Third aims to make and mature disciples into an authentic expression of faith that humbly pursue personal growth in Christ-likeness, but also work in love for their neighbor and to make manifest the Kingdom of God both in Richmond and around the world.
We are called by the grace of God in Jesus Christ from darkness to light, from death to life, from isolation to relationship. This grace saves us through faith and compels us to offer the whole of our lives in worship to the triune God. We come before him weekly to worship, seek training and embrace spiritual practices in our everyday lives.
1 John 4:19 2 | Ephesians 2:8-9 | Thessalonians 1:11-12 | John 15:16
We are called together as a new community through the gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to live as an authentic spiritual family that crosses generational, cultural, and vocational lines. In this, we bear witness to the power of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection to reconcile us to both God and neighbor. We cultivate community within our parishes across metro Richmond, through neighborhood and small groups, and by enabling our people to exercise their spiritual gifts in service to one another.
Ephesians 4:1-3 | Hebrews 10:24-25 | John 17:20-23
We are called together for the renewal of all things. Anticipating the ultimate renewal when Jesus establishes his Kingdom forever, we submit our lives to a renewing relationship with Jesus Christ, and serve as agents of renewal in our neighborhoods, workplaces, city, and indeed the whole earth. We join the work of Jesus through sharing the good news and doing works of love and justice, through vocational stewardship, through prayer and through partnering with brothers and sisters in mission across the world.
Matthew 19:28-30 | Titus 3:5 | Acts 1:8
We are called together for the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ. All that we do in worship, community, and mission are in him and through him. In the reformed tradition and as a member of the ECO, our confessions and creeds, essential tenets and beliefs provide the unwavering filter through which we view, engage, and bring renewal to our culture, city, and world. In Christ alone, we live, move and have our being.
Acts 17:24-31 | Philippians 4:13 | 2 Corinthians 12:9-11