How We Can Make a Difference 2gether

By , External Ministries Pastor| April 1st, 2018|

The grass is turning green, blossoms are sprouting, and leaves on the trees are pushing through the bare twigs we’ve been looking at since the leaves fell to the ground. I love springtime for all it brings: renewed life and beauty as I look into the distance and see the forest coming alive again! It [...]

How to Neighbor During the Christmas Season

By , External Ministries Pastor| November 30th, 2017|

The Christmas “season” spans a length of time that seems to change depending with whom you are talking. We all know the people who love the fact that lights and decorations go up, and Christmas music about Jesus’ birth and sleigh rides begins well before that “other” holiday near the end of November. There are [...]

Halloween: A Time to Be a Good Neighbor

By , External Ministries Pastor| October 18th, 2017|

Think about your neighborhood. Now, think of that one neighbor that always seems to go the extra mile. The one that invites us over to dinner when we first move into the neighborhood, that stops by to see how we are doing from time to time, or that is always there for us when we [...]

Jordan Refugee Crisis March 2017 Report

By , External Ministries Pastor| April 27th, 2017|

Syria is now in its seventh year of civil war with a total of over 400,000 dead and 6 million Syrians displaced. And refugees continue to enter Jordan, a safe place. Reports from fighting around Mosul in Iraq indicate that possibly 20,000 more refugees may be on the way to resource-stretched Jordan. Our trip in March [...]

Ethiopia Needs Our Prayers

By , External Ministries Pastor| October 7th, 2016|

Since 2007 Chase Oaks has had a partnership serving the people of northwestern Ethiopia. It has been an extremely successful partnership in many ways. We’ve supported somewhere around 140 church planters moving into villages, bringing the Gospel into places where no followers of Jesus lived. All but 25 of those churches are now self-sustaining! We’re [...]

Refugee Crisis Update

By , External Ministries Pastor| July 7th, 2016|

After a recent trip to Jordan this past May, Jeff shared about what he and a few others who traveled with him learned firsthand about the tragic refugee crisis happening in that region of the world.  As bleak as the news was, it was not without hope.  And Jeff invited Chase Oakers to give toward [...]