Just before he ascended into heaven, the Lord Jesus Christ gave his church instructions to keep until he returns. He said: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20. Trinity Presbyterian Church seeks to obey that Great Commission.
On a global level the church prays for and supports missionaries serving in Africa, Asia, and South America. They are sent out by the Committee on Foreign Missions of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Nationally, the church is involved in outreach through the work of the Committee on Home Missions and Church Extension. It works through the OPC’s Committee on Christian Education to help strengthen and teach the church. For an overview of these ministries, click here.
On a regional level the congregation is part of the Regional Church of the Northwest and its Presbytery of the Northwest, helping to build up one another and to seek the growth of the church in the region. The pastor and some of the ruling elders are involved in serving committees of the presbytery. Recently they were able to help organize Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corvallis, as a new Orthodox Presbyterian congregation.
And the church seeks to serve the local community. Our daily lives in our workplaces, homes, and neighborhoods, are part of that service of the Lord in the places he has called us to live and work. You’ll find members of Trinity serving the Lord and their neighbors as they work in various businesses, teach in schools, and serve in public administration. Pastor Mahaffy also serves as an on-call chaplain at Providence Newberg Medical Center.
Within the church itself members are busy encouraging one another, enjoying fellowship, working with young people, and teaching Sunday School classes. Monthly potluck meals and informal discussions and encouragement help to build up one another.