Fireside Chat

Jun 4, 2023    Ritchie Johnson

Fireside Chat - June 4, 2023



Mission: Rescipleship = discipleship in the context of relationship.

Vision: (How we practice the mission of The Chapel)

- Word

- Worship

- Withness

- Witness

1 Peter 2:4-5, 9

And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. ... 9 But you are A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A HOLY NATION, A PEOPLE FOR [God's] OWN POSSESSION, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

Chapel ministry philosophy: The primary purpose of the church is to equip the saints for the work of service. 

How this ministry philosophy impacts our church ministry, emphasis on:

-Primary worship service

-Small groups

-Service philosophy…

-Including young people serving

- cKids and youth structure

- Youth missions trips

- Summer skills

Chapel ministry philosophy: We believe God wants us to be a “sending” church.

How do we think the Lord wants us to send?

School of ministry (2024 or 2025)

Assist in…

- Sending short and long-term missionaries 

- 6 since 2017

- Praying for 10 more by 2027

- Creating and participating in local ministries

- Autonomous church plants

- Praying for 2 by 2027

- Equipping the saints for the work of service

PreK (2025 or 2026)

- Website:

Announcement: Two services (8:30 & 11am beginning August 6th).

Two service FAQ:

- Why 2 services and why now?

- Will the services be different?

- Why 8:30 and 11?

- How will we keep from becoming two churches?

- Will the two services last year around?

- What happens to pre-service worship and prayer?

- Will volunteers serve both services?

- Will we have cKids at both services?

The sacrifices of a sending church:

- Leaders

- Money

- Comfort

Luke 14:27-30

"Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 "For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 "Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.'