Hello Trio Family,
I want to highlight the 2nd half of our vision, covering the next year, and the next 90 days. We hope every Trio person makes these goals their goals.
Wildly Important Goal (1 Year):
Trio will eat together as a church family at least once every month, with an emphasis on making one invite to a person or family to join you at that monthly meal.
To build connections, we want to eat together as a church regularly and meals can (and should) be fantastic opportunities for kids and adults to invite others to join them.
Trio Adults & Students will invite one Trio person and one non-Trio person to a meal or activity with them every 90 days.
Trio elementary, junior high, and high school students are key to accomplishing our vision, and both kids and adults need to extend invites to others to join them for life, meals, and church. Jesus set us an example. We want you to connect both with Trio people and non-Trio people so these invites cover both. Two invites in three months is feasible for nearly everyone.
To establish a key family/person for each monthly meal, to select location, food/budget, context, activity, and other details.
With our wildly important goal to be averaging one monthly meal together as a church within a year, we would like one (or more) person or family to have primary ownership and leadership of each monthly meal. In a year, at least 12 persons or families will have the chance to help plan venue, menu, and activities, and if desired, themes and/or a target audience. I will work with these families in the planning, and Trio will figure out how to foot the bill.
Be in at least one group once a month, and share a deeper thought or reality from your life.
Most of us are already in at least one group. If you are not, find a group to join, whether it is a Trio Church group or something else. We want every person who is part of Trio to consider their groups as opportunities to build meaningful, personal connections with God and people, and help others do the same. When you intentionally choose to go deeper and be more vulnerable in that group, you invite and welcome others to do the same and deeper connections will form.
4) In the next 90 days, ask every Trio person to set an alarm to pray 5 minutes per week (Mondays?) about a church site conducive to connections & give 5 dollars to Trio towards that site.
Buildings and where to meet is a major factor in building connections. Trio wants to be looking for a long-term location/home that is more conducive to building meaningful, personal connections with God and people, that minimizes physical distance and obstacles, and maximizes community opportunities. To begin that process we ask you to set an alarm on your phone to pray for 5 minutes per week (on Monday if possible) asking God
Where? What? When? How? Who?
as it relates to finding a church home.
Then, we ask you to give $5 towards that new site in the next 90 days. This isn't a building campaign, but beginning to set aside our resources inviting God to use them as he answers our prayers. You can give $5 as individual(s) or as a family.
You can get an early look at Trio's new vision on our website:
-You are always welcome to call, text, or email me:
: (320) 225-8746
: (320) 469-8207