The Psalmist writes, in Psalm 119:9, “How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word.”

At Third, we believe that living according to God’s word encompasses worship, community, and discipleship. Whether you’re in College, single and developing your career, or starting a family - we believe that getting connected with other believers can help connect you to God’s Word. In addition to worship, we have several offerings and resources that can help you, wherever you are spiritually. 


Young Professionals



Refresh Women’s Group - Currently On Break!

When: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 PM - Will start back up in the fall! 
Where: Room 100 (Parlor)
What: Refresh is a low/no homework group which means you can drop in any time and join in the conversation. We're happy to have you join us whenever you can make it. Our group can be found laughing, crying and enjoying one another's company.
Who to Contact: Erin Holbrook, Caroline Hutton, Sara Londrey, Blair Bigelow 

Needle’s Eye Young Professionals LIFE Group

When: Thursdays, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: Third Office Building - except for the first Thursday of the month - 3625 Meadow Pond Court, Glen Allen VA
What: A relevant, encouraging life group for young adults who want to live a real faith. Friendship, conversation, spending time in the Bible and praying for one another are key components. Our goal is to reflect Jesus’ values and love in our homes, workplaces, and communities. This group is ALWAYS open and noncommittal- a great place for those new to Needle’s Eye or with jobs requiring frequent travel. You can arrive knowing no one, but you’re sure to leave with a friend.
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Resources & Ministries

College Students

At Third, we believe worship to be integral for any level of discipleship or spiritual formation. While we know that Sunday morning can easily become a time to catch up on sleep or homework, we’d encourage you to commit to worshipping at a local church in addition to your on-campus community. If you’d like to try out Third, please come to our worship services at 8:45, 10:00, or 11:15. 

Questions? Contact Karen Hayes or Andi Redmond.



Sunday Lunches @ Shore Dog
WHO: All college students & high school seniors
WHERE: Shore Dog restaurant, across the street from church
WHEN: Every Sunday, May 21-July 30 @ 12:30 (after last service) Enjoy lunch & sermon chat with fellow college students & other members of Third. We will not meet on Father's Day or July 2 in observance of those two holidays.

Chat & Chew:  Beyond High School – Your Faith in College
WHO: High school juniors & seniors AND college freshmen & sophomores
WHEN: Sundays from June 25-July 30 (except July 2) 5:00-6:30 PM Join your student ministry/college interns for dinner & discussion about faith & college. Wrap up in time for youth group.

Sports Outreach International Service Opportunity
WHO:  All college students (younger students may also volunteer) WHERE:  Community West on Pump Road (near Godwin)
WHEN: Week of July 10-14 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Join Tom Barila & the SOI team to help run a sports camp for children from the local immigrant population, Christian Arabic Church & Third.  Serve one day or serve all five! Sign-up required, but no advance training needed. Service hours available.

Women’s Summer Session Bible Study
WHO:  College-age women and older
WHERE: Third Church Fellowship Hall
WHEN: Wednesday nights, July 12 – August 16 (6 sessions) 7-8:45 PM Join 200 women from Third to study the Bible together and socialize! Register here.

College Men's Study
WHO: College-age men (including high school seniors and recent college graduates)
WHEN: Wednesday nights at 7:00
WHERE: 9009 Rio Grande Rd.
Join us as we gather to discuss Dallas Willard’s Divine Conspiracy (reading optional).  Come encounter a thoughtful, engaging approach to Christian discipleship as we learn what it means to be the Kingdom of God on earth and explore its implications for society and culture as well as personal vocation and daily life.
CONTACT: Wesley Owens for more information: (804)

Bon Voyage – College Send-Off Party
WHO: All college students
WHEN:  Sunday, August 13 @ 7 PM
Gather for food, fun, encouragement & prayer before heading to school or starting your job.

NEW for NEXT SUMMER – 2018….Save the date!
Mission Trip to Mexico with Amor Ministries – July 1-7, 2018 – more details to follow!