Chapel at Terre du Lac is a church plant from Parkland Chapel in Farmington Missouri. Chapel at Terre Du Lac is a non-denominational church affiliated with Calvary Chapel Fellowships.
Calvary Chapel is a non-denominational, evangelical Christian church. It began with twenty-five people in Costa Mesa, California, in 1965 led by Pastor Chuck Smith. Pastor Chuck Smith was a key minister to the youth in what is called the “Jesus Movement” of the 1960’s. As he reached out to the youth of the counter-culture the hippies, drug users, and those rebelling against old traditions-many of those young people accepted the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Through Pastor Chuck’s simple, direct teaching of the Bible, God gave the increase and thousands of people gave their lives to Christ.
From the first Calvary Chapel many men were trained to expositionally teach the bible and then went out to plant new churches. These churches in turn raised up new pastors and church plants. Today there are over one thousand Calvary Chapels throughout the United States and around the world. Chapel at Terre du Lac, as a new “church plant”, began as a Bible study on May 5, 2016.
Our Practice and Pattern
These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.
Teaching: The Bible is Gods Word (1 Tim 3:16). We teach the greatest book ever written, cover to cover, book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse.
Baptism: We practice full emersion believers baptism, as a profession of faith and obedience to the Lord’s commands (Acts 3:38).
Communion: Communion is an important element in our spiritual life (Luke 22:17-20). We provide regular times to reflect, remember, and rejoice in the sacrifice of our Savior.
Fellowship: The mark of a disciple of Jesus Christ is love one another (John 13: 34-35). During our meetings we encourage interaction, prayer and assistance for one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
Prayer: Jesus said to “Pray Always!” (Luke 18:1). We are committed to regular times of prayer for thanksgiving, direction, and intercession. The best way to learn to pray is pray!
We at Chapel of Terre du Lac desire to provide an atmosphere of acceptance and love for all. We hope you will enjoy our more casual environment, our worship through music, warm fellowship and solid Bible teaching.
What is it that makes Chapel at Terre du Lac, and churches born of the Calvary Chapel movement, different from other bible-believing, evangelical churches?
It is important to have an understanding of the unique work God has done in our fellowship of churches. If a Calvary Chapel is exactly like the church across the street, it would be better to simply merge the two. But, if there are distinctive differences, then we have a unique and special place in the plan of God. Certainly there are churches that share many of our beliefs and practices, however, God has done a wonderful work of balance in the Calvary Chapel movement and that balance is the primary difference.
There are many who believe in the gifts and the ministry of the Holy Spirit, but they don’t have a strong emphasis on Biblical teaching, nor do they look to the Word to guide their experiences with the Holy Spirit. There are many who place a strong emphasis on teaching the Word of God, but they don’t share the view that the gifts of the Holy Spirit are available and valid today. At Chapel at Terre Du Lac, our desire is to provide the balance of solid biblical teaching with an open heart to the work of the Holy Spirit. It is this balance that has made Calvary Chapel a distinct and uniquely blessed movement of God.