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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

Blind Spots

Written by Rhonda Alstott

The very last Alstott is about to start driver’s education. It’s a rite of passage in our family. Our goal as parents will be giving them as much experience behind the wheel as possible. Although official course work has not begun, I have started giving oral commentary every time we are in the car……”and see this is tricky turning left here because of the blind spot”…….I overheard myself say. “A blind spot”, I went on to explain, “is an area where my view is obstructed”.
 
Later that night I thought about how my spiritual life is full of these blind spots. My view of an issue is obstructed. More often than not, I must confess, my view is obstructed by personal experiences, opinions, and biases rooted deep within my person. More recently I have been praying that the Holy Spirit would reveal my blind spots to me, that the Spirit would help me remove those obstructions that keep me from seeing things the way Jesus would. Pride is ever present working against this process. It is just way too easy to keep everything just like I have always had it. I want my world comfortable, and sometimes turning my head to see a blind spot takes too much effort and makes me uncomfortable.
 
In 1 John 1:8-10, the apostle tells us this, “If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.” John has given me a rear view mirror in these verses to keep my blind spots in check. Ironically it starts with the premise that I have sin in my life and if I say I do not, I am deceiving myself. Why is this so hard for me to remember?
 
Confession…. I would rather focus on your sin. For some reason it feels better for me to look at all the ways you are not following the rules instead of focusing on how I am not. Whenever I catch myself becoming too critical of someone else and their choices, it’s the Spirit’s way of saying “Check your mirror Rhonda”. My New Year’s Resolution this year is the first part of the serenity prayer….”God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.” I picked this, because it gets at my deep rooted need to call out and try to focus on the sins of those around me. As long as I continue in that behavior, the less I have to work on the much needed self-work of focusing on my own behavior, the part that God did give me control over. Wisdom comes when you focus on your blind spots instead of those of everyone else.
 
There is Good News in this for all of us. It begins with confession of our sin, and God, being faithful, forgives us. What a gift. Wisdom comes when you confess your sin, the part of your life that you have control of, instead of complaining about the sins and behaviors in someone else’s life.
 
God has given all of us the gift of His son Jesus, the Holy Spirit to guide us and His Word to show us the way. May we all start 2022 by asking Him to show us our blind spots!

 

Serenity Prayer

God, Grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can

And Wisdom to know the difference…..

 

 


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Affirmation for Having a Good Day

Written by Becky Perkins
 

“Forget the former things: do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing” Isaiah 43:18 & 19 

For me, the beginning of a new year always strikes a small fear and anxiety for what the year might bring. I think Christmas holidays and the ending of a year, with it’s good, bad, hard, and easy reminds me that I will have to endure all those things again this next year. Or maybe it’s because time seems to go faster and faster with each passing year. Whatever the reason might be, I seem to be melancholy with the start of a new year. 

As I read Isaiah chapter 43, I see God remind the Israelites that He alone brought them through the crossing of the Red Sea and through the wilderness. He affirms the Israelites that He will bring them through their journey in Babylon and out of the captivity. In this way, God affirms to us that He alone will walk the journey through 2022 with us. It seems God likes His people to depend on Him through each journey they take in life. God orchestrates happenings in our lives to grow us and bring us into a total relationship with Him.  God has given us wonderful promises that He is with us and He is for us.

God has affirmed to me that He wants me to trust Him and keep Him foremost in my life.  I believe if I trust Him and follow His lead day by day, He has wonderful things in store for 2022.  My job is to trust, spend time with Him, and follow His lead.  He has my back and will guide me each step along the way.  Yes, 2022 will have its ups and downs, but He never leaves me.  He is walking this wonderful journey of life with me. I recently read in a devotional that if I say the words, “I trust you Lord Jesus”, even if I don’t feel it, He will affirm that He is with me.  Over time, His affirmation and love will grow inside of me, and I will know it in my heart.   

My word for 2022 is “enlighten” because I want to be awed by things of God. I want to be more aware of where He is working, see Him in the small things, and see Him working on the journey with me. I believe the best thing I can do is say each and every day, “Lord, I trust you”, even if I don’t feel it at the moment. This will affirm His presence with me, and then I will be aware, awed, and enlightened by what He is doing in, around, and for me.  

 


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Not All Things Are Helpful….

Written by Rhonda Alstott

In 1 Corinthians 6:12, the apostle Paul says, “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be dominated by anything.” As 2021 comes to a close, and I reflect on the highs and lows of another hard year, a bright spot in my life is a substantial loss of weight for me. My obesity is something I have struggled with, starting in my college years when I got far enough away from my childhood and began to process trauma, not only in therapy, but with the instant amazing feeling that came when I stuffed a Resee cup into my mouth. In 2019 I began looking hard at some of my personal issues. I faced some things I had put off and continued through 2020 into 2021, where health issues became my intervention for my adulthood addiction to sugar. There has been no magic surgery for me, no special program……. just a hard reckoning that the legal drug (sugar), I was abusing to fix my emotions was killing me physically. I realized my relationship with food, especially sugar, was no longer helpful to me.
 
Another high point for me this year was reentering the workforce after an eleven-year absence. I was hired by an agency I had worked with early in my professional career, Our Place Drug and Alcohol Services. I love my job as our county’s Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coordinator. I help oversee the Indiana State Department of Health’s goal to help Hoosiers see that tobacco use is not helpful to them as well as those around them. A big deal of my time has been spent educating our community that the Big Tobacco Companies have targeted our youth and other marginalized groups with flavored tobacco and vaping. Sometimes the task seems overwhelming. Our Youth are vaping and becoming addicted, and it is being marketed to them as safe. They are becoming the next generation of nicotine addicts. Our Place also offers education, prevention, intervention, and treatment services for individuals of all ages, families, organizations, and communities who are presently or potentially impacted by alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs of abuse. This is our mission statement. It is a cause I can throw my energy behind. Both of my parents suffered from alcoholism, and both died an early death because of their relationship with alcohol and other drugs. It also fits with Paul’s advice that not everything that is lawful is helpful.
 
I love the way the message puts verse 12 and 13 of 1 Corinthians: Just because something is technically legal doesn’t mean that it is spiritually appropriate. If I went around doing whatever I thought I could get by with, I’d be a slave to my whims. You know the old saying, “First you eat to live, then you live to eat?” Well, it may be true that the body is only a temporary thing, but that’s no excuse for stuffing your body with food or indulging it with sex. Since the Master honors you with a body, honor Him with your body!” Addiction is not a respecter of age, status, or gender. It also does not respect Christians. I know several Christians and Christian families that suffer from the disease of addiction. Tony and I have had lots of recent heartaches and headaches due to some of our extended family members that refuse to look at their relationship to alcohol and other drugs. On the flip side, we have courageous and brave family members willing to get the help and support they need to tackle their disease. Recovery is a beautiful thing. It deserves to be celebrated.
 

My prayer as you enter 2022 is that as you make your New Year’s Resolutions, you will pray and seek to understand yourself better. That you will earnestly seek to rid your life of the unhelpful things. That all of us would work hard to not be a slave to our whims. It may be a gaming addiction. It may be workaholism or an addiction to what others think. It may be an addiction to sex, drugs, or alcohol. It may be an addiction to being mean to your spouse or maybe even hating on a certain group of people. May God give us the wisdom and grace to remove what is not helpful, so we can get on with His mission of making disciples. May we be dominated by nothing but the Spirit of Jesus Christ.

Happy New Year


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Pastor Tony recommends reading:
 

Flood Gates: Holy Momentum for a Fearless Church

Sue Nilson Kibbey follows up the Abingdon Press leadership classic, Ultimately Responsible, with her latest experience-based research about how your congregation can make the shift from plateau or even decline – to opening the flood gates of spiritual upsurge. This resource is a practical “how-to” guide for pastors and church leaders who dream about releasing holy momentum in their current setting.

Whatever your church’s history, setting or mission field, you can set the stage to unleash the floodgates of a Breakthrough Prayer Initiative, learn the skills of making an urgent case for change, shift your church’s culture to “ubiquitous discipleship,” identify and deploy new leaders and other key crucial catalysts. All of these have the potential to transform your
congregation into a fearless, Spirit-driven church that will make new spiritual history for Christ in your own mission field and beyond.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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