In the small town of Ambridge, PA, a renewal is taking place. Storefronts are being updated, old buildings are being refurbished to house new tenants, and new sidewalks have been poured. Trinity School for Ministry has a desire to support this renewal in a way that is helpful to the town and also helps to build community. To that end, Trinity School for Ministry is thrilled to announce that we have just purchased the Presbyterian Church of Ambridge, located just a few blocks from Trinity’s campus. The The Presbyterian Church is considered an architectural gem in Ambridge, featuring rare dome construction, providing an excellent acoustical environment. The old church is currently undergoing a total renovation and will be re-opened in the late spring of 2024 as The Trophimus Center.
Upon renovation, this space will allow us to host larger conferences, and broadcast our worship services to the wider world. With a capacity of up to 600, the building will allow us to share our mission locally, nationally, and internationally.
Renovations include updating the sanctuary for Trinity’s worship and teaching needs, installing new audiovisual equipment, creating group breakout spaces, designing spaces for student fellowship and study, modernizing catering and hospitality areas, updating utilities, and ensuring accessibility for all.
Opened in 1976, Trinity has a long history of working with Ambridge and surrounding communities. Of interest is the fact that Trinity’s current chapel was a Presbyterian church, and
when Trinity purchased it, half of the congregation began attending down the street at the church that was just purchased. “We feel like God has taken us full circle,” said Thompson, “and once again we are able to put new life into an older building.”
The Trophimus Center will allow Trinity to move forward into the future as its residential student population continues to grow and its partnerships reach even further globally. Trinity now has the ability to:
Trinity School for Ministry is an evangelical seminary in the Anglican tradition. In this fractured world, we desire to be a global center for Christian formation, producing outstanding leaders who can plant, renew, and grow churches that make disciples of Jesus Christ.