Beliefs

The Chapel is anchored in the Biblical story of the kingdom of God. Beginning in Genesis, ending in Revelation and reaching its climax in the birth, life, ministry, death, resurrection, ascension and ultimate return of Jesus Christ, the Bible tells the story of God bringing his kingdom over all the earth. The Biblical story reveals:

God is real.

Life is neither random nor meaningless. Rather, there is a Creator – One who has made each of us in His image and called us into life with Him. The Bible reveals our Creator God in three persons; the Father, his Son Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

God is speaking to us.

The Bible carries God’s words to all of humanity for all time. Not only does the Bible guide us in all matters of faith, it paints a vivid portrait of what life with God looks like. God continues to speak to each of us today through his Spirit in beautifully unique and creative ways.

The world He created is broken.

The world is not as God intended it to be. Humanity has rebelled against God, and our rebellion – which the Bible calls sin – has plunged the world into chaos. All the evil and suffering we now experience is a result of the lostness, brokenness and darkness which engulfs our planet.

There is hope.

Jesus came to liberate us from the tyranny of the dominion of darkness – Satan, sin and death. Through his sacrificial death on the cross and physical resurrection from the grave, he has provided a way for each of us to enjoy life in God’s kingdom today through repentance and faith in him.

God is building a family with a mission.

All those who have given their life to Jesus in faith are part of the worldwide family of God – His Church. The Church is the community of God’s kingdom on earth and is called to live together as a vibrant, shining beacon of hope to the world.

Together we can change the world.

God has an incredible purpose for our lives. He loves each and every person so much, He has called all of us to help Him rescue as many people as possible from the tyranny of the Enemy and into the beauty of life in his kingdom.

Your life matters.

You have a vital role to play in fulfilling the Church’s mission in the world. God has uniquely designed you and positioned you to reach people no one else can. He has sent you as his ambassador – to represent Him and help others to discover the God they’re looking for.

Executive Leadership

Scott Chapman
Senior Pastor

Scott received his Master of Divinity degree at Trinity International University and afterwards co-founded The Chapel in 1994. In addition to serving as Senior Pastor of The Chapel, he helps lead a national network of churches called Christ Together (http://www.christtogether.org/). Scott’s passion is to give his life to serving Jesus and to see as many people as possible brought into the fullness of God’s Kingdom.

Scott and his wife, Tammy, have three children. Their son, Josiah, and his wife, Sarah, currently attend Trinity International University. Their daughters, Charis and Faith, are enjoying everything God has for them in their teenage years. The Chapmans live in the Chicago suburbs where they passionately cheer for the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Rick Egbert
Executive Pastor

Rick and his wife, Carol, are blessed with eight children. They have a heart for adoption and families with children with special needs. They have been attending the Chapel since 1999 and Rick joined the staff in 2002. He has held a variety of positions and serves today as Executive Pastor. He is passionate about seeing our church become ever more beautiful in the eyes of God.

Cory Sondrol
Pastor of Campuses

Cory spent 10-plus years in organizational effectiveness with J.D. Power & Associates before God called him into a radical life change and a journey in ministry. Since 2002, Cory has served in a variety of ministry roles, including youth and small groups. Prior to coming to The Chapel, Cory served as the Lead Pastor of Canyon View Vineyard Church. Cory and his wife, Julia, have three children together; Carter, Braydon, and Isabella.

Jamie Wamsley
Pastor of Missional Identity

Jamie has been part of The Chapel family since 1996. He desires to live in the present reality of the kingdom of God – and to share it with everyone he encounters. Jamie and his wife Tracey enjoy a life of complete pandemonium with their five children; Jimmy, Toby, Sammy, Andy and Charlie and their dog, Lucky.

FAQ’s

What should my kids expect?

All infant – 5th grade children are welcome in our children’s ministry we call TGA (The Great Adventure). We provide a safe environment and engaging activities in order to partner with parents developing kids who are truly living life for Jesus! Our volunteers are our heroes, and we make sure they have everything they need to take good care of your kids. Our children’s area, Adventure Avenue, is an environment that speaks directly to the hearts of kids and is always a ton of fun.

Our curriculum begins for kids at two years old and goes through 5th grade. For our infants and one-year-olds, we have learning activities and play time.  All of this happens while parents are in service.

What is your church like?

We are everyday people who walk together as a family with a goal to live more like Jesus. Each weekend you will find a comfortable and welcoming environment where you can come and worship in a contemporary worship atmosphere. We provide relevant teaching that you can take away and apply to your life throughout the week.

How to get connected?

Talk to your campus pastor to see what ministries your campus has to offer. Many of our campuses host small and large groups for men, women, singles, couples, and families, or groups that address certain needs within our church family.

How to serve?

Talk to your campus pastor to see what ministries your campus has that will fit your individual strengths the best.

Will I be asked to give money?

When you visit the Chapel, you are our guest. We want to be able to serve you in any way we can. Therefore, we do not ask for guests to give money. However, people who have made the Chapel their church home make a decision to live a posture of faith where they are excited to give financially. We believe that those who belong to this church family make the decision to give as an integral part of their faith.

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