Hearts for Christ

Since The Chapel began in January 1934, our church family has been blessed with a legacy of people whose hearts beat for Christ. It’s only natural then that making disciples and planting churches have emerged as consistent themes over the last 85-plus years.

In 2016, we formally re-dedicated our next decade to these same two themes - planting churches and making disciples. We call this prayerful initiative the Saturate Movement.

An 85+ year passion for church planting...and counting

The Mission of Saturate

The mission of the Saturate Movement is to saturate the Northeast Ohio region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through church planting - in order to see people believing in Jesus, belonging to His family, becoming His disciple, and building His Kingdom.


The Purpose of the Church

We find our purpose at The Chapel in God’s purpose for the global Church: Because God is for His own glory - displayed in the redemption of humanity - we too are for the same. Our purpose is to bring God glory through our worship and the making of disciples. 

We live this out by seeking to fulfill the Lord’s Great Commandment (Matt 22:37-39) and his Great Commission (Matt 28:19-20).

The Great Commandment: Matthew 22:37-39

The Great Commission: Matthew 28:19-20

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20



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Through the Saturate Movement, we want to saturate Northeast Ohio with the Gospel of Jesus Christ by planting 10 churches in 10 years.

Disciples for Christ

At The Chapel, our desire is to be a Jesus-fueled Gospel movement that makes disciples. Planting new churches is a natural evolution of our heart to see every person come to Christ. Saturate is our prayerful initiative to develop leaders that will go into Northeast Ohio full of the love of Christ.

  • 86 years of making disciples
  • Dedicated to making Jesus known
  • 10 churches in 10 years

Get in Touch

Planting Churches + Nurturing Existing Ones

Get in Touch

Address: 135 Fir Hill, Akron, Ohio 44304
Phone: 330.376.6400
Email: info@saturatemovement.life

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