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Third Sundays


EVERY THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, WE HOST A CONNECTING EVENT TO HELP YOU APPLY THE BIBLICAL STORY TO ALL OF LIFE.

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Third Sundays


EVERY THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, WE HOST A CONNECTING EVENT TO HELP YOU APPLY THE BIBLICAL STORY TO ALL OF LIFE.

Upcoming Third Sundays


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Previous Third Sundays


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Previous Third Sundays


Apr 2018: Depression and the Christian

Sensing Jesus in the midst of life’s darkest moments

This topic is perhaps more pressing than you may realize. On this night, we will come together to hear from long-time Arizona pastor Gary Kinnaman share on the topic of depression from the biblical story and from his personal story.

W/ Special Guest Gary Kinnaman

Gary is a good friend of Via. He faithfully pastored Word of Grace Church (now Hillsong Church) in Mesa for 25 years. Gary is an author of several works, including Seeing in the Dark: Getting the Facts On Depression and Finding Hope Again.


Mar 2018: Law Enforcement & Justice

Learning From Law Enforcement About Our City

We will be examining justice and law enforcement through the lens of the biblical story. On this night, we will enter into a dialogue with local law enforcement regarding the issues deeply affecting our city.

We are instructed in Scripture to consider the authority in our lives as given to us by God (Romans 13) for the good of our society. As a congregation, this will be a moment for us to recognize those that are in governing authority over us and discover how we might pray for them. As we do this, we want to grow in our understanding of the brokenness of our city and how we might pray for and bless your city.


Feb 2018: Are Screens Changing Us?

A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE GOSPEL & TECHNOLOGY

The topic of technology probably has more to do with your faith that you may realize. On this night, we came together to discuss how communication technology (social media, phones, texting, etc.) affects our minds and hearts–exploring how technology is shaping our society and the way we love our neighbor.

W/ SPECIAL GUEST FRANK SWITZER

Frank is a friend of Via and is well equipped to speak to this topic. He has his Master of Divinity from Fuller Seminary and a Master of Arts in Human Communication Theory from ASU. He teaches communication and also pastors his congregation in Arcadia.


Nov 2017: Seeing With Gospel Eyes

IF THE GOSPEL IS TRUE, IT CHANGES EVERYTHING.

If the Gospel is really true, then it has dramatic implications for how we live our lives. Our world is essentially reimagined in light of the good news of Jesus. How does this good news reshape and restructure every facet of life?

On this night, we will come together to examine some areas of life that are reshaped by the good news of Jesus. Our goal is to stretch our thinking to imagine all the areas that the Gospel permeats, so that we can walk away challenged to live our lives into the reality of this true story and all its implications.


Oct 2017: Anxiety, Stress, Worry & Jesus

Taking Rest Seriously In a Restless World

Has your common response to the question “How are you doing?” become “Busy”? Our world is continually more and more restless and there are demands on your schedule and time that can seem slightly overwhelming at times and completely unbearable at others. For some, you may be continually plagued by worry–kept up at night by the thoughts of “what if” or the impending doom of a situation in your life. Rest may seem to evade you.

For this night, we will come together to talk about the rest we have in Jesus and how this reality allows us to truly rest. We will talk practically about the gift that Sabbath is to the Christ-follower and how this rich discipline helps to remind us of who we are, image God and reflect God’s peace to our restless world.

Our goal is for you to walk away with a biblical framework for rest and also a practical framework for applying the Gospel to your life in the area of anxiety, stress and worry.


Sep 2017: Walk By The Spirit

EXPLORING HOW THE SPIRIT MAKES US MORE LIKE JESUS

In Galatians, Paul says: “walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16). The Holy Spirit is the person who opens spiritually blind eyes to see the truth and beauty of Jesus. This same Spirit raised Jesus from the dead and gives life to our bodies (Romans 8:11). This Spirit who dwells in us, testifies to the reality of what Jesus has done (Romans 8:16). He also works powerfully through his church, using various gifts to edify his church and point attention and affection to Jesus (1 Corinthians 12-14).

On this night, we will explore how the Spirit of God makes us more like Jesus as we prayerfully progress through the book of Galatians together. This public reading of Galatians will be accompanied by various moments of targeted and varied prayer around our tables.


Aug 2017: The True Story

Exploring the True Story of the Whole World

We all are shaped by a story (or in reality, several stories). These stories can also be called “narratives” or sometimes even “worldviews”. They come to us through our family history, upbringing, our culture, our ethnic heritage, our friends, etc.–they shape us profoundly. Understanding the biblical story is of paramount importance. We invite you to join us as we take a look at this all-encompassing grand story that comes to us through the Bible and speaks of a good creation, a rebellion, a rescuer and a glorious future. This will equip you to better understand your Bible and to better relate to your neighbors, city and world.

w/ Special Guest Brian Berger

Brian is the Pastor of Communities at Redemption Church (Gilbert, AZ). He is a great friend and a wise leader.

Previous Third Sundays


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Previous Third Sundays


 

Feb 2017: "Bless Rhythms"


Jan 2017: "Does Our Work Matter?"


OCT 2016: "Recapturing Healthy Relationships"


SEP 2016: "Resound - Psalm 119"


AUG 2016: "The Story"


JUL 2016: "Ask The Pastors"


MAY 2016: "Loving My Neighbor Who Doesn't Need Jesus"


APR 2016: "Resound - Ephesians"


MAR 2016: "Night of Vision"


FEB 2016: "Night of Mission"


JAN 2016: "Faith, Work, and a Flourishing City"