2023-24 CDO Registration

It’s time to register for CDO for the 2023-2024 school year!
Children’s Day Out is a weekday program from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the public school year. This is a pre-registered ministry program for babies through pre-k.
Only one packet per family is needed. Please read all information in the packet carefully, as there have been some changes. Please remember, CDO spots are given on a first come-first served basis. The supply fee for each child will be due at registration ($50 per child) and is non-refundable. This supply fee reserves your spot. We are looking forward to another great year!
A registration form and parent packet are available for download. The 2023-24 CDO year begins August 22, 2023.


Mission News: The Plaum Family

by Hollis Uecker
Martin and Jovita Pflaum and their two children are missionaries at the Amano Christian School in Zambia. They have been there a little over a year. Martin is the brother of Andrea Anderson, who is also a missionary at the Amano School with her husband, Aaron, and their family.
Martin has begun an aviation ministry in Zambia called Imbila Nsuma Wings (which means “good news” or “gospel” in the local language.) Aviation missions can make a life-or-death difference in Zambia. The roads are rugged and dangerous. Instead of spending days on a road trip, they can airlift people or supplies in a matter of hours. This speed is essential, especially in emergency situations. Recently, Martin flew someone suffering from a painful issue to a mission hospital to get professional help and he is now on the road to recovery.
Along with his aviation ministry, Martin and Jovita have the opportunity to interact daily with the boys in the dorm where their apartment is located. They lead youth nights with the 8th-12th graders at Amano and have found the one-on-one discipleship to be the most meaningful. They also invite the girls over for dessert and games to get to know them better. A highlight for Martin is getting to preach regularly, with an interpreter, at a church in the local community. It’s a small church with only about 30-40 members, but those who attend are eager listeners. Both Martin and Jovita love sports. He has been helping with a few PE lessons each week and is involved in coaching the boys’ soccer team. Jovita runs with some of the primary students in their weekly cross country run and joins in on pickup volleyball and basketball games.
Their biggest challenges are the change in culture and having a different way of life. Jovita misses the Southern hospitality and hearing the word y’all used daily. Another challenge is with the aviation ministry. The airplane they fly was built in the 1960s needs maintenance work every now and then. The engine needs to be replaced or overhauled. Even with these challenges, they know they are where God wants them and appreciates our prayers and support throughout the year.
The biggest news from the Pflaums is that in June of this year they will be welcoming 2 new members to their family. They are expecting TWINS!


Youth Ministry – March 2023

by Jordan Marcum
Clink… Clink… Clink… You can hear the echoing sound of hammers shaping and molding, reverberating off of the hallowed walls.  Stifling heat climbs upward and washes over you as you descend the rustic staircase. You reach the precipice, look right and know that this is where faith, lives, and will are being shaped and tested for impurities.  As the doors open and the smiling faces emerge you hear, “Welcome to The Refinery!”
If you haven’t heard the new exciting name to our youth space, now you have.  Why have we given it the moniker of The Refinery?  I am so glad you asked.  The leaders in TSM believe that we work with parents to help our students grow in relationship with Christ.  We as leaders will never have as much time with students as a parent does, but we will take the little time we do have with students and help refine them in the image of God.  
Continuing that imagery, our new large meeting space is known as The Forge.  Psalm 127 talks about how children are like arrows in the hands of a warrior.  If you want to turn metal into a weapon, first you must apply purifying, strength testing fire. Once it is moldable and ready for a new life, it is forged into a new Godly creation.  We know students will go out from TSM and face trials and uncertainty daily but we want them to be equipped and formed to fly straight and true, and cut to the marrow with a heart for God.


Pilgrims of Faith

by Truman Martin
Perhaps the best place to start is with the name we have chosen for the class.  PILGRIM is a person who journeys to a sacred place for religious reasons.  In Hebrews 11:1 we are told FAITH is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Our faith is built on nothing less than Jesus’ love and righteousness.  Righteousness is to be morally right with God. 

Our primary goal is to understand Scripture and apply the truth of God’s word to our daily lives. So, we study God’s word and seek to be obedient to it.  In addition to studying the word of God, we attempt to know each other personally.  We do this through social activities which include three parties held annually at the church or a class member’s home.  Men have breakfast once a month for fellowship -breaking bread together.  Ladies visit a local nursing home monthly where they sing and visit with the men and women residing there.  After they finish, they have lunch together. 

To assist us in having a better understanding of God’s word, we use Masterwork literature which changes quarterly and includes lessons written by Biblical scholars.  These scholars write about various principles that provide guidance on how to be obedient to God’s commandments and principles of living a Godly life. 

Our class consists of couples and   individuals ages 55 and above and is held each Sunday at 9:45 AM in Room 121. YOU are invited to join us as we attempt to understand better how to apply the principles of obedience to our daily lives.


For the Journey – March 2023

March is upon us and it is going to be a great month. Spring is in the air and has been replaced with anticipation in the air. It looks extremely good that this month we will actually be moving the offices back together. God has been gracious to our ministerial staff in this time of transition. It will be great to once again sit in the same office area. Praise the LORD! Thank you to Clint Brown and our Building Task Force Team of Chairman Wayne Uecker, Kay Bell, Wayne Comer, Lyda Green, Kaleb Kurz, and Paula Locke. 
It was a wonderful report from our Worship Minister Search Committee that on the weekend of March 17-19, a candidate will be coming in view of a call to be our next Worship Minister. More details will be coming as the date gets closer. Thank you to Chairman Dan Petty and members Mike Cook, Lanie Ebelt, Donna Hinton, Lew King, Melissa Morris, and Wiley Wilkerson. We are grateful for God’s providence and timing. A huge thank you goes to Carrie Overby, Wade Sparkman, and Wiley Wilkerson for planning our worship services for our three worship times. We are blessed to have talented and willing members.  
On March 26th, following the 11:00 Worship Service, we will be setting our marker in place in our New Gathering and Educational Space. Once again, we are thrilled at the faithfulness of God’s people and their continued stewardship. That day will also mark the final day of our agreed upon pledges. Though our three years of pledges will be completed, I am thankful that our faithfulness will carry on. You are an amazing church in which God has blessed in order that we might be a blessing.  
The Victor will be here before we know it. I hope you are thinking about who to invite. It is an honor to offer the gift of The Victor to our community at Easter each year. Many have taken on roles that are beyond regular participation in order to bring this year’s Victor to our community. It will not be long until our Worship Center will be packed with Trinity members dressed in biblical costumes and sharing the story of Jesus and His salvation.  
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the Church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 


Kerrville West Home Group

by Drew & Julia Whitehead
It has been called a few names.  Small group. Home group. Community group.  All of these describe what we strive to achieve when meeting on Tuesday evenings, coming together in the midst of a messy, busy week.  These evenings have turned into a time of respite and spiritual rejuvenation for many of us.
Families join to eat, pray, and let the kids play. Learning more about one another and God’s will for our lives, both individually and collectively. It has been almost 6 years of learning what this looks like for us. In these six years, friendships have been strengthened and a “missional community” has grown out of our love for what Tuesday nights have meant to us and our families.  Emphasis on “grown”. We have gathered disciples along the way, each new person and/or family bringing something unique and necessary to the group. 
While we celebrate the growth that has taken place, we have outgrown any home that we have ever met in.  After a few months of very cozy meetings squished together on couches, chairs brought in from every other room in the house – we have multiplied! This multiplication didn’t always feel easy or come without tears. Tears born from the unease of change and the joy of knowing that Christ is growing his Kingdom.  So, here we are, one large group that has now grown into two! Joyfully celebrating that these Tuesday evenings, we have all come to love so dearly, are now happening in two locations each week. This will provide us with more opportunities to gather and to bring in more disciples along the way.  Both groups currently meet on Tuesdays, three times a month. We’re in two separate homes now, but with the same mission in mind: to grow a missional community here in our church and city. Contact JD if you’d like to learn more or join us on this mission.


Children’s Ministry News – March 2023

Concerned about the quality of your kids screen time? Right Now Media is a great way to help with quality screen time. We also have an added ministry program (Praise Kids) to help them with some time away from the screen.
Trinity parents and teachers, did you know that Right Now Media has thousands of teaching and training resources on topics like marriage, parenting, devotionals, as well as many kids resources, videos and movies? Trinity has a subscription that your family can use for FREE. Scan the QR code or text the information to 41411.
Praise Kids, and some of our teachers, will be working on “Arise My Love” for our Easter Service. All three services will have the Praise Kids leading with this special song. We will be signing this message which is from the group Newsong. We would love for our 1st-5th graders to come practice with us as we prepare on three Sundays, March 5, 19 & 26, from 5:00 to 6:00pm in Room 104 or the Worship Center. It’s not too late to join us!


For the Journey – February 2023

It is wonderful to see Trinity entering in new doors and enjoying fellowship with one another over orange juice and donuts again. Our new ministry space is allowing us to gather and visit just as we anticipated. Our new classrooms are growing in numbers each week. We are seeing the faithful stewardship of our Faith Family bearing fruit. Thank you, Trinity, for your steadfast commitment.
We are looking forward to having full access of our building soon, with offices back in place and our punch-list completed. I appreciate our ministerial and church staff for their willingness to stay engaged even though we have not occupied the same space together for a long time. Thank you, Building Committee Task Force and Clint Brown, for all you are doing to bring our project to a completion.
February brings our offering for Short Term Missions. Trinity has a heartbeat for missional living and both going and sending members to serve. There are already over thirty short term missionaries going with Trinity this year around the world to serve the LORD and assist in the ongoing work of the Kingdom, in places other than the United States.
I am excited about our next steps as a church. Trevin Wax writes in his book, The Thrill of Orthodoxy, “In every generation, we face the danger of longing for the past while fearing the future. And this mix of nostalgia and fear leads us into a state of complacency – a mission-less faith. We file in and out of the worship center week after week, content to recite the same words with our lips, but our hearts remain unstirred by the truths we confess and we are less likely to invite others to believe the good news.”
I hope you will open yourselves up to the LORD’s leadership in your life to seek, consider and take the next steps God has for us. There are amazing things taking place through Trinity Baptist Church. And I don’t mean the building we inhabit, but the people to whom we belong.
In Christ,


Music Notes – February 2023

by Carrie Overby
Did you know that 99.9% of all humanity have the same DNA? All that makes us is .01% different from each other. Wow!! Our unique character is such a tiny portion of our being.  All that to say…we are more alike than we realize!! God created each of us, that are Christ followers, to serve with Him to build lives and save souls! So how many of you are building lives and saving souls?
As I reflect on our church and people, I see many serving Jesus faithfully in so many areas: The Next Steps Room, Children’s Ministry, Youth   Ministry, Adult Ministry, Worship Ministry, Women’s and Men’s Bible Study, and the list goes on…
This year the Worship Ministry will continue to lead and serve with wonderful volunteers until we have new leadership in place. Most of you know that we have performed “The Victor” for over 10 years running.  Doing The Victor without Larry is daunting! But we are confident that God will   supply the singers, actors, and crew to pull this off once again! Victor Choir rehearsals started January 27th, but there is still plenty of time to jump in!
Suzanne is leading the drama again and she is already going full speed, but we need your help!
When faced with a daunting task, we must ask ourselves these questions.  Does this build lives? Will this save someone’s soul? I think we can all agree; Yes! Lives are touched and souls can be saved! Now ask yourself, ‘How can I help?’ In what way did God gift me to be a part of this?
Are you a singer? Actor? Can you help set up? Care for kids? Pray? Apply makeup? Greet? Help Judy in the kitchen? Help with tech/media? There is something for everyone to do.  God has gifted you to work in His Kingdom here on earth.  Will you serve Him? 
Please volunteer to Stephanie Clarke in the Church Office and get the details. 830-895-0100.
God never returns our offerings void!