You probably have noticed that I am trying to get your attention about an event. This event, the Hope Summit could greatly affect the trajectory of our church – I am hoping that my words are clear and that if you call Via Church your home that you will do everything you can reasonably do to join us. Also, we want to share with you what our mailers look like that we sent out recently.


Hope Summit

The Hope Summit is this Sunday, October 9 at 6pm in the Auditorium. This may be a defining moment that we will look back on for years to come. God has put some huge and compelling vision goals on our hearts for 2017-2018 for Via – and I want you to hear about them. We will be looking at: some specific improvements on our campus that we feel will greatly enhance our ability to minister to families, an opportunity to plant a congregation in the Phoenix area, giving more to global missions than we ever have before, and much more!

As your pastor, I need your participation in this initiative. You are vital to this vision. We will start the night by serving pizza in the courtyard at 5:15pm. Parents, Sunday evenings are a great time to bring your kids and youth. We have something for birth thru High School every Sunday night! Thanks in advance for making this a high priority. Here is the link for more information:

Hope Summit


See the Mailers

Last weekend, I met folks who discovered us through one of the mailers that went out over the last few weeks. This week, the same 21,000 homes received a third mailing – trying to engage them with faith at either Via or another gospel preaching church. I can’t help but think of how God works through our simple, faith filled, and Spirit led actions. He uses us to accomplish His divine work – this is so humbling! May God soften the hardened hearts of people in our community as we strive in many ways to increase witness for Jesus! Take a look at each of the mailers below:

#1: Haboob

#1: Haboob

#2: Adventure

#2: Adventure

#3: Maybe

#3: Maybe


Global Trip: Albania

Lastly, let me challenge you to pray for our Albania Team as they join arms with our friends at Gospel of Christ Church in Tirana October 10-19. We hope to bless our brothers and sisters there and advance their work among the poor and marginalized. How exciting!

It’s all about Jesus,

 Rick