Theologically rooted in the 16th-century English Reformation and birthed out of the global Alpha course movement that began in London several decades ago, Trinity Canton (TC) is a church that looks to God’s promises in the Bible while authentically reaching out to others (we are part of an Anglican diocese that bears the name Churches for the Sake of Others!). TC is a purposefully and intentionally informal church, with a focus on helping those who are lonely, ‘done’ with religion, or asking questions about faith and life purpose. If you are looking for a Christ-centered congregation that values the soul- and life-craftsmanship of the Holy Spirit, if you are intrigued by the thought of fostering a vibrant culture of both prayer and giving to those in need, or if you are looking to make new friends in such a life-giving context as our COx groups, please contact us.
TC is led by Justin Kastner, a pastor who’s also a professor (at K-State), and an exceptional staff team including Patrick and Susan Schnieders (directors of spiritual formation and ministry operations, respectively) and Greg Dillon (church warden/administrator). A six-member Vestry serves as our official governing body.
To get a sense of what the TC community is like, be encouraged to listen to our “Voices of Trinity Canton” podcast series (under “podcasts” in the menu above). Those podcasts often reference our COx groups, which comprise the “meat and potatoes” of church life and meet weekly (see the Calendar of Events tab for meeting options). For more details on joining a COx group, send an email to email@example.com.
We also host monthly gatherings (typically, the second Sunday) for collective worship and fellowship; TC’s next monthly gathering will take place on Sunday, September 12, at 9:30am at Northeast Community Park (on Knox Lane on Manhattan’s east side). Due to COVID-19, our monthly gatherings, which have typically convened on the KSU campus at Danforth Chapel, are now happening in-person (and outdoors) and sometimes (e.g., poor weather) online via Zoom. If you would like to receive regular updates on how to join our gatherings, send a quick note to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will provide the mtg details.
TC also routinely offers prayer gatherings and practical courses on the Christian faith (Alpha), including the Alpha Youth Series, as well as marriage (i.e., the Marriage Course and the Marriage Preparation Course).