is not provided on the Friday night – why not bring along some food to share so you can hang out with other people/families and get to know some people?
  3. Ear plugs!
  4. If you have kids, bring along some low energy activities they can do when they are feeling overwhelmed or over stimulated. Colouring books, puzzles, or even an ipad with some pre-downloaded audio books/spotify playlists/movies (there is no wifi!) are all great ideas.
  5. If you have young kids, make use of your tribe! There is no pressure on you to do it all and to do it all alone. You will be put in cabins with other parents, so tag team babysitting at night, watching kids at the park etc. Get each other’s numbers early on, and work together to ease the load. The kids will have fun and will be busy, but if we work together, we ALL will. Also be aware that there are families with older kids who also need their tribe – hang out with them and get to know them, they are really cool!
  6. Come expectant!
  7. Know who you are and be comfortable in the way God made you – you are accepted just the way you are by God and by us! Many of us are insecure about our friendships (or the perceived lack of them). Know that you are a precious and beloved gift of God to His body – you are a GIFT to us! There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ, so put on the weapons of your warfare and fight hard against the enemy who will try and sow doubt/fear/anxiety/lies/division to rob you of your inheritance in God.
  8. Know your limits. Make sure you take time aside to be still and refreshed – the waterfront is a peaceful spot to breathe in some fresh air and process what God is saying to you or doing in you.
  9. Try and keep this week leading up to Thirst uncluttered. Try not to get too busy, and try to make time for rest. Thirst is awesome and there’s a lot going on, so make sure you are giving yourself a bit of a backlog of rest and energy so you can get the most out of this weekend and really thrive.
  10. Pray!! 

 

Bonus tip from a four year old:

Have fun with Jesus and eat ice cream.

Favourite. Tip. Ever.

God is all about fun! I think sometimes we get so caught up in the serious things of God (which are  of course good, true and  really important), that we forget that God is fun, full of adventure and to be enjoyed! In His commissioning, in His refining, in His work in and through us, one of His ultimate goals is that we would know Him and enjoy Him as we live out the lives He has called us to. I imagine that when God created the world, and when He created you, He had a big smile on His face, and a laugh in His heart, don’t you?

 

You make known to me the path of life;

in your presence there is fullness of joy;

at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11

 

**Don’t forget to hashtag your photos on social media #Thirst2018

 

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What’s on in June?

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 19:49

Thirst 2018 – Sign up before the June 4 deadline

Thirst is our annual church weekend away (June 22-24). We’re heading back to Camp Sunrise on the beautiful Sunshine Coast to spend a great time together encountering God in teaching, worship, prayer, nature and fun. We’re particularly excited to welcome back our good friends Jeremy and Ann Simpkins. Don’t miss it!

Check out Elvanto to find out more and to register.

***JUNE 4 IS THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER*** Hit the Streets of Yaletown June 16

Join us Saturday, June 16 for an exciting day of seeing the Holy Spirit move in peoples’ lives on the streets of Yaletown. Daniel and Sarah Duggan will lead a time of equipping, worship and prayer and then we will head out in teams to “hit the streets” to pray for people. This is an amazing opportunity to stretch your faith and see the Holy Spirit move in peoples’ lives.

We will meet at the Roundhouse Community Centre for training, worship and prayer from 10:30am to 12:00pm and then go out  to pray with people – we plan to be done at about 1:00pm We welcome the Simpkins and the Gallants

We are very excited to have our good friends Jeremy & Ann Simpkins and Barb & Gary Gallant with us this June. Both couples have played significant roles in the shaping of Trinity Central over the years. The Simpkins will be with us from June 19 – July 2, and the Gallants will be with us from June 26 – July 3.

Click here for more on the Gallants. Click here for more on the Simpkins. Join us for the Calling on God prayer meeting June 19

We love seeing God at work in and through our prayer. You are cordially invited to join us for our next prayer meeting on Tuesday, June 19th. Bonus: Jeremy and Ann Simpkins will be with us.

When: 7:30pm                                 Where: Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown

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God Meets Us in Prayer – Kath’s Story

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:42

by DANIELLE EARLE

“Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength,
turns human folly into heavenly wisdom,
and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God.
We know not what prayer can do.”
– Charles H. Spurgeon

Next Tuesday (May 22) we have our monthly Prayer Meeting at the Roundhouse Community Centre. If you’ve been a part of Trinity Central for a while you will know that prayer is one of our highest priorities. Why? Because God speaks, God listens, God moves and God awakens us when we wholly turn our attention to Him. Come along, you will be changed!

God meets with us.
He grows us in our faith.
He enlarges our expectancy.
He heals us.
He adds the lost to us.
And He always encourages us.

He is a kind, loving, compassionate and all powerful God, and He is waiting to meet with us! He has purposes for us to step into, if we will take the time to hear Him and obey. So, as you consider your upcoming week and schedule, I encourage you to carve out some time to come and pray with us.

Let me share a testimony from one of our recent prayer meetings.

Kath’s Story

Kath Wade is a busy mom with three young kids. As a result, she doesn’t always get a chance to attend our prayer meetings so she always really looks forward to it when she can. On this particular Tuesday, however, she had just been so busy with one thing after the other that she hadn’t really had a chance to stop. She headed out the front door to the Roundhouse in Yaletown, where we usually have our prayer meetings, with no kind of expectation for the evening. In fact, she hadn’t even really thought about the meeting at all.

The prayer meeting started as it usually does, with a time of worship, followed by an exercise about how to engage with God led by Sam Coggan (which involved singing). It was at this point that Kath had a profound encounter with God:

“I realised that what I was singing to God had this sense of “Everything that I have is Yours, everything that I do is for You”. That was so amazing for me to realise that that really was my heart… because I was going through quite a difficult time – a time of feeling quite heavy and struggling a little, and then I really just had this encounter with God that’s really difficult to describe.

It felt as if I was in some way before Him, that I could actually see His glory and it was very bright. My response was not to look at how I’m failing or how I’m not stacking up, which is often where I get to, but it was more about how when you stand in front of His glory you are just in awe. And that’s the main thing that you focus on: how incredible God is, not where you don’t measure up.

Out of a response of seeing His glory my heart was towards God in saying “of course I will do everything for you, of course I will give up everything for you, of course I want to give my life to you afresh”.

It was just amazing! I had a sense of repentance for not always feeling that way, and a sense of real awe of God and His grace towards me that He wanted me to have an encounter that really brought me closer to Him.

What was really cool was then Jarrett and Benny both had prophetic words for me. Jarrett started off by saying: “I can see you before God, it’s like you can see His glory in heaven” and it was amazing that God had spoken to him just in the same way that I was experiencing God at the same time. It was awesome to hear them prophesy over me and pray for me.

What was so wonderful for me and an encouragement to others is that of course you can be expectant of what God’s going to do, but even if you’re not feeling it, even if you’ve had a really tough time, even if you’ve not had a second think about the prayer meeting, it’s amazing what God can do and that God wants to get hold of you. He’s been thinking about it and He knows exactly what you’re going through.

I was completely taken by surprise and I really haven’t had an encounter with God like that for a very long time. It’s really helpful for me now to think back on that prayer meeting and remember how I experienced God in that way, especially if I’m having a difficult time, because I know and can remind myself of the fact that God is close, that God speaks to us, that God is awesome, and that everything that we do is for Him.”

 

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