Local Outreach

Living the Gospel at Home

Jesus says that our love will be what identifies us as His disciples (John 13:35). As passionately as we seek to be ambassadors of God’s love and redemption across the globe, our desire is to be just as passionate about love and redemption in our own city.

We seek to share the love of Jesus with our neighbors by meeting them where they are at. Sometimes this means meeting basic needs like food donations to nearby schools, or English classes (ESL) for immigrants and refugees. Other times it means identifying ways to enrich our neighbors' lives such as tutoring programs or community dinners. And other times still it means opening our facilities to promote connection, play, and community through sports and activities. The common heartbeat through it all is love - for the glory of God.

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13: 1-3

Local Partners

First Glance
The Well
South Street

First Glance

First Glance is an Urban Youth Center that serves students and young adults ages birth through 29 years old in Kenmore. and greater Akron. It's the location where the Chapel in Kenmore gathers each Sunday. They exist to connect students and their communities to Christ and the Church through real, loving, and non-threatening avenues.

First Glance's mission: We exist to connect students and their communities to Christ and the church through real, loving, and non-threatening avenues.

The Well CDC

The Well Community Development Corporation (CDC) will work with like-minded partners to create affordable housing, a thriving economy and place-making initiatives, while reinvesting worth, value, and dignity back into the individual lives and social health of the neighborhoods of Akron. Rebuilding community through relationships.

The Well is passionate about rebuilding communities through relationships, and we are too. Flourishing individuals is directly tied to the ability to decide for oneself. We support The Well in the work of empowering others to achieve their dreams by leading healthy and liberated lives.

The Well's mission: we exist to give worth, value, and dignity back to the communities of Akron.

South-Street Ministries

South-Street's mission is, "Unlikely partners taking shared risks to renew our community for Christ's sake." This heart drives their service to our community in several ways:

  • Unlikely Partners Bringing together folks from different backgrounds, classes, and walks to work together for a common community good..
  • Taking Shared Risks — Everyone puts some skin in the game at South Street, together we risk our finances, safety, and selves to see lives and communities restored.
  • To Renew Our Community — We desire to see South Akron and Summit Lake as good places to live for all people, with safe streets, viable jobs, close grocery stores, and good friends.
  • For Christ’s Sake — We are Christians, but Christ’s sake is deeper. For the sake of Christ we suffer, serve, give, and lose to see Christ formed in our neighbor and in ourselves.

Kenmore Campus

Sundays 10:30am
Address: 943 Kenmore Blvd, Akron, OH 44314
Phone: 330.376.6400
Email: kenmore@thechapel.life

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