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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...

Thanksgiving Night In Cheektowaga

At 9pm on Thanksgiving night, a group of people from The Chapel at Cheektowaga were standing in a circle, praying for those who would work the overnight shift at the Walden Galleria mall that night. Weeks before, news broke that the mall would...

Ebola Response Update

Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness. —Psalm 115:1 Since my last blog post, much has happened to the glory of God. His people are responding in amazing ways as prompted by His...

EBOLA Must Be Stopped

Discovered in 1976 after 284 people died, this terrible disease has continued to emerge sporadically in places throughout Africa. However, nothing previously has even come close to the current crisis facing Western Africa. The present breakout,...

Breaking Down Barriers

How many times have you heard our mission statement? So many times that hopefully you can say it back without thinking - "we are on mission to ensure that every man, woman and child have repeated opportunities to hear and see the Gospel of Jesus...

Caring for the Defenseless

James 1:27 in its simplest form would state…care for the defenseless I would categorize “defenseless” as those who are unable to care for themselves due to their life’s circumstances. When I really break it down, in the present state...

Age of Pandemics

Do you remember last year at this time? 2013 for many of us is a distant and ever-fading memory especially as the light of the events of today grows stronger. Even so, I think it is worthwhile to reflect upon where the world was last year at...

Responsibility to each other as believers

I was talking with my team this morning about the role we have in leading people within the church. However, as I dug into the notes for this, I realized that the responsibilities I wanted to touch on didn’t just apply to leaders, but to every...