Posted by: pastortomvabeach | July 30, 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.

Vacation Bible School
Wednesday through Friday, August 7-9, 6-8 p.m.  We are preparing to take the children on an adventure that helps them grow closer to Jesus.  All kids ages 3-11 are invited to attend.

Baptism in The Holy Spirit
New class begins Sunday August 4 and runs for four weeks.  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.

Water Baptism
Sunday, August 18, during the morning worship service.  If you have not been water baptized since you trusted in Jesus, this is you opportunity.  Please contact the church office at 757-427-9371 or ccagvb01@gmail.com so we can include you.

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until September.  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.

Sermon Based Life Groups
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to study out what you hear on Sunday morning or to discuss it with a few close friends from church? What might that do for you in terms of helping you live out and apply the teaching from the Bible? Have you ever wanted to know that you had a few people in the church you were really close to and could count on? Sermon-based Life Groups are the answer! We currently have eight groups that meet in homes throughout the community. We will form more groups as leaders are trained and available. If you are interested in connecting with a Life Group call the office at 757-427-9371 or email Pastor Cheryl Pickford at cpickford@live.com.

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 | July 30, 2019

Bible Reading for August 5-11

8/5       Psalms 127, 128, 129                     Acts 18
8/6       Psalms 130, 131, 132                     1Corinthians 1
8/7       Psalms 133, 134, 135                     1Corinthians 2
8/8       Psalms 136, 146                              1Corinthians 3
8/9       Psalms 147, 148                              1Corinthians 4
8/10    Psalms 149, 150                              1Corinthians 5
8/11    1Chronicles 1, 2, 3                         1 Corinthians 6

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | July 22, 2019

Thought For The Week July 28, 2019

I heard back from a couple of readers regarding the first part of the article, When Church Is Optional, You Set Up Your Kids to Fail by Pastor Blake Laberee.  Here’s the rest of the article.  I’ll make some comments at the end.  If you didn’t get to see part 1, you can read it on my blog at www.pastortomvabeach.wordpress.com

“Children are a heritage and a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127:3-5), and as gifts from the Lord they are to be handled and cared for as precious beings made in His image (Genessis 1:27).  It is the parents that are commanded in scripture to discipline their children (Proverbs 25:19) and teach them what they are to know about God (Proverbs 22:6, Deuteronomy 6:7).  It is the parent’s responsibility to introduce their child to the scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (II Timothy 3:14-17).  Oddly, in all of the passages we read about raising children, nowhere are these responsibilities shifted to the church.  If I must give an account for my family, then I must take these responsibilities seriously.

“We can argue the validity of youth ministry all day, but most of us should at least agree, as mentioned above, youth group is not an acceptable substitute for Godly living and training at home.  I am the first to recognize that there are a lot of bad youth programs out there.  However, youth ministry, in its purest form is to come alongside parents in helping to equip, meet, and reinforce the spiritual needs and habits of their children.  Unfortunately, instead of being used as a helpful tool, youth ministry is often used as a substitute spiritual guide.  It is a sad day when spiritual care of kids is pawned off onto the church, who having them for an hour or two each week is supposed to make up for the lack of spiritual vitality and leadership at home.  Is it any wonder that kids get ‘bored’ and fall away?  It is even less of a wonder that upon the child falling away, the blame is often placed directly on the lap of the church.  Imagine if parents took to regularly praying with, studying with, and investing spiritually into their kids!

“When parents choose to enroll their children in programs that will directly violate the clear commands of Hebrews 10:25, it is a sign that they have forgotten the purpose of the local gathering.  It’s easy to say ‘(fill in the blank)’ is more fun than church, the kids enjoy it more; forgetting, of course, that the purpose of the church is not to entertain you!  Gathering together fulfills a much greater purpose than simply something to do on Sunday morning (as long as nothing else is going on).  Mark Dever summarizes the purpose of the church gathering in this way: ‘The proper ends for a local congregation’s life and actions are the worship of God, the edification of the church, and the evangelization of the world.  These three purposes in turn serve the glory of God.’ (A Theology for the Church, p. 809)

“Most Christians profess that they love God.  I John 4:19 reminds us that, we love because he first loved us.  In fact, love for God and love for others is the most prominent mark of believers (John 13:15).  Jesus says in John 14:5, If you love me, keep my commandments.  Simply put, the Christians life is marked by love.

“Consider the fact that Jesus lived, died and rose on your behalf.  He died as the propitiation for your sins; satisfying the divine wrath of the Father that would have justly fallen on you (I John 2:2), had His mercy not spared you.  You, who were once dead in your trespasses and sins, have been made alive (Ephesians 2:1).  When you were born again, Christ took out that old stone heart and replaced it with a heart of flesh that would worship, honor, communion with, and glorify Him (Ezekiel 11:19).  You were bought with a price, believer, and you are no longer your own (I Corinthians 6:20).

“Jesus and His commands are EVERYTHING to the believer and it is that love and passion for Jesus that we should be demonstrating and passing down to our children.  Friend, as much as I like baseball and hunting – neither of those have done what Jesus has done for me.  When I pull my children away from the things of God for the sake of hobbies, I am not loving God and I am not loving them.  I am programming them to be satisfied with lesser affections.  I am programming them to fail.  Parents, we need to stop ‘programming’ our children to fail in spiritual things by substituting spiritual things with an excess of programs (say that 10 times fast), and get back to reminding ourselves of our responsibilities and showing our children that true joy is found in the presence of King Jesus (Psalm 16:11).”

Now, I understand that Pastor Laberee says some pretty “in your face” kinds of things in this article, but I don’t find anything he says out of line with God’s Word.  Is it possible that part of the reason so many young people are abandoning the faith when they leave home because their parents have programmed them to believe that their faith and their connection to the church (Christ’s body) is a choice that fits coequally with sports, leisure, hobbies, and most self-gratifying activities?

When my kids were growing up, our default position was that we were going to church on Sunday.  Certainly, there were a few times we missed, and likely for the wrong reasons, but most of the time, whether we were in town or out, whether we had activities planned that day or not, whether we had company staying at the house or not, we were going to church, to worship and show our love for Jesus.

What’s your default position regarding the body of Christ and faithfulness in connecting with His body (the chuch)?  What do you kids think about your commitment to living for Christ?  Is it evident in your daily interactions with them and your vital connection to His family?  These are hard questions but the next generation depends on us getting them correct.  Are we?  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | July 22, 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.

Vacation Bible School
Wednesday through Friday, August 7-9, 6-8 p.m.  We are preparing to take the children on an adventure that helps them grow closer to Jesus.  All kids ages 3-11 are invited to attend.   

Baptism in The Holy Spirit
New class begins Sunday August 4, at 9:00 a..m., and runs for four weeks.  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. 

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until September.  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.

Sermon Based Life Groups
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to study out what you hear on Sunday morning or to discuss it with a few close friends from church? What might that do for you in terms of helping you live out and apply the teaching from the Bible? Have you ever wanted to know that you had a few people in the church you were really close to and could count on? Sermon-based Life Groups are the answer! We currently have eight groups that meet in homes throughout the community. We will form more groups as leaders are trained and available. If you are interested in connecting with a Life Group call the office at 757-427-9371 or email Pastor Cheryl Pickford at cpickford@live.com.

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 | July 22, 2019

Bible Reading for July 29-August 4


7/29      Psalms 106, 111, 112                1Thessalonians 2
7/30      Psalms 113, 114, 115                1Thessalonians 3
7/31      Psalms 116, 117, 118                1Thessalonians 4
8/1        Psalms 119:1-88                       1Thessalonians 5
8/2        Psalms 119:89-176                    2Thessalonians 1
8/3        Psalms 120, 121, 122                2Thessalonians 2
8/4        Psalms 123, 124, 125                2Thessalonians 3

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | July 16, 2019

Thought For The Week July 21, 2019

I read an intriguing article last week by Blake Laberee, who is a husband and father and the lead pastor of a Baptist Church in the Pacific Northwest.  The article was entitled When Church Is Optional, You Set Up Your Kids to Fail.  Pastor Labaree poses some very challenging and searching questions that parents and all Christians today face.  This is a lengthy article, and I don’t want anyone to miss the point by leaving something out so I’m going to divide it into part 1 and part 2.  Hopefully, part 1 will whet your appetite for part 2.  Here’s the first part:

“’Hey Pastor, I just wanted to let you know that we won’t be at church for the next three months because my girl is playing ball and they have games on Sunday and practices throughout the week.’  My heart sank into my stomach. I wouldn’t call it shock, because I had heard this statement, or at least something like this, dozens of times from different parents over the years. Sports, plays, bands, fundraisers, on and on went the list of programs and distractions that would inevitably take the family out of church for a season.

“’Well, let me encourage you to reconsider that,’ I began.  But there was no talking him down. I explained in a hushed tone the importance of his role as a father to set the standard for his children.  I talked about the importance of putting the Lord first.  I talked about the importance of attending the local church (Heb 13:17).  But, standing before me was a father and husband who, instead of leading his family in holiness, was choosing to inflict them with spiritual wounds.

“’Well, they are saved, so what else is there?’ he said, jovially.  I felt my face go flush.  ‘What else is there?’ I asked.  ‘Life!  The Gospel is for all of life; not just a “get-out-of-hell-free” card.  Being here as a family will do far more for them in the long run than this sport. Trust me.’  He snapped back, this time with a more serious tone, ‘Well, they [his kids] need to learn teamwork and stuff.’ We exchanged a few more words and then he walked out – his children and wife in tow.  We saw the kids at a couple more youth events and then never again.

“Pastorally I still ache thinking about that exchange and others like it.  As a believer who considers the gathering of the saints as a commanded, valuable, necessary privilege of grace; I had always struggled with these talks – I suppose I still do.  I am stupefied at how readily professing believers throw God on the backburner – especially when the heart of their children is on the line.

“Where did we go wrong?  How can we sing on Sunday morning that Jesus is my ‘all-in-all’ and then decide to sacrifice the glorious, life-giving truths of the Gospel on the bloody altar of hobbies?  At what point did so many professing Christian parents exchange the instruction, ‘Keep your eyes on Jesus’ for ‘Keep your eyes on the ball?’ 

“Oh great, another blog post about the evils of hobbies.  I should say this, there is nothing inherently wrong with sports or any other kind of hobby, so long as it doesn’t violate God’s law.  I am a huge Phillies baseball fan and an avid hunter (If you didn’t dislike me up to this point – you probably do now).  I wrestled with the tensions between hobbies and church for years.  Swinging from one end of the pendulum – it doesn’t matter, to the other – all hobbies are evil and pull people away from God.  I would like to think today, through studying God’s Word, I now have a more biblical understanding.

“I do not believe that skipping out on the Lord’s Day services is ever appropriate unless divinely organized (sickness, hospitalization, etc.).  Sunday is a special day for God’s people and ought not be treated like a second Saturday.  This means that hobbies should fall second to the things of God.  This thought is certainly counter-cultural.  My unsaved family thinks I’m crazy, because every hunting season I come down out of the mountains with my wife and daughters, shower at a truck stop, and attend the service at a small rural church in the nearest town – effectively ‘wasting’ the entire day, and I love it every time.

“Admittedly, there are times when I am driving down the mountain pass and thoughts of the big muley bucks I’m missing out on trot through my mind, but then the truth hits me, Glorious are you [God], more majestic than the mountains full of prey (Psalm 76:4).  Hobbies and convenience are no reason to disobey clear commands (Hebrews 10:25) – not even hunting season.  I don’t ever want my girls thinking that we vacation from God.  I believe that the problem is not the sport or hobby itself – the problem is often the forgetfulness of the parents.”

That’s part 1.  I must say, Pastor Laberee’s comments brought up some strong feelings.  I’m sure that most of the readers would say the same.  I’ll reserve my comments on his ideas until you’ve had a chance to read part 2.  Stay tuned.  Meanwhile what do you think about his thoughts?  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | July 16, 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.

Peru Missions Trip Fund Raiser
Sunday, July 21, immediately following worship, the missions team will coordinate our potluck fellowship.  Everyone is invited.  Please bring a dish to share and maybe a salad or dessert to go with it.  Donations will be received to help with trip expenses.  Everyone is invited to stay and fellowship.  Please ask the Lord how you can help with this trip.

Vacation Bible School
Wednesday through Friday, August 7-9, 6-8 p.m.  We are preparing to take the children on an adventure that helps them grow closer to Jesus.  All kids ages 3-11 are invited to attend. 

Baptism in The Holy Spirit
New class begins Sunday August 4 and runs for four weeks.  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. 

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until September.  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.

Sermon Based Life Groups
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to study out what you hear on Sunday morning or to discuss it with a few close friends from church? What might that do for you in terms of helping you live out and apply the teaching from the Bible? Have you ever wanted to know that you had a few people in the church you were really close to and could count on? Sermon-based Life Groups are the answer! We currently have eight groups that meet in homes throughout the community. We will form more groups as leaders are trained and available. If you are interested in connecting with a Life Group call the office at 757-427-9371 or email Pastor Cheryl Pickford at cpickford@live.com.

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 | July 16, 2019

Bible Reading for July 22-28

7/22     Psalms 33, 43, 66       Philippians 1
7/23     Psalms 67, 71             Philippians 2
7/24     Psalms 89, 92             Philippians 3
7/25     Psalms 93, 94, 95       Philippians 4
7/26     Psalms 96, 97, 98       Acts 17:1-15
7/27     Psalms 99, 100, 102   Acts 17:16-34
7/28     Psalms 104, 105         1Thessalonians 1

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | July 10, 2019

Thought For The Week July 15, 2019

I was praying on Sunday and felt the Lord tell me to read Isaiah 46.  As I read, I noticed that the main topic of the chapter was to tell Israel that there is no comparison between God (the true and living God) and the idols that were so prevalent in the pagan nations around them to which many of them had turned.

At first, I wondered if God had really lead me to read this or if it was just a random thought in my head.  Then I noticed two significant thoughts that were directed to Israel but very easily and clearly could apply to me and to Christian Chapel today.

The first applied to me, personally and came from verses 3-4 which read, Listen to me, descendants of Jacob, all you who remain in Israel.  I have cared for you since you were born.  Yes, I carried you before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime—until your hair is white with age.  I made you, and I will care for you.  I will carry you along and save you.

I am in a transition period in life, looking at retiring soon and this verse spoke to me.  God reminded me how much He was the one who orchestrated everything in my life and ministry.  I truly have felt like I’ve been carried along as He puts the plans together and makes things happen that I could never do.  Knowing what He has done for me up to now, how can I not trust Him, as He said, to continue to carry me through this period of watching my hair turn white?  This verse was a great source of comfort because the last several months have been quite stressful and, in many ways, uncertain.  Through all of that I can trust Him.

The second thought applied to my church, our church, and, for many of you readers, your church.  The transition here is also difficult for many of us.  We don’t know for certain what’s coming, but listen to verse 9-10, Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God!  I am God, and there is none like me.  Only I can tell you the future before it even happens.  Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish.

Did you catch that?  Remember what God has done in the past and let Him be God!  No one else knows the future before it ever happens but we can trust Him to take care of things the best way because it’s His way.  I believe that God has a fantastic plan for the future of our church.  Remember that it’s really not our church, it’s His church!

As we think about our personal and corporate futures, do you think God is big enough to take us there and watch over us through the process?  Do you think He knows enough to fit things together for the best?  I am so glad that He shows up at just the right time with a word that gives me peace.

What about you?  Is there something about today or tomorrow that makes you a bit jittery or uncertain?  Are you wondering where God is taking you or your church?  Read over Isaiah 46:3-4 and 9-10, and see if, just maybe, God will say something to you that gives you some reassurance and rest in your spirit.  Just a thought.

Posted by: pastortomvabeach | July 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.

Peru Missions Trip Fund Raiser
Sunday, July 21, immediately following worship, the missions team will coordinate our potluck fellowship.  Everyone is invited.  Please bring a dish to share and maybe a salad or dessert to go with it.  Donations will be received to help with trip expenses.  Everyone is invited to stay and fellowship.  Please ask the Lord how you can help with this trip.

Vacation Bible School
Wednesday through Friday, August 7-9, 6-8 p.m.  We are preparing to take the children on an adventure that helps them grow closer to Jesus.  All kids ages 3-11 are invited to attend.   

Life Groups Summer Break
Life Groups will be on break until September.  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.

Sermon Based Life Groups
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to study out what you hear on Sunday morning or to discuss it with a few close friends from church? What might that do for you in terms of helping you live out and apply the teaching from the Bible? Have you ever wanted to know that you had a few people in the church you were really close to and could count on? Sermon-based Life Groups are the answer! We currently have eight groups that meet in homes throughout the community. We will form more groups as leaders are trained and available. If you are interested in connecting with a Life Group call the office at 757-427-9371 or email Pastor Cheryl Pickford at cpickford@live.com.

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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