We exist to preach Christ through worship, education,
evangelism and social concern.
What do we mean by worship?
Regardless of whether or not we are a follower of Christ, everything we do is an act of worship. We are always worshiping something. At the Chapel, we provide an opportunity to direct our worship to our Great God. We do this by conducting regular worship services on Sunday mornings, where our worship comes out in the form of congregational singing, prayer, giving, and hearing the Word of God preached. It is through our worship that we preach Christ.
What do we mean by evangelism?
At the Chapel, we seek to be engaged in an active evangelistic endeavor to the non-Christian, both to those who attend the church and those within the secular community. It is through our evangelism that we preach Christ.
What do we mean by education?
At the Chapel, we believe every effort must continually be made to provide an adequate knowledge of the Bible and training in Christian living for the congregation and their children. We do this through avenues, such as, preaching and teaching, Sunday school, and through various other activities sponsored by the Chapel. It is through our education that we preach Christ.
What do we mean by social concern?
It is our hope, at the Chapel, that we seek to have a vital concern in the affairs of the community, encouraging each other to initiate and to support Christian and worthy endeavors. We are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Having a concern for social issues gets us to reach outside of ourselves to those around us. It is through our social concern that we preach Christ.
We are committed to seeing believers actively involved
in sharing the message of Christ.
What does being “actively involved” look like?
Our ideal would be to fill every seat in the church. But we do not simply want to fill the seats for the sake of filling seats. We want people to be actively involved in the church and in their personal lives in sharing Christ. We want people making the effort to reach those around them with the hope of Christ and the gospel. Christianity isn’t a “sit back in your seat” religion; it is where the people share the wonder and glory of Jesus.
With whom do we share the salvation message?
At the Chapel, Jesus is a big deal. We want to make much of Jesus, preach Jesus, speak of Jesus–with everyone. This is not a limited realm in which this vision is given. We are called to make much of Jesus wherever we are and to anyone we come in contact with. This means that, within our immediate context and abroad, we are to be involved in sharing Christ with all people.
Why We Do What We Do
We value Christ
We believe Christ to be the hope of the world, the Head of the Church, and is to be emulated by the believer in Christ.
We value Spiritual Depth
We seek to have spiritual roots that sink down deep, and seek to develop integrity of character, a dedication to knowing and loving Christ, and a desire to engage in the things of God and the church.
We value the Bible
We believe the Bible to be the final authority in all matters of faith and practice, and the key to spiritual growth and effectiveness.
We value Discipleship
We believe that every Christian should be helping unbelievers become believers by showing them Christ, helping other believers grow in maturity in Christ, and seeking to get help for themselves from others.
What Guides What We Do and How We Do It
To clearly understand and constantly embrace that we are a new creation in Christ, and to live from that reality. (2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20)
To accurately teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, and to have every believer in Christ understand and appreciate the gospel so as to be able to live out the gospel in their daily lives. (Romans 1:16; 5:1; 8:1; 1 Corinthians 2:1-5; 15:3-8; Ephesians 2:1-10; 1 Timothy 1:10-11)
To develop the reality of the Holy Spirit’s presence and strength in the daily life of the believer. (Galatians 5:16-25; Ephesians 3:14-19)
To root beliefs and convictions upon the Scriptures, with breadth of understanding and sound interpretation. (2 Timothy 2:15; 3:16-17)
To get people reaching outside of themselves to those around them with the hope of the gospel. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8)
To have each individual experience genuine relationship, grace, respect, compassion and growth as part of the Body of Christ. (Acts 2:42-47)