Education Ministry

The education ministry at The Island Chapel includes opportunities for Christian growth and learning for people of all ages and at all stages in their walk with God.



The following classes/services are available year-round:

0-3 years old-Available every Sunday during 8:00, 9:00
(adult Sunday School), and 10:00 services

Young Children's Sunday School:
4-7 years old-Sunday during 10:00am service
*Children can be dropped off in the fellowship hall as early as 9:45

Older Children's Sunday School:
8-12 years old-Sunday during 10:00am service
*A call to assemble is made in the sanctuary during the worship service


Vacation Bible School
Looking for a special summer activity for your children? June 27-July 1 The Island Chapel will hold a FREE week-long Vacation Bible School for grades pre-school – 6. The focus of VBS is to teach the basics about God through fun activities, crafts, games and music. Each year there is a special theme. For 2016 our theme is SUBMERGED!

Register your children today! Click on the link below for a registration form. Please complete a separate form for each child and bring or mail to The Island Chapel.




Adult Sunday School

Anyone may attend – Every Sunday at 9:00 am
Classes meet in the Tierra Verde Community Association Building

Wednesday Evening Church Service/Bible Study and Prayer Meeting
Anyone may attend – Every Wednesday at 7:00 pm at The Island Chapel
Led by Dr. Mike Wetzel, Pastor
Meetings take place in the sanctuary.
*seasonal schedule - No Bible Study June and July or December

Thursday Evening Bible Study
Led by Chris & Judy Riley
Topics selected by the group
7:00 pm; at the home of the Rileys. Contact 251 490-1350 for directions.

Men's and Ladies' Prayer Breakfasts
Everyone is welcome!


     Ladies' Prayer Breakfast

     8 am, 1st and 3rd Monday of each month

     Skyway Diner

     4000 34th Street South.

     St. Petersburg, FL


     Men's Prayer Breakfast

     8 am, 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month

     International House of Pancakes

     4199 34th St. South

     St. Petersburg, FL

Additionally, the education ministry provides volunteers an opportunity to get involved in a number of Christian education activities. We strongly encourage members to take an active role in their spiritual growth by serving God and The Island Chapel through volunteering and assistance in the education ministry. Volunteers can sign up to help in the nursery any Sunday. There are also opportunities for members to assist with our annual Vacation Bible School, the annual Easter Egg hunt, or even teach an adult Sunday School class. Anyone interested in getting involved in the education ministry at The Island Chapel can contact Josh Wolfenden at: Phone: 727 515-6881

Location & Info

The Island Chapel
1271 Pinellas Bayway
Tierra Verde, FL 33715
Telephone: 727-866-7362

8:00 am and 10:00 am
Nursery Provided
– Ages 3½ and Under
Adult Sunday Bible Study 9:00 am
Children’s Sunday School 10:00 am

Dr. Mike Wetzel

Director of Christian Education
Joshua Wolfenden

Worship Music Director
Angela Wolfenden

Administrative Assistant
Anita Mack


Nancy Johnson