Faiths Faces Kelowna: Trinity Baptist Kelowna

Faiths Faces Kelowna

This is a personal experience exploration of the different churches, temples, mosques, etc. in Kelowna. Through this weekly experience, I hope to become more spiritually-oriented, while getting to experience different religions, and different slants on the Christian experience.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Trinity Baptist Kelowna

Address: 1905 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC
Date & Service Attended: September 10 2006
Pastor/Priest/Leader: Tim Schroeder, Senior Pastor (and two "unknown pastors: spoke as well - why don't these people ever introduce themselves?)

Sermon: The sermon was centred on Acts 1, and related to being open to a call from God to be in his service. Pastor Schroeder started with a humourous story relating to the most unusual (telephone) calls he ever recieved. stated that there's four life-changing truths about a call from God:
  1. A calling is personal
  2. A calling rests on absolute conviction;
  3. A calling provides direction;
  4. A call is always accompanied by a promise (typically, in the Bible, that God will be there with us through our trials and tribulations).

Pastor Schroeder illuminated these basic points through various stories and relating them back to different verses in Acts 1, showing how the disciples were, at times, also not following their calling.

All-in-all, a good, deep, sermon.

Other parts of the service: The music - about five songs - was done by a 17 person choir/band playing/singing mostly what I'd call gospel lite; however, there was one notable jazzy/big band type piece that had just about everybody tapping their feet or swaying along with the music.

My feelings/thoughts: Overall, I enjoyed the service and the music. This is a modern type church with multi-media, but they also provide a traditional service as well. If you wanted to make a church community at the centre of your life, Trinity probably provides enough services to comfortably do so, without getting bored with a lack of variety.

Other things: Trinity is a very large church with many services for

My own very personal ranking on the service and sermon overall: [I liked it a lot]

Religion: [Christian]
Denomination: Baptist
Size of Congregation: [Large]
Primary demographic appearance: [Mix of above and below 40]
Was greeted/welcomed, made to feel welcome: [About three to eight times]

Service Started: 9:30AM
Service Finished: 10:44AM

Contact this church:
Phone: (250) 860-3273
Web-links: Main church

Faiths Faces Kelowna


    At 5:50 PM, Blogger Dena said...

    Hi! Great to connect. I talk about calling as vocation, "voice," and a reflective learning process to apply gifts, lessons learned in adversity, etc. to a given societal sector I feel that many churches and even education has lost this important aspect of holistic living.


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