"God is going to build Trinity Church in Norfolk and this is the time. I am positive He will confirm this through others and through His church. May God build it, bless it, and may it come together filled with the Holy Spirit prepared to bridge communities."
This was a Facebook message sent by one of our church members to Pastor Randy on July 13, 2016. But Randy never checks Facebook and so the message was unread.
The elders met later in the summer of 2016 to pray about next steps for Trinity. God placed Norfolk on their hearts - specifically the downtown area - full of millennials who are not attending any church. He stirred up a vision to reach the diverse downtown Norfolk community and help bridge the Virginia Beach/Norfolk divide with one church in both cities.
And in 2017, when the elders started sharing that vision, the sender of the message found out. "Did you get my Facebook message?" she asked.
We get the message now; God has called us to Norfolk!
Robbie Hall, our campus pastor, is already on staff and God is calling people to be a part of the launch team. We launch in September 2018!
2020 Vision Recap - Norfolk
Trinity Church has firmly embraced, and is committed to, the multisite “church without walls” model we believe God has called us to. While our original vision was a single location, we believe God has directed us to meet people where they are both spiritually and physically by going to them. So while we have rededicated ourselves to maximizing the potential of each of our current locations, we believe the exponential growth the Lord has called us to can best be achieved through a strategic pursuit of additional locations.