There are opportunities for every person at Third to join in God’s work to renew all things.  

Where will you serve?

From our early beginnings as a mission to dock workers in the 1800s to the present day, we have long believed that if the city flourishes, we flourish. Based on that, we desire to be a catalytic movement in the metro Richmond area, launching new organizations, ministries and churches that seek the shalom of the city to which we have been called.

Furthermore, we believe that God has called each and every one of us to go beyond the walls of our church buildings to love and serve our neighbors. We do this through our parish groups, but we also do this through opportunities to serve with our local mission partners in areas like healthcare, refugee relief, or after-school tutoring.

Seek the welfare of the city to which I have sent you.
— Jeremiah 29:7

Mission Priorities

Ministry to Internationals

While we are committed to sending missionaries to the nations, sometimes the Lord sends the nations to us. We want to respond to the opportunities in our own communities to reach the nations, whether they are immigrants or just temporary residents. 

Christian Community Development

The Church is called to minister to the poor and Third has a long history of effective outreach and fruitful partnerships in Richmond in ways that offer practical help and long-term benefits with dignity and respect.

Church Planting / Evangelism

Third is deeply committed to planting churches in our city and sharing the Gospel in the communities where we live. This is part of the church’s overall mission statement and strategic plan.

Opportunities to serve


Jobs For Life
Jobs for Life is our 12-week relationally based job-preparedness ministry, and it takes a lot of hard work to host. A large variety of roles are needed! See more here. 

ESL Tutoring
Join this team to provide ESL help and build a relationship with an Arabic speaking adult. We need a few conversation partners to help reinforce the lesson. To help, contact Don Smith.

Forgotten No More
Third Church's ministry aimed at captivating hearts and building community to respond to God's call to care for orphans, foster children, and their families. If you would like to learn more about this ministry and how you can be involved, visit the Forgotten No More homepage.

Immigrant and Refugee Homework Tutoring
A Wednesday evening tutoring program where tutors are paired with a student to help with homework. There are continually more students than tutors, so your help is very much needed. No experience necessary! To help out, contact Andi Redmond.


Support Richmond City Young Life
Richmond City Young Life, serving John Marshall and George Wythe high schools are always in need of weekly volunteers on the Tuesdays of their large group gatherings. There are many different roles, including setup, sign-in support, tech, cleanup and more. Get in touch with Riqia Taylor to learn more:  

Intern with Youth Life
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond is an education-based program that seeks the academic and spiritual health of the Northside. They are looking for interns to invest in students (K-5th or middle/high school) full-time for 7 weeks this summer! For more info, please email and visit their intern page

Our Local Mission Partners



Want to be involved with serving alongside our local mission partners? Contact LJ Jaworski.