If you have any questions, we're glad to help. Here are a few answers to some of our more commonly asked questions.

What is a Bible Church? Are you part of a denomination?

Chatham is an independent church with the purpose of making disciples of Jesus Christ. We are committed to be thoroughly shaped by the Bible, which is the authoritative Word of God. We are not affiliated with a denomination. Our church is led by a team of elders who are elected by the congregation. We also pursue partnerships with other local churches to better serve our community together. Check out What We Believe to learn more about us.

Why the name "Chatham?"

The church originally started as a Presbyterian mission in 1917 on Chatham Ave. in Wellston, MO. When the congregation relocated to Hazelwood in 1967, the name followed.

How can I find out what's happening at Chatham?
You can check out what's coming up anytime on our Calendar or follow us on Facebook. You can also click any of the featured slides on our home page for more information about our latest sermon series, coming events and more.

Is your building accessible for those with physical disabilities and other needs?

Yes. We have flat entries to both the Learning Center and Worship Center. A lift (currently in process of being replaced) is available in the gym to enable those who cannot use stairs to reach the second floor. The restroom nearest the Learning Center entry is equipped with a hi-lo table for emergencies and for the convenience of special needs families. We also have a quiet room available for those needing a less stimulating space.

Are sermons or services available online if I am unable to attend this Sunday?

Our most recent messages are made available on our Sermons page. Sunday morning and special services are also streamed live on  YouTube for those who are unable to be with us in person.

What is your style of music?

We worship with a mix of traditional and contemporary music. During morning worship, we typically have a small band lead us in song.

How do you practice communion?

We take the elements of bread and grape juice, representing the body and blood of Jesus, together each week during Sunday morning worship. We practice open communion, meaning you do not need to be a member of Chatham to participate. However, in keeping with 1 Corinthians 11:20-34, we emphasize that communion is only to be taken by those who have placed their faith in Jesus and are following Him.


What are your views on baptism?

Chatham practices believer's baptism by immersion under water. It's a conscious act of obedience to the Lord's command in Matthew 28:19. Baptism itself does not bring us into relationship with God, but is an outward act of inward faith showing our identification and union with Christ. It visibly shows our death to sin (going down into the water) and rebirth in Christ (coming up again). If you’ve trusted Jesus as Lord and want to be baptized, please contact one of our leaders.

What version of the Bible do you use?

We read primarily from the English Standard Version (ESV), and copies of the ESV are available in our pews. If you do not own a Bible or know someone who needs one, please take one of the pew Bibles as our gift to you.

Can I have my wedding at Chatham?

Please see our Wedding Policy. Weddings must be booked a minimum of 6 months in advance, and you will need to contact the church office to verify available dates.

How many people do your Worship Center and Activity Center accommodate?

The Worship Center seats approximately 350 individuals, with 49 per side in the balconies and roughly 250 comfortably on the floor. Our Activity Center can hold 440 individuals with chairs only or 250 with tables and chairs.

I have a different question. Who can I ask?

We're happy to talk to you. Feel free to reach out to the church office or contact one of our leaders.