About Us

Welcome to our campus page. We’re glad you are here. We’re grateful you took the time to visit, and hope to see you soon at our weekend services. The Church is more than an event or a building, we are the body of Christ. Our church is made up of flawed, broken, imperfect humans who require grace daily. On our own we are hopeless; through the mercy, love and sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ, we have found a Great Hope.

You may have noticed that our church has multiple locations. While each campus has its own unique characteristics, The Chapel is one church with a single desire: We are committed to seeing every person believing in Jesus, belonging to family, becoming a disciple, and building his kingdom. We want to invite you to come see this in action and join us in sharing the love of Christ.

What should I wear?
Wear what makes you comfortable. We invite you to come as you. You’ll see anything from jeans & t-shirts to full suits. No matter what, we welcome you.

When should I arrive?
Generally, 10 minutes early will give you plenty of time to park, come in, and find a seat before service starts. For parents with children, arriving 15 minutes before service is a good idea.

Where should I park?
There are multiple parking lots directly next to our building along Chapel Drive between Buchtel Avenue and W. Market Street. There is also a parking lot accessible from Fir Hill. The next best place to park is The University of Akron parking deck across from our Buchtel Avenue entrance. You can access the deck from Spicer or Carroll streets.

Directions What about my kids?

the chapel akron map of parking lot

Tim Armstrong

Senior Pastor of The Chapel & Lead Pastor Akron Campus

 

First time visiting?
Come by any of our Information Centers and let us know! We’d love to connect and give you a special gift. We can also help you with information about our groups, events, and other ways to engage in community.

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Ministries

Nursery & Preschool
Elementary
Middle School
High School
Adults

Nursery & Preschool

Our Nursery & Preschool area gives your child a first impression of our Heavenly Father and the wonder of His love. We strive for it to be a vibrant, exciting place where we support you as parents in introducing your children to the One who made them. During the weekend service, we experience the love of Jesus and celebrate Him in many different forms - we sing, we teach the Bible, we play, and we snack. In all our activities, we seek to highlight these basic gospel truths: God is good, God made everything, God loves us, God wants to be with us, and Jesus rescued us.

Our volunteers are all background checked and required to attend several training sessions each year, with your child’s security and well-being as a focus. We do ask that children be symptom-free and no longer contagious with illness for 24 hours to help us protect the health of our little ones. Please let us know of any conditions, allergies, or medical needs that may apply to your child.

For more information about our Nursery & Preschool Ministry, contact Karen Smith. If you are interested in information on baby dedications for your young one, contact Lori Smith.

Meeting Times

Sundays:
9:00am & 10:40am

Wednesdays:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
(September - April)

Check-In

Our check-in process for children is located in the Buchtel Lobby. Any of our greeters can show you the way. We use ID tags for your child's security and your peace of mind. Here's how the ID tags work:

  • Check-in: At check-in, you and your child(ren) will receive matching ID tags, unique to you and your visit.
  • Parent Paging: If we need to contact you during a service we will text your provided cell phone number.
  • Pick-up: You must present your ID tag before we release your child.

For added security, the doors in the Family Ministry hallways will be locked 20 minutes after each service starts and will reopen at the conclusion of each service.

Resources

Elementary

Our Elementary area is designed to be an interactive and engaging place where kids can grow together as they learn more about how they are part of God’s Story. We celebrate the glory of God through worship, Bible stories, memorization, and play. Our desire is to partner with parents in discipling their children and nurturing these faithful practices: studying the Bible, applying Truth, sharing our Hope, worshiping with our lives, and prayer.

Our volunteers are all background checked and required to attend several training sessions each year, with your child’s security and well-being as a focus. We do ask that children be symptom-free and no longer contagious with illness for 24 hours to help us protect the health of our little ones. Please let us know of any conditions, allergies, or medical needs that may apply to your child.

For more information about our Elementary ministry, contact Jennifer Smith.

Meeting Times

Sundays:
9:00am & 10:40am

Wednesdays:
6:30pm - 8:00pm
(September - April)


Check-In

Our check-in process for children is located in the Buchtel Lobby. Any of our greeters can show you the way. We use ID tags for your child's security and your peace of mind. Here's how the ID tags work:

  • Check-in: At check-in, you and your child(ren) will receive matching ID tags, unique to you and your visit.
  • Parent Paging: If we need to contact you during a service we will text your provided cell phone number.
  • Pick-up: You must present your ID tag before we release your child.

For added security, the doors in the Family Ministry hallways will be locked 20 minutes after each service starts and will reopen at the conclusion of each service.

Child Baptism

We have a special baptism class for 1st - 5th graders - and their parents - who have decided to be baptized.

View Class

Resources

Middle School (6th-8th Grade)

Our Middle School Ministry seeks to further develop the foundation of our students’ faith in the work of Christ. We do this by focusing on our identity and purpose in Jesus Christ and living actively in community. Students in middle school will begin to experience what it is like to belong to a gospel community through our small groups. Our desire is to support parents as they walk with their students in pressing deeper into their personal faith through community with their friends, their mentors, and above all, God.

Small Groups exist to create a safe place for students to process the large group teaching together and talk through what it looks like to be transformed by God. Groups are divided by grade and gender, and typically have 10-14 students paired with at least two adult leaders who have been screened and trained.

For more information about our Middle School Ministry, contact Nate Brawn.

Sunday Mornings

9:00am in Middle School Room

Wednesday Gatherings

Our Wednesday Gatherings are an opportunity for students to explore faith, experience community, and enjoy each other in an environment designed just for them.

6:30pm - 8:00pm (September - April)
Middle School Room

Fall Retreat

An action-packed weekend retreat designed to build and deepen relationships within our small group communities. We dig into God’s word together and have plenty of fun in the process. This weekend sets the tone for our year and brings students back feeling like family.

Baptism

If your middle schooler is interested in being baptized, contact Nate Brawn to set up an interview and help you identify next steps.

Resources

High School (9th-12th Grade)

Our High School Ministry looks to partner with parents in the continued discipleship of their high schoolers. We seek for our students to grow in their personal faith by exploring these themes from a gospel-centered perspective: identity, community, freedom, and discipleship. Students gather weekly for times of worship and teaching as well as small group discussions.

Small Groups exist to create a safe place for students to process the large group teaching together and talk through what it looks like to be transformed by God. Groups are divided by grade and gender, and typically have 10-14 students paired with at least two adult leaders who have been screened and trained.

For more information about our High School ministry, contact Tim Marrero.

Sunday Mornings

9:00am in Amphitheater

Wednesday Gatherings

Our Wednesday Gatherings are an opportunity for students to explore faith, experience community, and enjoy each other in an environment designed just for them.

6:30pm - 8:00pm (September - April)
Amphitheater

Resources

Adults

Following Jesus and becoming more like Him is a lifelong journey. Our church is full of adult men and women who need the grace and mercy of Jesus Christ to wash over our pain, sorrow, rough edges, and yes, our sin too. That’s right. We don’t have it figured out. The good news is, God does.

Our Adults Ministry offers many ways for you to explore the love of Christ and the joy of serving him. We come from all walks of life, generations, backgrounds, and cultures. Our hope for the men and women of our church is to grow in Christ by meeting together in fellowship, serving each other, and celebrating the glory of God.

Adult Ministries

Small Groups: Adult Bible Fellowships

ABF groups are how we as a church actively practice lives centered on Jesus Christ, shared in community. Our groups are full of imperfect people seeking to grow in how we might serve and love each other. In the face of frequent rejection, Christ modeled for us what it looks like to consider others over ourselves. We aim to follow his lead. Much like the early church, we devote our ABF time together to teaching, fellowship, service, and prayer.

View Groups

To request more information, contact Josh Lough.

Join a Group

If you are interested in joining a group and would like help finding the best fit, let us know and someone from our staff will reach out to connect.

Join a Group

Bible Classes

In addition to our ongoing small groups, we also offer short-term classes throughout the year.

Ministries

These ministries are for those seeking to grow in faith and find friendships with others in a similar walk of life.

Akron Campus

Sunday services: 9:00am & 11:00am
Building hours: 9am-3pm Tue.-Fri.
Address: 135 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio 44304
Phone: 330.376.6400
Email: info@thechapel.life

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