Trinity Community Church - Church Plant Connection
by: Byron Cogdell
Thankful for our connection in Columbia, Missouri.
One of the greatest parts of being connected with other church planters is seeing them operate in the stage that there in and learning from it. When I was able to travel to Columbia, Missouri to hang out with my friend Jeremy Linneman, I had the opportunity to see him in a space that we hope to be in just a couple of months from now. Jeremy and his family moved back to Columbia from Louisville, KY just a couple months before we moved back to Daytona Beach and since then he has established a strong core team and has been preparing to launch Trinity Community Church. The core team was gracious enough to allow me to preach for them as they were in their
'In Him' sermon series. While I was there, I also had the opportunity to hang out with Jeremy's community group. TCC has some prominent similarities to the demographics of Daytona Beach. Although we aren't as large of a city, we will be called to serve a transient college community. Columbia is home of the University of Missouri which has a student population of about 32,000 students per year. Daytona has about a third of that number with Bethune-Cookman, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and Daytona State College, yet the challenge of ministering to students and a town that is filled with them is the same.
Church planting can be a very lonely ministry to be called to ... which is why I am extremely grateful fro my friendship with Jeremy Linneman. I pray that Trinity Community Church will be able to make that impact on Columbia that God has called them to make. Identity Church and Trinity Community Church will be connected for quite some time because of the friendship God has allowed us to have.
For more information about Trinity Community Church, visit www.trinitymo.org