Trinity LifeMay 01, 2023
Jory Trim on Life at Trinity, Parenting, and Youth Ministry
Jory Trim shares about what he's encouraged by about our church, helpful habits and mistakes in parenting, and various points about ministering to youth.
Brianna De Man and Isaac De Man on College Life
Siblings Brianna and Isaac De Man share about their college experiences, how going to a public high school helped them grow in Christ, and the role their parents have played in their upbringing. Brianna and Isaac also ruminate on what every student dreads: eating dorm food.
Dave Branon on Losing a Child, Walking with Others in Grief and Loss
Dave Branon shares how he has navigated losing his daughter in a car accident, offers biblical and practical encouragement to those experiencing grief and loss, and talks about ways we can be helpful to friends facing tremendous hardships. For more, read Dave's book "Beyond the Valley: Finding Hope in Life's Losses."
Sherri Galmish & Rose Anderson on Serving at Alpha
Sherri and Rose discuss what it's like to serve every month at Alpha Women's Center, how it has impacted them, and how others can get involved as well.
Marcia Hopkins on Caring for Aging Parents
Marcia affirms the faithfulness of God while navigating the abrupt onset of her mom's dementia, and shares what it was like to care for her mom in the way her mom had always cared for others.
Don and Bonnie Vogel on Caring for Aging Parents
Caring for an aging parent is a trial and privilege that most of us will face. Don and Bonnie Vogel share about the biblical rationale for caring for an aging parent, ways you can be an encouragement to a friend walking this road, and the habits and mindsets that are helpful during such a season.
Andrea Pfaff on Teaching in Public Schools
Andrea Pfaff shares about what it's like being a Christian teaching in a public school, ways she tries to reflect Christ in her role, and key questions parents should ask when considering public schools for their children.
Kyle Shafer on Life at Trinity Baptist and Upcoming Life Transitions
As he prepares for multiple life transitions later this summer, Kyle Shafer reflects on his time at Trinity Baptist, what we can do better on as a church, and the role that intentionality plays in the spiritual life of young adults. Ever the musician, Kyle also answers a critical question: in what ways is playing jazz similar to the Christian life?
Jeff Petchauer on Personal Bible Intake, Handy Work, and Men's Ministries
Jeff Petchauer offers encouragement on the importance of personal Bible intake, how handy work reminds Him of God's purposes, ways he tries to engage with his family, and why men should be involved in our men's groups.
Paul VanderMey on Contentment
Paul VanderMey shares how what we think and do impacts our contentment. He also covers key points from a recently completed Sunday school class on contentment, talks about how he has had to strive for contentment after losing his spouse, and offers encouragement to various life stages on habits that help foster contentment.
Dave Rodgers on Parenting and Family Devotions
Pastor Dave shares about habits of parenting well, mistakes he's made in parenting, and the importance of talking about the Bible in both informal and formal ways with your children.
Tom Hill on the Book of Judges
Tom Hill and Pastor Jason provide a summary of their recently completed Sunday school class on Judges. The main themes, how to understand the book, and key takeaways and encouragements for daily life are offered.
Poland Ministry Update from Ben Layer
2023 Men's Conference Panel Interview
Pastor Jason interviews Garrett Jones, John Van Tongeren, and Pastor Dave about the role of intentionality (vs. passivity) in leading ourselves, leading our homes, and leading our church or workplace. From our 2023 Men's Conference, Intentionality and Thoughtfulness in Leadership.
Kurt Detzler On a New Fellowship Opportunity
Are you interested in golf, camping, cycling, kayaking, or hunting? Looking for ways to get to know others at church? Kurt Detlzer talks about a way for our church body to get to know one another, through the platform of those various activities. While this is open to all - men and women, young and old, experienced and novice, Kurt shares his hope that fathers and sons use this opportunity to connect with each other and other godly people.
John Van Tongeren on Workplace Leadership
John Van Tongeren shares about the biblical principles that helped him run a business, some mistakes he made, and whether he's any good at golf. John also shares encouragement to parents on ways to love adult children.
Preview of TBC Men's Conference and Ignite Conference
Pastor Jason shares why this year's TBC men's conference will focus on intentionality vs. passivity in our leadership and walk with Christ. He also gives a preview of the format of the evening. Pastor Dave shares about the upcoming Ignite Conference, why you should be excited to go, and how to prepare for it.
To register for the Men's Conference, go to https://trinitybaptistgr.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/1596334
To get more info and register for the Church Ministries Conference, go to http://churchministriesconference.com/
Steve DeMan on Leadership Mistakes and Habits
Steve DeMan shares about the mistakes he's made in leading his family as well as the habits that have helped him to lead in a godly way. Steve also previews the upcoming Sunday school class he will be teaching on church history.
Caitie Jones On A New Ministry for Women, Cultivate and Connect
Caitie Jones shares about a new ministry for women, Cultivate and Connect. Caitie talks about the purpose of this ministry, what the times will look like, and how the women of our church can be intentional in using this to help themselves and others grow in Christ.
Dave Branon on Career Choices, Using Retirement Well, and Lands of the Bible
Dave Branon shares thoughts on making wise career choices and being intentional in retirement. Dave also shares how studying about or visiting the lands of the Bible can aid in our sanctification.
Sam Plakmeyer on Teaching in Public Schools
Sam Plakmeyer shares about what it's like being a Christian teaching social studies in a public school, common misperceptions about public schools, and three key questions parents should ask when considering public schools for their children.
God's Glory in Our Story
Richard VanVels talks with Pastor Dave about what sharing your testimony means, learning lessons from Christian biographies, and the Winter quarter class "God's Glory in Our Story."
Resources mentioned in the podcast and other resources can be found at drodgersjr.blogspot.com/2023/01/gods-glory-podcast.html
Loss and Life Transitions with Betty Hough
Betty Hough shares about pursuing Christ amidst great loss and life transitions.
Cultivating Relationships and Leading a Family with Garrett Jones
Garrett Jones shares about ways to foster redemptive relationships, encouragement for newcomers to our church, and habits and mistakes he's made in leading his growing family.
Leadership Habits and Mistakes with Kurt Ellis
Kurt Ellis shares about the mistakes he's made in leading in the home, church, and work. Kurt also shares about habits that have helped him to lead well.
First Year of Marriage with Sam and Allison Plakmeyer
Sam and Allison Plakmeyer talk about lessons learned in their first year of marriage. The Plakmeyers also offer encouragement for how young singles can use their time well and the importance of being meaningfully committed to a gospel preaching church.
The Book of Joshua with Andrew Ford
Andrew Ford talks about the book of Joshua's main points and take aways and previews the upcoming Sunday school class he'll be teaching on Joshua.
Encouragement to Grandparents, Elders, and Young Adults with Matt Schmucker
Pastors Jason and Dave chat with Matt Schmucker on how grandparents, elders, and young adults can be fruitful in the church.
Hospitality and Bible Study Preview with Thoa Reyna
Thoa Reyna discusses the impact that practicing hospitality can have on a church. Thoa also shares about the Bible study she'll be leading this year.
Ministry Updates and Encouragements with Kelly and Debby McMaster
Kelly and Debby McMaster share about their ministry in Brazil. The McMasters also provide spiritual encouragement on a variety of Christian living challenges.
Growing Up in Church, Serving Christ as an Adult with Zac Harmon
Zac Harmon talks about growing up in a church and making the transition to continuing in faith as an adult.
Reflections, Retirement and Caring for Older Singles with Michele Musgrave
Michele Musgrave shares about her 25 years at Trinity Baptist, her retirement plans, and the importance of weaving older singles into the life of the church.
Encouragement to Moms with Barbara Ford
Barbara Ford talks about encouragement to young mothers and mothers of adult children.
Game Nights and Evangelism with Richard Van Vels
Richard Van Vels talks about using the platform of game nights to talk about spiritual matters and get to know non-Christians.
First Episode of Trinity Life!
Pastor Dave chats with Pastor Jason about the aims of this new podcast ministry.
Bible Study Tools with Pastor Jason
In this episode, Pastor Dave chats with Pastor Jason about various bible study tools.