GCMIf you're new to Trinity, there's a great way for you to find your place in our family, and to make this your home: God, Church and Me.
 
God, Church & Me is a group for people who are new to Trinity, people who are stepping into leadership in our church, and for anyone who just wants to find out what makes TMB tick.  God, Church & Me will run over the four Wednesday nights in February.  It's our opoprtunity to look at the life of our church in the light of what the Bible says about a range of themes like leadership, teaching, prayer, God's Word, and lots more!

We believe that God speaks very clearly on these themes in the Bible, not just in abstract terms, but in ways that can (and should) shape our lives and our life together.  So each session of God, Church & Me start in the Scriptures and then we move into a workshop time where we discuss how life and ministry at Trinity Mount Barker are shaped by what we’ve just seen in God’s Word.

God, Church & Me is where you can find out why we do what we do, how our leadership works, what the Trinity Network is, why we're committed to planting new churches, how finances are handled, where you can get involved, and who to speak to in order to do that!  On top of all that, you can ask any questions you have about our church, and how we do life and ministry together.

God, Church & Me runs in the Middle School building at Cornerstone College from 7:30 - 9:30 PM on Wednesdays, 7, 14, 21 & 28 February.  Please let us know you're coming by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via a Communication Card on Sunday.

God, Church and Me

An opportunity to be surprised and challenged

Simply Christianity
Do you want to learn more about what it means to be a Christian? 
Have you got questions about Jesus?
Do you wonder if we can trust what the Bible says?
Are you new to the Christian faith?
Do you have a friend who's interested in what you believe?
 
Then Simply Christianity is for you!
 
Simply Christianity is a five-session introduction to the Christian faith, based on the historian Luke's account of Jesus' life.  The goal is to surprise and challenge ordinary people, (whether 'churched' or 'unchurched') with the unique story of Jesus.
 
There are three types of people we're inviting to Simply Christianity :
1) Christians who want to think seriously about what they believe.
2) People who are interested in learning about the Christian faith.
3) Anyone who will come because a friend would like to be part of it.
 
TMB is hosting Simply Christianity across five TUESDAY evenings: March 6, 13, 20, 27 & April 3 at 7:30 PM in the Cornerstone College Middle School building.
 
Simply Christianity is an opportunity to ask questions.
Simply Christianity is a chance to listen and discuss.
Simply Christianity is for anyone.
Simply Christianity is free.
 
Places are limited, so please contact the church office as soon as possible if you and/or someone you know would like to be a part of it.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fill out a Communication Card on Sunday. We'd love to see you there! Simply Christianity
 

1 JohnHow do you guard yourself from those who try to lead you astray?
How can a church ensure that it is holding to the truth of Jesus, even if people inside and outside claim to have the "right' or "true" message?

1 John points us in the direction of an answer!

So, fortunately for us, our "Life in the Light" teaching series in 1 John commences on August 6!  We will be looking together at four sections from the Apostle John's first letter to Christians in the first Century AD.  There is much in 1 John that is profitable for us today, especially the importance that John places on the person and work of Jesus.  If we understand Jesus rightly, we know and understand God.  Conversely, if we get Jesus wrong, we'll find ourselves far from God.

This teaching series is split, divided by a short series from the Sermon on the Mount, and a one-off talk on same-sex attraction.  An additional study guide is included in the booklet if groups need an extra study to stay in sync with the Sunday teaching.

Aug 6, 2017 1 John 1:1 - 2:6   
Aug 13, 2017 1 John 2:18 - 27  
Sep 10, 2017 1 John 4:1 - 6   
Sep 24, 2017 1 John 4:7 - 5:21
 
Copies are available from the office or the Welcome Desk on Sundays, or download Life in the Light here.
1 John Social Card

 

Advent Readings & Activities

Advent Readings

If you're looking for a new Christmas tradition for your family, or perhaps just eager to steer a course through the commercialism associated with Christmas, why not spend the days in December reading through the story of the birth of Jesus with our Advent Readings? 

Each day will take you to part of the Bible's story of the birth of Christ, along with some suggested things to pray about, and optional craft activities if you're looking for ways to help your children engage with the good news of the Christmas story.

This set of readings and activities has been prepared by Wendy Lin. We hope you find them useful and encouraging!

Download the PDF file here, or collect a copy on Sundays.

Advent Readings

Bible study guides for the Beginnings teaching series are available to download.  

Download the most recent studies, on Genesis 23 - 32, for the 2017 series.  The Sunday teaching will start on June 11 and run through until July 30.

You can also download previous study guides for the earlier sections of this series:

Genesis 1 - 7

Genesis 12 - 17