By God’s profound grace and through His providences, Trinity Presbyterian Church of Northern Kentucky was given stewardship of a property in Ludlow, Kentucky that was built for the worship of God. On our website you can see various pictures of the structures both inside and out. Though our congregation had no idea where we would settle in Northern Kentucky when we began as a Church plant in the early years of the 21st century, it is likely that few would have thought we would be entrusted by God with a worship facility of this magnitude. We are truly blessed.

In March of this year we held our first wedding in our new/old sanctuary and it was a day of profound enjoyment and rejoicing. A new covenant was cut between a man and woman in the midst of Christian worship where God’s name was exalted in songs of praise, the reading and preaching of the Word of God, the prayers of the saints, the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper and pronouncements of the blessings of God on the newly married and the congregation.

The visitors to the Church were struck by the beauty of the Church building, albeit still in the throws of renovation, and their comments were surprising to many of the members of Trinity. This reminded me once again that the “eyes of faith” see far more than the mere images before them. Eyes of faith see not only what is but shall be. The eyes of faith are not bound by time but transcend time because God transcends time. The eyes of faith are not bound by material things but as our reformed forefathers have rightly taught us, we are reformed and are to be always reforming.

Such is the need with the Church facility God has entrusted to us. It is being reformed by a congregation with eyes of faith that transcend the imperfections we see today and sees what the Church buildings shall be. As our congregation wrestles with the need for funds, time and talents to reform the structures entrusted to us, we can be aided greatly by the thoughts and studies of others who give thought to the architecture of the Church. Recently, Independent Presbyterian Church of Savannah, Georgia hosted a conference with Erskine Seminary titled: The Architectural Setting of Christian Worship: Exploring the Intersection of Architecture, Theology, and Worship. The lectures can be accesses here:

http://www.ipcsav.org/resources/architecture-conference/

These helpful lectures provide insights that will well serve our congregation and those of other congregations that are in the midst of building projects or are contemplating building projects. All things are to be brought into the obedience of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, including the worship structures where we meet to glorify the name of God on earth as it is glorified in heaven. It is my hope that our congregation will intentionally do the work of reclamation in Ludlow to that end.

Pastor Chuck Hickey
Pastor Chuck Hickey

Charles A. Hickey is the pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church of Northern Kentucky (PCA) in Ludlow, KY.

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