WelcomeJesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” (John 8:12, NIV). It is our hope that the Lighthouse serves as a symbolic and actual point of light for Third Church, the community, the region and the world. The various levels of the Lighthouse are intended to be spaces for all people to invite the Light – inviting the Spirit’s Presence for transformation through meditation and intercession. But a lighthouse does more than just welcome light. It's purpose is to spread that light, just as we are called to share the Light in the spiritually darkened world around us.
The Spirit of God is moving across the globe to invite and inspire God’s people to pray and bring forth His harvest. We are intentionally creating sacred space for God to move; sharing Christ’s Light to overcome darkness. May we become people of the Light so that we may share the Light!
Our VisionIn partnership with the larger vision of Third Church, we are a ministry of prayer that seeks to equip a people of prayer who seeks God’s presence and reflects His glory!
Third Church values :
• Merging the Word and Spirit in prayer
• Spiritual rhythms for personal transformation
• Opportunities for communal worship and prayer
• Intercession for our community, region, nation and world
• Rhythms of night and day prayer
• Creating sacred spaces for communion with Jesus
We believe that prayer is like breathing…there is an in and out component – we draw near to God to be filled, restored, blessed and equipped so that we might be sent out to advance His Kingdom.
OpportunitiesThe Lighthouse of Prayer
This space is designated specifically for prayer and can be used by individuals and small groups. It is open daily from 7:00 am-9:00 pm, and we ask that you observe a “culture of quiet” as you spend time in this space (see reverse side for more details on the LH).
Watchmen on the Walls
Watchmen on the Walls is a community of people dedicated to taking morning and evening “watches” of prayer in the Lighthouse. This community of prayer is focused on intercession--partnering with God in prayer to see His Kingdom come and His will done on the earth. Handouts about Watchmen on the Walls can be found on the Missional Prayer Floor (4).
All are welcome to join us as we continue to seek God’s Kingdom through worship and prayer at our 610 service, held the third Sunday of every month, 6:10-7:40 pm in the auditorium. The heart of this service comes from Jesus’s prayer from Matthew 6:10 “your kingdom come.” As a community we will welcome the kingdom through praise, worship, and prayer and release the kingdom through teaching, intercession, healing and the prophetic. It’s our desire to keep growing as a people who live out our kingdom identity and calling!
All-Church Prayer Initiatives
Watch the bulletin and check the website for opportunities to join in corporate prayer initiatives throughout the year.
Discipleship Classes on Prayer
We offer a variety of classes on prayer at Third Church that change each semester. Some examples include:
• Hearing the Voice of God
• Hearing the Voice of God II – Exploring the Prophetic
• Sacred Rhythms
• Daniel Plan
• Healing Prayer Training
A Lighthouse of Sacred Space“We need space and time to contemplate and meditate. In fact, time to stop is becoming a rare commodity….We can counter the culture by promoting the idea of sacred space. We can give people the time, the peace, the quiet and the reflection that they just don’t get outside--the time for prayer and worship; the time to think about things that really count.”
-Brian and Kevin Draper – Refreshing Worship
The focus of the Lighthouse is to provide a sacred place for many different types of prayer. We encourage a culture of quiet as you commune with the Lord and with one another in prayer. (A culture of quiet does not require absolute silence; the idea is that multiple people are able to use shared prayer space).