WelcomeWe are excited that you're here, and we invite you into our community with open arms. We love God's Word and follow His Spirit as He leads us in ministry. We offer biblical teaching and Spirit-led worship, authentic biblical community for adults and the opportunity for children to be ushered into God's presence with fun and energy. Feel free to contact us with any questions you have.
Sundays at ThirdWhen are your weekend services?
On Sunday mornings we have five services; 8:10, 9:30 and 11:00 in the sanctuary, and 9:30 and 11:00 in the auditorium.
What is worship like in the sanctuary services?
The 8:10 service is a blend of traditional and contemporary music. Praise choruses and hymns are sung accompanied by piano, organ, or keyboard, guitar and drums. A choir leads worship quarterly. At the 9:30 and 11:00 am services, worship is contemporary with a full band and energetic, contemporary worship songs.
What is worship like in the auditorium services?
These services focus on the main theme of becoming a people marked by the “Chain Reaction of Praise.” When we praise the Lord with our whole beings, our faith is activated; we learn to pray powerful God honoring prayers in our lives; and we overcome evil with good as we are learning to rule and reign with Christ in our hearts. Messages are delivered by both laity and staff who are committed to the work of Jesus Christ here at Third Church. Worship style is contemporary and invitingly participatory in nature. Our goal is to become an Ephesians 4:13 gathering, “until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Informality and fellowship mark our gatherings.
What should I wear?
Anything that makes you comfortable! You'll see everything from dresses and ties, to jeans and t-shirts.
How will I know where to go?
There are greeters to welcome you at each door on Sunday mornings, and they would also be happy to answer your questions and direct you to the right place. Other great resources are our Welcome Center and Guest Desk on the upper level near the Main Entrance doors. Someone is always there between services to give you information or offer any help you need. Signs are also placed around the church to point you in the right direction.
Helpful Information for FamiliesWhat is there for my children?
The nursery is available during the 9:30 and 11:00 am services for children 0-2. Our Children's Ministry program, t3kids, has opportunities for children from age 3 to 5th grade during the 9:30 and 11:00 am services.
What about my older children in middle school and high school?
Student Ministry at Third includes small and large group components for both middle and high school students. theMix, our middle school ministry for kids in grade 6-8, meets for large group worship and teaching, followed by small groups, on Wednesday nights. Our high school ministry, CORE, is a large group teaching and worship time on Wednesday nights. High school small groups, which are optional but encouraged, meet whenever it works for each individual leader and group.