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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

Be Content and Trust God

Written by Becky Perkins

“I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all things through him who gives me strength”  Philippians 4:11-13

In our elementary children’s department, you will see a word on the wall each month which informs the children and parents what the monthly theme is.  In November, the theme was “Contentment:  learning to be content with what you have”.  The basic truth for the month was “I can trust God no matter what”.  These are such wonderful truths to teach children from an early age as they encounter the struggles on a daily basis during elementary years so that they are able to carry these truths through their adult lives when the struggles are even bigger. 

In our early years of marriage, Wayne and I decided that I would stay home with the girls until they were both in school.  Then, I would look for something outside of the home and help out with the household income.  We lived in a small house and we did everything we could to keep costs low and budget very carefully.  I worked a quarter time ministry job at a church, with no office on church property, so I was able to work from home, and I taught fifty piano students a week.  Wayne was at the same time working two part-time jobs. Even though, this was our choice, there were very hard times for us to keep things afloat. 

I remember one time we really did not have much money in our budget to buy groceries because we had to order fuel oil for the winter months.  I called my mother and was grumbling and crying to her about our situation.  She said, “Rebecca Lynn, do you have flour, some eggs, some milk and other staples in your pantry”?  I said, “Yes, some”.  She said, “Go make something, be creative and be thankful”.  You see, my mother never lets things get her down, she is creative, and knows how to make things work.  She grew up during the last part of the Great Depression and WWII years.  People in her generation know how to survive and be content with what you have in life and enjoy the people around you. 

We are not much different from those Israelites grumbling in the wilderness after God did some amazing things for them while in Egypt and their escape from Egypt.  They wandered in the wilderness for 40 years, but God provided for them every step along the way.  When we read Exodus 16:2-21 and 17:1-7, we see how God provided manna and quail for them.  He not only provided what they needed when they needed it, but He also provided exactly what they needed and no more.  It was a true lesson in faith for them, because they were probably like me, who wanted to know the outcome in the future, not just for today. 

Sometimes, I can get so planned out in the future and worrying about what will happen, that I forget to be thankful for what I have right now.  I can get so focused on the future that I miss out on the wonderful things God has for me right now at this moment.  When I do not focus on right now and live in the moment, I worry and become powerless to survive the moment.  I must realize God has this moment and trust that He has it all in His hands; therefore, I can use His strength and be creative to do what needs to happen at this moment in time.  One of my most favorite hymns, which I sang to the girls when they were little is “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”, one of the lines in the hymn is – “strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow, blessings all mine with ten thousand beside!  Great is Thy faithfulness!  Great is Thy faithfulness!  Morning by morning new mercies I see.  All I have needed Thy hand hath provided.  Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord unto me!” 


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Holidays Turn Into Memories

Written by Chrissy Snawder

With the holidays coming around the corner, we all do one thing: make time for family. After the year we’ve had, being with loved ones is most important. We want to be surrounded with people we care and love and make us feel all “warm and cuddly inside”. Most holidays turn into running around from here to there or making sure you have this for this gathering or that gathering. We forget to enjoy the moments.

This year, make new traditions and memories.

Some people have an annual football game after turkey, or go shopping for those perfect deals.Maybe take a second and go around the table and share stories, or things you’re thankful for or even have a craft for the kids to make so you can keep it for years to come to remember this day.

Remember to take time, slow down and savor every moment with your loved ones. Kids grow fast, families grow, and family members move away and even pass away. The time you share now will be the memories you carry with you for a life time.


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A Mother’s Perspective

Written by Jamie Dodge

Luke 4:14-29

Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him. He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.” All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked. Jesus said to them, “Surely you will quote this proverb to me: ‘Physician, heal yourself!’ And you will tell me, ‘Do here in your hometown what we have heard that you did in Capernaum.’” “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown. I assure you that there were many widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the sky was shut for three and a half years and there was a severe famine throughout the land. Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them, but to a widow in Zarephath in the region of Sidon. And there were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was cleansed—only Naaman the Syrian.” All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff.

 

Oh, to be a fly on the wall while Jesus read from the scroll. If I were Mary, my heart would be beaming with pride and heavy with sadness. People were amazed at what he had read from the scroll. Then, they were upset by what Jesus said about prophets being accepted in their hometowns. They went so far as to drive him out of town to throw him off a cliff. A cliff! How could someone treat Jesus like that? If someone were to treat either of my boys that way, they would be messing with the wrong mom. It would take everything in me not to let mama bear out. No one talks to my boys that way!

 

Learning to drive is a big milestone in a child’s life, and my son is just learning how. It can be hard to sit in the passenger seat and watch him grow up, forget to check his blind spot, or get passed by people who don’t want to be behind a student driver.
 

As a mother of a 16 year old son venturing out into the world as a young licensed driver, I am reminded of a few things: be gracious and give people a chance to blossom and learn. The world would be a much happier place is we offered grace and love to our neighbors. No one is perfect, and we are all learning in this life together. We are called to be Christ-like, which means offering grace like Jesus did with us.


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Pastor Tony recommends reading:
 

A Firm Foundation

What does the future hold for The United Methodist Church? It is the question being asked all around our denomination. What should be the response to the competing visions and notable division within contemporary Methodism in North America? Can we explore the issues confronting us in a post-Christendom era without rupturing our relationships?

This carefully curated volume engages the deep heart questions of United Methodists and casts a compelling vision by trustworthy voices for dynamic faith. Contributors explore the power of classic ideas such as:

The Lordship of Jesus Christ Engaging scripture meaningfully The power of the Holy Spirit The promise of sanctification Living with undivided purpose Fostering dynamic discipleship The gift of the global church

This resource is a useful tool not only in navigating present challenges but in pursuing the future promise for the people called Methodists. The foundational principles that have guided Methodist thought from the beginning of John Wesley’s countercultural movement remain rich resources as we explore what it means to remain faithful disciples in the tradition of the Wesleys.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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