God has called us to seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which he has called us (Jeremiah 29:7). So we seek to truly love Owasso & Tulsa—not for the perfect slice of the American dream that it promises, but to love the people of this place for the sake of Christ and his kingdom. We seek to point to Jesus as the real King—instead of the kingdom of self. We seek to live with inverted values in this place for the glory of Christ.
Owasso is a "city without limits," a "city of character," a "nice place to live," a "great place to raise kids." Tulsa Metro has consistently been rated a top location for raising a family, finding a job, retiring, quality of life, sunny days, temperate climate, etc. It is easy to love Tulsa Metro for any of these reasons. But all of these right reasons can quickly become wrong reasons.
As followers of Christ, we recognize that this is not our home. We are pilgrims. We are sojourners. We are committed to Tulsa, but believe that "here we have no lasting city…but we seek a city that is to come, whose architect and builder is God" (Hebrews 11:10, 16). Tulsa is not our home. Tulsa is not heaven—no matter what the magazines say. We live in a city where people are making the same mistake as they did in Babel, trying to build "heaven on earth," trying to "make a name for ourselves." This leads to entitlement, selfishness, a "not in my back yard" view of citizenship. But Christians are different: we have a citizenship that is in heaven; we are able to love our city more because we are not worried if our investment to it does not return dividends in our lifetimes; we are working for the good of Owasso & Tulsa for the long-term blessing of all people. So, in this beautiful place, in this comfortable place, in this place where everyone and everything is "nice," Trinity seeks to love Tulsa Metro for the sake of Christ, while not trying to live here as if it is heaven on earth. There's another City, the New Jerusalem, and it is real and is to come. We want to prepare Tulsans for it's arrival.