Chapel Springs Church Opens Stafford Campus
– October 8, 2013 5:30 pm
NORTH STAFFORD, Va. – A popular church in Bristow has expanded to Stafford County.
Chapel Springs Assembly of God Church, formerly the Manassas Assembly of God, opened their new “Stafford campus” at Shirley Heim Middle School on Telegraph Road in North Stafford on Sunday. Worshiping each week inside the school, the church will hold meetings on Sunday mornings at 10:30.
More in a press release:
How does church happen at a school? “We’re literally church in a box,” laughs [Campus Pastor Rick] Sarmiento. “We load up a trailer every week that has everything from speakers to coffee pots to puppets for kids church to nursery toys to a folding stage for our live worship band.” He continues, “We have a terrific logistics team who gets us unloaded and set up in under an hour.”
The church also stated its release the new campus is designed to be more convenient. Sarmiento says the church service attracted many military members and their families because it’s located so close to Quantico Marine Corps Base.
The Stafford campus is our first of what we hope are many campuses positioned to serve local communities throughout Northern Virginia.” He adds, “Northern Virginians spend so much time driving—we don’t want them to have to drive long distances to get to church on the weekend. So by opening campuses like our new one in Stafford, we can bring church close to people instead of their having to drive far to come to us.”
Chapel Springs-Stafford offers a live worship band, high-energy kids church, and a full nursery staffed by trained, screened caregivers. Pastor Rick Sarmiento shepherds the congregation through Sunday worship, weekly get-togethers, and community service projects. Congregants worship together and then view a sermon by the lead pastor via high-def video fee.
Chapel Springs Church took its new name earlier this year after 76 years as being known as the Manassas Assembly of God. The church offers five worship services every weekend with programs for young children and infants.