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

 
 
 
 
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How Much Do You Trust God?

Honest Posts about Everyday Life Where We Learn to Be More Like Christ ~by Elizabeth Smith

 

How Much Do You Trust God?

That was the question that was asked of our congregation one Sunday morning by my pastor. How much do I trust God? He asked us that over and over with different situations each time…and I started answering those questions in my head. “How much do you trust God with your children?” Oh God, I trust you with my children. I am doing my best to take care of them, but I know you gave them to me and you love them way more than I do. “How much do you trust God with you your circumstances?” Oh yes God, I trust you with my circumstances. I do the best I can with what I know, but I trust you to guide me. “How much do you trust God with your finances?” PAUSE

My finances? Hmmmmmmm. Well, I was tithing (can I call it tithing?) about 3% at the time, so I answered as such. Well, God, I guess I trust you about 3% with my finances. Did that mean that I only trusted God with 3% of everything? I mean, I have been known to have control issues. I like to hold on tightly to things – to make sure I can maneuver them the way I want so I feel secure. But, when you add God in the equation and think about His control over things…then you have to stop and say hmmmmmm. What’s real here? What am I doing?

Whenever I start to wonder what the heck I’m doing or thinking, when I feel the panic sweeping over me, I have to check the Bible to see what what it tells me. I have so many thoughts and feelings and emotions…that I’m not sure I really trust all of them when making decisions.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:4 ESV

DO NOT LEAN ON YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING!

At that moment…I started tithing 10%!

During these uncertain times of COVID-19, can we apply this same verse? I mean, right now there have been 108,503 deaths worldwide – and 20,499 deaths in the United States (those numbers will increase). Can we still trust the Lord with all our heart and not lean on our own understanding? What if I’m stuck in my home for another 3 months? What if I get sick? What if one of my loved ones get sick and dies?

I’m going to tell you (and me) YES!!!!! Those words still hold true. We can still trust God – even if we do not understand!. That’s super scary because bad things can happen. There’s an unknown factor that we are dealing with. But, that’s where the second part of that verse comes in…”lean not on your own understanding!”

Along with all this weird season of COVID-19, we are also in the awesome season of EASTER!

In a nutshell, what is Easter – what happened?

  • God sent His ONE and ONLY Son to earth
  • That ONE and ONLY Son was accused of blasphemy and treason while trying to show people how to live and teach them about His Father and Heaven.
  • God’s ONE and ONLY Son was crucified (wrists and ankles nailed to a cross and HE. WAS. KILLED.).
  • That ONE and ONLY Son was then resurrected (came back to life 3 days later).

WHY? WHY did all this happen? What’s the significance?

In a nutshell?

TO SAVE US!!!

Us = you and me!

He went through that horrible experience so that you and I can live eternally. WOW! Live eternally?

Right now, we are constantly hearing about hundreds of thousands of deaths – every single day! BUT GOD! BUT GOD! BUT GOD!

God promises us a life everlasting. A life with Him. A life with no pain and sadness.

In this season of Easter (and COVID-19), why not keep your eyes and hearts and minds focused on this God and His ONE and ONLY Son who can give us the life everlasting? A life without pain and suffering?

This is not our home.

Please put your trust in God! Please put your faith in Him! Please do not rely on your understanding. Trust God! “Perfect love cannot be overcome and death has no sting” if your trust is in God.

 


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Tetelestai

Tetelestai……I love the way this Greek word rolls off my tongue when I say it. According to Saint John, these were the last words of Jesus on the cross, or as most of us better know it as “It is finished.” This phrase rings truer to me now more than any time in my life as, like everyone else, I’m experiencing my first worldwide pandemic. This phrase has brought me comfort this week as I go to bed and play over the fear driven “what ifs” that spiral in my spirit before I quiet them with my personal prayer of “Jesus give me your peace”. I want this perfect peace of Jesus more now than ever and because of Jesus’ redemptive work on the cross and His declaration of Tetelestai I now can rest in this perfect peace of Jesus.

 

“Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I will say rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:4-7

 

I have been reading and meditating on Philippians 4 throughout this past month of fears. During this Holy Week, I am reminded more than ever that Tetelestai has given me the opportunity to rejoice, to be reasonable, to not be anxious, to be thankful… because of Tetelestai I can let my prayers and my asking and even begging (which is what supplication means) be made known to God. And because of Tetelestai I can have that supernatural peace of God. There is no way I understand what is going on, but this peace that God offers me, it guards my heart and my mind in Christ Jesus, so I don’t have to understand. All I have to know is that Jesus finished the redemptive work on the cross. And even more, because He resurrected on that first Easter Sunday, I can face whatever uncertainty this current crisis may bring. Whatever may come my way, Jesus is enough!

 

So, in the meantime, I’m doing what is within my control. I’m washing my hands and staying in. I’m loving my neighbor by social distancing. I’m checking on my neighbors, friends and loved ones. I’m trying to make our home a place of peace in the midst of chaos. I’m giving extra grace in the midst of the heightened tensions. I’m counting each day as a gift and making the most of it. I’m weeping with those that are weeping. I’m rejoicing with those that rejoice. I’m praying without ceasing. I’m writing three things down on paper a day to remind me of how faithful my God is. I’m begging for God’s wisdom and peace. I’m abiding in Jesus and growing the roots of my faith even deeper so I can weather whatever the future holds.

 

Tetelestai my friends. My prayer for you and your families is that you too can live in light of this truth as well as the truth of the resurrection. May you all have an Easter made with loving memories and may you experience God’s supernatural peace.

Easter Blessings-

Rhonda Alstott


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Praetorium

The soldiers lived and worked inside the Praetorium. Guards in the towers watched over Jerusalem.  Placed at the northern edge of the Temple Mount, they had a clear view of the Temple Courtyard and beyond to the Garden of Gethsemane at the base of the Mount of Olives. 

Outside the Praetorium, the city was filled with Jews who had come to celebrate the Passover, a feast commemorating the night God spared the Hebrews from death and set them free from slavery in Egypt. The streets were more crowded than usual as the pilgrims and tourists walked the city.  Many were set up on the sides of the streets to sell their figs, their scarves, and their woven baskets.  Sheep were escorted toward the Temple for the Passover sacrifice. 

Inside the Praetorium, the Roman soldiers were mocking the most recent group of men condemned to die.  One, in particular, was being executed for being the King of the Jews.  They put a crown of thorns on his head.  They put a robe on his back and mocked him.  They punched him in the face, pulled out his beard, and spit on him.  They put a cross on his back and then they began the parade.

Stepping outside the Praetorium into the busy street, Jesus carried the cross to his place of execution.  He was weak from a recent scourging.  He was tired after a long night of prayer and mock trials.  He was thirsty.  The walk was uphill through the crowded streets as soldiers yelled for people to make way.  Jesus fell.  Women wept for him.  Simon of Cyrene was recruited by the soldiers to carry the cross the rest of the way.  Some people in the crowd took pity on the man stumbling behind the cross. Some of the people saw the man with the cross and were bothered by being inconvenienced.  Most people in the city didn’t even know that a man was walking to Golgotha, the place of the execution. 

What will you be doing during Holy Week?  Will you take notice of the man who was nailed to a cross?  Jesus asked his disciples, “Could you not stay awake one hour?”  Are you willing to give some of your time to participate in our special services during Holy Week that help us connect to the story of Jesus? 


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Forgotten God: Reversing our tragic neglect of the Holy Spirit. 

A follow up to the profound message of Crazy Love, Pastor Francis Chan offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives.
 
In the name of the Father, the Son, and … the Holy Spirit. We pray in the name of all three, but how often do we live with an awareness of only the first two? As Jesus ascended into heaven, He promised to send the Holy Spirit—the Helper—so that we could be true and living witnesses for Christ. Unfortunately, today’s church has admired the gift but neglected to open it.
 
Breakthrough author Francis Chan rips away paper and bows to get at the true source of the church’s power—the Holy Spirit. Chan contends that we’ve ignored the Spirit for far too long, and we are reaping the disastrous results. Thorough scriptural support and compelling narrative form Chan’s invitation to stop and remember the One we’ve forgotten, the Spirit of the living God.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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