Rev. Dr. John D. Tolbert, Senior Pastor
Pastoral Reflections
April 8, 2018
Praise the Lord Trinity! I pray that you and your family have experienced the awesome and sustaining power of our Amazing God in substantial ways during this past week, and you have come ready to enter His gates with thanksgiving in your heart, and praise on your lips. Let me also express my gratitude to our guest worshipping with us today. You are welcome here at the Trinity Church, and I pray God’s richest blessings upon you and your families.

Trinity family, this week we must remember the number one priority in the life of a “true disciple,” should be to have meaningful time with God, daily. If nothing else gets done in our day, this must. Since a meaningful time with God everyday is essential for spiritual victory, we need to focus on how to accomplish that goal.

The first imperative is to designate a special time with God daily; it should be our most important appointment. If we are going to have effective spiritual lives, we must set aside some time for this to happen. If we don’t identify the time, then chances are, it will not happen. A meaningful time with God everyday, means a special place set aside to meet Him. This special place needs to be somewhere we enjoy. It needs to be somewhere private. The fewer interruptions we have, the easier it is for us to focus on and have a meaningful time with God. Second, we need to have a special plan. If we don’t have a plan to meet with God and pray, we probably will not do either one; meet or pray.

Using a sports metaphor: everyday is a “game-day” for the Christian. There are no off-days or off-seasons. In order to be ready for our game-day, every day, we need to follow a plan in which we meet with God. In order to be an effective “Prayer Warrior,” we need to plan to meet with God daily. Like a “Play-Book,” we will also need a Special Book. There is no way we can have a meaningful time with God, without reading the Bible daily.

During our time with God, He will grant us spiritual power, which is a result of having meaningful time with Him. When we spend meaningful time with God, He will give us spiritual direction. God wants to make His will and His way clear to us. He wants to give us spiritual purpose. A lack of purpose has driven many people to hospitals and some to their grave. God gives us purpose when we spend time with Him daily.

Trinity, God’s game plan for our lives is discovered through having a meaningful time with Him. He is pursuing us. Experiencing a meaningful time with God is the most basic of the basics of Christianity. Just as sports teams cannot win games while neglecting the fundamentals/basics of the game, Christians cannot experience God’s work in their lives while neglecting the basics; having a meaningful time with God daily. When we decide to walk with God and embrace the fact, there are no shortcuts to spiritual victory and stick with the fundamentals; the benefits will be innumerable and the blessing will be bountiful.

Let’s Get Back to the Basics,

Dr. John D. Tolbert, Senior Pastor
Home Daily Bible Readings
Apr  9    Peter Denies Jesus Three Times . . . . . John 18:15-18, 25-27
Apr 10   Thomas Moves from Doubt to Faith . . John 20:24-28
Apr 11   Go Proclaim the Good News . . . . . . . . Matthew 10:5-15
Apr 12   As Laborers Go into the Harvest . . . . . Matthew 9:35-38
Apr 13 Other Sheep Will Listen to Me . . . . . . John 10:11-18
Apr 14 Lose Your Life for My Sake . . . . . . . . . Matthew 10:34-39
Apr  15  Follow Me and Feed My Sheep . . . . . . John 21:15-25
Let's praise Jesus and celebrate our Pastor's 6th anniversary this coming weekend. You must register online for each event for Saturday afternoon Fowling event, and you must register separately for the 8am Sunday Prayer Breakfast.

Please note our colors for Sunday are blue and white . Colors of blue may range from navy blue to sky blue.
Saturday, April 14th

Buses leave the church at 12 noon.

Click on the Fowling image to register online.
Sunday, April 15th

Register for the 8am Prayer Breakfast.

Click on the Sunday Prayer Breakfast image to register online.
Marriage Ministry Meet & Greet
Sunday, April 22, 2018 immediately following our 11:00 am Worship Service.

Join the Trinity Marriage Ministry for a Marriage Meet & Greet Reception.

All married and committed couples are encouraged to share a few moments with our Trinity Married family as we move towards our Marriage Centennial Weekend.
click here  for various scholarship and college preparedness opportunities! 


Saturday, August 25, 2018
Sanctuary Lake Golf Course, 1450 E. South Blvd. Troy, Mi 48084 

Trinity Missionary Baptist Church
presents its
7th Annual Golf Outing
Benefiting Trinity Christian Academy

Details to be announced later!
Sunday, April 8, 2018
7:00am ~ Morning Glory
8:00am ~ Morning Worship
9:30am ~ LifeTyme Classes
11:00am ~ Morning Worship
11:00am ~ Children’s Church
Monday, April 9, 2018
6:00pm ~ Youth & Praise
6:30pm ~ Children’s Ushers (Sanc)
7:00pm ~ Mime Rehearsal
7:00pm ~ Men’s Chorus

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
6:00pm ~ B3 Night (Youth Ministry)
6:00pm ~ Prayer, Praise & Bible Study
7:30pm ~ Voices of Trinity

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
11:30am ~ Prayer
12:00pm ~ Bible Study
6:00pm ~ Prayer & Praise Hour
7:00pm ~ Fit-to-Serve


Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:00pm ~ Wolverine State Congress of Christian Education Workshop

Saturday, April 14, 2018
9:00am-11:30am ~ Daughters of Destiny & Simba Mentoring Session
12:00pm ~ Hanging with Pastor Tolbert
Fowling in Hamtramck

The H.O.P.E. Ministry (Health) of TMBC will be back to doing Blood Pressure Screening on the 3rd Sunday of every month beginning on April 15th. This service is available to all adult members.
Attention Trinity Members who are age 55 & older or caregivers - - Save-the-date Thursday, April 19th at 1 pm. The Area Agency on Aging will do a presentation at Trinity MBC that will include an overview of the many services that they provide for seniors. There will also be a question and answer period. So please come to receive information and ask your questions. If you plan to attend, please notify the church office by April 15th
TMBC Family, it's that time again...time for the 26th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure which will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 9:00am at Comerica Park in Detroit. Registration is now open. Online registration will close on April 17th at 11:59pm. Please see Deaconess Joan Love for more information.

Trinity 300 Men, we will perform a community outreach task on Wednesday May 2 nd, from 11:30am to 4:30pm. We will take 20 boys from Walt Whitman Elementary School to Carl’s Golfland for the “First Kids Club Experience”. Each of the boys gets a free club fitting and free 7-iron to keep. Volunteers are needed to drive the church busses as well as assist with instructing the boys as they practice hitting balls on the driving range. Please see Dea. Curtis Boyd, Bro. Mitch Harris, Bro. Larry Knox Sr., Bro. Herb Drayton or Bro. John Carroll to volunteer.

SAVE THE DATE!! Women’s Emphasis Weekend is coming! Mark your calendars, May 19-20, 2018. More information coming soon.

Men of Trinity, we are well on our way of meeting our goal of having the projectors and monitors for our Sanctuary, but we still need your help; we are more than halfway to our goal! If you have not already done so, please contact me with your decision. If you have already given your commitment we are accepting your payments on Givelify, in the church office or you can see Dea. Curtis Boyd.

As we journey down the road towards 100 years of worship and praise at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church we are going to celebrate by, "Making a joyful noise unto the Lord, Serving the Lord with gladness and coming before his presence with singing." (Psalm 100: 1-2) The music ministry at Trinity church has a long-held tradition of enriching lives through song and music, and we must not discount the richness the choir brings to the church worship experience. Therefore, to celebrate our centennial year church anniversary, Trinity Church is putting together a centennial choir composed of past and current choir members. If you are a past choir member or know of any past choir members, please see Sister Princetter and Brother Bill Lewis. We would like very much for all past choir members to have the opportunity to participate in our musical expression of thanks to our God for 100 years of spreading the Word of God, through music. Contact e-mail address:
Centennial Gala - Tickets are available! If anyone is interested in purchasing a ticket for the Centennial Gala which will take place on Friday, Oct. 26th please see Deaconess Gwen Bynum or Sis. Malishia Hill in the Fellowship Hall after either service today. Payment arrangements are available!
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Pontiac Alumnae Chapter is now accepting applications for their 2018 Scholarship Program. Applicants must be High School Seniors who resides or attends school in the DST/PAC service area: Auburn Hills, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Keego Harbor, Lake Orion, Oakland Township, Orion Township, Orchard Lake, Pontiac, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Sylvan Lake, Troy, Waterford and West Bloomfield. Deadline for all applications is April 9, 2018. Direct questions to Rae Hawkins at  248.853.0885  ( ) or Tanoa' Ford at  248.342.1950 ( ). The Trinity contact is Sis. Debra Harris at    The link for the application can be found on Trinity's website at . Additional Scholarship opportunities can also be found on Trinity's website.
The Pontiac Kappa Foundation, an affiliate of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Pontiac Alumni Chapter, announces its GUIDE RIGHT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM for 2018. The Scholarship Committee will be selecting a few qualified minority high school students scheduled to graduate no later than June 2018 . These awards will primarily be given to students in the Pontiac area. The application can be found on Trinity's website  The Trinity contact person is Bro. Kerry Phillips at  PARTICIPANTS MUST SUBMIT THEIR APPLICATIONS NO LATER THAN APRIL 15, 2018. All applications should be sent to the: (POSTMARKED BY APRIL 15, 2018) Pontiac Kappa Foundation, Attn: Scholarship Committee, P. O. Box 430144, Pontiac, MI 48343 If there are questions, please contact Eugene Hawkins, III  (248) 939-7349  or Curtis Terry, President,  (248) 910-4667 .

Church Mission Statement
" The Trinity Missionary Baptist Church is spiritually impacting our families, neighborhoods, city, and state by Exalting the Savior, Equipping the Saints & Evangelizing the Sinners . ~Ephesians 4:10-15.
He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ. ~Ephesians 4:10-15  

Vision Statement

The Trinity Missionary Baptist Church will be a 21st century model for the Christian Community. Our hope is to be a church family that faithfully and intentionally prioritizes ministry initiatives following the example of Jesus Christ, the teaching of the Apostles, and the New Testament Church.
We will be a God-Centered Church, devoted to the practices and disciplines of personal discipleship, evangelism, and servant ministry. We will be determined to promote the Gospel, and share the Compassion of the Lord Jesus Christ through missions, evangelism, and outreach.

2018 Church Theme
One Hundred Years of Reaching a City to Touch the World

And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,   teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." (Matthew 28:18-20) but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth." (Acts 1:8)