Our Home Chapel

Our Home Chapel

Posted on 05. Oct, 2009 by in Thailand

It’s pink.  That’s the first thing you’ll notice about Our Home Chapel (also known as “the center”).  The color that was originally an accident is now loved for standing out and grabbing attention.  You’ll always hear, “Just look for the pink building,” when we’re giving directions.

Our Pink Building

Our Pink Building

Several businesses are housed inside this building, all Thai-run, and all working together for one goal- bringing people to Jesus.  Throughout the next few blogs we will introduce you to what goes on inside.

First and foremost, Our Home Chapel is a church building.  The sanctuary is on the third floor, and is set up to appeal to teenagers and young adults:  there are colorful stage lights, a drum set, guitars and  keyboards, and the chairs are arranged around small tables- ideal for holding snacks and drinks.  Basically what you’d expect of a youth service at most churches in the US.  But this is how it’s usually set up here.  We reach out to a younger crowd, and thus most of the church is under 30 years old.  One of the first things visitors comment on is how young our church is.  Friday night services are especially “youth friendly” (I can tell I’m getting old because I call it the “loud service”! :) ).

Nave, Professional MC :)

Nave, Professional MC :)

The name, Our Home Chapel, focuses on the fact that we’re a big family.  And the church really acts like a family!  One important aspect of this is eating together.  So before service on Friday, and after service on Sunday, we have a meal together- graciously prepared by members of the church.  It’s also a selling point as we invite university students to church… FREE FOOD!

There are three major groups of the church:  Mustard Seed- the children’s ministry, Youthful- for teenagers and college students, and ProActive- a group for young professionals.  While they each come up with different activities, outreaches and projects, they’re never alone in it.  All the groups come together to make each event a success.  For example, the recent picnic was technically put on by Youthful, but the whole church was involved.

We have been blessed to be welcomed into this family.  Although we don’t always understand what we’re singing, or what’s going on, it is great to have a “family.”  We’ve been able to help out here and there by taking pictures or making videos (yes, I said “we.”  I even made a video! :) ).  A lot of the same kind of stuff that Jason did at LifeBridge.  But that’s nothing compared to how our family helps us out.  We’re always just a phone call away from someone who will give a taxi driver directions or remind us how to order a particular food in Thai.

Bowling with Youthful

Bowling with Youthful

What makes you thankful for your church family?

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One Response to “Our Home Chapel”

  1. Dad and Mom Ruggles

    07. Oct, 2009

    Were thankful that we can call on members of our church family and they will come to the rescue. We also love doing the same for others.Were thankful that we have a family of givers and doers.God is so good to have blessed us with our church family.

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