For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline — 2 Timothy 1:7

Sports play a major role in American culture. At The Chapel, we believe that sport is more than a game. Our goal is to to combine fun, competition, and the love of sport with opportunities that provide a comfortable zone to build relationships. Sports Ministries is wide open to our community and we welcome you to check us out.

Contact Dale Saylor or Rhonda Messner at 330.315.5909.

Seasonal Sports


We offer many sports ministry opportunities throughout the year.

For more information or to sign up, click here or on the image to visit our sports ministry website at




Monthly e-Newsletter

Stay up-to-date on all of the events and opportunities.

This monthly email newsletter includes easy links for online registration, reminders about upcoming deadlines, profiles on the people, and articles and links that highlight the connection between sports and faith in society.

Click here or on the image to sign up.



Labor of Love Run

The Labor of Love Run is held every year on Labor Day at our Akron Campus and features a 1-mile fun run as well as 5-mile individual and relay races. The most significant impact, however, is that proceeds benefit ICU Mobile and Pregnancy Support Center of Stark County. Both nonprofit pregnancy support centers are committed to providing women, men, and teens with pregnancy-related help, information, and caring support when they face an unplanned or crisis pregnancy. These fine pro-life organizations provide all services free of charge and with confidentiality. For more information about the race, click here.