Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 19, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
Worship at 10:30 AM
Nursery for children age 2 and under
Children’s Ministry for children age 3 through 6th grade. Children will be dismissed after singing to a service tailored to their age groups.

Victory In Transition
Please join us each Sunday from September 22 through October 6.  Pastor Tom will be sharing a series designed to move Christian Chapel through the pastoral transition process with momentum and victory.  We believe that our church will thrive and continue to make Jesus known in our community.  Let’s get together to see it happen.

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until October.  Summer is a great time to meet some new friends at church and connect with a Life Group.

Zumba Returns!
Ladies Zumba resumed (Re-Zumbad) on Tuesday, September 17 from 6-7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome regardless of level of fitness.  You will love the friendship and real workout.  For more information please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

Life Group Revolution
We are in the process of renewing and revising our vision for small groups that help people like you connect with people like you who you like to be with and who will challenge you as you challenge them to live out your faith in Jesus.  We have discovered that a one-size-fits-all approach to small groups may not actually fit all.  Because of that we are working on developing a ministry where you can find a type of group that fits your schedule and needs.  Look for more on this as we move through September and into October.

Christian Chapel Membership
If you have been a regular at Christian Chapel we are grateful for your fellowship and ministry participation. Being regular, we encourage you to apply for official membership with this local body. The standard of membership is actually pretty simple:
1. Show evidence of being saved by trusting in Jesus Christ (John 1:12)
2. Show evidence of a consistent Christian life by practicing Christian disciplines and avoiding obvious sin as a lifestyle.
3. Fully agree with the tenets of faith in our By-laws (the 16 Fundamental Beliefs of the Assemblies of God).
4. Be willing to regularly support the church financially according to your ability.
To become a member simply fill out an application and hand it to pastor Tom, Doug, Cheryl, or one of the deacons or staff members. Thanks again for you commitment to this local church and Making Jesus Known.

Sunday Morning Growth Groups
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  Small groups designed to learn Bible truth and application in a
setting that is non-threatening, friendly, and suited to every taste.  We currently have groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

RISE Student Ministries – Christian Chapel Youth
RISE, a group for teens, ages 12 to 18 meets every Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm., to teach our teens to live for Christ in their current context and prepare them to live as Christian adults when that day comes.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. Please tell us if there is anything we can do to make our website better.

On-Line Giving
You can now make donations on our website and even designate your offerings. Just go to the website and click on “Giving”. You’ll find the on-line giving link at the bottom of that page.

Pastor’s Email
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

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Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 19, 2019

Bible Reading for September 23-29

9/23     Isaiah 32, 33               Romans 3
9/24     Isaiah 34, 35, 36         Romans 4
9/25     Isaiah 37, 38               Romans 5
9/26     Isaiah 39, 40               Romans 6
9/27     Isaiah 41, 42               Romans 7
9/28     Isaiah 43, 44               Romans 8:1-21
9/29     Isaiah 45, 46               Romans 8:22-39

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 10, 2019

Thought For The Week September 15, 2019

On the past Sunday, we celebrated the overwhelming blessing God gives us in allowing us to join Him in creating new little human beings.  Kid’s Day is always a fun time here at our church.

That morning I spoke about setting priorities so we can serve God with our families.  The idea is that walking with the Lord is something we want to share with others so that we can bring them along, especially those with whom we are closest, our families.

As I thought about the presentation, I wondered if single adults or those who are temporarily separated from family due to military service, school, employment, etc., might have felt left out since I was talking so much about doing this with your family.  So I want to add to this thought something that fits everyone, regardless of your current situation.

I did mention Sunday that the Bible and it’s directions was written almost entirely to groups of people rather than to individuals.  The Ten Commandments are all about how to have right relationships with God and with other people.  The Great Commandment tell us to love God above all else and the second, which is like it, says to love others as ourselves.

Faith in Jehovah God in the Old Testament is almost always portrayed in the context of family, tribe, and nation.  It was given to a large body of people who were set apart to live together for God.  By the same token, New Testament faith in Christ was taught by Jesus in the context of a group of apostles.  The church started in a room filled with 120 people waiting for the promise of the Father.  The early church flourished meeting in one another’s homes and reaching out to bring others into the fold.

Everything I said on Sunday about serving the Lord with our family also applies to anyone who finds themselves apart from natural family for whatever reason.  Every one of us can and should live out our faith with other Christians.  This is why we have local churches and many local churches have small groups of members.  We are meant to share this life Jesus gave us with others.  How else will we rub up against people to remove the rough edges and really grow spiritually?

Where else can we actually demonstrate the love that Jesus commands in the second commandment?  He said that the world would know that we are His followers by the way that we love one another (John 13:35).  As we learn to love one another, warts and all, we also grow in being able to love those apart from Christ so that they, too, can join this great family of God.

So where Joshua said, As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord, (Joshua 24:15), you can apply that to you and your friends, you and your classmates, you and your neighbors, you and your co-workers, you and anyone really that you want to bring along with you on this fantastic journey of serving the Lord.  Who will you take with you?  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 10, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
Worship at 10:30 AM
Nursery for children age 2 and under
Children’s Ministry for children age 3 through 6th grade. Children will be dismissed after singing to a service tailored to their age groups.

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until October.  Summer is a great time to meet some new friends at church and connect with a Life Group.

Zumba Returns!
Ladies Zumba will resume on Tuesday, September 17 from 6-7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome regardless of level of fitness.  You will love the friendship and real workout.  For more information please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

Life Group Revolution
We are in the process of renewing and revising our vision for small groups that help people like you connect with people like you who you like to be with and who will challenge you as you challenge them to live out your faith in Jesus.  We have discovered that a one-size-fits-all approach to small groups may not actually fit all.  Because of that we are working on developing a ministry where you can find a type of group that fits your schedule and needs.  Look for more on this as we move through September and into October.

Christian Chapel Membership
If you have been a regular at Christian Chapel we are grateful for your fellowship and ministry participation. Being regular, we encourage you to apply for official membership with this local body. The standard of membership is actually pretty simple:
1. Show evidence of being saved by trusting in Jesus Christ (John 1:12)
2. Show evidence of a consistent Christian life by practicing Christian disciplines and avoiding obvious sin as a lifestyle.
3. Fully agree with the tenets of faith in our By-laws (the 16 Fundamental Beliefs of the Assemblies of God).
4. Be willing to regularly support the church financially according to your ability.
To become a member simply fill out an application and hand it to pastor Tom, Doug, Cheryl, or one of the deacons or staff members. Thanks again for you commitment to this local church and Making Jesus Known.

Sunday Morning Growth Groups
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  Small groups designed to learn Bible truth and application in a
setting that is non-threatening, friendly, and suited to every taste.  We currently have groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

RISE Student Ministries – Christian Chapel Youth
RISE, a group for teens, ages 12 to 18 meets every Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm., to teach our teens to live for Christ in their current context and prepare them to live as Christian adults when that day comes.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. Please tell us if there is anything we can do to make our website better.

On-Line Giving
You can now make donations on our website and even designate your offerings. Just go to the website and click on “Giving”. You’ll find the on-line giving link at the bottom of that page.

Pastor’s Email
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 10, 2019

Bible Reading for September 16-22

9/16    Isaiah 14, 15, 16      Ephesians 3
9/17    Isaiah 17, 18, 19      Ephesians 4
9/18    Isaiah 20, 21, 22      Ephesians 5:1-16
9/19    Isaiah 23, 24, 25      Ephesians 5:17-23
9/20    Isaiah 26, 27             Ephesians 6
9/21    Isaiah 28, 29             Romans 1
9/22    Isaiah 30, 31             Romans 2

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 4, 2019

Thought For The Week September 8, 2019

First, let me apologize for missing last week.  I took a brief vacation to spend time with my family and forgot to ask a guest (ghost) writer to fill in for me.  I’ll try to do better in the future.

In the last few days Hurricane Dorian has been the number one new story everywhere, and justly so.  She slammed into the Bahamas with a ferocity few of us could imagine leaving behind a trail of devastation that will hold a place in the record books for a long time.  Now the storm has its sights set on the East Coast and could have some impacts on our area by early Friday.  While the current forecast holds nothing of the magnitude felt in the islands, this hurricane is nothing to trifle about.  We have prayed and are praying for everyone who might be in its path.

As I thought about this hurricane and every tropical storm, I noticed a spiritual lesson that could be drawn from such occurrences.  One upside of hurricanes, if there can be an upside, is that usually there is plenty of time to prepare.  As we saw the initial forecast track, news out of Florida showed residents boarding up, stocking up, and for many, packing up and getting out of Dodge.

The nature of tropical storms today along with the sophisticated way the weather can be monitored and studied means that it’s almost never a surprise when a hurricane hits.  It’s not like an earthquake for which there is rarely any warning.  We know it’s coming and if we are not prepared, that is on us.  That being said, I realize that there was virtually no way those in the Bahamas could have adequately prepared for what they experienced short of flying away before the storm came.  We must pray for and do what we can to help them.

Back to being prepared.  The Bible has a lot to say about being prepared.  Jesus gave us the parable of the virgins to tell us how important it was to be prepared for when the Lord comes.  Those who were wise kept a continual supply of oil for their lamps indicative of spending time with the Lord, receiving from the Holy Spirit, and growing in God’s Word.  Those who were foolish relaxed, thinking they had all the time they needed but the master showed up when they least expected it and it was too late to get oil.  They were locked out.

The interpretation of that parable is about being prepared for Jesus to come again.  We have no idea when that will be, so we can’t risk living a worldly lifestyle, chasing earthly riches or pleasures and thinking we’ll get ready when it gets closer.  We don’t know so we need to be ready all the time!  We must heed what Jesus said, if the master of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have left his house to be broken into.  You also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. (Luke 12:39-40).

While these warnings concern the Second Coming, they can be applied to life in general.  Just like we don’t know when Jesus will come, we also do not know when sudden storms will come in life.  I never had an inkling that something like atrial fibrillation existed until, in an instant, my heart was racing at 160, and I found myself in the Emergency Room.  We don’t get warned about car accidents, sports injuries, job losses, etc.  If we are not spiritually prepared when life’s storms roll in, it can take a toll on our faith and our testimony before the world.

Peter says, Be sober-minded; be watchful.  Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (I Peter 5:9-10).

He’s not talking about Jesus coming back but about the everyday trials that we all face living in this world.  We never know when the enemy will attack us.  The devil likes nothing better than finding a Christian with the shutters off, the gas tank empty, and no water stored up for a possible storm.  He wants to attack those who are not prepared by regularly reading the Word, by regularly gathering with the Body of Christ for worship, by spending time with the Lord in prayer, and by walking away from worldly practices that weaken the foundation of our faith.

Jesus said that the one who hears what He says and does it is building a house on a rock.  When the rain comes bringing floods and the wind blows in hurricane strength, the house stands.  But the one who hears what Jesus says and does not do it is like building a house on the sand.  When the storm wails the foundation can’t support the house and it falls. (My paraphrase of Matthew 7:24-27).

My family experienced this first hand living in Guam.  Much of the housing, Navy and civilian was built of reinforced concrete block.  The homes were so solid that Super Typhoon Pamela in 1976, a Category 5 storm like Dorian, could not knock them down.  Windows were even engineered so they didn’t break.  But those who had frame houses that were not built to withstand the force of the wind were blown away.  We had half a house land in our front yard!

Friends, can I suggest that we view Hurricane Dorian as an illustration of the best way to life for Jesus?  We know what happens when people don’t prepare for a hurricane even when they have advanced warning.  We also know what happens when we don’t prepare spiritually.  Jesus has given us ample advance warning.  The storms of life don’t come with a forecast track six days out, so we must always be ready   What are you doing to keep you spiritual house safe from the next storm.  If you’re not in one now, you can bet one’s on the way.  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 4, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
Worship at 10:30 AM
Nursery for children age 2 and under
Children’s Ministry for children age 3 through 6th grade. Children will be dismissed after singing to a service tailored to their age groups.

Kid’s Day and Family Olympics
This Sunday, September 8.  We will honor all children, infant through 17 year of age with donuts and juice, sweet gifts, and special drawings.  After the service we will share in fellowship as we Picnic on the Grounds.  Following the picnic we will begin our annual Family Olympic Games.  Now is the time to begin forming your team, practicing your hula hoop and seed spitting, and preparing to walk away with the trophy.  The only rule is that each family team must have at least one pre-teen on the team.  It’s OK to recruit  a pre-teen if you don’t have one in your family.

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until October.  Summer is a great time to meet some new friends at church and connect with a Life Group.

Zumba Returns!
Ladies Zumba will resume on Tuesday, September 17 from 6-7 p.m.  All ladies are welcome regardless of level of fitness.  You will love the friendship and real workout.  For more information please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

Life Group Revolution
We are in the process of renewing and revising our vision for small groups that help people like you connect with people like you who you like to be with and who will challenge you as you challenge them to live out your faith in Jesus.  We have discovered that a one-size-fits-all approach to small groups may not actually fit all.  Because of that we are working on developing a ministry where you can find a type of group that fits your schedule and needs.  Look for more on this as we move through September and into October.

Christian Chapel Membership
If you have been a regular at Christian Chapel we are grateful for your fellowship and ministry participation. Being regular, we encourage you to apply for official membership with this local body. The standard of membership is actually pretty simple:
1. Show evidence of being saved by trusting in Jesus Christ (John 1:12)
2. Show evidence of a consistent Christian life by practicing Christian disciplines and avoiding obvious sin as a lifestyle.
3. Fully agree with the tenets of faith in our By-laws (the 16 Fundamental Beliefs of the Assemblies of God).
4. Be willing to regularly support the church financially according to your ability.
To become a member simply fill out an application and hand it to pastor Tom, Doug, Cheryl, or one of the deacons or staff members. Thanks again for you commitment to this local church and Making Jesus Known.

Sunday Morning Growth Groups
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  Small groups designed to learn Bible truth and application in a
setting that is non-threatening, friendly, and suited to every taste.  We currently have groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

RISE Student Ministries – Christian Chapel Youth
RISE, a group for teens, ages 12 to 18 meets every Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm., to teach our teens to live for Christ in their current context and prepare them to live as Christian adults when that day comes.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. Please tell us if there is anything we can do to make our website better.

On-Line Giving
You can now make donations on our website and even designate your offerings. Just go to the website and click on “Giving”. You’ll find the on-line giving link at the bottom of that page.

Pastor’s Email
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | September 4, 2019

Bible Reading for September 9-15

9/9       Isaiah 5, 6                   2Corinthians 13
9/10     2Chronicles 27, 28    Acts 19:1-20
9/11     2Chronicles 29, 30    Acts 19:21-41
9/12     2Chronicles 31, 32    Acts 20:1-16
9/13     Isaiah 7, 8                   Acts 20:17-38
9/14     Isaiah 9, 10                 Ephesians 1
9/15     Isaiah 11, 12, 13         Ephesians 2

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | August 19, 2019

Thought For The Week August 25, 2019

Once again, one of my favorite Christian commentators has written an article that expresses almost exactly my view on, what I believe, is a crucial subject for Christians who want to really influence today’s world.  The article, Christians, put a filter on your lips!, was posted by Dr. Michael Brown on August 16.  I’ll let you read some of his thoughts then make a brief comment.

“The psalmist once prayed, Set a guard over my mouth, LORD; keep watch over the door of my lips (Psalm 141:3 NIV).  It’s a prayer we would all do well to pray today.  More than ever, we need a filter for our words, a guard over our mouths.  We are so reckless in our comments, so rash in our tweets.  We post whatever we think, in a blur, as quickly as we can type or dictate the words.  We fail to filter, fail to think through, fail to process, fail to evaluate.  Yet Scripture constantly warns about the danger of rash speech.

“Just consider this small sampling of relevant verses: Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin (Proverbs 13:3 NIV).  When there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is prudent (Proverbs 10:19 CSB).  Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent – discerning, when he seals his lips (Proverbs 17:28 CSB).  Do you see a man who is hasty in his words? There is more hope for a fool than for him (Proverbs 29:20 ESV)

“Can you imagine how different the internet would look if we heeded these words?  Yet Jesus said this: I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak (Matthew 12:36 ESV).  Chew on that for a moment (or, better still, chew on Jesus’ words for an hour, or a day; or even better, chew on them for the rest of your life).

“Can I be completely candid with you?  I am a communicator. I produce a lot of words.  In book form, I’ve written roughly 3 million words.  On average, every year, I write more than 200,000 words in op-ed columns.  For more than 11 years, I’ve done one to two hours of live, talk radio, five days a week.  In addition, I preach sermons or teach classes several hundred times each year.  And yet I can honestly say that I filter every word I write and speak.  Consequently, I stand behind what I’ve written in books and in columns and what I’ve said on the air and in sermons.  But I have often failed when it comes to social media and emails, writing back too quickly, responding too aggressively, failing to process my words before I send them out, with no ability to take them back.  Do you fail here as well?

“Proverbs 12:18 states, The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing (NIV).  And Proverbs 15:1 teaches, “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger (NIV).  Yet our words are so often like daggers, harsh and cutting and destructive.  All too rarely do our words build up, heal, restore and edify.  And we are so quick to air our opinions, no matter how damaging they might be.  Do we care that we just slandered someone without evidence? Are we that irresponsible?  Would we like it if people were posting similar speculation about us, for the whole world to see?

“I’m fully aware that President Trump and a host of others send out reckless tweets.  But they are not my role models, and I do not follow their examples.  I’m fully aware that the internet is abuzz with all kinds of speculation about virtually everything.  But as followers of Jesus, we are called to a different standard.  As Paul wrote, Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29 NIV).

“In the Bible, one of the characteristics of a fool (meaning someone lacking moral judgment, not someone lacking intelligence) is that a fool speaks too quickly.  A thought comes into his mind, and he blurts it out.  He has no filter on his lips (or pen or keyboard).  As Proverbs states, A chattering fool comes to ruin…the mouth of a fool invites ruin…the mouth of the fool gushes folly…every fool is quick to quarrel (Proverbs 10:8, 14; 15:2; 20:3).

“Like fools, we too are quick to quarrel, quick to take offense, quick to make superficial judgments, quick to spout words.  What has become of wisdom?  Of self-restraint?  And how is it that we know the motivations of other people’s hearts better than they know themselves?

“I have addressed the subject of our internet communication many times before…But once again, I make this fresh appeal. Let us be godly in our speech.  Not only is the world watching, but God is watching.  When it is time to speak, then by all means speak.  But speak the truth.  And speak the truth in love.  And speak the truth in wisdom.  The stakes are very high.  Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits (Proverbs 18:21 ESV).”

Like Dr. Brown, I do a lot of writing and speaking.  I participate on Facebook and many of my readers are my “friends” there.  Because the world is watching (everyone on Facebook, at least) I am very selective about what I post or repost.  I refuse to post any meme, regardless of how funny or true it may be if it includes profanity or sexually suggestive language or anything that might damage a Christian’s testimony.

I have wondered, when I see posts that come from Christians, whether they have taken any thought of what kinds of messages they are sending to their non-believing friends.  The same goes for emails, texts, and, yes, to actual words we speak to people.  Making Jesus Known involves every facet of our lives, personal interactions with others, social media contacts, and conduct that we approve of either by participation or by insinuation (things we post).

Am I perfect?  Absolutely not!  I have sent emails, shared posts, even said things that I wish I could pull back in.  The problem is that once it’s out there, it’s like tooth paste, impossible to get back in the tube!

Would it be too much to ask for all of us to pray as the Psalmist prayed, Lord put a guard on my mouth (tweets, emails, Facebook, Instagram, etc)?  And remember what Jesus said about careless words!  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | August 19, 2019

Christian Chapel Assembly of God Calendar of Events

Sunday Morning Schedule
Study Groups (adults/teens) at 9 AM
Young Ambassadors (children 3-11) at 9 AM
Worship at 10:30 AM
Nursery for children age 2 and under
Children’s Ministry for children age 3 through 6th grade. Children will be dismissed after singing to a service tailored to their age groups.

Baptism in The Holy Spirit
Class continues through Sunday August 25.  Rev. Joe Campbell (Assembly of God licensed minister) will share the rich biblical foundation for experiencing the overflow of the Spirit.  Students will learn why this promise is for every Christian and be encouraged as they seek the baptism.

Kid’s Day and Family Olympics
Sunday, September 8.  We will honor all children, infant through 17 year of age with donuts and juice, sweet gifts, and special drawings.  After the service we will share in fellowship as we Picnic on the Grounds.  Following the picnic we will begin our annual Family Olympic Games.  Now is the time to begin forming your team, practicing your hula hoop and seed spitting, and preparing to walk away with the trophy.  The only rule is that each family team must have at least one pre-teen on the team.  It’s OK to recruit  a pre-teen if you don’t have one in your family.  

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until October.  Summer is a great time to meet some new friends at church and connect with a Life Group.

Zumba Summer Break
Ladies Zumba will be on break until September.  If you need information about Zumba please contact Jean Crabb at 757-427-9371 or email ccagvb01@gmail.com.

Life Group Revolution
We are in the process of renewing and revising our vision for small groups that help people like you connect with people like you who you like to be with and who will challenge you as you challenge them to live out your faith in Jesus.  We have discovered that a one-size-fits-all approach to small groups may not actually fit all.  Because of that we are working on developing a ministry where you can find a type of group that fits your schedule and needs.  Look for more on this as we move through September and into October.

Christian Chapel Membership
If you have been a regular at Christian Chapel we are grateful for your fellowship and ministry participation. Being regular, we encourage you to apply for official membership with this local body. The standard of membership is actually pretty simple:
1. Show evidence of being saved by trusting in Jesus Christ (John 1:12)
2. Show evidence of a consistent Christian life by practicing Christian disciplines and avoiding obvious sin as a lifestyle.
3. Fully agree with the tenets of faith in our By-laws (the 16 Fundamental Beliefs of the Assemblies of God).
4. Be willing to regularly support the church financially according to your ability.
To become a member simply fill out an application and hand it to pastor Tom, Doug, Cheryl, or one of the deacons or staff members. Thanks again for you commitment to this local church and Making Jesus Known.

Sunday Morning Growth Groups
Sundays: 9-10 a.m.  Small groups designed to learn Bible truth and application in a
setting that is non-threatening, friendly, and suited to every taste.  We currently have groups for everyone: age 3-11, Teens, Adult Men, Adult Women, and Adult Mixed.  These groups help individuals grow in bible knowledge and application so that we can better Make Jesus Known in our everyday life situations.

RISE Student Ministries – Christian Chapel Youth
RISE, a group for teens, ages 12 to 18 meets every Friday from 7 pm to 9 pm., to teach our teens to live for Christ in their current context and prepare them to live as Christian adults when that day comes.

Website.
Check out our new website at http://www.ccagvb.com. Please tell us if there is anything we can do to make our website better.

On-Line Giving
You can now make donations on our website and even designate your offerings. Just go to the website and click on “Giving”. You’ll find the on-line giving link at the bottom of that page.

Pastor’s Email
Please address all email to: pastortom.ccag@gmail.com

Christian Chapel Email
Our new email address for all church coorespondence is ccagvb01@gmail.com.  Please discontinue using ccagvb@verizon.net and change to the new address.

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