Our History

Trinity was founded in 1934. It started out in a home, later moving to a location in Warrenville, and then a location near downtown Naperville. It continued meeting there until 1989. After selling that property the church was portably meeting in Beebe School for two years. The present property was purchased in 1991. Phase 1 which includes the Auditorium, Gym, and Kitchen was built in 1993. In 2000, Phase 2 was completed, adding the education and office wing. The Teen Center, The Refuge, was placed on the property in 1995.

Office Entrance

The Church Office is where you can find us Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 4:30pm. When you enter the parking lot, it is the single door facing East.

Parking

You will find Guest Parking conveniently located at both entrances near the doors, as well as Greeters to direct you to where you would like to go.

 

Connection Desk

There are Connection Desks located at both entrances, staffed with friendly people to answer your questions and point you in the right direction. You will also find helpful information about the different ministries offered by the church.

Auditorium/Sanctuary

The auditorium seats about 300 people and is designed to expand by removing the classrooms around the auditorium, increasing seating to 600. This arrangement allows us to be good stewards of our space before adding unnecessary debt by expansion.

Main Lobby

The Main Lobby is located immediately to your right when you enter the parking lot under the covered drive-through. The Nursery Check-In desk is located here as well as the Auditorium/Sanctuary entrance.

Teen Refuge

The Refuge serves as our Youth meeting area and is the white building located behind our main building.

Education Building

The Educational building is three stories and houses our office complex and classrooms for both Children and Adult ministries.

Educational Building Lobby

There are two lobbies, the Main Lobby is located immediately to your right when you enter the parking lot under the covered drive-through. The Nursery Check-In desk is located here as well as the Auditorium/Sanctuary entrance.

Nazarene Denomination

Trinity Church of the Nazarene is part of the Church of the Nazarene, an evangelical denomination with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The Church of the Nazarene is part of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition tracing its roots to an anniversary date of 1908. It was founded to spread the good news of the gospel and the message of hope and victorious, holy living.

The Church of the Nazarene is a Great Commission church. We believe that God offers to everyone forgiveness, peace, joy, purpose, love, meaning in life, and the promise of heaven when life is over by entering and experiencing a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. We are called to take this message to people everywhere.

We believe that Christians can experience a deeper level of Christian living in finding victory over the sin that has held them captive and powerless. Power is available to every believer to witness and serve, through a deeper relationship with God, through the infilling of the Holy Spirit.

There are over 30,000 congregations around the world located in 164 world areas. Each local congregation of the Church of the Nazarene is a faith community that cooperates together with other Nazarene churches. Local churches offer worship, opportunities for serving others, fellowship, and training.

Missions is a major emphasis in the Church of the Nazarene: sending missionaries around the world, starting new churches, and making disciples. The Church of the Nazarene is a compassionate church, sending help and volunteers to areas that are devastated by crisis. The church is involved in inner city works in many of our major cities. The Church of the Nazarene believes in Christian Education and investment in our youth, with colleges and universities located around the world.

 

Church Government

The Church of the Nazarene uses a representational form of government, through electing a Church Board to represent them in operating the church. We are organized into Districts, ours being the Chicago Central District, to cooperate together with other churches for greater effectiveness and stewardship. District Assembly is held every year with all churches who serve on that district coming together for reporting, fellowship, and accountability. Each local church elects people to represent them at this event. Leaders, lay and pastoral, are elected to serve in district leadership positions at this event.

Accountability

Annually pastors of each local church report on the condition of their church and what has happened in the past year, including statistics and finances. District officials give reports and account for monies spent and what has happened in their areas of ministry, as well as communicate upcoming plans and events.

 

Pastoral Students

Pastoral students that are in training report on their educational progress and their spiritual lives, as well as what they are currently doing in ministry.

 

College & Universities

Each district is in an Educational Zone of one of the Nazarene denomination’s schools. Trinity is on Olivet Nazarene University’s Educational Zone. The Church of the Nazarene values Christian education and each church cooperates to keep this priority in place.