The Office of the Bishop
About Bishop Julius C. Trimble
Bishop Trimble’s mission statement is “to encourage all people with the love of Jesus Christ to rise to their highest potential” or “Be Encouraged” for short. Bishop Trimble and First Lady Grandberry-Trimble have served in the Indiana Conference since 2016—over 40 years together in ordained ministry.
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Speeches, Sermons, & Writings
Bishop Trimble’s 2022 Christmas Sermon: “What Gifts Shall We Bring?”
It snowed today – a poem by Bishop Trimble
It snowed todayAnd I was GladNovember whiteThe trees adorned It snowed todayAs God’s helloThe...
"Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray." -Proverbs 22:6 (NRSV) What...
Areas of Focus
As United Methodists, we aim to lead people toward transformation through Jesus Christ. To further this mission, we support Africa University, a mission that is near and dear to Bishop Trimble’s heart. In 2022, he launched a missional challenge to create an endowment fund that will provide scholarships to students at Africa University.
IN Against Racism
As believers, we are called to repent of the sin of racism, both personally and collectively. We must listen, learn, and engage in restorative action. Through the IN Against Racism initiative, Bishop Trimble and the INUMC seek to raise awareness, eliminate racism in the Church, and address concerns that threaten the cause of racial justice.
Children Matter Most
Jesus takes children seriously and harshly warns against harming them. Children are the most vulnerable among us and also the most resilient when they have opportunities to thrive. Because of this belief, Bishop Trimble has convened a group of leaders to focus on the needs of children throughout Indiana.
Bishop’s Christmas Offering
Every year, INUMC churches collect funds for the Bishop’s Christmas Offering. Money raised is distributed to our camping ministries, three Indiana United Methodist-related children and youth homes, national and global Advance projects, and Indiana outreach projects. Outreach projects are selected through a grant application process.
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