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to THIRD AVE CHURCH
 

Who Are We?

 
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Third Avenue Church is a family.  We care for one another, love one another,
pray for one another and live life with one another.  
 Our church is not a building.  We are not four walls and a roof.  
We will go wherever Christ calls us and do whatever he calls us to do.
Our church is a movement.  We feel that God is wanting to transform us and
use us to transform those we encounter.  
Our church is not a country club.  We aren’t here to have our needs met,
rather we are here to serve as Christ has served us.
Our church is a place of worship.  We are laser focused on Christ and His Glory.  We live for nothing else.
Our church is a house of prayer.  We believe that Prayer is our first response, not our last resort.
Our church is a city on a hill.  We know that God has us where he has us to advance the Gospel through us.
 
DEPENDING ON CHRIST,
WE WILL REACH OUR WORLD WITH THE GOSPEL,
TO SEE LIVES COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED.
 
 
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YEAR OF THE BIBLE
 
2019 is Year of The Bible at Third Ave Church.  For an entire year we will be reading through the Bible together , joining together for daily devotionals, memorizing scripture together, and walking through the Bible together each week in our sermon series “The Greatest Story.”  Our Growth Electives will also follow this theme this year.  In short, everything we are doing this year as a church is in alignment with reading through the Bible together as a faith family.  Would you like to join with us?
 
* Join us every Sunday at 215 3rd Ave, Danville, VA @ 11am
 
* Read through the Bible this year with us by following us on this plan
 
* Follow our daily devotionals on Facebook
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
Communion 
June 2nd
Engage Danville
June 6th – June 9th
Engage Danville Carnival
June 9th 2pm @ GWHS
Sermons

May 19, 2019
The Greatest Story 20 – The Glorious Work of Church Revitalization
"There is Very Little About a Dying Church That Says Our God Is Great And His Gospel Is Powerful."
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  • May 19, 2019The Greatest Story 20 – The Glorious Work of Church Revitalization
    May 19, 2019
    The Greatest Story 20 – The Glorious Work of Church Revitalization
    "There is Very Little About a Dying Church That Says Our God Is Great And His Gospel Is Powerful."
  • May 12, 2019The Greatest Story 19 – When Bad Things Happen To Good People
    May 12, 2019
    The Greatest Story 19 – When Bad Things Happen To Good People
    "Being good does not insulate us from pain, suffering or disappointment. Troubles are an inherent part of human life."
  • May 5, 2019The Greatest Story 18 – Failed Kings of a Fallen Kingdom
    May 5, 2019
    The Greatest Story 18 – Failed Kings of a Fallen Kingdom
    "All Kings Will Fail and All Kingdoms Will Fall Which Have Rejected God As King of All."
  • Apr 28, 2019The Greatest Story 17 – The Heart of Giving
    Apr 28, 2019
    The Greatest Story 17 – The Heart of Giving
    "At The Heart Of A True Giver Is A Fundamental Belief That I Can Trust God With My Money More Than I Can Trust Myself."
  • Apr 21, 2019The Greatest Story 16 – With His Wounds We Are Healed
    Apr 21, 2019
    The Greatest Story 16 – With His Wounds We Are Healed
    "The Christ Has Come; Pierced For Our Transgressions, Crushed For Our Iniquities, And With His Wounds We Are Healed."
  • Apr 14, 2019The Greatest Story 15 – Worship Worthy of Our God
    Apr 14, 2019
    The Greatest Story 15 – Worship Worthy of Our God
    "The Weight of Our Worship Should Match the Worth of Our God."
  • Apr 7, 2019The Greatest Story 14 – A Man After God’s Own Heart
    Apr 7, 2019
    The Greatest Story 14 – A Man After God’s Own Heart
    Being a Person After God's Own Heart Doesn't Mean That You Are Perfect; It Simply Means That You Depend On The One Who Is.
  • Mar 31, 2019The Greatest Story 13 – The Lord’s Champion
    Mar 31, 2019
    The Greatest Story 13 – The Lord’s Champion
    Your Success in This Life Will Be Determined, Not By the World's Standard of Fame & Fortune, But By Your Faithfulness to God
  • Mar 24, 2019The Greatest Story 12 – Redeemed By Love
    Mar 24, 2019
    The Greatest Story 12 – Redeemed By Love
    “There Is No Greater Love Than That Which Redeems Sinful People From Their Helpless State” 
  • Mar 17, 2019The Greatest Story 11 – Depravity and Deliverance (Judges 2:7-23)
    Mar 17, 2019
    The Greatest Story 11 – Depravity and Deliverance (Judges 2:7-23)
    "The Power of Sin Corrupts Quickly But The Power of God's Mercy Delivers Immensely"
  • Mar 10, 2019The Greatest Story 10 – Devoted to Destruction (Joshua 6-8)
    Mar 10, 2019
    The Greatest Story 10 – Devoted to Destruction (Joshua 6-8)
    "Instead of asking why did God kill people in the Old Testament, ask why does he not kill us all now?"
  • Mar 3, 2019The Greatest Story 9 – The Beautiful and Broken Law (Deuteronomy 5-6)
    Mar 3, 2019
    The Greatest Story 9 – The Beautiful and Broken Law (Deuteronomy 5-6)
    "The Beauty of the Law is this: I'm not good enough, but Christ IS."
  • Feb 24, 2019The Greatest Story 8: The Snake on the Pole (Numbers 21:4-9)
    Feb 24, 2019
    The Greatest Story 8: The Snake on the Pole (Numbers 21:4-9)
    Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert so must the Son of Man be lifted up so that all who look upon him would be saved and have eternal life.   LOOK & LIVE!!!!!!!!!
  • Feb 17, 2019The Greatest Story 7: The Wilderness of Unbelief (Numbers 13-14)
    Feb 17, 2019
    The Greatest Story 7: The Wilderness of Unbelief (Numbers 13-14)
    We can either be led by fear which enslaves or by faith which sets free. 
  • Feb 10, 2019The Greatest Story 6: The Great Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16)
    Feb 10, 2019
    The Greatest Story 6: The Great Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16)
    No one needs atonement more than me.  No one can give atonement other than Christ.   The day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) in the Old Testament is a picture of the Great Day of Atonement when Christ gave himself as our high priest and sacrifice to atone for our sins for All Time!
  • Feb 3, 2019The Greatest Story 5: The Blood That Saves (Exodus 12 & 24)
    Feb 3, 2019
    The Greatest Story 5: The Blood That Saves (Exodus 12 & 24)
    The Blood of the Lamb is the Only Escape Plan!  We can only be spared the wrath of God by placing our faith in the blood of his substitute.  For the Captive Israelites it was the blood of a lamb on the posts of their doors.  For the Israelites in the wilderness it was the blood sacrifices of animals on the altar.  But for us it is Jesus.  The only substitute acceptable to God for the remission of our sins and the covering of our shame is Jesus Christ. 
  • Jan 20, 2019The Greatests Story 3: The Good God of Providence & Pain (Genesis 37-50)
    Jan 20, 2019
    The Greatests Story 3: The Good God of Providence & Pain (Genesis 37-50)
    Your Pain Is Part of God's Plan - We have to trust that God is doing something with our pain and suffering that is bigger than us.  He promised to use it for our good and his glory if we let him.  The story to Joseph shows us that if we persevere in our pain and remain faithful to God through our trials that he will bless us.  We might not choose to take the path that God chose for us... but in the end we wouldn't arrive at the destination that God chose either.  Choose God's path no matter how painful!
  • Jan 13, 2019The Greatest Story 2: The Gracious God of Covenant & Faith (Genesis 12-22)
    Jan 13, 2019
    The Greatest Story 2: The Gracious God of Covenant & Faith (Genesis 12-22)
    It is by Grace through Faith that we find ourselves in Covenant with God!  Abraham's faith was credited to him as righteousness.  His faith in the covenant promise of God to bless the whole world through his lineage was a faith in Jesus Christ.  This is the only faith that saves.
  • Jan 6, 2019The Greatest Story 1: The Glorious God of Creation & Fall (Genesis 1-3)
    Jan 6, 2019
    The Greatest Story 1: The Glorious God of Creation & Fall (Genesis 1-3)
    The Glorious God of Creation is the Sovereign God of the Fall.  Before the foundation of the world God set in motion a plan that would involved the fall of mankind, the curse of his creation, and the death of his son... all for the redemption of mankind... all for his glory.  The only way he could receive the most glory possible was not by creating man, but by saving man!!!!!
  • Dec 30, 2018A Gift For Jesus 4: A Celebrated Bride (2018 Celebration)
    Dec 30, 2018
    A Gift For Jesus 4: A Celebrated Bride (2018 Celebration)
    Jesus wants a bride (church) that is being transformed to be pure, bright, and righteous.  We celebrate all that God has done in this past year to make us that way.
Ministries

Children Discipleship

 
Our Children’s Ministry is led by a couple of the best volunteers in the world.  We care for the children that God sends to our care by discipling them through creative programs and loving teachers.
 
Kid City (0-6th grade) – Sundays @ 11:00am

Worship

 
We would love for you to be a part of leading us in song on Sunday mornings.
 
Praise Team – Sundays @ 11am

Adult Discipleship

 
We also have many encouraging programs for adults of all ages. Come and fellowship with us all throughout the week.
 
Small Groups – Sundays @ 9:45am at 3AC or 5:00pm at the Sloane’s home
Worship – Sundays @ 11am
Growth Electives – Wednesdays @ 5pm (Spring & Fall Semesters)
Women’s Circle Small Groups – Various Times

Missions & Outreach

 
We are trying to see where God is moving and join him there.   Here are a few areas we feel he has led us to join in.
 
Local Missions
Transition Pregnancy Solutions  – www.transitionps.com
Claire Parker Foundation – www.claireparkerfoundation.org
God’s Pit Crew – www.godspitcrew.org
Good News Jail Ministry – www.goodnewsjail.org
 
Local Outreach
Engage Danville – www.engagedanville.org
Johnson Elementary School
 
Global Missions
Missionaries – Turkey
Ed & Karen Lytle – Manitoba, Canada
Frank & Sherry DiBagno – Italy
Josh & Trisha Dickinsons & IMDB Missionaries – Senegal
SBCV – www.sbcv.org
 
 
 

Where Can I Serve?

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Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as washing the church vehicles, to preparing the church bulletins.

 

Media & Technology

Using media to spread the gospel is a privilege of this church. In an age of widespread technology, we have a stewardship to use these tools as best as possible for kingdom purposes.

 

Mission Outreach

Third Ave. church is thrilled to be part of the spread of God’s kingdom around the world. We are active in sending missionaries and supporting these missionaries with our money and with our prayers. We support local missions and world missions.  We encourage all of our people to respond to God’s call for laborers, whether it means that they move to a foreign country or live and minister in our own community.

 

Music & Drama

God-honoring worship is something we strive for. Many church members get involved in our music and drama ministries. These volunteers are an important part of the ministry of our church, using their talents and gifts to glorify God. This ministry is under the direction of Mrs. Rhonda Johnson

 

Prayer Warriors

Prayer cannot be overestimated. Prayer moves the hand of God. Our Church is a body of believers dependent upon prayer, and committed to God’s sovereignty. Each Sunday, during the morning service, a team of volunteers is praying for the ministry of the Word. Throughout the week, volunteers from our Prayer Warriors team pray for their pastor, a list of church members, any special requests, and missionary prayer needs. Each Wednesday, the church comes together for a special time of prayer and Bible study.
 
Teaching and Mentoring
We are always looking for people who want to share their love of our Lord with others. If you are interested in teaching or assisting with a class or activity please let us know.  We have a place for you.
 

Ushers

The usher team at our church fills an important role. They are involved in directing attendees to their seats, ensuring the safety of the building during services, helping visitors, answering questions, providing direction and generally ensuring that the service can proceed problem-free. 

 

Where to Find Us
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Church Location & Address:
215 Third Avenue, Danville VA 24540 (off of North Main Street)

Telephone & Fax:

Tel: (434) 792-1824
Fax: (434) 792-1826
 
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  CONTACTS

If the case of death or emergency please contact one of our deacons.
  • David Pierce 
    • home: 434-836-8284 
    • cell:     434-549-3848