Dear Chapelwood family,

In Matthew 10:7-8, Jesus says, "As you go, proclaim: 'The realm of the heavens has come near.' Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give." 

We live in a divided world, a world that desperately needs the example of Jesus. At Chapelwood, we focus our mission on the life, words, and ministry of Jesus: Jesus the Visionary, Jesus the Healer, Jesus the King, and Jesus the Teacher. Chapelwood is a community that is all about Jesus, and desires to be active Christ-like examples to our families, our community, and our world!

Each year in January, we invite all members and supporters of Chapelwood to join us in committing to financially support the ministry of the church. As members of the Body of Christ, we commit our prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness to the church. We ask everyone to prayerfully submit an Estimate of Giving that reflects your financial commitment for the year. Estimates of Giving are important for two reasons: First, putting pen to paper is an important spiritual tool for our own growth as we make our financial commitments to God that lead to intentionality in our generosity. Second, estimates help Chapelwood to plan for our mission and ministry to the world in 2023. We budget based on your generosity.

We are coming out of challenging times, but God is revealing new horizons in ministry. We are excited about raising up families by equipping parents, students, and children. We are excited about transforming our neighborhoods through loving and serving our neighbors. There is a need for all of us to rededicate our lives as followers of Christ and Chapelwood will work to equip all of us to be examples of Jesus for the world.

Please pray about what God is calling you to give to the kingdom ministry through Chapelwood for 2023. Once God gives clarity, please complete your 2023 Estimate of Giving for by January 29, 2023 at

Join us in January for our “Freely Receive, Freely Give" sermon series. We will share the vision God is giving Chapelwood related to the mission and ministry before us in 2023!

In Christ,

Dr. John Stephens
Senior Pastor