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Trophimus Center

Trinity School of Ministry

INTRODUCING THE TROPHIMUS CENTER

A renewal is taking place in the small town of Ambridge, PA. Storefronts are being updated, old  buildings are being refurbished to house new tenants, and new sidewalks have been poured.  Trinity School for Ministry desires to support this renewal in a way that helps the town and builds community. To that end, Trinity School for Ministry is thrilled to announce that we have just purchased the Presbyterian Church of Ambridge, just a few blocks from Trinity’s campus. The Presbyterian Church is considered an architectural gem in Ambridge, featuring rare dome construction and providing an excellent acoustic environment. The old church is currently undergoing a total renovation and will be re-opened in the late Fall of 2024 as The Trophimus Center.  

Upon renovation, this space will allow us to host larger conferences and broadcast our worship services to the broader world. With a capacity of up to 600, the building will enable 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 that Trinity’s current chapel was a Presbyterian church. When Trinity purchased it, half of the congregation began attending down the street at the church that had just been purchased. “We feel like God has taken us full circle,” said Thompson, “and once again, we can put new life into an older building.” 

The Trophimus Center will allow Trinity to move forward into the future as its residential student population grows and its partnerships reach even further globally. Trinity now can

  1. Welcome local churches and neighborhood groups who need a larger space for events;
  2. Offer a setting for Christian conferences and education;
  3. Create a better setting in which to train Trinity’s students to preach and lead services;
  4. Provide additional space for Trinity’s students to relax and socialize with each other
  5. Film worship services so that we may send the recordings to students in other countries;
  6. Reach out and serve the broader needs of the Ambridge community.
Rendering of the Interior Worship Space

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.