We Were Built for Belonging
It’s not an accident that we find ourselves wanting to belong and be known; God designed us that way. He created us for relationships. Being known - truly known - by others can also be a terrifying thought. For followers of Jesus, experiencing and contributing to community isn’t something we opt into; it is something we are called to.
We actively and intentionally pursue community with each other because we believe belonging takes priority in the life of a disciple - over our skepticism, over our previous bad experiences, over our calendars and schedules, and yes, even over our fears of rejection.
Community at The Chapel happens through Adult Bible Fellowships (ABFs) and our ministry groups. Though each group looks a little different, our hope in meeting together is always that we grow in friendship, prayer, accountability, care, and elevating each other in love. Our heart for gospel community flows out of the four B’s in our mission: believing, belonging, becoming, and building.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.John 13:34-35
Baptism & Membership
If you would like more information about publicly proclaiming your faith through baptism, or becoming a member of The Chapel, we invite you to follow the link below.
Have questions? Interested in growing in your faith? Check our Discipleship 101 curriculum.
Adult Bible Fellowships
ABF small groups are the method by which we as a church pursue a life centered around growing in these four areas: believing in Jesus, belonging to His family, becoming His disciple, and building His kingdom. Our groups are full of imperfect people, and we aim to grow together in how we might serve and love each other. That’s the model of what Christ has already perfectly done for us.
To request more information, contact Jonathan Sheaffer.
Our Young Adult Ministry mirrors the community mindset of our ABF groups with a focus on post-college to age 30 individuals. Like our other adult groups, we pursue intentional community focused on growing these four areas: believing in Jesus, belonging to His family, becoming His disciple, and building His kingdom.
We follow the pattern of the early church in Acts 2, seeking to nourish one another by devoting our time to teaching, fellowship, food, and prayer. Our groups are made up of imperfect people, and we welcome this as an opportunity to shower each other in grace and build each other up in love - that is the gift Christ has given us.
To request more information, contact Jonathan Sheaffer.
Sunday Large Group
Join us on Sunday mornings for a time of teaching, discussion, fellowship, and prayer.
Life Groups are where we experience belonging and practice knowing and being known by others. Our desire is to elevate each other in faith, hope, and love.
Once a month, we gather at a host home from 5pm - 9pm with no set agenda outside of sharing a meal, playing games and enjoying our community.
Welcome to Women’s Ministry! Grab a cup of coffee and pull up a seat at the table. All women, whether they have known Jesus for a lifetime or are just beginning to be introduced to Him, have an important place at the table of Women’s Ministry.
As part of The Chapel family, Women’s Ministry knows believing in Jesus and belonging to His family lead women to gather as an authentic community. Large and small groups of women of all ages and in all seasons of life come to find encouraging friendships and opportunities to discover the greatness of God through Word-based Bible study and Scripture-led prayer. Come grow together, inviting each other into the daily walk of becoming disciples of Jesus. Find ways to build His kingdom through the joyful overflow of life lived together, celebrating the glory of God. Women’s Ministry wants to walk alongside women as they place the gospel at the center of their lives, equipping and encouraging them to reach all their relationships with the hope of the gospel – in backyards, at The Chapel and around the world. So, welcome to Women’s Ministry! We hope sitting down with us allows God’s greatness and glory to be known in hearts, minds and lives. There is a seat here for you.
For more information contact, email@example.com
New Year Women's Bible studies begin on January 18. All groups will meet on Tuesdays this year. Morning and evening sessions will be available at 9:30am and 6:30pm.
Caring Communities for Widows
The loss of a spouse can bring about changes in how we interact with our community. The Chapel’s Widows Ministry is designed to provide care, comfort, and community to those who have lost their spouses. We offer coffee, fellowship and listening friends in Christ-centered, prayer-focused small groups. They meet at multiple coffee shops throughout the city.
Contact our Care Department with questions or for more information.
Sue Lindsey and Chelsea Nelson talk about their discipleship relationship and encourage others to join women's ministry at the Chapel.
Following Jesus and becoming more like Him is a lifelong journey. In our Senior Adults Ministry, we desire to partner with you in discipleship in the second half of life. Our mission is to grow in these four areas: believing in Jesus, belonging to His family, becoming His disciple, and building His kingdom. Through groups, activities, and events, we live this out in the way we fellowship, study, pray, and consider each other in love - for the glory of God.
To request more information, contact Bob Schneider.
Join a Group
There are several ABF groups geared to those who are 60 and over.
Young at Heart
Led by Mike and Genel Nichols and Pastor Bob Schneider
Seniors from all of our campuses are invited to come praise the Lord together, encourage one another and enjoy fun, unique programs each month. The group meets in Memorial Chapel on the fourth Thursday of each month from 10-11:30am.
Young at Heart Meeting Dates
Encourage & Serve: A Ministry for Widows & Widowers
Sundays are hard when you go home to an empty house. The loss of a spouse is a loss the entire body of Christ carries together, and one that significantly changes all areas of your schedule. The Care Department is interested in ministering to you as an individual and member of the body of Christ. Enjoy some time with others or simply enjoy the company.
Monthly, immediately following 2nd Service
Dining Room, Akron Campus
July - OFF