It starts with curiosity, or sadness, or an off-hand invite from a friend, but for the first time you’re thinking about religion and trying to make sense of where it fits in your life. There are plenty of religious voices, a whole marketplace of ideas, everyone saying ‘listen up!’ Reality is big. How do you make sense of all the competing claims? Which religion is the right one? How do I deal with the hypocrisy and cruelty of religion? Is there a God and how do I know? In the face of all this confusion and mess, the only way forward is back: back to the beginning. Start with Jesus.
It all hangs together in Jesus. God has shared the truth about himself with us by sending his son. By dying for the sake of love, Jesus restores our broken relationship with God. Jesus is the one who proves that love matters and that authentic relationships are at the core of being human. That’s why Trinity Chapel is all about following Jesus.
Trinity Chapel is a community of people meeting on the edge of the Macquarie Uni Campus, and working out what following Jesus means right here! This might sound strange if you’re not a Christian, but we believe that God has made Jesus Christ the Lord of the world by raising him from the dead. Because of this, all people everywhere – including at Uni – have the freedom and responsibility to start to live a new way of life. It’s a way of life centred on the hope that what God has done for Jesus he will do for everything: bring it to life again! We believe that the Bible should be at the heart of our life, and that the gospel (the message of Jesus) should be at the heart of how we relate to the world around us. The truth is shared, so bring your questions and we’ll think them out together.
Trinity Chapel has no formal affiliation with any Church denomination and we seek to teach and shape our gatherings according to the teaching of Scripture. We are reformed evangelical christians and take seriously the freedom and responsibility that comes with living with Scripture as our final authority for what we believe and how we act. Our fellowship with Robert Menzies College means that we share many links with the Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church of Australia and we celebrate the truth of the gospel as it is expressed in the Anglican Articles of Religion (known as the Thirty Nine Articles).
In particular, we believe: