In 1958, Trinity Evangelical Covenant Church began its ministry in Oak Lawn,
Illinois. Trinity is part of the larger Evangelical Covenant Church which is a rapidly
growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries
on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC
values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God’s grace and ever-deepening
spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of
extending God’s love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that
comes from unity within diversity.
The Evangelical Covenant Church is:
•Evangelical, but not exclusive
•Biblical, but not doctrinaire
•Traditional, but not rigid
•Congregational, but not independent
Identity and Biblical Mission
We are united by Christ in a holy covenant of churches empowered by the Holy
Spirit to obey the great commandments and the great commission: to love God
with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind, to love our neighbors as ourselves,
and to go into all the world and make disciples.
Our Vision for Mission
•to cultivate a community of worship committed to: prayer, preaching, and study
of the word; the celebration
of the sacraments; and fellowship across gender, race, age, culture, and class.
•to equip loving, giving, growing Christians to reach out with the good news of
Jesus Christ – evangelizing the lost, ministering to those in need, and seeking
justice for the oppressed.
About Trinity Evangelical