Who we are
A Message from Pastor Bruce

Hi Folks,
I want to personally welcome you to the Trinity Point Church of God. We are a vibrant family of believers in Jesus Christ. We are the spiritual home to hundreds of people here in Clarion and the surrounding communities. We are also the source of spiritual encouragement for many others who are a part of our online family.

There is plenty of information here to help you to get to know us better. You may also check us out on our Facebook page and Youtube channel.

There are plenty of activities and opportunities for you and your family on your spiritual journey. There are opportunities for you to grow spiritually as well as to interact with our Church Family. Whether you have been a part of the Trinity Point Family for years, or you are new to our Family, we want you to be connected.

The Trinity Point Church of God is a congregation that is seeking to carry out the will of God and to follow the Lord in obedience to His way for the life of a Christian. Our desire is to see God use us through the power of the Holy Spirit to impact our own lives and all those we come in contact with, and all that we reach out to.

Our congregation has a passion for anyone and everyone that makes this their church home, and to influence anyone we can with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that God has and will continue to use us to fulfill His blueprint for the life of the church, Acts 2:42 ESV And they devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And to fulfill God’s command to go into all the world. Matthew 28:19-20 ESV Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."

Whether you are a regular attender “in person”, or whether you are connected with us through this website or Facebook, or whether you are surfing the web, we welcome you and hope you will get connected with us.

We love you and ask God’s blessings to be upon you.
Pastor Bruce and Judy

What we believe

The Church of God (Anderson, Indiana) is a global movement of people seeking to fulfill God’s mission in the world. We’re committed to studying the Word of God and faithfully living it out. We’re committed to the mission that Jesus Christ gave every believer: to make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18–20).

The Church of God movement appeared in the 1880s in the midst of the broader American Holiness Revival. The pioneers of the Church of God hoped to restore a more biblical understanding and practice of what it means to be the church. One of our early church songs says: “The Bible is our rule of faith and Christ alone is Lord.” This lyric still summarizes the core belief of Church of God people. We have not issued any official belief statement, and we have no formal creed. Yet, the following statements reflect the heart of the Church of God:

  • Salvation makes us members of God’s church. We believe that the church is composed of every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior. We enter into the life of the church, not by joining a denomination or a human organization, but by committing our lives to Christ (John 3:1–7).
  • Christians are called to be one. We believe that God calls all followers of Christ to live in unity and peace, regardless of who they are or the church they attend (Gal 3:28). While we may not agree on everything, we can rally around our subject, Jesus.
  • We must be holy. We believe that followers of Christ have been called to live a life of love, purity, and godliness. We are called to live like Christ, taking on a new nature (2 Cor 5:17).

We also embrace these biblical principles:

  • The Lordship of Jesus. There is one Lord, who is God’s Son Jesus Christ, over the church. Christ is the church’s ultimate authority on all matters (Acts 2:36).
  • Making Disciples. Each of us is called to fulfill Matthew 28:18–20, making fully devoted followers of Christ—disciples—who will then teach others to follow Christ.
  • Loving God and Neighbor. We are called to fulfill Matthew 22:37–39, not only loving God with our entire being, but also loving all that he loves.
  • The Work of the Holy Spirit. God’s Spirit equips believers with unique gifts that enable us to carry out the mission of Christ in the world. At the same time, the Spirit produces love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in every believer (Galatians 5:22–23), which demonstrate the Spirit’s presence within us.
  • Stewardship. Since God is the source of life, all of life is to be used for the honor, glory, and service of God (Psalm 24:1).

You will find a great diversity of convictions and practices within the Church of God. Though we have differences, we share a common story of faith, growing together into the fullness of Christ (Ephesians 4:13). We worship and serve as citizens of God’s kingdom. We celebrate our life in Christ and accept our call to be the body of Christ in our world—all to the glory of God.

The following free downloads (PDF) are available to provide more detail on the beliefs of the Church of God: We Believe (Anderson University School of Theology, 2 MB), What We Teach (Barry Callen, 129 KB), and the following booklets by Arlow Newell: Salvation (121 KB), Holy Living (106 KB), Membership (114 KB), Ordinances (112 KB), Divine Healing (89.2 KB), and Return of Christ (111 KB).

Want to learn more about the beliefs, practices, and history of the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)? Check out the following resources available from Warner Press.