Nimble on our feet
The apostle Paul in Acts 16 vs 6 - 10 was trying to enter different towns to speak about Jesus - but every door closed. During the night God spoke to Paul in a vision and gave him direction - go to Macedonia. Scripture states that they got ready at once to leave for Macedonia. CHAPEL seeks to metaphorically be a gazelle rather than a hippo in relation to acting on what the Spirit of Jesus says!
Intentional in service
There are many things CHAPEL could seek to do in rural Wales, but to be effective it is considered that a few things done well is better than many things done badly. CHAPEL will be focused in regard to what it does, being intentional in its endeavours. In Acts 18 vs 5 at Corinth, Scripture says that when Silas and Timothy arrived, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching - Paul was intentional.
Collaborative in mission
The old adage, there is no 'i' in team - is true! Working together is more effective and more fun than ploughing a lonely furrow. CHAPEL fully recognises that there are other like minded christians seeking to make Jesus known in rural areas in Wales. Psalm 133 states that unity between people invokes God's smile - He blesses when collaborative working for the same purpose is the agenda.
Adventurous in spirit
The words 'adventure' and 'church' don't tend to be seen on the same page! But that doesn't have to be the case. The early church was characterised by adventure. The first day that the church started, 3,000 people became christians whilst onlookers asked the question "Are these people drunk?" Hardly a scene of quiet solemnity! A celtic prayer says, "Encourage in us a sense of adventure"
Obedient to His nudges
In Acts 9, Paul's conversion is recorded. God spoke to a christian called Ananias; he told him to "go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul (Paul)". Ananias was scared of the persecutor Paul, but he was obedient, and went. Ananias prayed for Paul and he received the Spirit. CHAPEL considers obedience to God, even when difficult, is paramount.
Caring in attitude and actions
Jesus said love God with all your heart soul mind and strength, and love your neighbour as yourself. The apostle Peter echos these words in 1 Peter 4 vs 8 "Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins". We all mess up, say the wrong thing and do the wrong thing - but as CHAPEL we aspire to forgive each other and care for one another in word and deed.