Church Ministries

Sunday School

9:30-10:35 am each Sunday


  • Nursery (birth to age 3), 1st floor education wing
  • Beginners Class (ages 3 to grade K), 1st floor education wing – Generations of Grace
  • Grades 1-3 Class, 2nd floor education wing – Generations of Grace
  • Grades 4-6, 2nd floor education wing – Generations of Grace


  • Junior High Class (grades 7-8), crows nest above church office – ICR Unlocking the Mysteries of Genesis, NTM Firm Foundations
  • High School Class (grades 9-12), back of social hall – NTM Firm Foundations: Creation to Christ


  • JM Class, 2nd floor education wing – 9Marks, NTM Firm Foundations, etc
  • Harvey Curling Friendship Bible Class (men), behind choir loft – verse by verse expository
  • Dorcas Class (women), back of sanctuary – David C Coook Bible-In-Life Comprehensive Bible Study
  • Truth Seekers Class (women), side of social hall – David C Cook Bible-In-Life Comprehensive Bible Study

Children’s Church

In the AM worship service after the offering plates have been passed, parents have the option to send their children in grade 6 or younger to Children’s Church.

  • Beginners Ages 3-5 meet on the first floor educational wing using Generations of Grace.
  • Grades 1-6 meet on the 2nd floor educational wing using various teacher plans.


Children & Young Adults

Nursery, Children’s Church, and Awana are some of the ministries we use to come alongside parents and support them in raising their children to know Christ.

High School Ministry is our program to partner with parents as they begin to release their young adult sons and daughters to follow Christ into the world.

We also have Sunday School for every age.


Our Awana Clubs include:

  • Puggles (age 2)
  • Cubbies (ages 3-4)
  • Sparks (grades K-2)
  • Truth & Training (grades 3-6)
  • Trek (grades 7-8).

We meet 5:15-6:45 pm most Sundays from September to May.

Prison Scholarship

barbed-wire-fence138475 v2We believe the path to transformation for anyone is the power, truth, and knowledge of Jesus Christ.  In addition to our support of other local ministries for the poor and incarcerated, this scholarship program seeks to build on spiritual transformation in prison by using education to restore prisoners to the community and church as positive contributing members, bearing witness that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power.

If you would like to participate or support this ministry, or would like more information please call (757-545-0383) or email:



SNCCC is looking for persons who demonstrate in their scholarship application and correspondence a genuine desire to serve the Lord and be restored to their community as positive, contributing members.

You should apply by April 15 or October 15 for the following semester.  First-time applicants should initially only apply for one or two courses.  After completing these courses with at least a 3.0 GPA (waiver only by Deacon Board), the Scholarship Committee will consider future funding requests based on need and availability of funds.

The two main forms you will need are:



This scholarship will be funded entirely by donations made to SNCCC specified for this purpose.  Contributions should be directed to South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church (SNCCC), with the Prison Ministry Scholarship Fund clearly noted.

Donors may express a preference but, in every case, via its Scholarship Committee and Deacon Board, SNCCC will retain full control of the donated funds, and discretion as to their use, so as to insure that they will be used to carry out the established functions and purposes of this scholarship in particular, and Church in general. This will allow the Church to maintain its fiduciary and legal responsibilities and ensure the donations remain tax deductible for the contributor.

Donations should be made out to SNCCC (Prison Ministry Scholarship) and sent to:

South Norfolk Congregational Christian Church
1030 Jackson Avenue
Chesapeake, Virginia 23324

For further information, contact SNCCC at 757-545-0383 and/or email:


RECIDIVISM is “habitual relapse into crime.”  One recent study showed that over two-thirds of released prisoners were re-arrested within 3 years.  Consistently, post-secondary education has been shown to be one of the most successful & cost-effective method of preventing crime.

Another study showed that “simply attending school behind bars reduces the likelihood of re-incarceration by 29%.”  Others have shown recidivism rates drop: under 15% for an associates degree; under 10% for a bachelors degree; to 0% for a masters degree!

Web Resources: 


Further Reading:

  • “Education as Crime Prevention: The Case for Reinstating Pell Grant Eligibility for the Incarcerated” by Daniel Karpowitz and Max Kenner
  • U.S. Department of Education, “The Three State Recidivism Study”. Steurer, Smith and Tracy, 1997.
  • Bard Prison Initiative, Bard College, P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 (
  • “Review of Various Outcome Studies Relating Prison Education to Reduced Recidivism,” Tracy et al., Windham School System, State of Texas, 1994.

Chesapeake Area Shelter Team

CASTChesapeake Area Shelter Team (CAST) is the community of faith providing overnight winter shelter for the homeless in the city of Chesapeake. CAST launched on January 2, 2013.

Each scheduled week of CAST, there is one church location for homeless guests to receive shelter, meals, resources, and fellowship. There is  one intake sites (off-site from church) where guests are cleared for the CAST program then transported by a CAST-arranged bus.

Homeless in their own cars are also welcomed to the intake process and follow the bus to the host church. Police presence ensures a safe environment. Rules include no drinking, no drugs, no sex offenders (database checked), and no smoking (church option).


Soup Kitchen

6 pm Mondays

Enjoy a message from God’s Word and a meal together with any that choose to come from our church and neighborhood.

We have a different team for each Monday of the month that prepares and serves a meal, hosts, and cleans up.

Overseas Missions

In addition to local missions work, our Church is dedicated to supporting a number of missionary groups reaching around the world.

pioneer logoPioneers (AmeriTribes) – The purpose of AmeriTribes is to facilitate the planting of strong, reproducing native churches.  We accomplish this by building relationships through meeting the felt needs leading to evangelism and discipleship of tribal peoples of the Americas.


logo-anamAssociation of North American Missions – ANAM as an organization exists for the purpose of assisting Member Organizations to operate with excellence, thereby maximizing their God given ministry effectiveness in reaching the lost and making disciples.   Assisting individuals find information about ministry opportunities in North America through the “Department of Media Services”.


elim logoElim Fellowship – Elim Fellowship provides assistance to missionaries and overseas outreaches, credentials for ministers, counseling for individuals and churches, and a variety of support ministries to local churches. Our purpose is to assist in the establishment of new churches, to extend the hand of fellowship to all pastors and churches, and to encourage and edify the body of Christ.


mtw-logo-colorMissions to the World – At MTW, a variety of ministries provide the foundation for our goal of advancing church-planting movements around the world.  Ministries include: Medical Missions, Second Career, StreetChild Mission International, Teaching English Ministries, & International University Ministries.


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New Tribes Missions  – Motivated by the love of Christ, and empowered by the Holy Spirit, NTM exists to assist the ministry of the local church through the mobilizing, equipping, and coordinating of missionaries to evangelize unreached people groups, translate the Scriptures, and see indigenous New Testament churches established that truly glorify God.


GTI logo2Glad Tidings India – Bringing the Glad Tidings of Christ to India by Training & Equipping the Indigenous Church.


team_logoTEAM – TEAM is an international, cross-cultural mission whose sole motive is to help plant and grow the church virtually anywhere and everywhere. TEAM offers leadership and expertise in intercultural ministry working on over 150 ministry initiatives serving and equipping over 750 TEAM missionaries with 110 plus years on the front lines.


trw logo2Trans World Radio – The purpose of Trans World Radio is to assist the Church to fulfill the command of Jesus Christ to make disciples of all peoples, and to do so by using and making available mass media to:

  1. Proclaim the Good News about Jesus to as many people as possible
  2. Instruct believers in biblical doctrine and daily Christ-like living
  3. Model our message through corporate and cooperative relationships


world team logWorld Team – World Team is a mission organization striving to glorify God by working to establish reproducing churches among the least-evangelized peoples of the world.



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Wycliff Bible Translators – A part of an international association of Wycliffe organizations dedicated to seeing God’s Word become accessible to all people in the language that speaks to their heart. In its 70-year history, Wycliffe has been involved in more than 600 translations, representing greater than 77 million people.



Local Missions

We support these groups because of the wonderful work they do for Christ and the entire Hampton Roads community.  Take the time to contact them.  Its a great an opportunity to give your time and service.

awana logoAWANA – A nondenominational ministry that assists churches in reaching children and teenagers with the gospel of Jesus Christ and training them to serve Him. They supply programs, materials and training for more than 12,000 churches in over 110 countries.


chesapeake jail logoChesapeake Jail Ministries – This organization brings restoration to those incarcerated by seeing souls saved and lives transformed by the Gospel.  To find out more, call 757-382-8399 or write: CHESAPEAKE JAIL MINISTRY, PO BOX 15075, Chesapeake, VA 23328-5075.


CEF LOGOChild Evangelism Fellowship – Founded in 1937, Child Evangelism Fellowship®, also known as CEF®, is a Bible-centered, worldwide organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the local church for Christian living. CEF has over 1,200 missionaries overseas.




Cornerstone Christian School – A non-denominational private Christian school founded in 1972, located in Chesapeake in the Indian River area (1212 Willow Avenue).


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Crisis Pregnancy Center – The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Tidewater (CPC) is a Christ-centered organization whose mission is to reach out to those women and families involved in crisis-related pregnancies offering them real help for the present, hope for the future, and healing for their past.


teen challengeTeen Challenge  – The story of how Teen Challenge started is told in the book “The Cross and the Switchblade.”  Their mission is to provide youth, adults and families with an effective and comprehensive Christian faith-based solution to life-controlling drug and alcohol problems in order to become productive members of society. By  applying biblical principles, Teen Challenge endeavors to help people become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive.  For Hampton Roads, you can contact Mid-Atlantic Teen Challenge, Inc. in Newport News at (757) 244-3733.


union missionUnion Mission Ministries – For over a century, the Union Mission has served as a beacon of light to needy people.  The Union Mission was founded in 1892 by a group of Methodist businessmen.  From its beginnings as a small shelter in downtown Norfolk, Virginia, to its present status as the capstone of eight different vital ministries in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, the Mission has remained true to its original purpose:

To aid the poor and needy;
To reform the erring;
To help those that are out of the way;
To feed the hungry;
To shelter the homeless;
To preach the gospel; and
To rescue the perishing.

Camp_Hope_Haven_DSC_6324-199x300Camp Hope Haven is a community outreach of The Union Mission Ministries and is located at 3000 North Landing Road in Virginia Beach.Camp Hope Haven has opened its arms to inner-city children of the Hampton Roads community since 1960. In a safe and wholesome country setting away from the city, boys and girls are given a chance to discover a world of hope. Camp Hope Haven provides an opportunity for fun and growth all at no cost to the child.


wears valley logoWears Valley Ranch – Wears Valley Ranch is a Christian children’s home and school that provides the Gospel of Jesus through solid Bible teaching, an individualized education and the love of carefully chosen house parents to deserving young people from crisis family situations.