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We are a church family rooted in Christ and growing in grace.

At Wesley Chapel, it is our mission to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We do this by focusing on four areas: Worship, Faith Development, Serving, and Generosity. We live together as people of faith to grow as disciples in each of these four areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Mission

Serve the Church

When we serve we are being like Jesus. Jesus calls us to serve within our faith community so that we can grow in our faith and be equipped to go into the world to share the love of God with all people. The primary areas of Serve Here are Hospitality and Food Service. Serving at Wesley Chapel also includes other ministry areas such as Worship, Faith Development, and Facility Team just to name a few. There are always opportunities to serve and we would love to have you connected to Wesley Chapel through service.

 
 
 

Serve the City

We believe serving those around us is central to growing in our relationship with God. As disciples of Jesus Christ, we serve our local communities in Southern Indiana.
 
 

Serve the World

We are a church on mission to go into the world and share the hope of Jesus. Through local and global ministry partnerships, we are working diligently to be the hands and feet of God.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Join us for worship on Sundays at 8:30 am or 11:00 am. Our campus is located in the heart of Floyd County, Indiana. No matter who you are, or where you’ve been, we welcome you with open arms.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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We are traveling this journey of faith together, developing the character of Jesus within, and sharing the love of God with our community.

 

Tony Alstott

Lead Pastor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Our Team

 
Tony Alstott
Lead Pastor
 
 
Cory Feuerbacher
Director of Worship +
Director of 20s/30s Ministry
 
 
Becky Perkins
Director of Faith 
 
 
Peter Williams
Associate Pastor
In charge of Youth and Mission
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Latest Sermon Series

 
 
 
 
 
 

Up From the Grave

Dan and Julie Risinger

On March 15, 2020, Dan was the first post office worker in the United States to be diagnosed with Covid19. Dan describes his journey with Covid19 that led him to the hospital and to the Intensive Care Unit. When he left the hospital he felt like he came out of the grave.

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Cue the Eagle

“Run to the roar means facing my pain and fears and trusting God to help me with those fears. As a part of that, I wanted to deepen my relationship with God, and in return He provided me with strength. I ask God for strength many days and he gives it to me along with hope of eternal life.”


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Three Generations Impacted

“In my early 20’s I was going through rough times. I was trying to figure out what to do to better myself and get back on track to get out of the rut I was in. I asked my mother if she would be interested in trying out Wesley Chapel, and we went that next Sunday and the rest is history. We fell in love with the church from that point on. I loved the church, and the feeling of family was important to us. We got that feeling from the beginning.”


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Recent Articles

Feed My Sheep

Written by Patrick Siefring

Wow!

What a great question…”What do I believe that God is calling me to do?”

For most of my life, I could not answer this question. Why? Because I truly did not have a relationship with God, I was a CEO Christian! (Christmas, Easter, Only) I prayed only when I wanted to and on my own time/terms. Even after I met Courtney, my wonderful wife of 15 years, who brought me out of my CEO status to attending church every Sunday, I still was a luke-warm Christian. I was the church of Laodicea (Revelation 3:15-16). I had to be spit out!

Courtney and I were not putting God first in our marriage or in anything else in life. This came to a head in June of 2020 when Courtney asked for a separation. I hate that that is what it took for me to plead with God and start a real relationship with Him!

Sorry I am taking the long way to answer one question, I feel some of the past is needed to answer that question.

So from June of 2020 to September 2021 God was preparing me for a message to hear His calling…honestly I’m sure He has been preparing me for long time.

So Courtney’s grandpa is a retired pastor…and he told Courtney many times that he did not think I was a good match for her. Courtney’s grandpa is very straight forward and will debate with you that he is always right. (By the way I asked for his permission to write this.) He told her I would not be a good spiritual leader and I would be the reason her relationship with God would be hurt. He was half way right! I was not a good spiritual leader, however I was not the reason Courtney turned away from God. She told me I am the reason for bringing her back to Jesus. (Praise Jesus for that! He used me.) Side note… she brought me back to the church and then God used me to bring her back to Him. Isn’t that funny?

So in September of 2021 Courtney’s grandpa said to her, “I was wrong about Patrick, he has become a good spiritual leader and he does not worry anymore about Courtney’s faith and relationship with God.” He also stated he was eating his words. When Courtney told me this in the car while I was driving, she continued to talk. I Could Not Hear Anything Else, other than a voice inside my head telling me, “FEED MY SHEEP! FEED MY SHEEP! FEED MY SHEEP!” I instantly started to cry and praised God! And thanking Him!

Since that day, God has led me to a Great Banquet and Pastor Tony Alstott asked me to lead a Sunday class here at Wesley called “Growing in Faith”. I truly couldn’t believe that one day I would be leading a Sunday school class, but here I am! Tony told me that God does not call the equipped, He equips the called.

So…What do I believe that God is calling me to do?

Feed His Sheep. I am still learning how many ways God wants me to do that. Because He is still calling me!


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How do I see God at work in my generation?

Written by Raegan Feuerbacher
 

I have several friends that I follow on social media that are doing some real kingdom work. There’s a girl I graduated with who is going to Europe this summer to do mission work. There are other people I know who are graduating from the school of ministry at a local church here in Southern Indiana. They’re taking Matthew 28:19-20 seriously and they are fired UP about Jesus. It has to be one of the most amazing things to watch. I may not be close friends with each of them, but their lives are an inspiration. God is at work in this generation. How are they doing this?

 

I think we can get caught up in all of the negatives that come with having social media. There are a lot of them. Just the other night at dinner with friends, we were discussing how different life is now because we’re all on our screens. People can say whatever they want because they’ll never have to say it to someone’s face. It can be exhausting. You know what I’m talking about. There are a lot of pros and cons that come with social media and I am not here to debate them. It’s a significant part of our lives today whether we want to admit it or not. One of the biggest pros about it is that we can easily share things with people. Now, that can be good or it can be bad. What I see in my generation though, is that people are using it for good. Their captions and posts reflect their relationship with Jesus. They’re not pushing Jesus on people; they’re sharing about Him unashamed. They are sharing how He is working in their lives and the excitement and passion they have about their calling is palpable. The love they have for people is plainly visible.

 

We live in a culture where we are being encouraged to live our lives without letting the judgment of others bring us down. I wish more people treated sharing the Gospel that way. It can be hard not to think about what others might say. Many people have been hurt by the church, so they may be hard hearted towards Christians. What is a way you can tell and show people about Jesus without saying a word? Love them. Show people you love them. It’s not our place to judge other people. We aren’t God, and we never will be. 

 

I see God at work in my generation by the love that we are giving other people. For me, I will give and give and give until it runs me dry. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I see people unashamedly sharing the love they have for Jesus Christ, and they are sharing that love with other people. They are living and breathing the greatest commandment we’ve ever been given. John 13:34, “So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”

 

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When Bad Things Happen

Written by Lu Emily

When the world is dangerous, seek God’s safety and peace. Connect to the shelter in the storm. Zephaniah 2:3 – “Seek the Lord, all you humble of the land, you who do what He commands. Seek righteousness, seek humility; perhaps you will be sheltered on the day of the Lord’s anger.”

Back in December, Pastor Tony said something in one of his sermons that has remained with me: There is never a good time for bad things. There is never a good time for someone to die. There is never a good time for a pandemic or a tornado or a fire that kills. There is never a good time for a loved one to be assaulted or a child to be tortured by a parent who should love him instead.

Since Adam and Eve’s fall and expulsion from the Garden of Eden, the world has been dangerous. The first family had the first murder. You would think when there are less than half a dozen people on the earth that murder wouldn’t happen. Yet Adam and Eve felt the loss of two sons—one in death and one who would be forever estranged. There were no winners and no peace in those moments.

In 1996, we lost our youngest child in an accident in the blink of an eye, doing a family activity at home. She was two. I thought my life was over. Through it all—through Stat Flight taking her to Kosair Children’s Hospital, calling my husband at work and asking him to meet me at the hospital, telling our parents and two older daughters she wasn’t coming home—I was tortured. I was sure Jeff wouldn’t forgive me for losing one of our children on my watch. It was a slap in the face to see our five and three-year-old daughters realize Mommy and Daddy couldn’t always protect them. I felt so powerless.

I was mad at myself because I didn’t do the one thing I should have done: I never once prayed to God to save her. I used to beat myself up over that. But in those days, I was the one who needed saving. She was already safe. Even though I believed in God, and I was saved in the sense of having accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior, I was not humble enough to realize how much I needed Him in all aspects of my life.

Nothing is more humbling than finding out just how powerless we are to stop bad things. That accident awakened me to my need for God. Casey’s short little life—and her death—have shaped how I view the world and where I look for peace and safety. Those things come from God, and we come to Him by being humble. Humility is letting God be God of our lives. Anytime we take control and try to run the show, then we are not humble.

Right now, the world lacks humility. Throwing tantrums on airplanes, yelling at customer service staff, fighting over COVID-19 responses, letting differences of opinions ruin relationships, engaging in road rage, or just cursing under your breath at the driver in front of you—it all comes from a lack of humility. When people treat personal desires as rights, they act like others don’t matter. This is not humility, and it is not loving others as God loves them. Any lack of humility is a form of hate and pride.

As long as we don’t humble ourselves and seek God with our whole hearts, bad things will increasingly continue to happen, and honestly, we’ll be doing some of them. That is a daily struggle for all of us. Sometimes there are still areas of my life that I don’t give Him. Or I start listening to my self-opinion more than I’m listening to God’s thoughts. But the truth is, there is no peace or safety apart from God.

Instead of demanding what we want, let us humble ourselves and ask what He wants. Because the only way to change a world full of pain and turmoil is to wholeheartedly turn to God.


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Pastor Tony recommends reading:
 

Dark Clouds-Deep Mercy

Lament is how you live between the poles of a hard life and trusting God’s goodness.

Lament is how we bring our sorrow to God-but it is a neglected dimension of the Christian life for many Christians today. We need to recover the practice of honest spiritual struggle that gives us permission to vocalize our pain and wrestle with our sorrow. Lament avoids trite answers and quick solutions, progressively moving us toward deeper worship and trust.

Exploring how the Bible-through the psalms of lament and the book of Lamentations-gives voice to our pain, this book invites us to grieve, struggle, and tap into the rich reservoir of grace and mercy God offers in the darkest moments of our lives.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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