Dick Gygi

Friday, September 18, 2020
Dick Gygi

Dick is a Founding Partner of FUEL. He has served as a President of a number of consumer products
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Greetings, the world-wide leader of seasonal gift wrap. As a co-founder of ThriftSmart and founding
Board Member of the Nashville SEA, he has been active in Social Entrepreneurship since 2005.
Married to Bonni for over 50 years, they have four adult children and seven grandchildren, and
together actively serve with Built2Last as Marriage Coaches.


Reflection Questions

What is your shipping stone? / What is God calling to do with your passion? / What is God calling you to give lift to?

Songs from Chapel

God You’re So Good / Who You Say I Am / Worthy

Local Church Week – Pastor Nate Nupunga

Friday, September 11, 2020

Local Church Week

Nate Nupanga PixNate serves as Campus Pastor for Northview Church in Anderson. Nate was born in Africa and raised in three different countries before moving to the U.S. in high school. His unique upbringing has given him a love for people of different backgrounds and cultures. Nate has a passion for helping people discover a life-changing relationship with Christ and living out God’s purpose for their lives. Nate is a contributing author to the Africa Study Bible (Oasis Int’l/Tyndale House – 2017). He is a proud graduate of Taylor University where he met his wife Shayna. Together they have a daughter (Ava) and a son (Nathan). In his free time you can find Nate obsessing over his latest house project or biking a trail.


Reflection Questions:

A symptom of self-confidence is lack of prayer. What does your prayer life look like?

The self-confident person doesn’t deal well with failed or changed plans. How have you handled this pandemic?

How will you surrender your plans to God’s will today?

Songs from Chapel:

The Lion and the Lamb / His Mercy is More / O Praise the Name

Local Church Week – Pastor Taylor Frank

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Local Church Week

Chapel September 9 2020 (8)

I am a native of Marion, Indiana, and a 2013 graduate of Moody Bible Institute (Chicago, IL).  My wife Melissa and I met at Twin City Church in Marion where I had my internship after graduating college.  At the age of thirteen I felt the Lord’s calling on my life to full-time pastoral ministry and I have prayed since high school about serving at a church in my hometown of Marion.  Joining staff at Grace was one of the biggest answers to prayer the Lord has ever given me. Melissa and I are the proud parents of three cats, one dog, and our beautiful baby girl, Willow. I love sports, playing the guitar, good coffee, and dad jokes. I am currently pursing my MDiv at Indianapolis Theological Seminary.


Reflection Questions:

Where in your life could you be spiritually blind?

In your life, do you feel like you have leaned more toward theology or testimony? 

How in your life can you combine more theology and testimony equally?

What stood out most to you in the passage, John 9? 

Songs from Chapel:

In Christ Alone / Pursue, All I need is You / Another in the Fire

Spiritual Renewal

Wednesday, September 2/3/4, 2020
Pastor Darius Wise

Darius Wise Headshot CasualLeading at the highest organizational and leadership levels in both the marketplace and local church, Darius is living out a two-fold calling. He serves as an Executive at Red Rocks Credit Union and has served the local church in a pastoral role for the past 19 years. Deemed by  his peers, a “leader of leaders,” Darius has over 15 years of executive leadership experience. He has
demonstrated an uncanny ability to build healthy cultures, drive
results, and manage diverse leadership teams toward success.
Having led as a Sr. Executive for several years, Darius has a
deep passion to create environments that foster Christ-centered
unity across age, gender, and ethnic lines. He also serves several
non-profit organizations as a member of the Board of Directors.

Darius received his bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown College
in Atlanta, GA, and pursued theological studies at Denver
Seminary. Darius is a sought-out communicator and consultant
around the country. In his spare time, Darius enjoys reading,
biking, running, and ultra-competitive family cornhole
tournaments. He lives in Aurora, CO with his wife, Chajay, and
their four children – Chelsey, Daniel, Darius III & Chloey.

Reflection Questions:

Songs from Spiritual Renewal:


World Opportunities Chapel

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Dr. Sarah FarmerSarah Farmer Picture

Sarah Farmer is Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Community Development in the School of Theology and Ministry at Indiana Wesleyan University. As a practical theologian, she not only teaches community development courses, but also teaches in the areas of psychosocial identity and faith formation, youth ministry, and transformative pedagogy.

Before coming to Indiana Wesleyan University in Fall of 2018, Farmer served as an associate research scholar and lecturer at Yale Divinity School and helped direct the Adolescent Faith and Flourishing Program at Yale Center for Faith and Culture. Sarah received her M.Div and PhD from Emory University, where she taught as an adjunct faculty and co-directed a Certificate in Theological Studies Program at a Women’s Prison.
Sarah Farmer co-founded the Youth Arts and Peace Camp in Chester, PA and worked with the Youth Hope-Builders Academy at Interdenominational Theological Center. She is co-author with Anne E. Streaty Wimberly of Raising Hope: 4 Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth, which explores the ways adults can become agents of hope in the lives of young people who might be in the midst of circumstances that seem hopeless.

Sarah Farmer is married to Ronnie Farmer and has three children.


Reflection/Discussion Questions:

  1. In what ways has your current position in life (physical, emotional, financial, or spiritual) made it difficult to see those in need?
  2. Where is the Lord of the Harvest sending you in this season of your life?
  3. Where do you feel God is preparing to send you after you leave Taylor?


Songs from Chapel:

Open Up the Heavens

Yes I Will 

Reckless Love

God I look to You