Our mission is to prepare emerging scholars and professionals for life as a Christian calling in the world of today. To this end, we prayerfully pursue three goals: to help our Fellows know Jesus and His way more deeply, know themselves and their callings more clearly, and know the world of today, its opportunities and challenges, more discerningly.
Trinity Forum Academy envisions a future in which its alumni have faithful influence across all sectors of society. Individually their lives and careers demonstrate creativity, compassion and excellence that reflect their commitment to Christ and to community. Academy graduates have entered graduate programs and careers in a range of disciplines from physics to medicine to film, law and economics, prepared to live faithfully at every level of position and influence. Consider the transforming influence nine months at the Academy has on their lives; then imagine the subsequent contribution to the transformation of our culture. That will be the legacy of Trinity Forum Academy.
Statement of Faith
The Trinity Forum Academy stands in the stream of historic Christian orthodoxy, embracing the creeds of the church from the early centuries until today. We refer our constituency to the following three confessional statements that represent our commitments.
The Apostles’ Creed
The Nicene Creed
The Lausanne Covenant
Trinity Forum Academy is located at Osprey Point, a beautiful sixteen-acre campus on the Chesapeake Bay near St. Michaels, Maryland. On October 28, 2000, Osprey Point was commissioned by a group of committed Christian leaders as a place to represent and promote seven core values. In November 2001, Trinity Forum Academy was founded to instill these values in generations of young leaders. We continue to uphold these seven values in order cultivate a community that:
- Makes Jesus central, that holds first things first and second things second, and endeavors always to rise above denominational and party labels to make our relationship with him the center and soul of life.
- Makes faith thinkable, that turns aside from the superficial, the simplistic, and the anti-intellectual, and that seeks to honor God and reflect his truth in all our thinking and action.
- Makes community viable, that seeks to make mutual encouragement, mutual support, and mutual accountability a practical reality here.
- Makes creation and the arts integral, that appreciates and preserves the natural environment, and that grows in an understanding and enjoyment of artistic gifts and creativity.
- Makes leadership honorable, that encourages the highest qualities in all our lives, and esteems those who exemplify those virtues in their public and professional lives.
- Makes goodness fashionable, that identifies and resists the slide toward mediocrity and vice, and promotes a vision of life that reinforces truth and goodness.
- Makes our generation responsible, that cultivates a vital sense of the times in which we live, and encourages a timely commitment and response to its urgency.