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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

We are committed to seeing people from different cultures,

  • BELIEVING in Jesus by proclaiming the Gospel and extending mercy
  • BELONGING to family by connecting them to the local church
  • BECOMING a disciple of Christ through equipping and training
  • BUILDING God’s Kingdom through planting churches

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 for the children that are rescued. Give financially to the work of Asia's Hope. Go on a short-term Mission trip to Cambodia.
  • We support 4 homes with around 25 children in each home. One home in a village of Prek Eng (PE 1 Home) and 3 other homes in the city of Battambang (BB 6, BB 11, & BB 12 Homes).
  • 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. 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 supporting Northwest India 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:  Free Evangelical Assembly (FEA) Local Church.
  • The Chapel Outreach:  Establishing new churches in the Gaza Province. Partnering with local churches to equip & train Pastors and church leaders. Also, extending mercy by supporting 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: Evangelical Church of Vietnam (ECV) & Pastor Minh Dang of the Vietnamese Church at The Chapel
  • The Chapel Outreach: Establishing new churches throughout North Vietnam and equipping & strengthening church leaders in existing churches. Also, coming alongside 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 and training for church leaders.

Yucatán, 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 Yucatán Peninsula, 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 Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico. Give financially to the church planting work in the Yucatán. Go on a short-term Mission trip to help train, empower, and lead outreaches to the Mayan people of the Yucatán.

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.

 

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Outreach Prayer Calendar - December 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

Chapel Urban Outreach  Lisa Marshall: Pray for the Angel Tree Party on December 9th, that all the children and their families would respond to the gospel message presented that morning. Pray for me and my son as we go through this first holiday season without my husband, Mike. Praise God for a generous donation from Huntington Bank made towards for our Bags of Love program.

India Outreach – Doug Lauer: Please pray for the preparations and the many details for the next short-term trip to India that begins on January 30, 2018. Pray for the team, their families and the pastors along with their families. The 56 pastors will be traveling for more than a day to the conference center. Pray that all participants will be tremendously encouraged by this conference experience and use it to build God’s Kingdom.

Amber & Edward Walthew – Serving with Pioneers in Australia

- Baby Walthew’s official due date is December 11th. Please pray that the labor and delivery is safe and without complications, that Amber is fueled with endurance, and that Edward is armed with strength as he supports her. Pray also for a healthy baby.

- Pray for us while we take our first steps as parents, support one another through sleep deprivation, and joyously care for our baby.

- Praise God for His provision of new housing. Pray that we will have many opportunities to show hospitality and minister to others from our home.


WEEK 2

Mozambique Outreach  Mike & Shelise BosoPlease pray for pastor Benito for continued healing from a recent minor motorbike accident. Please pray for FEA as they meet in Maputo for their National Conference and will be speaking about Macalawane. Pray that they will strongly support Pastor Benito. Please pray for the returning students from Bible College that life in the village will not discourage them and would apply what they have learned. Pray for God to superintend over the selection and preparation of team members for the Mozambique outreach trips for March and July 2018.

Local Refugee Outreach  Nancy Ware: Pray that refugees will understand why Jesus was born and what that means for their lives. Ask God to work in the hearts of teens to live Biblically. Please pray for the Refugee Christmas program on Dec. 16, that the recipients of the gifts will see the Lord’s provision in their lives.

• P: Serving in the Middle East

- Pray for fifth grade girls where P has been volunteering. Some talk about what seems like domestic abuse.

- Please lift up the ESL effort, as the demand is far greater than P can supply. Pray for new workers, even short-term volunteers.

- Pray for AK, our training program for new workers for an unreached people group. Pray that the Lord of the harvest would send forth more workers.


WEEK 3

Vietnam Outreach – Todd Schreiner: Please pray that God would strengthen the Thai Nguyen City Church; newly planted church one year ago. Pray that God would give Pastor Tien, leader of Thai Nguyen City Church, wisdom as he leads the church and other church leaders throughout Thai Nguyen Province, North Vietnam.  And please pray for the 3 new Love Homes (small Bible Fellowships) that are being established this month and into the new year.  Pray that God would guide the church planters and the new believers would be discipled.

• C & P: Serving in SW Asia 

- Pray for C's doctoral work, especially the transcribing interviews (by Jan 20, 2018, when he leaves for annual meetings in Amsterdam.)

- Praise that A’s CAT scan this week showed no cancer. He has three remaining chemo treatments, normally on Tuesdays. Pray for complete healing and for salvation in Christ.

- Pray for Tim. He is wheelchair-dependent and has chronic swelling in his feet and lower legs. Pray for a remedy and for healing from this swelling.


WEEK 4

International Outreach – Stephen MorrisPray for Friday Night Dinners, in December 2017, as we will be sharing the Christmas story with the International students. Pray that their hearts will be softened and that they will be open to knowing more about Jesus. Pray that God would work in the hearts of the internationals that will be going to the International student conference in Baltimore, Dec. 28, 2017 through Jan. 1, 2018 led by Bridges International. We are praying that God would work in the hearts of those who come. Pray that more Discovery Groups will start among students.  One with Persian students just ended, and we look to begin more as the new year starts.

Cambodia Outreach – Amy KolbPlease pray for the Chapel team of eight that will be going to Cambodia February 22 to March 3. Pray He equips the team with creative ways to connect with our 3 (soon to be 4) Cambodia homes and clear ways to encourage them as we point each other to Jesus.

Yucanán Outreach – Todd LewisThe biggest 3 praise reports for the ministry in the Yucatán are:

  1. Our bimonthly intensive courses at our School for Pastoral Training went great!  Pastors and leaders of our churches are growing and they all have successfully completed another full term of their training. (Homiletics and Hermeneutics).
  2. In spite of opposition, a church palapa (hut) in the village of San Marcos is finally built! People are excited to start meeting there soon!
  3. The well in our San Francisco location was drilled successfully! We struck a good water vein and everyone is rejoicing for the benefits this will bring to the community.

Please help us pray that we can keep reaching more and more people for Christ! Pray for God’s continued provision for the great work in the Yucatán, Mexico.

Sherri Ens: Serving with SEND International in Macedonia

- Pray for the discipleship program for young people, which has been an answer to prayer for connecting with the children of a new church plant. Pray that the connection some of the young people are making with local 11-14 year-old boys will turn into a future ministry and that their families will be OK with their hanging out with us, and that this will turn into opportunities to study God’s word with them.

- Pray for Sherri as she oversees the youth as they lead this ministry.

- Pray for a group of 6 ladies, all of whom are unbelievers, that meet every Wednesday night to study God’s word. Pray that it would become clear to them, and that they would have a desire follow Jesus as Lord.

 

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.