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The Chapel

135 Fir Hill, Akron, OH, 44304
(330) 376-6400

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The Chapel
135 Fir Hill
Akron, OH 44304
(330) 376-6400
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Dec 24, 2007 - haloalkane
Has good points, but I can't recommend it

The Chapel in Akron is a well-known church, and it has some good points -- some very kind and loving members, for example. Despite these positive qualities, I can't really recommend it. I say that reluctantly and cautiously; however, if you want my honest opinion, there it is.

I know that some would disagree with me, but I honestly feel that the Chapel -- while well-intentioned -- tends to be overly light when it comes to Biblical truth. I've found that a disturbing number of people in leadership (not to mention veteran members) espouse "Unity, unity, unity!" even to the point of refusing to comment on the erroneous teachings of other churches. This may seem loving on the surface, but honestly... Doctrinal disagreement can be expressed in loving ways, and unity should neve come at the expense of truth.

Again, I know that some would disagree, and they may even have opposite experiences. This should not be surprising in large churches with diverse leadership. That's often a problem in large churches -- it can be difficult to maintain a firm Biblical stand on everything, especially as one scrambles to find leadership and activity coordinators.

If you're looking for a large church, I would recommend Parkside Church instead. It's one of the few large churches I know that manages to avoid this trap. I believe that the pastoral staff is more uniform and uncompromising, and that they don't tend to get caught up in popular Christian fads.

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