Trinity Connect

start date

october 6 2021 | 6:30pm


Hello Trinity Family!                                                                                                                                                                                                              I’m excited about our new series, Deeper Love. Deeper Love is all about a deeper love relationship with God and others. Nobody wants wimpy, shallow, fickle love. That’s a painful place to be. We all want to love and be loved, deeply. This Summer, we’ll study different names that God uses for Himself in scripture. By looking at God’s names, we can better understand who He is and how deeply He loves us. And we can love Him better in return. As a bonus, I’m confident that God will empower us to love those around us more deeply as well. Please take a moment for some exciting news and a personal invitation to celebrate with our family!


Invest in the Vision                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Please join us to dedicate the new Ashkum facility to the Lord on June 11 at 1PM at 701 S Front Street in Ashkum! Then on Wednesday afternoon/evening, June 14, we’ll have a Community Open House to welcome our neighbors, thank everyone, and grill out together.  Come and go as you please and invite a friend to this new tool for sharing God’s love!

Sabbatical                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Earlier this year, the elders offered our family the opportunity to take a sabbatical. It’s a chance to grow closer to God, to one another, and to the body of Christ. Our denomination encourages it every 5 years to help study, rest, and recharge for the next season of ministry. From June 15-August 9, please feel free to reach out to our staff, or any of our elders with ministry questions or needs. I have great confidence in God’s work through them. Some have already asked, “What about the annual gathering at the Mustered home?” Well, we’ve got something better this year!!! (see below)

Invitation to Celebrate!                                                                                                                                                                                                     This is your personal invitation to join us in celebrating our oldest son Zach and his marriage to Victoria! After returning from their honeymoon, Sunday July 2, they will be at the new Ashkum Campus building for a reception! Reception begins at 12:30, with lunch at 1 and fellowship till 3. The attire is casual and please, no gifts. Some have asked the best way to help them to the mission field. That would be prayer! Please send a quick email to to let us know if you plan to join us and/or if you’d like to be a part of Zach and Victoria’s prayer team!

Vacation Bible School                                                                                                                                                                                                   Help transform a child’s life by the power of the Gospel! Sign up to help or invite a child that needs the love of Christ. Ashkum: June 19-23, 9-11:30AM; Watseka: June 19-22, 1-3:30PM.


During my sabbatical, I’ll be praying for you even more fervently! I’m also going through a book by Tony Evans called “Praying through the names of God,” in case you’d like to enjoy it too! I’ve also written a brief message of encouragement for you each month, reminding us of some fun opportunities to connect and reach out over the summer. May this summer find us loving God, the body of Christ, and our loved ones more deeply than ever!

In God’s deep and matchless love,


Trinity Connect - May Edition 

Hello Friends!

I pray you will be refreshed in the Lord, even in the midst of life’s challenges. This month holds many opportunities for joy and encouragement. This May letter comes early, as there are many exciting things to communicate. Please take a peek. Meanwhile, I’m praying for you!


Women’s Simulcast

Please pray for our simulcast this Saturday at the Watseka campus from 9AM-3:30PM. It will be a gospel-centered, worshipful, engaging experience for women of all ages. We’ll dive into scripture with excellent Bible teachers, grow in our knowledge of who God is, laugh with friends, and leave invigorated to follow God’s calling for our lives. We will be encouraged, challenged, and blessed! 

Speaking of BLESS, I’m praying for you and your loved ones. Don’t forget to Begin with prayer, Listen with care, Eat together, Serve them, and Share your story. A powerful way to transform lives and communities through the power of the gospel!


Invest in the Vision

It’s an exciting time for the new Ashkum campus building. Please pray for the paving, AV installation, water connection, and eventually for occupancy permits. We are excited to plan a Day of Dedication and a Community Open House. We will share dates as soon as we’re able. Meanwhile, thank you for partnering with us and please pray we will finish well!


Men’s Ministry

Please join us at any campus on Saturday mornings for encouragement in Christ. Saturday May 13th we’ll meet together in Watseka for an all-campus Men’s Breakfast for great food and fellowship. Our passion is to be men who honor Christ in our thoughts, words, and deeds.


Vacation Bible School

It’s not too early to pencil in VBS! We have exciting times planned in Ashkum – June 19-23 – Mornings 9-11:30; and

Watseka – June 19-22 – Afternoons 1-3:30.

Sign up to help or invite a child from your neighborhood that needs the love of Christ! Click HERE for more information


The Cost of Discipleship

What does it mean to follow Jesus, to be His disciple? If we’re going to be disciples and to make disciples, like He called us to do, what does that look like? I’m excited to get back to the basics. After we wrap up our Fresh Look at Jesus, next month we’ll look at Luke and the Cost of Discipleship. Please join me as we learn to follow Jesus in our daily lives!

May 7          Love Well                              Luke 14:12-26

May 14          Live Wisely                           Luke 14:26-7, Luke 9:23-7

May 21          Learn to Obey                      Luke 10:25-37

May 28          Leverage Our Lives             Luke 14:28-34


I praise the Lord for you, your faith, and your friendship. It is a blessing to serve Him alongside you.


In Christ’s Love,

Ryan and your friends at Trinity

Trinity Connect - April Edition

Trinity Connect – April 2023


Good day, dear Friend!

I pray this letter finds you encouraged in your faith. I’ve been praying and fasting for you and your loved ones. Please know that you are commissioned by the Word of God and empowered by the Spirit of God to bring the hope of Christ to those in your sphere of influence! Would you please take a moment to hear some blessings and updates?


Blessings and Updates – It’s such a joy to see God work through you! Watseka campus just held a beautiful dinner and experience to share the Easter story with families from our community. Goodland campus just held a festive gathering to reach their community with the gospel of Christ. Ashkum campus coordinated our Easter devotional that has been blessing our church and reaching our online community. They’re also hard at work completing work at the new permanent site (more on that below). The Trinity Familia campus is reaching many who come from difficult life situations-bringing light in the midst of darkness. Online campus friends are reaching out to their own communities. One online friend from Kenya is reaching street kids for Christ, feeding the poor, and training others to do the same. Several of our campuses will be holding baptisms soon for new followers of Jesus Christ. Our missionaries around the world are also transforming lives and communities through the power of the gospel. God is so faithful! Thank you for partnering with us and for doing your part!


Good Friday – Come and be transformed by God’s sacrificial love. Invite a friend and join us in Ashkum or Goodland at 6:30PM for a brief message, readings from scripture, and times of worship to the One who gave His life for us!


Resurrection Sunday – Many have prayed and fasted for this day. Now is the time! Please invite a friend and join us at our regular service times to see Jesus as the Resurrection and the Life! In the rest of the month of April, we’ll enjoy a Fresh Look at Jesus from the book of Mark. Life can be so hard. What we really need is a fresh look at Jesus!


Fresh Look at Jesus

April 9            The Resurrection and the Life    John 11 and 20

April 16         The Beloved Son                             Mark 1:9-18

April 23         The Merciful Healer                       Mark 1:29-42

April 30         The Forgiver of Sins                       Mark 2:1-12


Invest in the Vision – Thank you for partnering with us and praying for Transformed Lives and Communities through the power of the gospel. By next month’s letter, we should be announcing a projected move in date for the Ashkum permanent site. Thank you for all of your time and love and sacrifice to bring the hope of Christ to your sphere of influence!


In His Love, Ryan and your friends at Trinity