When people experience brokenness in their lives, there are things of the spirit that need to be restored. Faith. Hope. Trust. For those who have experienced extreme disappointments, serious hurts, rejection and personal failures, these things do not come easy. Fear stands firmly in the way.
We believe that a stabilized life requires reconciliation to God, self, and others. Chapel provides opportunities for these relationships to be restored. It's a safe environment where faith, hope and trust can be rebuilt. And because we also believe that establishing a Biblical foundation is necessary for maintaining an addiction-free life, chapel attendance is a requirement of anyone who is in the Men's Program.
Chapel services are led by a diverse group of ministers and lay leaders from many different denominations. These groups work closely together to maintain a consistent and focused message centered in the redeeming Gospel of Jesus Christ. A core Chaplain Team of dedicated volunteers, residents, and staff have committed themselves to building Christian community and directing teaching themes through a monthly meeting. Chaplain Team participants provide a consistent presence within The Christian Center community through regular volunteering, preaching, and pastoral care.
Because many of the men have lived on the margins of society, chapel gives them the opportunity to learn how to be comfortable interacting with a community of believers. Residents have many opportunities to serve in various roles in chapel, using their God-given gifts—they lead worship, read scripture, offer prayer, and share testimonies. Our chapels are centered deeply in discipleship, and provide our residents with connections in local churches helping them find a church home when they become independent again.
Whether you would like to volunteer as a minister or simply join
us for a service, we enthusiastically invite you to join us for Tuesday or
Saturday Chapels at the