What is Row, Circle, Chair, Go?
Here at The Chapel we have identified 4 key environments that can help us move one step closer to God and each other through Christ. We call this Row, Circle, Chair Go. We believe that if we engage in these environments both individually and collectively as a church we will become more like Jesus.
(Attend & Serve)
The Row represents any environment where someone is teaching, and others are listening and learning. This includes weekend worship services, serving in your church, chapel classes, special events like renewed and marriage matters and more. It’s important to be engaged in the environment of the Row where we can learn more about God and His word and become more like Jesus.
SIGN-UP TO SERVE
If you are ready to serve at The Chapel please text the word SERVE to 419-504-1777, or click HERE.
Visit EVENTS page to view all classes that are currently open for registration.
HOW TO GIVE
The Circle represents a smaller group of people that you gather with consistently and help each other grow in your faith. Chapel Groups are a place to experience true biblical community where Scripture, prayer, Care and Outreach are practiced.
(Time with God)
The Chair represents your own personal one-on-one time connecting with God and His Word on a daily basis. You may have a specific chair that you like to sit in to read the Bible and other devotional books. But the location is not nearly as important as the time spent communicating with God through prayer and digging into the truth of His word. This is the environment of the chair.
Here at The Chapel we call it “Chairtime.” The Chair just represents a time and place that you set aside to spend time with God on a daily basis. Your chair might literally be a specific chair in your house or office that you love sitting in and reading the Bible. Your chair may be a walk along the beach or in nature. Your chair may be the drivers seat of your car during your morning commute. The location is not nearly as important as the time spent communicating with God through prayer and digging into the truth of His word. We hope the following resources below will help you move one step closer to God and each other through Christ.
Each week our Pastors put out a mid week devotional based on the past weekends message. You simply sign up HERE (or text DEVOTIONAL to 419.504.1777), fill out the info and you will receive an e-mail every Tuesday and Thursday with the Beyond the Weekend Devotion. We hope you will stay connected with us this way go deeper into God’s word with this tool.
Lectio 365 contains devotional content to help you pause and pray at the start and end of every day: Inspired by Lectio Divina, a way of meditating on the Bible that’s been used by Christians for centuries: follow daily Bible readings, thoughts and prayers that follow a simple P.R.A.Y rhythm:
- Pause to be still.
- Rejoice with a Psalm and reflect on scripture.
- Ask for God’s help
- Yield to His will in your life
Encounter with God is geared for seasoned Bible readers seeking to deepen their devotional time. The daily readings are written by a variety of authors from around the world, creating a unique multi-perspective approach to each section. When read in succession, Encounter with God devotionals lead you through the entire Bible in four years.
Visit the website daily, have an e-mail devotion sent directly to your inbox on a daily basis or download the app for easy access.
Free access to the biggest video Bible study library in the world. You are just a few clicks away from gaining access to a huge library of discipleship content for pastors, leaders, small groups, adults, students and kids. Video Bible studies, conferences, seminars, and more. To serve you with content that meets your needs text the word “RIGHTNOW” to 419.504.1777 or CLICK HERE.
Already installed on over 490 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at Bible.com.
You can simply use it as a bible offering multiple versions and search features and you can also take advantage of literally hundreds of Bible reading plans based on topics, interests, etc. Search for daily devotional plans that can last 3 days to 40 days.
664,920 Bible Questions Answered
Do you have a question about God, Jesus, the Bible, or theology? Do you need help understanding a Bible verse or passage? Are there any spiritual issues in your life for which you need advice or counsel? Discover biblically based answers to some of your most compelling questions at gotquestions.org.
Download the GotQuestions App on App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android)
ONE STEP CLOSER PODCAST
Our mission at The Chapel is to help people move one step closer to God and each other through Christ. The Chapel’s “One Step Closer” Podcast exists to help you do just that. Listen below or follow on your favorite podcast platform for special episodes where you'll learn about peoples history, hobbies, hurdles and hopes. These real life conversations are sure to encourage you, challenge you and help you grow in your faith.
Go represents the environment of putting our faith into action. It means loving, serving, and sharing with others. Personally, with family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Locally, in our community and country. And Globally, as we go into all the world to share the good news of Jesus through word and deed.
In your family…on your street…at your workplace…you are strategically placed there to be a light reflecting the love of God, to be a spokesperson for the message of Christ. We call it “My 3”, but it could be more. Pray for those around you. Take opportunities to tell your story of how God has changed your life because of Christ. Be a light and voice right where God has put you.
Here are some current local ministries with definite need for your help:
Curbside Carry-Out: Operated out of The Chapel (all three location). Help is needed delivering collected food once per month to area food outlets. CONTACT
Operation Christmas Child (OCC): Operated out of The Chapel (all three locations) in concert with churches all around the world. Need help in November receiving and packing shoeboxes in cartons. CONTACT
The Church Has Left The Building: In celebration of The Chapel’s 35th anniversary, the church will not meet for regular worship services on November 20,21. Rather, The Chapel will be distributed throughout our communities serving people in the name of Christ. Look for more information to come….then find ways to serve. (The Chapel will meet for a thanksgiving worship service the evening of Sunday, Nov 21 at respective campuses).
Nehemiah Center: This Chapel-sponsored ministry serves children in downtown Sandusky. As an after-school program, it is designed to encourage, empower and educate kids. They need your help, the community needs your heart for helping children. CONTACT
The Chapel is invested around the world. We like to take small short-term teams to serve in those locations. It is through those times we begin to see more clearly and feel more thoroughly what God sees and feels.
Below are the 2022 short-term mission locations and dates:
dates & places are subject to change
March 5-13 - Central Asia
Serving with Chapel supported missionaries serving college students. This short-term team is for young adults, 20-30 years of age.
June 9-19 - Germany
Serving with Kickoff to Hope global ministry. Emphasis on soccer and refugee ministry. This short-term team is for multiple ages.
June 19-26 - Burundi
Serving the Batwa people along with Burundian partner Harvest Initiatives in The Chapel-adopted village of Bugenyuzi. This short-term team is primarily for adults of all ages.
July (Dates still pending) - Mexico or Cuba/Central America
The Chapel will either serve with Dayspring Outreach Ministries in Mexico or with Filter of Hope in Cuba or Central America. This short-term team is open to multiple ages.
Questions about short-term missions? Contact Pat