Outreach Office
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Jesus said, "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Matthew 28:19-20

Our outreach vision is to welcome and befriend diverse peoples in our city and the world through the love of Jesus Christ, forming Biblical Communities.

 

Cambodia:

  • Largest Religion:  Buddhism  85.1%
  • % Evangelical Christians:  1.6 %
  • Official Language:  Khmer
  • Population:  15.8 Mil.
  • Mission Partner:  Asia's Hope
  • The Chapel Outreach:  Extending Mercy to orphan children and Equipping leaders through the younger generation to build the church of Jesus Christ in Cambodia.
  • How to Support:  Pray the children that are rescued.  Give financially to the work of Asia's Hope.  Go on a short-term Vision/Mission trip to Cambodia.
  • We support two homes with around 25 children each. One home in a village of Prek Eng and another home in the city of Battambang. We also are supporting a project to build two new homes in Battanbang for yet-to-be-rescued children.
  • Please visit and like our Facebook Groups for each home to see updated photos & videos:


India:

  • Largest Religion:  Hinduism  80.9%
  • % Evangelical Christians:  2.2 %
  • Official Language:  Hindi
  • Population:  1.3 Bil.
  • Mission Partner:  Good Shepherd Church of India
  • The Chapel Outreach:   Establishing new churches in Northwest India and Equipping pastors and church leaders in Northwest India churches. Also, Extending Mercy by helping support schools and medical outreaches.
  • How to Support:   Pray for strength and boldness for the pastors in Northwest India and that God uses all our support efforts to reach the oppressed and marginalized in India. Commit to sponsoring Northwest India with pastors so that they can continue ministering the Gospel in their tribal community. Go on a short-term Mission trip to help train, empower, and provide for physical needs to the people of India.

Mozambique:

  • Prominent Religions:  Zionist and Animism or Ancestral Worship 43%
  • % Evangelical Christians:  11.1%
  • Language:  Portuguese, Tsonga & Shangaan
  • Population:  27.2 Mil.
  • Mission Partner:  World Relief Mozamique & Local Village Churches.
  • The Chapel Outreach:  Establishing new churches in the Gaza Province. Partnering with local churches to Equip & train Pastors and church leaders.  Also, Extending Mercy in helping to provide agricultural fields and clean water stations.
  • How to Support:  Pray that Mozambican Pastors and church leaders are strengthen to stand for the truth of Christ and not give into the cultural religions.  Also pray that God uses the relief work for the advance of the Gospel.  Give financial to the relief work and church empowerment as well as go on short-term mission trips to help teach and support the local ministry in Mozambique.

Vietnam:

  • Largest Religion: Buddhism  52%
  • % Evangelical Christians: 1.8 %
  • Official Language: Vietnamese
  • Population: 93.8 Mil.
  • Mission Partner: Pastor Minh Dang (Vietnamese Church at The Chapel)
  • The Chapel Outreach: Establishing new churches through out Vietnam and equipping & strengthening leaders in existing churches.  Also, coming along side churches in Vietnam to help them Extend Mercy in their local community.
  • How to Support: Pray for strength and boldness for Vietnamese Pastors.  Give financially to help build new churches in Vietnam.  Go on a short-term mission trip to help churches do local outreaches.

Yucatan, Mexico:

  • Prominent Religions:  Maya Religion & Catholicism
  • % Evangelical Christians:  8.3%
  • Language:  Mayan & Spanish 
  • Population:  126 Mil.
  • Mission Partner:  Mission House
  • The Chapel Outreach:  Establishing new churches in the Yucatan Peninsula, Equipping and training pastors and leaders in the Yucatan and Extending Mercy by helping support the local church to do medical and community outreaches.
  • How to Support: Pray that God would strengthen the church to grow and reach out to the region of the Yucatan in Mexico.  Give financially to the church planting work in the Yucatan. Go on a short-term Mission trip to help train, empower, and provide for physical needs to the people of the Yucatan Peninsula

Global Lead

The purpose of Global Lead is to serve those in ministry through training and mentorship in order to position Christian leaders for multiplication. Global Lead engages Biblical and globally transferable principles in their trainings to speak the heart and skills of Christian leaders globally.

View Global Lead's website HERE


Women for Oppressed Women, WOW

In the name of Jesus Christ and for the glory of God, WOW–Women for Oppressed Women, seeks to meet the needs of women locally and around the world who are emotionally, physically or spiritually oppressed. This group of mission minded women help raise awareness and funds to support the outreach ministries of The Chapel.
See more at www.wow-ministry.org.

Chapel Urban Ministries

  • Outreach ministry to kids and their families – We partner with 3 Akron public schools, right in our back yard doing programs such as Good News clubs, Holiday Outreaches, Coats & Backpacks for Kids, Tutoring, and more.

  • Food Ministry – We help meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling and needing help through providing food. Pick up a bright yellow bag the third Sunday of the month. Inside you will find a list of what is most needed. Please provide what you can and bring your filled bag the following Sunday. 


Internationals Ministry

Akron Internationals

AI is The Chapel's outreach ministry to International students at The University of Akron. Our goal is to build friendships and help with their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. We love helping the foreigner and sojourners in our city.
Here are ways you can help:

ESL - English Classes

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am during the school year. Come help teach or serve to bless those learning English. Click HERE to sign up as a volunteer.

Refugee Outreach

Refugees from around the world find their way to Akron. The Chapel is situated in a unique position to help meet their needs in a variety of ways. Thrive, a mentoring ministry for middle and high schoolers, offers a program for students that do not fit other organizations scope of service. We also partner with a local missionary in North Hill to bless families who send their young children to our church.

For more information, contact judy.gramyka@thechapel.life.


Local Outreach Partners

The Chapel partners with local ministries in Akron to effectively meet the needs and reach out to the people of our city with the love of Christ.


Women for Oppressed Women, WOW

In the name of Jesus Christ and for the glory of God, WOW–Women for Oppressed Women, seeks to meet the needs of women locally and around the world who are emotionally, physically or spiritually oppressed. This group of mission minded women help raise awareness and funds to support the outreach ministries of The Chapel.
See more at www.wow-ministry.org .

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. For more information, contact Ryan at ryanr@akronymca.org.

Akron Inner City Soccer Club 
Christ-centered Inner city soccer club meets to practice soccer together indoors in the Akron Campus Gym. Club works on soccer drills and spends time in the Word of God together: Soccer and the Word! Meets each winter starting in November. For more information, contact Mina at minashahata@gmail.com.

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. For more information, contact Brad Lingenhoel at blingenh@akron.k12.oh.us.

Prayer

 

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Outreach Prayer Calendar - June 2017

The truth is all those who believe and trust in Jesus have been sent by God to be ambassadors for God’s Kingdom (John 20:21, 2 Corinthians 5:20). Some of us are simply sent further to different countries of the world and they need supporters to help fulfill the call from God to go further and be a minister of the Gospel of Christ into the world. Supporters are those who pray, help raise funds, support with resources, and prepare them for their cross-cultural mission. Each person is important and needed as we desire to take the Gospel of Christ into the world and make disciples of the nations.

This page is dedicated to supporting Local and Global Outreach focuses and our missionaries through prayer. God hears our prayers and is moved to accomplish His will and ways in and through His people. We have His promise that the fervent prayer of a righteous man accomplishes much. (James 5:16-18)

WEEK 1

International Outreach  Scott Johnson: Pray for students that have heard the good news that are returning to their home country after 2017 graduation.

Mozambique Outreach – Mike & Shelise Boso: Pray for comfort and peace for Lucky, Sonnet, Caleb and Joshua as they grieve the loss of John their son and brother.

Local Refugee Outreach – Nancy Ware: Pray for volunteers to help drive to/from church on Sundays. Pray that Summer school will have an eternal and academic impact on refugee kids. Please continue to pray for Moo's parents to turn to Christ.

Brian & Elizabeth: Serving in Central Asia

- Praise God for Lily’s full recovery from apparent seizures. The episodes appear to be related to an acute viral infection and are not expected to repeat themselves.

- Pray for a leveling off of unrest in the area, and for protection of all individuals serving in the area.

- Pray for God’s guidance in improving the medical care for all people in the area.


WEEK 2

India Outreach  Doug Lauer: Praise God for many ABFs, groups and even individuals for their continued, ongoing sponsorship of a pastor in northwest India. Pray for all of the many details surrounding a fall trip to India to Biblically train our pastors from the perspective of those traveling from here as well as for our pastors who will have a very full day of travel to the training venue in India. Pray that all our pastors from India will be able to attend this year. Pray that everyone involved will find the experience very encouraging.

• Donna Schaber: Serving with Christar

- Pray for freedom from fear for Donna, who had a recent health scare, and for wisdom for her medical team on how to treat Donna.

- Pray for Donna’s 89-year-old mother, who is anemic, that doctors would discover the root cause of the anemia. Pray for safety as the family celebrates their mother’s 90th birthday with a short cruise to the Bahamas in August.

- Pray for Donna as she seeks ways to serve in global outreach while remaining Stateside to be close to her mother.


WEEK 3

Yucatan Outreach – Todd Lewis: Pray for continual ministry through the kid’s soccer team. The soccer team qualified for a special tournament in March and the sport is growing and reaching kids for Christ. Pray for the upcoming Yucatan Short Term Mission trips going from Green, Akron and Wadsworth.

Chapel Urban Outreach – Lisa Marshall: Pray for Camp Learn-A-Lot that begins June 19th and goes through July 21st at Leggett School. Pray for volunteers, staff and especially that children and families will respond to the gospel this summer.

• Sherri Ens: Serving in Macedonia with SEND International 

- Pray specifically for God to work in the hearts of two women: Dora, who has been accompanying her brother to church and prayer meetings, that she would continue to be drawn towards God’s family; and Lydia, who has been attending Sherri’s weekly English class and has expressed interest in learning more about what we believe.

- Pray for the five-young people who will be in Macedonia for three months in a training/ministry program aimed at helping them see what it would be like for them to work overseas full time. Pray for how God will use them in the lives of people there, and for God’s leading in their individual lives.

- Pray for a team that comes the middle of June from Biola University to teach English for a month. Pray for the contacts that God will allow them to make, that they would bear fruit.


WEEK 4

Cambodia Outreach  Amy Kolb: Pray for the Chapel team going in August 2017 that their hearts would be teachable to be used however God would want. Pray for the soon to be rescued children we look forward to meeting! Pray they are ready to receive Truths from God’s Word in their new BB 11 home.

Chuck & Peggy: Serving in the US and SW Asia

- Pray for Yeshua to finish his four lessons on “laziness”.

- Pray for the recent Timothy Project pedagogy seminar, that attendees will seek to grow in creating a pathway that helps believers move from just hearers to doers of God’s word.

- Pray for ministry-energizing, life-changing, eternal fruit-producing impact.

 

Missionaries

The truth is all those who believe and trust in Jesus have been sent by God to be ambassadors for God’s Kingdom (John 20:21 & 2 Cor. 5:20) and tell through their life the Gospel of Jesus Christ. However, some of us are simply sent further to different countries of the world and we as a church support a number of missionaries in different parts of the world who fulfilling our Global Outreach vision of establishing churches, equipping leaders and extending mercy to different countries. We have Chapel supported missionaries that are focusing on areas of the world God has led us to as a church to focus on and we have Chapel missionary partners who are members of our church family called out by God to go to other places in the world to proclaim Christ’s love and plan.

Chapel Missionaries

 

AFRICA:


Dan and Lucia, serving with Wycliffe in West Africa.


Todd and Heather, serving with Operation Mobilization in South Africa.

 


Lucky and Sonnet Mnisi, serving in Mozambique.

 

ASIA:


Stephen and Carolyn Crockett, serving with New Tribes Mission in Asia Pacific.

 


Brian and Tricia Pottinger, serving with Extreme Response in Indonesia. 

 


Denise Rasicci, serving with SEND in Japan.

 


Donna Schaber, serving with Christar in the Philippines. 

 

EUROPE:


Sherri Ens, serving with SEND in the Republic of Macedonia.

 


Craig and Carol Lynn Rucin, serving with Pioneers in Poland.

 


Amber Smith, serving with Pioneers in Poland. 

 

MIDDLE EAST:
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Brandon and Hannah, serving with TEAM.

Jeff and Sharon, serving with Christar.

Gregg and Rawda, serving with PI.

Brian and Elizabeth, serving with Interserve. 

Phyliss, serving with Interserve.

Shodi and Gulnora, serving with Child Evangelism. 

 

USA:


Minh and Xuan Dang, serving with Spiritual Light Ministries in USA/Vietnam.

 


Bill and Sally Dyck, 
serving with Wycliffe Translators in South Carolina.

 


Chuck and Peggy, serving in New Jersey and the Middle East.

 


Tim and Judi Walton,
 serving with Bridges International.

 


Nancy Ware, 
serving with World Venture in refugee outreach in Akron.
 

 

Chapel Missionary Partners

EUROPE:


Nathan & Danielle,
serving with Christar in Albania.