Since it’s beginning in January of 1934, The Chapel has had a rich heritage of intentional and relational evangelism that has resulted in significant impact in their surrounding communities and around the world through the church’s extensive mission work. Over the years, explosive growth has led to the planting of several autonomous churches and the addition of three campuses in the greater Akron area. Today, around 5,000 adults worship each weekend on four campuses. The mission of The Chapel is to see every person Believing in Jesus, Belonging to Family, Becoming a Disciple, and Building His Kingdom. They are known for expositional preaching and for being a safe place for the broken and hurting. They take their responsibility to share the Truth with grace very seriously, and have a strong reputation in their community for civic engagement and efforts in racial reconciliation.
Senior Pastor Tim Armstrong joined the church in 2014, bringing compelling vision and strong leadership. The Chapel is experiencing renewed joy and energy and is poised for new heights of effectiveness in the years to come. They have a vision to plant 10 additional campuses over the next decade. While The Chapel is one church in four locations, the Akron campus remains the largest. The weekend adult attendance averages around 2,300 over three services. On the Akron campus, the worship ministry is established, mature and highly functional. For the last 8 years, the Akron Campus offered distinctly different worship culture choices including a traditional and modern service. Recently, the senior pastor and team have concluded that it is now time to converge those multiple styles back into one singular voice for the campus. Therefore, in January of 2017 the two cultures were combined into one eclectic expression as the senior pastor called the church to unity in worship. Currently, these services are marked by the use of multiple teams including band, orchestra, choir, and small group vocals. Musical selections range from timeless hymns to current worship music, all carefully selected to be gospel-centered with theological richness. All services embrace the use of creativity and leverage audio, lighting, HD video, and ProPresenter to help engage the congregation in worship.
The Chapel is looking for a worship pastor who will have a voice into shaping the future of The Chapel while continuing to develop a new culture and direction. The successful candidate will have experience leading in a large church setting and possess an appreciation for diverse musical expressions. This person will oversee the current worship staff and will cast vision for the entire worship ministry, including around 200 volunteers currently serving in the ministry on various teams. Of high importance for the new Worship Pastor will be the ability to connect with people, both, on and off the platform. Ultimately, he must possess the heart of a “pastor”, not just a worship leader.