Connecting with Community: The Tale of the Christmas Brunch Bunch

By , Contributing Writer| November 1st, 2017|

As Chase Oakers, we often hear the phrase “make a difference,” which makes us think of traveling across the world for mission trips. But one easy way for Chase Oakers to make a difference is to connect with our community this holiday season. This is exactly what one Chase Oaks family does every year. Here [...]

Growing in Service

By , Contributing Writer| September 13th, 2017|

Each of us has gifts, and as good stewards of those gifts, we serve others. To help us be good stewards, Chase Oaks Church provides a variety of opportunities to meet individual needs and interests in every season of life to serve our fellow Chase Oakers and our community. Due to these opportunities, Sherrie and [...]

An Encounter in Colorado

By , Contributing Writer| August 22nd, 2017|

I checked my phone for the twelfth time in a half hour, the hundredth over the last six hours. My shoulders drooped as did the corners of my mouth—no text message. I calculate the time frame in my mind once again. “Let’s see…she likely received her phone around 7:00 a.m.…they’ve been driving for approximately seven [...]

The Transforming Power of LifeGroups

By , Contributing Writer| January 24th, 2017|

Marriage between a man and a woman is a holy covenant, a God-ordained relationship that He likens to His relationship with the church.  Holy or not, anyone with any experience with marriage knows it is hard work even in the best of circumstances.  Throw in a stressor or two, and a marriage can easily end [...]

Partnering with a Purpose!

By , Contributing Writer| December 14th, 2016|

Visit with me, if you will, the West Campus of Plano Community Homes.  We’ll step inside the activity room where preparations are underway for the second annual Pumpkin Decorating Bash for the residents of this low-income senior living community.  The furniture in the room is sparse and well worn, but accommodates the residents for group [...]

Answering the Call

By , Contributing Writer| August 12th, 2016|

When you are willing to serve, God provides you opportunities to do so.  Don Proeschel, a fellow Chase Oaker, not only answers the call to serve, but creates opportunities for others to serve as well.  Upon joining Chase Oaks five years ago, Don quickly entrenched himself in the youth ministry with the goal of role [...]