Trinity is blessed to have the Spirituality Network, Inc. at our disposal. That organization trains Spiritual Directors through a two-year Well Spring program of courses and retreats. As a result the city is rich with Spiritual Directors prepared to pray and guide your thoughts about God and life. You can be matched with someone by contacting them at (614) 228-8867, The offering for spiritual directors ranges from $25-$65 per session or a donation based on ability to pay. No one is refused direction due to lack of funding. (Note: Trinity has a fund to assist students in paying for direction.)
The staff at the Spirituality Network conduct a Retreat for Busy People on our campus each winter, allowing students to experience spiritual direction during the course of a month. The option remains to continue in direction or to conclude at the end of the retreat. The Spirituality Network also sponsors many one day events, retreats, lectures and seminars in the course of the year.
Daily Worship and Devotionals
Worship is a pivotal activity in the lives of church leaders. Students, faculty, and staff are strongly encouraged to attend daily worship services at 10:00 a.m. during the academic year. It is there that we hear God's word, praise our Creator, receive forgiveness, affirm our baptism, pray for healing, and support those who preach, lead music, and engage in worship leadership.
For almost 10 years now, all in the seminary community (students, faculty, staff, alumni council members, donors, and samplarians) receive a copy of the Daily Texts, which include Bible verses and prayers for each day of the year. We are encouraged to spend a few minutes each day giving thanks, offering regrets, praying intercessions, and planning actions based on the verses. The scripture passages often have a word to the community in the midst of life in this place.
Emergency Contact Book
Trinity maintains a ready reference book of contact information for faculty, staff, and students in the event that an emergency arises. Forms to provide that information are available at the Orientation Fair and throughout the year.
Trinity House, located at 597 Sheridan Avenue just across from the library, is available for individual and group usage by the seminary community. It is WIFI connected, has a TV for watching the news, a DVD or video, comes stocked with some games, and has a furnished kitchen for making a meal, a casserole, or baking a cake. The living and dining rooms provide a space for entertaining guests, especially for those living in smaller efficiency dorm units. It is also ideal for I-group gatherings, committee meetings, film discussions or other conversations in a homey atmosphere. The space can be reserved by filing out a form at the information desk. Open hours are also posted by the house coordinator.
Volunteering for Community Service
Columbus has many opportunities to make a difference for the less fortunate in our community. Why not consider giving a few hours of time each month at one of the following locations:
Mid-Ohio Food Bank1625 West Mound Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223
Phone: (614) 274-7770
Volunteer Contract Person: Beverly Thompson
Teams are needed to pack supplemental food boxes for the elderly or to process donated food from grocery stores.
LSS Choice Food Pantry1460 South Champion Avenue (at the corner of Freebis Avenue)
Columbus, Ohio 43206
Phone: (614) 443-4508
Volunteer Contact Person: Dave Drumm
People are scheduled to stock shelves and assist clients with filling their grocery orders.
Faith Mission315 East Long Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: (614) 224-6617 ext. 2171
Volunteer Contact Person: Julian Simmons
Groups can prepare and/or serve meals 365 days a year for homeless men and women. Other jobs are also available at the shelter in the computer center and supply room.
Habitat for Humanity3140 Westerville Road
Columbus, Ohio 43224
Phone: (614) 414-0427
Volunteer Contact Person: Deb Light
Thrivent BuildsVolunteer Contact Person: Bonnie Reilly
Phone: (614) 396-4130
Volunteers are needed in the resale store to organize donated items. Volunteers are also needed at the construction sites for the houses being built jointly by Habitat and Thrivent Financial.
The Bible Society has published The Poverty and Justice Bible in the contemporary English version. Some 2,100 verses are highlighted that deal with hunger, poverty, and justice issues; CEV Poverty and Justice Paperback ISBN 9780564094530.