About Us

Growing Thru Grace is the radio Bible teaching ministry of Jack Abeelen, pastor of Morningstar Christian Chapel in Whittier, California.

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If you are in the neighborhood we would love to have you come for a visit.  Please check our main Church web site at www.MorningstarCC.Org for driving directions and service times.

The Growing Thru Grace Chapel store is the web-based version of our brick and mortar Chapel Store located at Morningstar Christian Chapel.

All proceeds from The Growing Thru Grace Chapel Store on the web, and the Morningstar Chapel Store are used to support the Growing Thru Grace radio and video outreach of Morningstar Christian Chapel.

picThe Chapel Store, located at Morningstar Christian Chapel in Whittier, California, is a full-service bookstore open to the community 7 days a week. A wide selection of Biblically sound books, Bibles, commentaries and reference materials are available along with books on a variety of topics that are of interest to believers and to those who desire to know the Lord. In addition, The Chapel Store carries a complete selection of meaningful gifts, greeting cards, witness wear, music, Christian art and more.

Chapel Store Pic The Chapel Store is committed to providing Christ-centered, Bible-based resources at the lowest possible prices. Books and Bibles are sold at 15% less than the suggested retail price. Most other items are about 10% less than retail.

The Chapel Store is located on the southwest corner of the church property on the corner of Leffingwell Road and First Avenue. Parking is available and accessible by entering any of the three entrances off of Leffingwell Road.

Bookstore Hours
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

10:00AM - 7:00pm
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday Before and after services
Phone: 562-943-0357

What We Believe

Growing Thru Grace is the radio outreach ministry of Morningstar Christian Chapel, Whittier, California featuring the Bible teaching ministry of Pastor Jack Abeelen, Senior Pastor. Morningstar began in April of 1985 as a Calvary Chapel outreach fellowship. Presently, it is church home to almost 3,000 folks.

We Believe in the Bible as the inspired, inerrant Word of God, by which all things are given to us pertaining to life and godliness (2Pe. 1:3). We, therefore place a great priority on knowing God through the study of His Word.

We Believe that God sent His only Son, Jesus, to atone for the sins of men by dying on the cross as their substitute, so that anyone placing their faith in Him (Eph. 2:8-9) and being born again (Jn. 3:3-5), can receive forgiveness and the gift of everlasting life (Jn. 3:16).

We Believe that we have been created for God's pleasure (Rev. 4:11) and as His Church are to worship Him as an expression of our love (Ps. 95:6). Our worship must be spiritual (Jn. 4:24) and is expressed through our singing, praying, giving, and obedience to His Lordship in our lives. We look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we are truly worshipping Him.

We Believe in the fellowship (koinonia) of all true believers in Christ (1Jn. 1:3, 1Co. 1:9). We place high priority on the gathering of the Body of Christ together to provoke one another to love and good works (Heb. 10:24). We understand the importance of body ministry, each individual doing their part for the whole body, and thus every need being met.

We Believe in the need for discipleship and training for the perfecting of the saints and for the work of the ministry (Eph. 4:12). The church has been called to go out and make disciples. Following Jesus and serving Him requires both sacrifice and commitment (Lk. 9:59-62). Training is being equipped and not just educated or informed.

Morningstar Christian Chapel has been formed as a fellowship of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and become conformed to His image by the power of the Holy Spirit.

We are not a denominational fellowship, nor are we opposed to denominations as such, only their over-emphasis of the doctrinal differences that have led to division in the Body of Christ.

We Believe that the only true basis for Christian Fellowship is His (Agape) love, which is greater than any differences we possess and without which we have no right to call ourselves Christians.