It is entirely beyond us and above us. We are simply meant to look at it with wonder, with awe and with worship, and be amazed by it.Martyn Lloyd-Jones, On the Doctrine of the Trinity
In naming this new church Trinity Church of Loudoun, we hoped to capture something significant about our intention as a church: namely, our continuity with Christians & churches across the ages. The Trinity was one of the earliest & most precious doctrines that the Church defined & defended from the Bible, and it became a key barometer of orthodoxy. Who confessed the Trinity? Christians did, and eventually Christians of various denominations. Trinity Church of Loudoun is a new church, but in far more important ways, there’s nothing new about us at all. We hope to confess & gather under truths that have been believed & adored for thousands of years.
Our Statement of Faith
The Statement of Faith contains a summary of the doctrinal beliefs of Trinity Church of Loudoun, & therefore what we will teach. Trinity Church affirms the 1853 New Hampshire Confession of Faith. You can read the confession by clicking the button below.
The Church Covenant expresses how we will endeavor to live, in light of our beliefs, as a church membership. You can read our Church Covenant by clicking the button below.
The Church Values express key convictions that we hope will shape, by God’s grace, the culture of Trinity Church of Loudoun.
God speaks and gives life through His Word. That affects the way we will preach, giving ourselves to a regular diet of expositional preaching. Further, we will endeavor to be a church whose entire “life” is built around God’s Word.
The gospel is the great mystery that the Bible unfolds. The life, death and resurrection of Jesus – even more, the supremacy of Jesus in all things – ought to pervade and shape every member & ministry of the church. We want to behold, protect, and give the gospel.
God’s Word creates life in individuals, and then draws those individuals together into community. The power of the Gospel is put on display to the world when individuals lay aside preferences in order to show others, of diverse backgrounds, Christian love.
The local church is God’s intended focal point for discipleship & mission in this world. Therefore – while maintaining meaningful partnerships with other local churches, networks, and denominations – we will always strive to give priority to local church life, exercising meaningful membership, discipline, and participation in Christ’s ordinances.
CULTURE OF HUMILITY
Jesus accomplished our salvation by humbling himself, and God delights in demonstrating His power through weak vessels. Therefore, we will aim to build a culture which is marked by humility, and which values what God values, however counter-cultural.
Anonymity is toxic to the Christian life, and God gives pastors to churches to shepherd the people. We will not neglect this sacred responsibility, but give ourselves to establishing an ethos and patterns of presence, knowledge, and care.
RENEWAL THROUGH MULTIPLICATION
The New Testament pattern for gospel growth is through multiplication. Individually, that takes place through evangelism and discipleship. Corporately, that takes place church planting and missions. Therefore, we will work hard to disciple, to raise up leaders, and endeavor to help plant new churches – giving special weight to our surrounding region.
Matt Felton | Lead Pastor
Matt grew up in North Carolina, and after college (NCSU) and seminary (SEBTS) entered the world of pastoring. After a brief detour to complete a pastoral internship in Washington, D.C., Matt headed for Oklahoma City, where he spent the next 6.5 years pastoring at Henderson Hills Baptist Church. There, Matt served as an Associate Preaching Pastor, while also overseeing the Pastoral Residency. Matt is married to Natalie and together have 3 daughters: Harper (6), Emersyn (4), and Iris (1).
David Chung | Associate Pastor
David was born in Seoul, South Korea, but came to Southern California when he was two. He was raised by believing parents, and became a Christian as a teenager. After serving at church and campus ministry through college (UCLA), he then attended Seminary at Gordon-Conwell outside of Boston, completed an internship in Washington DC, and then worked under Matt at Henderson Hills Baptist Church in Oklahoma as a Pastoral Resident.