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Planting a church in New York City

The story of one of our church partners, Renaissance Christian Church that was planted in Harlem, NY.

Why is Spiritual Discipline So Hard?

The gospel of Jesus Christ is not about what we can do to earn God’s favor, it is about what God has done in Jesus to reconcile us to Himself. But while this salvation is a gift of God, God does require that we participate with Him through...

A Journey of Service

There’s lots of things that need prayer in our lives. Nearly everything really. God wants to be involved in both the big decisions and he’s with us through the little ones too. There is something that you don’t need to pray about though;...

Faith and a Chinese Lantern

No one knows where or how the Holy Spirit (God's wind) blows but are we willing to be carried along softly by it such that we are in the right place at the right time? Where is God's gentle breeze carrying you today? Carrying us? Are we willing...

Am I In Danger Of Complacency?

Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular sights in the world. These waterfalls have more water flowing over them than any other around the globe. As water falls over 165 feet to the river below, it is a showing of power, beauty, and unique...

Reflections On The Same-Sex Marriage Ruling For The People Of God

Last week, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in a 5-4 decision that homosexuals should be afforded the right to marry one another and entitled to all of the legal protections and advantages of marriage. This is now the law of the land....

Conflict Resolution

Conflict seems to be naturally occurring in our world, right? We are all drawn to it – hence the reason most stories have some form of conflict that requires resolution.

Why Serving Is Important

Serving is more than just what we do; but it's a part of who we are as Christ-followers. Here at The Chapel we know that in order to continue growing in our relationship with Christ, serving is necessary. Maybe you're great with...

FOR Leadership vs. FROM Leadership

Many of us, especially those who are new to leadership, as in leading others for the first time, might think they have arrived in terms of leadership. It is easy for us once in a place of leadership to think we are done working for the place of...

Teach Someone to Worship

My Dad grew up catholic. His earliest memories of church growing up were getting dressed up in his Sunday best, sitting, kneeling, sitting some more and then kneeling again. My grandparents took their kids often enough for my Dad to grow up into...

Perspectives . . .

Often we find ourselves involved so much in our own happenings that we forget to consider what is happening in the world in which we live. Sure, we watch the news and follow a Twitter feed but at the end of the day our gaze can become more and...

Wisdom in Decision Making

As a follow up to my last post on Wisdom Understanding, I want to show an example of how to apply scripture to our decision-making process. If I believe God is the source of all wisdom (as James 1:5 articulates), how do I practically tap into...