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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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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

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Tony Alstott
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Joe Pariseau
Director of Worship
Becky Perkins
Director of Faith 
Jeremy Sabala
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Blessed Purity

Written by: Melanie Riddle

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.  Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God” (Matthew 5:7-8). 

In my research on the word purity, I found that it appears about 40 times in the Old Testament.  In a basic sense, the Hebrew word for purity relates to having an ethical and moral sense.

In the New Testament, purity is associated with understanding, patience, and kindness (2 Corinthians 6:6); speech, life, love, and faith (1 Timothy 4:12); and reverence (1 Peter 3:2.)

One of my many memories, as a public elementary teacher for 38 years, is when I extended mercy to one of my 2nd grade students. Our math curriculum had a daily test of “Minute Math.”  This would be for addition or subtraction.  I would set the timer for 1 minute.  Students would work as many or all of the 25 problems.  As I walked around the room, I saw a student cheating (the student had already answered several problems before the timer was set).  At recess time, I asked the student to stay in for a few minutes.  I didn’t have duty, so after the rest of my children left the room, I told the student what I’d witnessed.  Of course, the student cried.  I asked the student to write a letter on the back of the math test to her parents.  The student was to tell them what had happened.  After writing the letter, I asked the student to let me read it.  The student was still crying while I read the two-sentence letter.  At that point, I told the student I was going to extend mercy.  I explained what mercy meant.  I wadded up the test/letter and put it in my trash can.  The tears were then tears of relief.  I hope that student took that lesson into adulthood.

Purity, as in the New Testament, was exemplified to me through my mother.  The Beatitudes were some of my mom’s favorite scriptures.  She was an angel here on earth.  She lived her life as a caregiver, nurturer, teacher, and had a deep love and trust in her Lord and Savior.  Mom never talked poorly about others, had a positive attitude, and cared deeply about her children, grandchildren, family, and others.  Some of her darkest moments never destroyed her.  Her parents died 2 weeks apart.  Her mother, my Grandma Dennis, died on March 25, 1994.  Her daddy, my Pop, died 2 weeks later on April 8, 1994.  She was devastated.  We grandchildren were, too.  Mom was always a Daddy’s girl.  But, her prayer life, leaning on her Lord, her church, and her three children helped her heal.  We were with her at the hospital when she passed on July 29, 2005.  We kissed her goodbye.  That was the worst day of our lives.  But our Lord gave her heaven.  I know that she saw the Lord.  Shortly before she passed, she raised her arms toward heaven.  She saw our Lord Jesus.  Mom was the definition of purity here on earth.  She passed as the angels took her with Jesus to Heaven’s Gates.

Thanks be to God for blessing me with a mother with a pure heart.  I pray that I will live my life following my dearest mother’s and Jesus’ examples.  May all of us ask God for His wisdom and guidance to be pure in heart.

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Humility That Brings Unity

Written by Becky Perkins

According to the dictionary and Weirsbe Bible Commentary, humility is a modest or low view of one’s importance.  It is selflessness and having dignity.  A humble person listens to and accepts others.  Humility is staying stable and maintaining power on the inside and not needing to control others on the outside.  Humble people think well of themselves and have a good sense of who they are, but they also are aware of their mistakes, gaps in their knowledge, and imperfections.  Humble people are content without being the center of attention or getting praise for their accomplishments. 


I like the idea that humble people do not think lowly of themselves and are quite stable and secure with themselves, and they do not view their importance as better than that of someone else.  They do not think they are better than another person, they do not think their point of view is the only right way, and they are not quick to give their opinion, unless asked.  Humble people are confident, polite, firm in their beliefs and actions, but do not boast about themselves and show arrogance. 


I tried to think of a biblical character who showed humility, and the only one that showed true humility was Jesus.  Joseph came close, but he did show arrogance at a young age with his brothers.  If Jesus was the only true humble person who walked on the earth, then we should try to imitate Jesus in every way.  Jesus loved everyone and gently guided people toward the Father.  When we let anger, boastfulness, and arrogance rule us, we must empty ourselves to allow the Father to fill us with humility.  This would require our daily submission to the Father and emptying ourselves of self and our ambitions and thoughts. 


Sometimes, we Christians, are so passionate about a given subject or situation, we become adamant that things go our way and how we want things to happen.  I know over the years, I have been very passionate about certain ministries and how ministry should happen.  I have had to go back and say I was wrong and bend low to the Father’s desires.  In some cases, I have had to ask forgiveness of someone else.  When we want things to go our way with a group of people or ministry that we mark as our territory, we need to just stop.  Stop, take a breath, and ask Jesus to take our passion and make it His passion.  We must stop long enough to seek His passion in a given situation; otherwise, anger rears its head and the passion, which turned to anger, will divide teams of people, friendships, and possibly an entire church.  Being a competitive person, I have done this very thing.  I have experienced that “mis-led passion” in family situations, church situations, friend situations, and at every level.  The older I become, the more I seek humility.  It takes me emptying myself and seeking Jesus’ thoughts and example, often. 


Even the Apostle Paul struggled with humility and was criticized by people when his opinions and thoughts were not shared.  In Acts 20:17-20, Paul says “I served the Lord with great humility and with tears and in the midst of severe testing by the plots of my Jewish opponents.”  Sometimes, we must humbly admit we may not be right, we may be wrong, realize it is not about us, and hold true to the fact that seeking humility, love, and unity is more important. 

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Blessed Lamenting

Written by Mike Seaton

The prophet Jeremiah wrote Lamentations to record his overwhelming grief as he scanned the desolation of Jerusalem. His people had not listened to God’s warnings, and now the once-proud city sat in ruins, its temple destroyed and its inhabitants in exile. In spite of the seemingly hopeless situation, however, two things gave the prophet hope – God’s compassion and love.

Jeremiah knew that God would keep his promise to restore his people to Jerusalem. He knew that God would preserve a remnant of the Jewish people who would return and rebuild the ruined walls. Jeremiah relied on the strength of God’s promises, which he found consistently faithful and uplifting.

In the same way, God’s promises to us are “new every morning.” God is faithful, and promises to care for us even when the world caves in upon us. We need to rely on him for the strength to get through each day – especially on our most difficult day. *

Our most difficult day was when our son, Michael, tragically passed away. Losing a child is the worst kind of pain parents can experience. Several years later, Suzanne and I visited the Mount of Beatitudes where Jesus gave his “Sermon on the Mount.” There on the mountainside we saw a stone that said, “Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.” The Holy Land experience greatly influenced our lives.

In March 2022, I attended the Breakthrough Prayer Conference hosted by Reverend Sue Nilson Kibbey. That conference and a more recent one have greatly impacted my prayer life. For almost 500 days, I have prayed the following prayer each morning:

“Our God, We pray you will fill us with your wisdom, courage, peace, comfort, compassion, and joy. Give us a teachable spirit so we may grow in faith and love in Christ. We pray you will open our hearts and minds to receive new possibilities for us individually and also as a family. We know it is not our will but your will be done.” Amen.

After that prayer, with my five-minute egg timer that was handed out at the conference, I pray, “Heavenly Father, your servant is listening.”

My prayer life has been instrumental in my healing process and finding hope once more. I anticipate God is ready to do something new and exciting in my life.

In Romans 12:12, the Apostle Paul writes “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.”


* “The Journey,” Discovering God, pg. 1081. 1996 by Willow Creek Association.

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Pastor Tony recommends reading:

Dynamite Prayer: A 28 Day Experiment

Break through the walls of your prayer life and discover miraculous new possibilities.

Dynamite Prayer is a daily prayer guide that will show you how to begin a practice of “breakthrough prayer,” a way of praying where we ask God to open new doors and reveal new possibilities, fueled by the Spirit’s power. This 28-day adventure will take you from feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and uninspired to curious and expectant as you surrender your own preferences and ideas and courageously follow the miracles God brings into your life.


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