We Were Built for Belonging
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 our on-campus and in-home small 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
God’s design for marriage is so special that the Bible says it reflects the covenant love and promise that Christ has given the church. Your marriage matters.
Baptism & Membership
If you would like more information about publicly proclaiming your faith through baptism, or becoming a member of The Chapel, follow this link.
Whether you’ve grown up in the church or this will be your first Sunday, everyone has questions. The Discipleship Pathway is a collection of classes that help answer the hard questions about following Jesus Christ.
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.
We currently have 37 small groups meeting in Green and surrounding communities, with nearly 900 adults participating on a regular basis. Some of our groups meet in our church building on Sunday mornings; others meet in local homes during the week. Some groups exist to serve a specific age, gender, or life stage (i.e., Empty Nesters, Young Families, etc.); while some are open to everyone. We'd love to help you find a small group that will be a great fit for you!
To request more information, contact Terri Reese.
Join a Group!
You belong here. No matter your age or life stage, we can help you find a group that's the perfect fit for you. We'd love to help you get connected! Tap the button below to get started.
Our Young Adult Ministry mirrors the community-focused mindset of our small groups, with a focus on adults between the ages of 18 and 29. Whether you're a college student, a recent grad, an established career professional, or someone who's still figuring it all out, you belong here. Like our other adult groups, we pursue intentional community and seek to grow in 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 Bible 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, reach out.
Each group is hosted in a local home; exact times and addresses may vary. Reach out to us to find out more details and discover which group is the best fit for you!
Monday nights in Green
(led by Ger Vang & Becky Westfall)
college students and young professionals
Tuesday nights in Hartville
(led by Kat Nutt & Brendan Romigh)
high school graduates and college students
Tuesday nights in Hartville
(led by Cody & Erin Hufstetler)
young professionals, young couples, and young families
It's all about finding the right fit for you! As a young adult, you're not limited to the groups above. Some have found their place in groups that look a little different, like those with more diverse age ranges or men's and women's groups. To see all the group options available to you, check in with us.
Our Women’s Ministry celebrates Jesus and seeks to inspire every woman to love God with all her heart, soul, mind and strength and to love others as herself. Women long to connect, and our women enjoy creating safe places to grow in friendship. Come celebrate with us and find a place to know and be reminded that you are loved, valued and never alone.
During the summer, women meet for Prayer Walks on Wednesdays. Depending on your schedule, one walk is held from 9 to 10 a.m. and the other walk is held from 7 to 8 p.m. If you’d rather sit and pray, bring a chair to join a group of prayer sitters. All walking and sitting begins at The Chapel’s trailhead in Parking Lot B. (You can sign up for weather-related updates here.
Small group discipleship options are offered to help believers grow in their faith and understanding. If you're interested in learning more about discipleship, please sign up here.
Currently, two sessions of small group Bible studies gather; one meets from September to November, and the other meets from January to April. (Registration for new studies begins in August and December.)
In-person Bible studies meet on Wednesdays in the East End – depending on your schedule, some women meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and other women meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Virtual Zoom groups also are offered.
Our Men’s Ministry aims to create an environment where men can come to be equipped and encouraged in order to develop intentional relationships with God, our families, and others. We meet together, pray together, grow together, and serve together all with the desire to celebrate God’s glory and love. The pursuit of our Men’s Ministry reflects the pursuit of our church: to grow together in believing in Jesus, belonging to His family, becoming His disciple, and building His kingdom.
One significant way that we live out this pursuit together is through our Arena Groups. Arena is the name that we’ve given to our men’s study groups as these times train us in being active disciples of Jesus in the arena of life.
Our Men’s Arena meets for both Fall and Winter/Spring sessions. Our upcoming Fall 2022session will begin on September 14, 2022. Please join one of the Arena groups as we take a closer look at Job.
Choose a group that meets on Wednesdays at 6:30 am or 6:30 pm by completing our Men’s Ministry Interest registration. Both groups meet on campus in Room 123.