God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, "Abba! Father!"
- Galatians 4:6 -


Dear Via Family,

Via Church is alive and well! Our mission is being accomplished. Lives are being transformed by Jesus. Our community is being blessed as we live on mission for His glory. God is adding wonderful new folks to our faithful congregation. What we are a part of is bigger than any one of us. I am so excited for our future! 

This Sunday

I can’t wait to gather around our text, Galatians 3:26-4:7, as we worship together this Sunday. This will be a very encouraging sermon with far reaching implications to our lives. 

Things Are In Full Swing

This fall is off to an amazing start. We are seeing high attendance and excitement in our weekly gatherings. There is a lot of momentum in our Sunday services, Recovery Groups, Kids and Youth Ministries, Ladies Bible Studies, Kids Choir, Adult Classes, and Via Communities. Additionally, 65 people plus leaders are on a 32-week discipleship journey in our Surge School. My heart is full. Our gathering times are shaping our scattering times - blessing others and reflecting the hope of Christ! 

Thanks For Your Prayers

I really appreciate so many of you praying for my mom’s heart surgery. She did really well and the doctors are pleased. She is now home and resting well. My sister will be arriving here in Florida shortly before I leave for Phoenix. She will stay with Mom well into next week - so glad that we are able to tag team a bit. I could feel all of your love and support - thank you! 

Pray For Our Trip To Austria And Albania

A few of us will be leaving next week to visit our mission partners Tim and Karyn Mann in Austria and Akil and Lindita Pano in Albania. We are looking for ways that we can deepen our connection with these friends. Thanks to your faithfulness to our Hope Initiative, we are able to deepen these relationships. I ask that that each of us would pray that God would be glorified through this trip and that:

  • blessing would flow to the Mann's and Pano’s through Via in the years to come
  • God would minister to our hearts while we are with them
  • their cities would be further served through us and their service on a regular basis 

I love being your pastor!

It’s all about Jesus,
Rick