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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 Forest Lawn 1816 W. Main St, 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
 
Combined Service With Forest Lawn
Sunday, December 8th
We will meet in the Forest Lawn Sanctuary.  Kiana and the Praise Team will lead in worship & Tim Rogers will be preaching.
 
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Sunday, December 15th
To support The Dickinsons and our SBCV Missionaries on the foreign field.  Be praying about what you can give.
 
A Third Avenue Christmas @ Forest Lawn
Sunday, December 22nd
We will be meeting for our very last Christmas as Third Avenue Church at the Forest Lawn location. 
Come join us for a time of celebration, worship, singing, and more.
 
Mandatory Canvassing & Work Days For Stone Creek Launch
Saturdays, December 14th, December 28th, January 11th, January 18th, & January 25th
10:00 am – meet at property
 
Stone Creek Grand Opening Service
Sunday, January 26th @ 10:30am
2644 R&L Smith Dr.
Come early to get a seat and invite as many as you can.
 
Sermons

Dec 1, 2019
The Greatest Story 48: Unwavering Faith (Hebrews 10:23-25)
When My Faith Feels Fragile... Jesus is Faithful
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  • Dec 1, 2019The Greatest Story 48: Unwavering Faith (Hebrews 10:23-25)
    Dec 1, 2019
    The Greatest Story 48: Unwavering Faith (Hebrews 10:23-25)
    When My Faith Feels Fragile... Jesus is Faithful
  • Nov 24, 2019The Greatest Story 47: Really Thankful For Jesus (1 Timothy 1:12-17)
    Nov 24, 2019
    The Greatest Story 47: Really Thankful For Jesus (1 Timothy 1:12-17)
    When we realize where we've been and what Jesus has done, thankfulness becomes more than a fleeting emotion, it becomes a life defining trait.
  • Nov 17, 2019The Greatest Story 46: Our Hope In the Second Coming (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
    Nov 17, 2019
    The Greatest Story 46: Our Hope In the Second Coming (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
    The one fundamental hope of mankind is that where Christ is there we may also be.
  • Nov 3, 2019The Greatest Story 44: Christian Liberty for God’s Glory (1Corinthians 10)
    Nov 3, 2019
    The Greatest Story 44: Christian Liberty for God’s Glory (1Corinthians 10)
    In Christ You Are Free... Free to Experience Christian Liberty & Free To Renounce Those Liberties for the Glory of God
  • Oct 27, 2019The Greatest Story 43: That They May Be Saved (Romans 10)
    Oct 27, 2019
    The Greatest Story 43: That They May Be Saved (Romans 10)
    What are you willing to do to see the lost saved?
  • Oct 20, 2019The Greatest Story 42: New Life In Holy Spirit (Romans 8)
    Oct 20, 2019
    The Greatest Story 42: New Life In Holy Spirit (Romans 8)
    The Abundant Life isn't automatic... but it is available!  You can activate the abundant life in your life by relating with, yielding to, and listening to Holy Spirit! 
  • Oct 6, 2019The Greatest Story 40: Do You Believe In Jesus? (John 3)
    Oct 6, 2019
    The Greatest Story 40: Do You Believe In Jesus? (John 3)
    If You Believe In Jesus & You Know It Then Your Life Will Surely Show It!!!!! 
  • Sep 29, 2019The Greatest Story 39: The Cost of Following Christ (Luke 14:25-33)
    Sep 29, 2019
    The Greatest Story 39: The Cost of Following Christ (Luke 14:25-33)
    If you find that following Christ doesn't cost you a lot... you probably aren't following Christ!
  • Sep 22, 2019The Greatest Story 38: Is Jesus The Christ? (Mark)
    Sep 22, 2019
    The Greatest Story 38: Is Jesus The Christ? (Mark)
    The Jews still reject Jesus as the Christ.  Well I've got news for them... If Jesus Isn't the Christ then the Christ isn't Coming
  • Sep 15, 2019The Greatest Story 37: The King Has Come (Matthew 1:1-17)
    Sep 15, 2019
    The Greatest Story 37: The King Has Come (Matthew 1:1-17)
    When it seems all hope is gone; the King has come!
  • Sep 8, 2019The Greatest Story 36: The Coming King (Zechariah & Malachi)
    Sep 8, 2019
    The Greatest Story 36: The Coming King (Zechariah & Malachi)
    When tempted to focus on lesser things... keep your eyes on the coming King.
  • Aug 25, 2019The Greatest Story 34: A Love For the Lost (Jonah)
    Aug 25, 2019
    The Greatest Story 34: A Love For the Lost (Jonah)
    The easiest way to recognize whether you love Christ & others more than yourself is how easy it is for you to share the Gospel with the lost.
  • Aug 18, 2019The Greatest Story 33: The Overwhelming Never-ending Reckless Love of God (Hosea)
    Aug 18, 2019
    The Greatest Story 33: The Overwhelming Never-ending Reckless Love of God (Hosea)
    Only the Reckless Love of God Could Save Our Wrecked Lives
  • Aug 11, 2019The Greatest Story 32: The Risk & Reward of Worship (Daniel)
    Aug 11, 2019
    The Greatest Story 32: The Risk & Reward of Worship (Daniel)
    The Worship of Christ in this World is Worth Risking Anything & Everything For... Even if it Costs Us Our Lives! 
  • Aug 4, 2019The Greatest Story 31: Judgement & Justice (Ezekiel)
    Aug 4, 2019
    The Greatest Story 31: Judgement & Justice (Ezekiel)
    Our God will Bring Justice to a World of Injustice
  • Jul 28, 2019The Greatest Story 30: Faith & Repentance (Lamentations)
    Jul 28, 2019
    The Greatest Story 30: Faith & Repentance (Lamentations)
    We are forgiven through Faith & Repentance.
  • Jul 21, 2019The Greatest Story 29: A New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
    Jul 21, 2019
    The Greatest Story 29: A New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34)
    The New Covenant is Amazing; not because it is a new way to God but because it is a the fulfillment of God's promise to come to us. 
  • Jul 14, 2019The Greatest Story 28: The Favor of The Lord (Isaiah 61)
    Jul 14, 2019
    The Greatest Story 28: The Favor of The Lord (Isaiah 61)
    There is no Favor More Favorable than the Favor of the Lord
  • Jul 7, 2019The Greatest Story 27: Worthless Worship (Isaiah 1:10-20)
    Jul 7, 2019
    The Greatest Story 27: Worthless Worship (Isaiah 1:10-20)
    Our Acts of Worship are Worthless if They Are Merely Acts
  • Jun 30, 2019The Greatest Story 26: A Marriage Built Around The Mission (Song of Solomon)
    Jun 30, 2019
    The Greatest Story 26: A Marriage Built Around The Mission (Song of Solomon)
    A Marriage is successful when the love of a husband and a wife points to the love of Christ
  • Jun 9, 2019The Greatest Story 23: Our Desire For God’s Dwelling (Psalm 84)
    Jun 9, 2019
    The Greatest Story 23: Our Desire For God’s Dwelling (Psalm 84)
    A Desire for God's Presence is the Definitive Characteristic of God's People
  • Jun 2, 2019The Greatest Story 22: The Great Shepherd (Psalm 23)
    Jun 2, 2019
    The Greatest Story 22: The Great Shepherd (Psalm 23)
    "God is only the Shepherd of Green Fields and Still Waters if he is also the God of the Valley of the Shadow of Death and the Enemies Table" 
  • May 26, 2019The Greatest Story 21: Rooted In The Word (Psalm 1)
    May 26, 2019
    The Greatest Story 21: Rooted In The Word (Psalm 1)
    "The Word of God is the end of wavering."  The Word of God Roots us in the life that is often defined by wavering like a leaf between a multitude of opinions and philosophies.  Stop being tossed by the wind like a leaf wherever the wind blows.  Find a foundation and spiritual blessings by making the Word of God your primary counselor.
  • May 19, 2019The Greatest Story 20: The Glorious Work of Church Revitalization (Ezra & Nehemiah)
    May 19, 2019
    The Greatest Story 20: The Glorious Work of Church Revitalization (Ezra & Nehemiah)
    "There is Very Little About a Dying Church That Says Our God Is Great And His Gospel Is Powerful."
  • May 5, 2019The Greatest Story 18: Failed Kings of a Fallen Kingdom (2 Chronicles 36)
    May 5, 2019
    The Greatest Story 18: Failed Kings of a Fallen Kingdom (2 Chronicles 36)
    "All Kings Will Fail and All Kingdoms Will Fall Which Have Rejected God As King of All."
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:
1816 W. Main St, Danville VA 24540 (Behind Forest Lawn Church)

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