Women’s Ministries

 Akron Women’s Prayer and Worship

New Year Kick-off Prayer and Worship event led by Michelle Armstrong, Laura Krstolic and the Women’s Worship Team.  Hear the vision for the new Women’s Ministry at Akron Campus!

Sunday, January 11 from 6:30-7:30pm, Auditorium, followed by refreshments in the Dining Room. No childcare provided.

Contact:  Rhonda.Birti@the-chapel.org or 330.315.5517

 Authentic Intimacy Conference

  • March 7, 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Green Campus
  • Cost $35
  • Early Bird tickets $30 before 2/7
  • VIP ticket $45 (includes front row seat and meet and greet with Juli Slattery and Linda Dillow)
  • For info and to register: authenticintimacy.com/chapelgreen/
  • If you’re interested in volunteering for this event, register here. 


Akron Campus

Contact Rhonda at 330.315.5517. 

Reflect, Renew and Refresh—A Women’s Retreat

Saturday, April 25, 2015 | Camp Carl, Ravenna, OH

This day retreat is designed to help you enter more fully into the process of spiritual growth and intimacy with God.  We all need time alone with God.  Often despite our best efforts, this intimate time with God gets crowded out of our busy lives.  We will have sessions to help you:

  • Reflect on what you have learned and experienced of God over the past year
  • Renew your devotion to Christ as the lover, redeemer and transformer of your soul
  • Refresh your spirit through times of guided prayer and worship.

Save the date for this special day of fellowship and spiritual renewal. Registrations open on March 1. You can register here.


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Bible Studies

Classes begin in January and follow the midweek calendar. 

Online registration for all studies has been extended until January 6.

Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst

Are you ready to make a fresh start and invite God into your eating?  Made to Crave is the missing link between a woman’s desire to be healthy and the spiritual empowerment necessary to make that happen. The reality is we were made to crave. Craving isn’t a bad thing. This study addresses spiritual issues behind eating and offers practical guidance for a healthy eating plan.  The goal is more character change than weight loss—helping you find the “want to” in making healthy lifestyle choices.

  • Required Preparation:  Daily workbook exercises 
  • Leader:  Cara Smith
  • Class Size:  20 maximum   (LIMITED)
  • Cost:  $21 due at first class
  • Childcare:  Available
  • Wednesdays 9:30-11:30AM, Jan 7-March 25, Room 360
  • Register HERE

Passion Pursuit:  What Kind of Love Are You Making? By Dr. Juli Slattery and Linda Dillow

This 10-week, DVD-led study lets God’s word speak about sex being holy, blessed by God, and satisfying far beyond what the world can even imagine.  This study sensitively and biblically addresses questions women have.   The groups who have already done this challenging work have seen their marriages come alive—whether they’ve been married four months or forty years. This study is great preparation for the Authentic Intimacy conference to be presented by Juli and Linda at Green Campus in March.

  • Required Preparation: 5 daily workbook exercises
  • Leaders:  Lynette Flick and Susan Bissonette
  • Class Size:  20 Maximum (LIMITED)
  • Cost:  $16 due at first class
  • Childcare:  Available
  • Wednesdays 9:30-11:30AM, Jan 7-March 11, Berean Room
  • Register HERE

When Life is Hard By James MacDonald

Why does life have to be so hard? God hasn’t abandoned you. He is right there, wanting to help you, direct you, sustain you. He is in your trial right now and He can use it to accomplish great things.  Find God’s purpose in your pain and don’t let bitterness, unbelief or discouragement rob you of the treasure God is refining in you.

  • Required Preparation:  5 daily workbook exercises
  • Leaders:  Claudia Bosshard and Kathie Brown
  • Class Size:  12 maximum  (LIMITED)
  • Cost:  $14 due at first class
  • Childcare:  Available
  • Wednesdays 9:30-11:30AM, January 7-Feb 18, Room 102
  • Register HERE

Children of the Day:  An In-Depth Bible Study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians By Beth Moore

Is life a challenge? Do you know God has a purpose for your life, but you can’t figure out what it is? Know that your circumstances are not coincidental. And God’s timing is impeccable. Join Beth Moore on the Thessalonian shores as she walks you through the truth of 1 and 2 Thessalonians. In this study, you’ll face crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns.

  • Required Preparation: 5 daily workbook exercises
  • Class Size:  Unlimited
  • Cost:  $20 due at first class
  • Childcare:  Available
  • Wednesdays 6:30-8PM, Jan 7-March 11, ROOM CHANGE—-Dining Room
  • Register HERE

Ongoing Bible Studies

  • Tapestry
  • Various leaders/locations, September 20 – April 30
  • “Ears to Hear: The Parables of Jesus” by Cara Smith.
  • For women who desire to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ in a group setting. Tapestry uses in-depth, inductive Bible study to uncover the truth of God’s Word. Commitment to meeting weekly for both the fall and winter/spring sessions is required. There will be at least one hour of preparation necessary outside of group time each week. 
  • See full description HERE.
  • Choose You This Day
  • Led by Brenda Mitchell
  • Wednesdays, 9:30am, Amphitheater
  • Thursday evenings, 6:30, Room 104 (open to men and women)
  • Joshua 24:15. The study will juxtapose God’s plan for humanity against the devil’s schemes to thwart God’s plan. We have a choice between God and His established order, and everything else, which all lumps together as being part of the enemy’s strategy. It’s about choosing which side you are on and living accordingly instead of waffling between the two out of ignorance.
  • Click HERE for brochure.

Equipping and Empowering


Build His Kingdom Here

A workshop by Noelle Beck and Alicia Ley

Come be equipped and empowered to be ambassadors for Christ in our city! This training will teach you how to better partner with existing ministries within the Akron area as you engage others outside your socio-economic culture. In addition, you will learn how to dynamically live out your faith in the context God has placed you. Walk away with a better understanding of how to live on mission, all for the purpose of bringing God glory.  

  • Required Preparation:  None
  • Leaders:  Noelle Beck and Alicia Ley
  • Class Size:  Unlimited
  • Cost:  FREE
  • Childcare:  Not Available
  • Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm, Jan 27-Feb 17, Room 108

Ongoing Ministry

  • Time Out for Moms
  • Meets second, fourth, and fifth Tuesday, September – April
  • 9:30 – 11:30am, Fellowship Hall
  • Contact chapeltimeout@gmail.com
  • Click HERE for Facebook page

Creative Touch Crafting Groups

  • Cords of Thread Quilting
  • First, third, and fifth Tuesdays, 3:00pm
  • Quilts made for children, locally and globally
  • Contact Linda at 330.633.2077
  • Knitting Knights
  • 5:00 – 7:00pm
  • Knit and crochet prayer shawls, blankets, and scarves for local children in need.
  • April 14th, May 12th, June 9th 
  • Contact Linda.

Upcoming Events

Prayer and Worship Nights

  • Sunday, April 19, Green Campus, East End, 6:30 – 7:30pm.
  • A time of fellowship and light refreshments immediately following

Green Campus


  • Contact Rhonda at 330.315.5909.

Spring Studies

  • Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst 
  • 9:30 – 11:30am, Wednesdays, January 7-February 11, Room 124
  • Spiritual empowerment for women struggling with nutrition and weight control issues. Light homework.
  • Here and Now…Then and There: A Study on Revelation by Beth Moore 
  • 9:30 – 11:30am, Wednesdays, January 7 – March 25, East End
  • A verse-by-verse study, Beth presents many points of view, allowing women to decide for themselves when the interpretation varies among scholars. She teaches God is as specific about what He does reveal as what He does not reveal. Daily homework.
  • Children of the Day by Beth Moore 
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm, Wednesdays, January 7-March 11, East End
  • The newest release is a verse-by-verse study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. The topics are varied including family, prayer, ministering to others and prophesies. Daily homework.
  • Made to Crave: Satisfying Your Deepest Desire with God, Not Food by Lysa TerKeurst 
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm, Wednesdays, March 11 – April 22, Room 208
  • Spiritual empowerment for women struggling with nutrition and weight control issues. Light homework.
  • Fierce Women: Overcoming Our Seven Deadly Sins by Sara Dyer
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm, Wednesdays, March 18 – April 29, Room 205
  • A new study discovering how the deadly sins kill the spirit of a woman and how to overcome the patterns of sin and find peace in the power of God. Light homework.
  • The Battle for Eve by Sara Dyer
  • 6:30 – 8:00pm, Thursdays, January 8 – March 19, Room 124
  • Uncover the practical and proven weapons with which you can stand and fight your real enemy, Satan a powerful study of the Word mixed with a healthy does of personal “intel.” Moderate homework.
  • Grace for the Good Girl by Emily Freeman
  • Noon, Fridays, March 12 – May 8, Conference Room
  • For the good girls who feel that the Christian life means doing hard work with a sweet disposition and offers a fresh challenge to those who are weary. Light homework.

Creative Touch

  • Piecemakers Quilting
  • Second and fourth Tuesdays, 9:30–11:30am (Green)
  • Quilts for military, Harvest House, missions and Giving Doll Ministry
  • Contact Ellie or Joan.

Wadsworth Campus


  • Contact Anita at 330.315.5421.


“Faithful, Abundant, True: Three Lives Going Deeper Still” with Kay Arthur, Beth Moore & Priscilla Shirer

  • 6:30-8:00, Wednesdays, January 14th – February 25th, room 205
  • Contact Renee for more information.

Women’s Bible study in the book of Matthew

  • 9:15-11:15, Wednesdays, beginning January 7th, room 205
  • For more information contact Cheryl. Bring your Bible and join us anytime!

“Passion Pursuit: What kind of love are you making?”

  • A women’s evening study beginning April 23rd at the WC.  Registration will begin in March.  

Mom’s Group

  • Sept 9, 2014 – April 28, 2015. 9:30-11:30am.Second and fourth Tuesdays of each month.
  • Room 206. Child care provided.
  • Gather with other moms for encouragement through prayer, Bible study, practical application and fellowship.
  • Contact Hilary Derr with questions at hilaryderr@gmail.com

Mission-minded Women

Open to ALL campuses!

WOW, Women for Oppressed Women, represents the missional arm of The Chapel’s Women’s Ministry.

In the name of Jesus Christ and for the glory of God, WOW seeks to meet the needs of women locally and around the world who are emotionally, physically and spiritually oppressed.

To learn more or to get involved click HERE.