Each winter, we take a month to get on the same page as a church. We combine our adult Sunday discipleship classes and study an issue together that has bearing on how we live our lives as Christ-followers--no matter what age or stage of life we find ourselves in. This year, we will gather to look at the theme: The Art of Neighboring.
In the third episode of our podcast series “Audio Appendix,” Corey Widmer talks with Third member Mark Sprinkle about the age-old faith and science debate, how we can become better readers and interpreters of Scripture, and why the integration of faith and science is important to the mission of the gospel.
In this second episode of our podcast series “Audio Appendix,” Corey Widmer and Becca Payne discuss five of their favorite books from 2017.
In the first of this new series “Audio Appendix," Corey has a conversation with Third member Justin Earley on his own struggle with time, vocation, habit and the Christian life.
This 5-week class is co-taught by Corey Widmer and Charles Teixeira (Pastoral Intern, Third Church and X3Leader, XXXChurch). The series presents God’s original intention for sex in a generation whose sexual expression largely disregards any religious influence. The course pays particular attention to areas of hurts and struggles in need of pastoral care and guidance: pornography, pre-marital sex, homosexuality, transgenderism, masturbation, sex and singleness, and sex in marriage. The class is a frank discussion of the issues with opportunities for open conversation. The event is intended for adults (18 or older).
Listen to the forum with writer, speaker and Professor of Biblical Studies, Wes Hill as we explore why the historic Christian sexual ethic still holds in our current context through the support of radical community.
This month's guest teacher was Percy Strickland. Percy discussed the biblical support for covenant friendships, the daily practices that make this kind of counter-cultural friendship possible, and the hope we have at Third to build a culture of covenant friendships that blesses each other and our neighbors.
Each winter, we take a month to get on the same page as a church. We combine our adult Sunday discipleship classes and study an issue together that has bearing on how we live our lives as Christ-followers--no matter what age or stage of life we find ourselves in.
Restoring Hearts — Catalyzing Friendships —Initiating and Engaging in Good Works
Do you wonder: Why do I keep responding that way? Where did that reaction come from? Why don’t I have at least one person in my life that I feel I can be completely honest with? How can I be a change agent within my spheres of influence? How can the skills, abilities and experiences of my life be leveraged to benefit others? If any of these questions has ever crossed your mind then you will find the retreat worth being a part of.
Traditionally, a Lessons and Carols service is a unique opportunity to hear and sing songs that the larger culture mostly ignores. The world needs hope and what better time to sing songs which anticipate the coming of our Lord, Jesus?
Join us for this special interactive service of worshiping and reading scripture together. It is a great opportunity to begin the Advent season reflecting on scripture and praying for God's coming son.
A 7 week series led by Nan & Boyd Clarke
When we approach the Bible it is easier to say, “God says it, I believe it, that settles it”, than it is to actually put this adage into practice in our modern world. In different times and different places Christians have used a variety of reading strategies to interpret and apply Scripture for their time and place. The purpose of this fellowship class is to develop a reading strategy that is both faithful to the Book and applicable to the complexity of our 21st Century lives.
This year, we welcomed Susan Yates to our conference! Susan is the author of thirteen books and speaks both nationally and internationally. In our conference this year, she spoke about her book Risky Faith, and helped us gain a new perspective and vision to walk in the confidence of a God so much bigger than the challenges we often face.