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Called to Be a People of Faith

I was reminded recently of a couple of things related to our Kingdom Come efforts and why it is important for us as followers of Christ to be actively engaged in this individual, yet corporate, faith journey each and every year. It struck me more...

Bearing Much Fruit in India

In John 15:8 Jesus said, “My Father is glorified by this, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.” So, how does one bear much fruit and in doing so prove they are a disciple of Jesus Christ? The key to bearing much fruit...

The Faith of a Tuk-Tuk (tuke-tuke) Driver

Recently I had the privilege of traveling to India on behalf of the Global Fellowship which is a ministry The Chapel helped birth 18 months ago based upon a God-inspired idea Dr. Dwight Smith had nearly 15 years ago. You can find more out about...

Building a City of God

Although Good Friday Together was more than a month ago, we are still hearing stories about the impact that the event had on people from all over WNY. We had the opportunity to talk with two people who have been waiting for something like Good...

Is America Post-Christian?

There is an on-going debate as to whether America is a post-Christian nation. The question at hand; is America headed to a similar fate as Europe or has it already arrived? Some would say no based upon research that reports well over 75% of...

The Boston Bombings: Some Thoughts and a Prayer

The tragic events of Monday, April 15, 2013 continue to remind us that we live in a world that has changed. Terrifying, public acts of evil, formerly something that we witnessed in other parts of the world, have come home to live in the United...

Sole Hope

This week we had the opportunity to talk with Pastor Chad Rieselman from Generation Church, in North Tonawanda. He told us about a project that his church was doing in order to be the hands and feet of Christ for people across the globe: Chad...

Good Friday Together

This past Friday history was made in Buffalo when churches from all over WNY came together as one body at First Niagara Center to celebrate the sacrifice Jesus made for us. The event was the first of its kind that this area has ever seen,...

Global God

"Clap your hands, all you nations; shout to God with cries of joy. How awesome is the LORD Most High, the great King over all the earth!" Psalm 47:1-2 A lot of things would get fixed in our version of "Christianity" if we could really grab...

WNY Pray: Praying Over Buffalo

This month we have been gathering stories for our Prayer Initiative as a way to show people how the power of prayer has impacted our area. We asked Ryan Kozey, who has been director of strategic initiatives at The Chapel for the past four years,...

Growing Up

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."...

More stories from the Every Child ministry

This morning, we shared an update on the activity from our "Every Child" initiative, especially in how foster care has been impacted by the church. There was a short video of stories from families who have engaged in foster care for the sake of...