OUR HISTORY

Jesus Chapel was born in the Jesus Movement, as throngs of young people found Christ and began to desire more discipleship. We are a fellowship of Christians from various religious, social and ethnic backgrounds. Our doctrine is evangelical, but also charismatic, meaning we believe that God still moves supernaturally through the gifts of His Spirit in our day. We are interdenominational, not tied in organization with any denomination. However, we are not against denominations, only the division that can be caused by over-emphasis on denominational differences. We are spiritually joined with all born-again believers in Christ's Universal Church, and identify ourselves with the mainstream of historic Christianity.

CHURCH GOVERNMENT

Jesus Chapel is led by our senior pastor, Mark Schumacher, working with a full and part-time church staff, and in conjunction with a board of elders, a financial accountability committee and a group of deacons.  There are other echelons of leadership as well, such as home group leaders, and leaders of each of the departments and ministries.

Jesus Chapel exists to...

bring people to Jesus and membership in His family, develop them to Christ-like maturity, and equip them for their ministry to the church and their life mission in the world, in order to magnify God's name.

  • Worship- We are a holy priesthood of believers called to exalt God and worship Him in spirit and truth. (Jn. 4:24, 1 Pet. 2:9)
  • Evangelism- Christ came to seek and save the lost and has called us to be fishers of men. (Lu. 19:10, Mar. 1:17)
  • Discipleship- All believers are called to be and to make disciples which must be involved in an on-going process of growth in the Word and Ways of God. (Mat. 28:18-20)
  • Fellowship- We are not just an organization, we're the Family of God and as such, we share our lives together in Christ and grow together. (Eph. 3:15, 1 Tim. 3:5, 15)
  • Ministry- Just as Jesus came with a mission and a job to do here on earth, the Church has been raised up to continue that mission.  Every believer must be equipped to do the works of ministry. (Heb. 10:7, Eph. 4:12)