Third Way Church (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)

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The Third Way Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA, began in 2009 when several families came together in an intentional community called Thirdway. Its founder, Seth McCoy, said that the group wanted "to be a visible community of people confronting the powers of our culture by living in direct contrast to the way of life of this world."

The group joined the Central Plains Mennonite Conference of Mennonite Church USA in 2010 as Third Way Church.

First-generation Mennonites composed most of the congregation. Members worshipped Sunday evenings with folksy music in a former Presbyterian Church building. Most participated in house churches of 15-20.

In 2023 the congregation remained part of the Central Plains Conference of Mennonite Church USA.


McCoy, Seth. "Called by Christ to be a contrast community." Scattered Seeds 11, no. 2 (April 2010): 1-2l.

_____. "Some things I learned before I became Mennonite." Mennonite Church USA. 31 December 2014. Web. 8 July 2023.

Potts, Natalie. "A youth pastor and his flock explore a Third Way" in The Intentional Christian Community Handbook for Idealists, Hypocrites, and wannabe disciples of Jesus, edited by David Janzen. Brewster, Mass.: Paraclete Press, 2013: 19-21 = Additional Information

Meeting Address: Central Baptist Church, 420 North Roy Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Phone: 612-440-8929


Denominational Affiliations: Central Plains Mennonite Conference

Mennonite Church USA

Pastoral Leaders at Third Way Church

Name Years
of Service
Seth McCoy 2010-2015
Josias Hanson 2016-2018
Terri Churchhill (Associate) 2018-2020
Adam M. Nussbaum 2019-

Membership at Third Way Church

Year Membership
2020 34

Author(s) Samuel J Steiner
Date Published July 2023

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Steiner, Samuel J. "Third Way Church (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. July 2023. Web. 17 Apr 2024.,_Minnesota,_USA)&oldid=176254.

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Steiner, Samuel J. (July 2023). Third Way Church (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 April 2024, from,_Minnesota,_USA)&oldid=176254.

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