The clearest and simplest explanation of our structure is that we are in the process of building a family. We are doing that by first, encouraging each individual to engage in the process of ‘relating to God, as Father’. Modern religious culture has elevated knowledge over encounter, but we won’t allow it here! While we have a love for biblical knowledge we know that a personal encounter with the Father, through Jesus, is mandatory to experience the ‘authentic’ Christian life. Second, we emphasize strong interpersonal relationships with one another and all that it takes to initiate, maintain and repair them. It is extremely challenging, but it’s what the kingdom is about!
Our church government reflects that, exemplified, in the New Testament in that we recognize the ministry of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd and teacher, known as the "fivefold ministries". But we are not overly impressed or emphatic of ‘titles’. So, we see the fivefold ministries, as well as the offices of elders and deacons, as job descriptions or functions, more than personal titles. And, because we want to maintain the integrity and purity of our spiritual purpose, we do not have a rigorous structure with multitudes of committees.
Many people who love God, but have become disillusioned with "the church" are once again finding spiritual excitement at Trinity in the simplicity of relationship with the Father and in their relationships with one another.