Brant Bosserman, lead pastor and church planter of Trinitas Church is advancing the Gospel in Everett, Washington. Brant and his wife, Heather, joined the Spanish River Church Planting family in May 2013.
For the first six months of our meeting as a core group (prior to our formal launch) we did an in-depth study of the character of Biblical worship. This study left our core group members feeling like they rediscovered the purpose of the sacraments, prayer, observing the Lord's Day, preaching, song, responsive readings, confessing our faith together, catechizing children, corporate confession of sin, etc. With this rediscovery that there is a way to indulge the Gospel in the Christian Life as worshipers together, there has been a tremendous zeal among our members to see the church grow, and to share its message with others. Literally every member of our core group has invited friends, family, nominal Christians, and unbelievers to hear the Gospel preached, and see believers worship together.
We have been tremendously blessed by special events in church (our launch service; several infant baptisms; visits from missionary preachers; etc.), and special gatherings outside of Sunday worship (Summer BBQ's; Monthly Lady's and Men's Outings; Play-dates for mom's and children; and Discipleship Groups). At this point, none of our events have failed in their intended purposes or in their ability to draw attendants. I can accredit the eventfulness of all such gatherings to God the Holy Spirit as he has worked within our core group members to bring about a joy and excitement to be present, and to invite others. There would seem to be no substitute for genuine joyfulness to gather on the part of church/core group members. In the next six months we are especially excited for (a) the opening service in our new meeting space; (b) our member reception service; and (c) the continuation of our weekly discipleship groups.
We would appreciate prayer regarding regarding our facilities. As our plant grows, we are in need of facilities that can facilitate that growth with sufficient nursery space for our children, and sanctuary seating for adults and visitors.