You were never meant to do this alone.
We have a place to make sure you don’t have to.
TABLE OF CONTENTS 1
A MESSAGE FROM RON MOORE
2 WELCOME 3
WORSHIP WITH US
6 KIDS 7
8 STUDENTS 9 COLLEGE 10
11 MEN 12 WOMEN 13 SAGES 14
15 OUTREACH 16 SPORTS 17 GROUPS 18
BEYOND THESE WALLS
21 RESOURCES 23
A MESSAGE FROM RON MOORE We’re excited to have you here at The Bible Chapel, and feel privileged to be a part of God’s great work that he’s doing through our church. We’re also thankful that you’re interested in learning more about us. Since being founded in 1964, God has grown us from a small Bible study to a community of over 3,500 individuals at all stages of the spiritual journey. The Bible Chapel is an independent non-denominational Bible church, and our desire is to meet you wherever you are on your journey to help you develop as a follower of Jesus Christ. We hold the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God – the final authority for life and living. We believe that a relationship with the living God is found by grace through faith in Christ alone, and that God has designed the church to be a community where worship, serving, caring and friendships take place. You’ve taken the first steps to discovering what God is doing through the ministries and people at The Bible Chapel, and we’d love to meet with you one-on-one! We encourage you to visit Starting Point to talk with someone, or get connected to one of our many pastors on our staff who would love to talk with you about what God is doing among his people at The Bible Chapel and to help you navigate your next steps. In Christ,
Dr. Ronald D. Moore Senior Pastor 1
YOU ARE WELCOME HERE We’re excited to meet you wherever you are in your life, and whatever your faith experience has been. We have many ways for you to meet people and grow, and ministries for everyone in your family. No matter which campus you attend, our mission is the same: We exist to develop followers of Jesus Christ in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, in the Greater Pittsburgh area, and throughout the world. The word “develop” reminds us that the spiritual life is a journey. Develop means “to bring to reality” and “to make stronger.” Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, we want to help you “to bring to reality” a relationship with Jesus Christ or “to make stronger” that relationship. We believe there are five important ways a believer can grow spiritually, and we offer ministries and events for all of these areas year-round. We call them the five essentials. WORD
Hear from God by reading and studying Scripture.
WORSHIP Praise our creator through private and corporate worship,
including prayer, singing, music, dancing, and drama.
CONNECT Do life together with other believers. The Christian life
wasn’t meant to be lived solo.
Help others, and be helped, by using your God-given gifts
and talents to serve the kingdom and show Christ’s light to
a watching world.
Spread the Gospel near and far, to your family, friends,
neighbors, co-workers, and people around our nation
and world. 2
NEXT STEPS WANT TO GET CONNECTED? To discover more about The Bible Chapel, get your questions answered, connect with a class or ministry, or just talk to or pray with someone, come to Starting Point at your campus, sign up for an upcoming Connect Class, or email [email protected]
. INTERESTED IN DISCIPLESHIP? As a church, our mission is to develop followers of Jesus Christ, and no matter where you may be on your spiritual journey, it’s our joy to join you there. Living Grounded is a series of short topical studies designed to build a solid foundation in God’s Word. For more information, email [email protected]
. WANT TO BE BAPTIZED? Baptism is an outward demonstration of the inward transformation that comes by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Simply put, it’s a celebration of what God is doing in the lives of his people and his Church. For more information about baptism, please email [email protected]
. WANT TO BECOME A MEMBER? Membership is more than belonging, it’s about taking ownership within the church. If you’re thinking about becoming a member at The Bible Chapel, then we invite you into a discipleship relationship with one of our current members. To get started, contact [email protected]
. If you’d prefer a good ol’ chat instead of an email, you can always call us instead at 724-941-8990, and we would be happy to talk with you, or schedule a face-to-face meeting over a cup of coffee! You can also always find the latest information on our website, biblechapel.org, if you’d like to do some more research on your own. 3
CONNECTIONS We know visiting us for the first time can seem overwhelming, and we want to help! Our Chapel Connections Ministry can help you find your destination, answer your questions, get you connected to a ministry, or help you decide what your next step is going to be. Email [email protected]
. STARTING POINT At every Bible Chapel campus, Starting Point is, well, your starting point for getting connected to Bible Chapel ministries, groups, care, serving, and anything else you may have interest in. These team members love to help, and are ready and waiting to make your first visit with us a great one! CONNECT CLASS Want to learn more about our church, our mission, and where you fit? Come to our three-week Connect Class, offered all throughout the year! Here you can meet staff members and other newcomers, and hear about The Bible Chapel’s history, mission, and vision. We’ll also help you take your next steps to get involved. GUEST RELATIONS At our South Hills Campus, the Guest Relations Team will meet you at your car, or at least in the parking lot, to guide you through your first few experiences at The Bible Chapel. From parking, to children’s check-in, to where to get a hot cup o’ joe, these folks are equipped to answer all of your questions and make sure you get where you need to go with as much ease as possible.
WORSHIP When you worship with us, we want to help you connect with God. We use music, song, dance, lighting, and other creative arts to communicate the greatness of our God. We hope you will continue to join us at one of our campus locations. Contact [email protected]
. ROBINSON CAMPUS
175 McMichael Road
203 Johnson Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106
Belle Vernon, PA 15012
Sunday, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, 10:45 a.m.
SOUTH HILLS CAMPUS
300 Gallery Drive
34 West Wheeling Street
McMurray, PA 15317
Washington, PA 15301
Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
Sunday, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m. WILKINSBURG CAMPUS 754 Ross Avenue Wilkinsburg, PA 15221 Sunday, 10:45 a.m. CAN’T MAKE IT TO CHURCH? CHECK US OUT ONLINE EVERY WEEKEND! Live streaming of our services on biblechapel.org. Sunday, 9:00 and 10:45 a.m.
We want to provide the best care and teaching possible for your children. Our Chapel Kids Ministry is a balance of fun, Bible-oriented activities and life-changing relationships. Visit biblechapel.org for specific times and locations. Contact [email protected]
. ON THE WEEKEND Nursery (Ages birth - 2 years) Here children are given the opportunity to sing, dance, play, and hear a Bible lesson. Preschool (Ages 3-5) Kids can enjoy a time of large group worship with fun Bible teachings and praise. Elementary (Grades K-four) In this group, children can take part in worship, and are presented with a Bible lesson geared toward their age group. Children with special needs are created uniquely by God, and we have a ministry just for them! Please see the Special Needs Ministry page for more information on programming for both children and adults. DURING THE WEEK Chapel Kids Wednesdays meets on Wednesday evenings September through April, for children ages three years through grade four, including those with special needs. Chapel Kids Childcare offers childcare for specific Bible Chapel events. Tender Shepherd Preschool is The Bible Chapel’s Christian preschool for children ages three through five. This curriculum integrates biblical truths into everyday learning experiences. Classes meet Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with morning and afternoon sessions. Contact [email protected]
SPECIAL NEEDS Individuals with special needs are created uniquely by God. The Special Needs Ministry strives to provide everyone in its care with the opportunity to learn about, experience and share in God’s love and grace. For more information, contact [email protected]
. WEEKEND PROGRAMMING The 15,000-square-foot education wing at our South Hills Campus includes three adaptive classrooms designed to meet the sensory, mobility, developmental, and spiritual needs of individuals with special needs. We also offer Bible lessons geared toward those with special needs, and all volunteers are specially trained. MONTHLY RESPITES Every month, we hold a respite to allow families of individuals with special needs a time of rest to go out, shop, have dinner - whatever they like! Meanwhile, we plan a fun-filled evening for our guests with special needs and their siblings to play, learn, create, and enjoy each other’s company. WEDNESDAY PROGRAMMING September through April, children and youth can come and hear a biblical message, and develop hobbies, skills, and relationships. Each child is paired with a buddy and receives one-on-one care throughout the evening.
STUDENTS We strive to give students a place where they’ll find acceptance, form authentic relationships, and grow in their faith. Contact [email protected]
. Visit biblechapel.org for specific times and locations. GRADES FIVE AND SIX - CHAPEL 56 Chapel 56 is designed for the end of the elementary years and the beginning of the middle school years, when kids’ worlds are getting bigger. Chapel 56 can be an amazing part of that world. GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT - JUNIOR HIGH Some schools call it ‘middle school’ and others call it ‘junior high,” but at The Bible Chapel, we offer a place that all seventh and eighth graders can call home. GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE - SENIOR HIGH We know that high school can be a great time in a student’s life, and also a stressful time, with academic, extracurricular, and social demands. With all that students have going on, the Senior High Ministry wants to be there for them, help them know Jesus, make authentic friendships and grow into the people he meant them to be.
COLLEGE College students, we’re excited for you. You’re embarking on your adult life, carving out your path, and looking at a future filled with possibilities. Our College Ministry would love to walk alongside you during this time in your life. Visit biblechapel.org for more information on times and locations or contact [email protected]
. SUNDAY MORNING Come and meet other college students, play a game or two to get to know each other, and hear a message that applies to what’s going on in your life. TUESDAY NIGHT On Tuesdays, we join the Young Adult Ministry for awesome worship music from our own worship band, messages that tackle the issues important to you, and fellowship with other young adults. COLLEGE MINISTRY PODCAST Biblechapel.org We pack our College Ministry Podcast with messages, conversations, guest interviews, and scriptural analysis on the topics and questions you’re dealing with, and we bring it to you each week. CAMPUS CONNECTION If The Bible Chapel is your home church and you’re away at school, stay in touch with us through Campus Connection. We’ll send you cards, letters, and even care packages that get you through finals week.
YOUNG ADULTS The Young Adult Ministry is a place where you can grow alongside others in your stage of life and learn more about the joy that Jesus has for you. We offer many ways for you to connect, including special weekly gatherings, small groups, and a variety of engagement and service opportunities. Contact [email protected]
, or visit biblechapel.org for specific times and locations. YOUNG ADULT GATHERING The Young Adult Ministry offers worship, messages, events, service opportunities, and a place of belonging for people striving to build their futures and families on truth and hope. Ultimately it is a place where you will encounter Jesus and the passionate love he has for you. YOUNG ADULT CORE GROUPS Core Groups are small groups who gather regularly to study God’s Word and support each other in faith and life. You can join a Core Group in September or January. Groups break in May and start up again in the fall.
Our Men’s Ministry is a community of fathers, sons, husbands, and singles who lock arms together in biblical manhood. We serve together, hang together, and train hard after Christ together. For more information on times and locations, contact [email protected]
. MEN’S LOCKER ROOM These studies combine camaraderie and friendly competition with the study of Scripture and what it means to be a man according to God’s Word. MEN OF THE BIBLE Examine a book of the Bible, grow in your faith, and build friendships at this round-table study that uses questions to guide discussion. MEN’S BIBLE STUDIES We know life can be busy and schedules change, so we offer many studies at different dates, campuses and times to help you get connected. Study the Word with your fellow men, and grow your faith from wherever you are, and with whatever time you have. MEN’S HUDDLE GROUPS Huddles are groups of 12 men who commit to studying the Bible and praying together, sharing their lives with each other, and providing accountability for one another. The men of a Huddle Group help train each other as God-honoring leaders in their homes, workplaces, and communities.
WOMEN Women at The Bible Chapel gather to encourage each other, learn, and grow. Our goal is to continuously take steps toward the transformed heart, mind, and spirit that Jesus wants for all of us. Contact [email protected]
for times and locations. APPLES OF GOLD Older women nurture younger women for a seven-week mentoring period on becoming a God-honoring wife. WALK WITH ME Women are paired up to become a natural and treasured support for one another in all of life’s circumstances. MOMS TOGETHER This group is for moms of preschool-aged children, including those who are expecting their first child. Here moms support each other, have fun, and hear the life-changing truth of Jesus and how it applies to this season of their lives. CHAPEL WOMEN CONNECT Women at each campus get together to hear a devotion or short inspirational message from other women, engage in fellowship, and share a sweet treat or two! WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDIES Throughout the spring and fall, we offer Bible studies just for women on various topics and books of the Bible.
At The Bible Chapel, we call our adults entering the second half of their lives “Sages,” acknowledging the wisdom they’ve earned, the life experience they’ve amassed, and the leaders and mentors they’re equipped to be. For more information, times and locations, contact [email protected]
. CHAPEL SAGES FOCUS ON THREE CORE OBJECTIVES: BECOMING
more like Christ through a growing, active relationship with him.
BELONGING to a vibrant community that supports and cares for one another. BESTOWING their talents on the world to make an impact for Christ. SAGENET MONTHLY MEETINGS Each month we come together to enjoy food and fellowship, study Scripture and how it applies to our lives and culture, and discuss how we can equip the next generation to be great leaders for Christ. CELEBRATING LIFE 2 EVENT Each year, we host a conference featuring a special guest speaker, to focus on topics that can help you make the most of the second half of your life, or “life two.” From grand-parenting to discipleship, and everything in between, we want to be a resource for you to navigate and embrace this essential and rewarding time in your life.
Our Care Giving Ministry lends a hand, an ear, or a shoulder - and provides real, practical help - in a variety of situations. For more information on times and locations, contact [email protected]
. PRAYER TEAM Send us your prayer requests - all requests are kept confidential. DIVORCE CARE Learn to cope with and heal from separation or divorce, and get support from those who have been where you are. GRIEFSHARE If you’ve lost a loved one, join us to find acceptance and understanding, and gain tools for managing your life. CELEBRATE RECOVERY A faith-based addiction recovery program based on the Beatitudes, where Jesus gives us a model of spiritual maturity. SOMEONE CARES This ministry helps with meals during chaotic times in the lives of our congregants who aren’t already receiving care from a Core Group. HELPING HANDS This ministry helps with small home maintenance repair projects. VISITATION MINISTRY This ministry makes regular visits to folks who are homebound, hospitalized, or in a long-term care facility. MERCY FUND This ministry assists those in dire financial situations who must meet basic, critical needs like food or shelter. COUNSELING We offer a referral service that will pair you with a professional Christian counselor. BEREAVEMENT This ministry provides funeral planning support for funerals held at The Bible Chapel.
OUTREACH Through our Outreach Ministry, The Bible Chapel works to make an impact for Christ in our neighborhoods and throughout the world. For more information, contact [email protected]
. COMMUNITY OUTREACH We partner with community organizations such as City Mission, Light of Life Rescue Mission, and Human Coalition to serve people right here in our hometown through service, donations and more. INTERNATIONAL OUTREACH We partner extensively with Word of Life Panama and African Inland Church Zion in Kenya by investing our resources, building relationships with their leadership, sending mission teams to them regularly, and working alongside them to improve their communities. MISSION TRIPS Congregants of all ages, from junior high on up, have the opportunity to go on a variety of short-term trips and grow as disciples even as they help others around the world grow, too. MISSIONARIES We help and support many long-term missionaries around the world by partnering with them strategically, continually examining locations and peoples for missionary opportunities, and evaluating missionary posts and the fruit that they produce. FOSTER AND ADOPT We seek to support believers who want to answer God’s call in James to look after orphans. We provide information sessions, foster and adoption classes, and a support group for families on this unique and special journey.
MENTORING We work with Family Guidance to help those who would like to be or have a Christian mentor.
SPORTS Our Sports Ministry is dedicated to helping adults and kids develop a healthy relationship with sports and fitness, and use them in service to the Lord. Contact [email protected]
. WOMEN’S FITNESS CLASSES Transform in mind, body, and spirit as you exercise alongside other women in a fun, engaging environment! PERSONAL TRAINING We’ll design a training program just for you, and walk with you throughout it. FITNESS CENTER South Hills Campus, $30 Annual Fee We offer a full array of weight and cardio machines, free weights, and other fitness equipment for your use. UPWARD SPORTS Upward is a national Christian sports program that helps kids discover and learn sports, play their best, and demonstrate integrity in the game and in life. Kids have one practice and one game per week, including a devotional and review of biblical characteristics. We offer football, basketball and cheerleading for kids in grades kindergarten through sixth and eighth grade, depending upon the sport. KIDS SPORTS CAMP This camp gives children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade the opportunity to try a variety of sports in a fun, safe setting. We incorporate Bible lessons to help them develop their faith, and help them see that both caring for their bodies and loving Jesus should be part of every day! YOUTH WRESTLING CAMP This camp focuses on the fun and fundamentals of wrestling for children in first through fifth grade, while also providing them with a Christ-centered message and an atmosphere of sportsmanship. 16
GROUPS Chapel Groups are places where you can delve into God’s Word and grow alongside your brothers and sisters in Christ. They’re also your second family, and your first line of care when the storms of life hit. In times of struggle, your Chapel Group can rally around you to provide both emotional support and tangible care, like meals, rides, and help with kids or errands. Contact [email protected]
. Each Chapel Group meets in one of three formats: CONNECT GROUPS Connect Groups are for those new to The Bible Chapel or new to Living Grounded. These groups study the 12-week Living Grounded curriculum together as well as participate in service and fellowship activities together. Connect Groups can become Core Groups once they complete Living Grounded. CORE GROUPS Core Groups are for those who are ready to do life with other believers. These groups usually consist of 8-12 people who meet regularly for Bible studies, prayer, fellowship, and service projects. CARE GROUPS Care Groups are for those seeking encouragement and help with an issue in their lives. Care Groups will work together through a support program like Divorce Care, GriefShare, or Celebrate Recovery. To join a group or to search for open groups near you, visit biblechapel.org or contact [email protected]
BEYOND THESE WALLS WHAT IS BEYOND THESE WALLS? In Acts 1:8, Christ calls us to go into all the world to be his witnesses. Beyond These Walls (BTW) is the way that we do exactly that. BTW initiatives have been the catalyst for visionary projects and ministry work over the past ten years. Our categories of project initiatives are Home (Jerusalem), Community (Judea), National (Samaria), and International (ends of the Earth). Over the years, BTW has produced fruit such as all of our multi-site campuses; our Special Needs, College, Young Adult, Older Adult, and Sports Ministries; the South Hills Campus’ Children’s Ministry expansion; our partnerships with Word of Life in Panama and AIC Zion in Kenya; and our partnerships with national organizations such as Human Coalition and Back to the Bible. WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT? As Christians, we are called to expand Christ’s kingdom in the way he enabled us to do it: by going out into our communities and world with the power of the Holy Spirit, and showing Christ’s love to the people we find there. That’s why BTW matters so much - it enables us to be an even greater witness for Christ in our communities and world. HOW DO I GET INVOLVED? PRAY - Philippians 4:6-7 Join our BTW prayer team, and engage in conversation with the Lord about Beyond These Walls initiatives, opportunities, partnerships, and more. SERVE - Joshua 24:15 If you love to be the hands and feet of Christ in our community, please consider signing up to serve. GIVE - 1 Chronicles 29:10-14 Every gift matters, no matter the size. From the widow’s mite to the largest amount, God uses your financial contributions to do mighty things for the kingdom. For more information, visit biblechapel.org or call 724-941-8990.
Three times each year, we come together in corporate worship to celebrate the wonderful work that God is doing through our church and its people. These are called Celebration Services, and they occur during our regular weekend service times and include baptisms, child dedications, new member recognition, mission trip commissioning, 50-year wedding anniversary celebrations, and more! BAPTISM If you are considering being baptized, we would love to help you take this step. We baptize adults and students in fourth grade and older. For more information, email [email protected]
. CHILD DEDICATION At The Bible Chapel, we believe that baptism is a choice that a believer can make once he or she has trusted in Christ. For this reason, we do not baptize infants or children through age nine, but we do joyfully dedicate them to the Lord. Email [email protected]
. MEMBERSHIP Membership at The Bible Chapel is about belonging to a family of believers and committing to the church - the body of Christ. As a member of The Bible Chapel, you agree to take ownership of our mission to develop followers of Jesus Christ, and of your own growth as a Christian. To begin your membership journey, email [email protected]
. 50-YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY We highly value the institution of marriage, and want to celebrate when God brings a couple to a 50-year anniversary! If you or someone you know will be celebrating 50 years of marriage soon, email [email protected]
to be included as part of our next Celebration Service! 19
MINISTRIES ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM The Administrative Team provides all ministries and campuses with administrative support, office supply needs, and reception services. FACILITIES TEAM Facilities oversees all buildings and properties of The Bible Chapel for maintenance, daily functions, utilities, cleaning, projects, room set up, and grounds. FINANCE TEAM This team supervises and reviews all of The Bible Chapel’s financial data. HOSPITALITY TEAM Hospitality provides food and beverage services for church and special events. MEDIA SERVICES TEAM Media Services assists all ministries and campuses with their marketing and communication needs. SECURITY, PARKING, AND MEDICAL TEAMS These teams provide safety monitoring, traffic flow assistance, and emergency medical aid to our congregation for all church events and services. TECHNICAL ARTS TEAM Technical Arts assists all ministries and campuses with audio, video, lighting, projection, worship service production and IT.
RESOURCES CHAPEL CONCERTS Chapel Concerts hosts several Christian artists and conferences each year, and acts as a support for large ministry events and guest speakers. For more information, email [email protected]
. CHAPTER 2 BOOKSTORE Chapter 2 is The Bible Chapel’s resource center for the purchase of Bibles, class curriculum, books, music, videos, gifts and concert tickets. To find your next book to read, or a great serving opportunity, email [email protected]
. CONNECTIONS CAFE The café at our South Hills Campus serves specialty coffees, beverages, snacks and baked goods. Check it out during weekend services and special events. REALM Realm is our online tool for community. Communicate within the groups you’re a part of; join a new group; send a message to a church friend; or make a one-time or recurring financial gift. For the easiest Realm experience, download the Realm Connect app from the App Store or Google Play.
THE BIBLE CHAPEL APP All of the latest Bible Chapel information, events, and media, right at your fingertips! Download it for free from the App store or Google Play. BIBLECHAPEL.ORG Whatever you need to know about The Bible Chapel, you can find it here! Ministry information, group and service opportunity finders, events, blogs, sermons, and more are updated daily! RIGHTNOW MEDIA A completely free digital library that contains thousands of Bible studies, leadership videos, kids’ shows, and other resources. You can find it on biblechapel.org/resources. MARRIAGE MINISTRY We offer premarital counseling, marriage mentors, and newlywed groups for those who are considering marriage, recently married, or need some help during times of conflict or struggle in their marriage. Contact [email protected]
OPPORTUNITIES When you serve in Christ’s name, you do more than fill a gap. You even do more than help someone else. You discover a purpose that you didn’t know was waiting for you, and forge relationships you didn’t know you were missing. At The Bible Chapel, we always have open opportunities for you to use your gifts to bless others. All believers are endowed by God with unique spiritual gifts, and if you aren’t sure what yours are, no problem! You can visit our website to take a spiritual gifts assessment, and then use our service opportunity finder to search for open serving opportunities by campus, ministry, spiritual gift, or all three! If you need help, you can always contact us at [email protected]
, and we will help you find the opportunity that is right for you! Visit biblechapel.org/next-steps/serve to get started!
Grow in Christ. Grow in community. Start today.