In the spirit of the Gospels, the mission of Trinity Church Wall Street is to build generations of faithful leadership, to build up neighborhoods, and to build financial capacity for holy service in New York City and around the world. Our mission is grounded in our core values.


We seek to serve and heal the world by building neighborhoods that live gospel truths, generations of faithful leaders, and sustainable communities.

Core values guide us in carrying out our mission and realizing our vision. By their nature, core values are touchstones for prayer, discernment, ongoing conversation, and action. We seek a deep understanding and ongoing engagement with Trinity’s core.


Trinity’s Core Values



For truly I tell you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
Matthew 17:20



Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
Philippians 4:8



There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28



When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Matthew 14:14


Social Justice

He has showed you what is good; and what the Lord requires of you: to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8



There will come seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt. After them there will arise seven years of famine, and all the plenty will be forgotten in the land of Egypt; the famine will consume the world.
Genesis 41: 29-30


Our core values are our DNA: they reveal who we are and act as our code of ethics. They give us a shared language, clarify what we do, give us focus, and keep us and our stakeholders and partners accountable.

Reflecting on Our Core Values

The mission, vision, and core values are the result of a discernment process involving the entire Trinity community. Over the years, we will continue reflecting on what our core values mean in their application, how they challenge and inform decisions and actions in Trinity’s ministries, and how they help our ministries be aligned with our mission and vision.

Each month, we invite the worshipping community, partners, stakeholders, committees, staff, and every group at Trinity Church Wall Street to reflect on our core values using our Reflection and Study Guide. You can go at your own pace or focus on one value each month:

  • February: Integrity
  • March: Inclusiveness
  • April: Compassion
  • May: Social Justice
  • June: Stewardship

If you have questions, contact corevalues@trinitywallstreet.org


Core Values: What’s Next

In 2018, more Illuminating Values sessions are planned for the congregation, focusing on one value per month. In addition, Trinity Retreat Center will be the setting of retreats planned for each value and open to both congregation and staff.

Living the Values Retreats

Open to adult members of Trinity congregation, staff, friends, and partners of Trinity.

Take some time away from the daily busyness to contemplate Trinity's core values--faith, integrity, inclusiveness, compassion, social justice, and stewardship--and how you express these values in your everyday living.

We'll begin with thought-provoking teaching, then spend time in prayerful introspection and quiet exercises with poetry and art, meditation, and natural woodland beauty, all fueled by delicious, wholesome farm-to-table meals.

You'll come away renewed and inspired, and ready to live your values more fully in the world.

Retreat dates and topics

  • February 23-25, 2018: Faith
  • March 16-18, 2018: Integrity
  • April 20-22, 2018: Inclusiveness*
  • May 18-20, 2018: Compassion
  • June 1-3, 2018: Social Justice*
  • September 14-16, 2018: Stewardship

*Led by Listening Hearts Ministries

Pricing (based on double occupancy)
  • $50/night for adults 
  • For a single-occupancy room, there is a $35 surcharge per person, per night, based on availability.

Reservations are not final until payment is received.

Make check payable to Trinity Church Wall Street with “Core Values Retreat, (Date)” in the memo line and mail to:
Keisha Joseph
Trinity Church Wall Street
120 Broadway, 38th Floor
New York, NY 10271


The retreat center operates a shuttle bus to pick up and drop off guests who take Metro-North to Wassaic Station. Free parking is available for those who choose to drive.

Information: Keisha at kjoseph@trinitywallstreet.org.