Sundays 9:00am & 10:40am
135 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio 44304
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
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.
Six-week elective Bible classes that dive deep and challenge.
Have questions? Interested in growing in your faith? Check out Discipleship 101.
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 Josh Lough.
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 Dan Cooper.
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.
Our Women’s Ministry celebrates a passion for bringing gospel community to women through women. Whether it be in a bible study, mom’s group, crafting session or something else our pursuit is to grow together in believing in Jesus, belonging to His family, becoming His disciple, and building His kingdom. We desire to share the love of Jesus through the transforming power of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
We celebrate the opportunity that doing life together in small groups gives us to be encouraged and encourage each other. None of us are perfect, and sometimes our groups are messy. We embrace the mess because we believe that the best relationships and transformation happens when we are willing to not only share our wins but also share our losses with each other.
For more information contact, Beth Sickel
Our Fall Bible studies start the week of Oct. 4. Groups meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 am and 6:30 pm.
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 Isaac VanEpps.
There are several ABF groups geared to those who are 60 and over.