Local Outreach

Living the Gospel at Home

Jesus says that our love will be what identifies us as His disciples (John 13:35). As passionately as we seek to be ambassadors of God’s love and redemption across the globe, our desire is to be just as passionate about love and redemption in our own city. 

We seek to share the love of Jesus with our neighbors by meeting them where they are at. Sometimes this means meeting basic needs like food donations to nearby schools, or English classes (ESL) for immigrants and refugees. Other times it means identifying ways to enrich our neighbors' lives such as tutoring programs or community dinners. And other times still it means opening our facilities to promote connection, play, and community through sports and activities. The common heartbeat through it all is love - for the glory of God.

Supported Local Partners

Connected Local Partners


Missions Prayer Calendar

Pastor Todd Schreiner

Outreach Pastor at The Chapel

My hope is that we use our resources to help people see and understand all that God has done for them through Jesus Christ. I believe it is through the local church that we can truly fulfill Christ’s great commission of making disciples and equipping them to share His love and truth with the world.”

Local Outreach

How we are passionate about serving our community

School Outreach
Akron Internationals

School Outreach

There are two regular ways we love on our city neighbors in Akron.

School Ministry

We partner with several Akron public schools - Mason, Leggett, McEbright, and Glover - right in our backyard, bringing all kinds of programs to students and their families. The programs include:

  • Tutoring
  • Good News Clubs
  • Holiday outreaches
  • The Yellow Bags Program
  • Coats & Backpacks for Kids
  • Camp Learn a Lot

Food Ministry

We provide food for students whose families are struggling financially. You can help by picking up a bright yellow bag on the third Sunday of the month. Inside each bag is a list of most-needed food items. Please provide what you can and bring your filled bag back on the following Sunday.

Yellow Bag Items:
Please no peanut butter or foods with peanuts or any kind of nut. We have children with severe peanut allergies at the schools.

  • Mac and Cheese (Easy Mac),
  • Individual Applesauce, Fruit, Pudding Cups
  • Individual Cereal Boxes
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Pop Tarts
  • NutriGrain bars
  • Oatmeal Packets
  • Chicken Ramen Noodles
  • Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Mac and Cheese Boxes
  • Individual Bags of Chips

For more information on either ministry, contact Lisa Marshall.

International Outreach

Our outreach ministry, Akron Internationals, seeks to connect and enrich the lives of international students, immigrants, and refugee families in our city. Our hope is to build friendships and foster community through events like:

  • ESL classes - offered twice weekly.
  • Airport pickups and temporary housing for newly arriving students.
  • Friday night dinners, hosted in the Dining Room at our Akron campus.
  • Inviting students into our homes to share a meal - we call it American Family Experience.
  • And other events throughout the year.

If you are new to Akron, we invite you to any and all of our events and activities! For more information, please contact Stephen Morris.

Sign up for American Family Experience

English Classes (ESL)

Our English classes are open to any who are interested in learning regardless of culture or religion.

2020 English Classes

Fall Semester: September 22 – December 9, 2020

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30am – 11:30am. 

There are 5 different levels available from beginner to advanced. Class fee: $30 for the whole year (includes student workbook). 

Sign up

English Corner

Fall: September 18 – December 4, 2020

Fridays 5:15pm – 6:15pm

We invite you to come learn English conversational skills in a casual atmosphere. You are welcome to join us after for dinner in our Dining Room at no cost.

Request Airport Pickup

Temporary Housing

If you are arriving in Akron and don’t have a place to stay, we can help connect you with a family. 

Request housing

Offer your home

Friday Night Dinners

Come join us on Fridays at 6:30pm in The Chapel Dining Room throughout Fall and Spring University of Akron semesters.

Discover Groups

If you have questions about Jesus and the Bible, come join us. Contact, Stephen Morris, to find out more.


We have three annual trips to connect international students together: Fall Getaway, Winter Weekend, and Bridges Vision Conference. Check our Events page for more information as each trip approaches.

All 2021 Sports Outreach programs are cancelled until further notice an effort to help slow down the spread of the Covid 19 virus. Thank you for understanding.

Sports Outreach

We host several sports leagues throughout the year open to anyone in the community, regardless of culture or religion. Childcare is not provided at these events.

18+ Coed Floor Hockey

Christ-centered competitive Floor Hockey league plays in the Akron Campus Gym on Tuesday nights (7-10pm) seasonally. Fall session begins in September; Spring session starts in April. Fee: $30.

Fast Break Basketball

Christ-centered High School Basketball League plays Saturday games in the Akron Campus Gym. In addition to playing competitive basketball, this league also teaches students the significance of the Gospel of Christ. Season starts in January and runs through March.

Volleyball League

Christ-centered volleyball league plays Thursday evening games at the Akron Campus Gym. There are competitive games and devotional times to discover and grow in faith. Season starts in January and runs through May.

For more information, please contact us.


Akron Campus

Sunday services: 9:00am & 10:40am
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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