Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of church is Northwest Chapel?
We are a neighborhood community church that welcomes visitors from all backgrounds who gather to worship God and support and encourage one another on our spiritual journeys. 

How have church services changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?
We’re so encouraged to be able to meet in person again as of June 7; we’ve missed being together! We understand that some may not feel comfortable meeting in person yet, and that’s OK. We trust that no matter the distance or sickness in this unique season, wherever you are, there’s hope and healing in Jesus Christ

We have entered Phase One of regathering, which includes:

  1. Family worship services only
  2. No children, student, or adult classes – these will continue online during Phase One 
  3. Worship celebrations will continue to be available online on our website and YouTube channel by Sunday morning.

How can my child or student stay connected to God and the Northwest Chapel Family during this time?
If you’d like to receive children’s lessons for ages 4-4th grade via our Sunday Worship Guide email, please contact our Children’s Ministries Director, Megan Hess, at mhess@northwestchapel.org. Additionally, visit this page for a few ways for kids to stay connected while Sunday classes aren’t meeting. 

Students in grades 5 & 6, or our “Route 56” program, can stay connected with this opportunity. Anchor Student Ministries serves students grades 7-12; visit this page for information on online Bible studies and gatherings.

Are there any Bible studies for adults available at this time?
While we enter Phase One of reopening that excludes adult and children’s classes, we will continue to offer online opportunities to stay connected to God and to the Northwest Chapel Family. Visit this page for more. 

What ages does your children’s ministry serve?
We welcome infants through 4th grade in our children’s ministry, and students 5th through 12th grade have special programming through Route 56 and Anchor Student Ministries, respectively.

What kind of activities for students do you have?
We offer a variety of activities for all age groups. Our 5th & 6th grade students are welcomed to be part of our Route 56 ministry, and those grades 7-12 can participate in Anchor Student Ministries. Both have opportunities for fun and fellowship, as they seek to engage Jesus and others every day for eternal impact.

What kind of security measures do you have for children on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights?
Every child attending Children’s Ministry is checked in through our safe, secure system, and only released to pre-approved individuals providing proper ID.

Who will assist my family on Sunday while we are visiting and evaluating your church?
As you enter the church, one of our friendly and helpful greeters will welcome you and direct you to the information desk. Once there, we can share more about our church, and if applicable, help check-in your child(ren), or help you find a seat in the sanctuary. 

What type of music do you play for services? What can I expect during service?
Our music is a blend of new praise songs and traditional hymns. Bibles are provided for you in the pews, and Scripture pages numbers will be shared so you can easily follow along. Feel free to bring your coffee or beverage into the sanctuary as well.

Do I have to be a member to attend? What do I wear?
No, you do not have to be a member to attend. Additionally, there is no dress code — wear what makes you comfortable. 

How do you get involved in our community? Nation? World?
We have several outreach programs including local to Columbus, Perry County, Ohio, Washington D.C., Mexico, Cuba, Albania, China, Haiti and Kyrgyzstan. Please visit this page to learn more about serving the community during this pandemic season.

What is the signature event that demonstrates the values and love of this church?
Give this Christmas Away is our major event of the year in which 80% of the church participates in one or more projects to serve our local community. We served more than 1100 Central Ohioans last year through 14 different efforts like Project Angel Tree, Our Own Backyard Mission and more.

Do you offer preschool?
Yes, we offer preschool and kindergarten to the community. To learn more, please visit this website