Our official name change will take effect May 4/5 weekend, when we celebrate our new name in all weekend services.
About Chapel Springs
The name "Chapel Springs" is inspired by the freshwater spring running through our property, which, in the early 1800s was the site of a small church called the White Chapel. Click here for a short history of Chapel Springs. The area has become known as Chapel Springs (hence the road with that name bordering the church property). An 1820 map of Prince William County drawn by John Wood is one of the earliest known depictions of the White Chapel. The December 4, 1854, edition of the Alexandria Gazette contains the first known published mention of Chapel Springs. It contains an advertisement for the sale of a parcel of land on which the Springs are situated.The tract was described as "249 acres situated near Bristoe Station with a dwelling house, good soil, sufficient wood and water with the Chapel Spring supplying a never-failing stream of excellent pure water."
Says Senior Pastor Scott Leib, "As I reflect on that statement, I can't help but think about the promise Jesus made in John 7:38, about the giving of the Holy Spirit. “Whoever believes in me…streams of living water will flow from within him.”
“A never-failing stream of excellent and pure water.” What a perfect description someone wrote 158 years ago not just about a spring but about a church—a church which would relocate on the same property. That captures the essence of our church over these past 75 years!
Through the power of the Holy Spirit and by the grace of God, we’ve been “a never-failing stream” of spiritual life and health to our surrounding communities…and we will continue to be.
The Spiritual Significance of Springs
Springs are a frequent and highly significant biblical metaphor for the new life God brings. Click here to view Scott's message entitled: "Lessons from the Springs." Jesus, as He sat at Jacob’s well in the heat of the day, talking to a Samaritan woman, says, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:13-14
The Bible contains over 40 passages relating to springs.