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 [...]

Young Life: Building Relationships at Sloan Creek Campus

By , | October 25th, 2017|

As adults, choosing to leave margin for building relationships can be incredibly difficult in our busy lives. We tend to get overstretched trying to keep up with our fast-paced culture. Oftentimes, we wish we had more time in the day to prioritize relationships. But what if we already know how to find the joy in [...]

Finding New Health with ReNew

By , | October 4th, 2017|

When most of us think of our health, we think of our resolutions to buy all organic produce, to work out at the gym, and to schedule our next physical. Oftentimes, we forget about our spiritual health. We forget that we need to take time to renew our minds and spirits as well as our [...]

Transformation of a Tattoo Artist: Letting Go and Letting God

By , Copy Editor| September 26th, 2017|

Tattooing is more than just an art form. It is a lifestyle. To promote their work, tattoo artists spend their time traveling and attending events and parties. Promotions and parties expose many artists to alcohol and drugs, making them susceptible to addiction. Captivated by the artist’s lifestyle, Tattoo Artist Mikie Hansen became entangled in the [...]

Transformation in Unexpected Places

By , Copy Editor| September 19th, 2017|

Come as you are. Be transformed. Make a difference. Chase Oaker Katie Motley grew up hearing these statements at church. However, she would not completely understand the connection between “be transformed” and “make a difference” until she made a decision that changed the trajectory of her life. Katie Motley has been attending Chase Oaks Church [...]

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 [...]

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

By , Contributing Writer| April 13th, 2017|

As I reflect on what filled my heart and mind as I pondered each station or point of reference, I'm forced to consider, for me this wasn't simply an historical journey remembering the steps of Jesus, this was a personal pilgrimage which followed the footsteps of my own life. From the outset, when considering the [...]

Trapped Royalty Gains Freedom

By , Contributing Writer| March 17th, 2017|

Eight months after I decided to pursue becoming a licensed minister, everything important to me was snatched away. My close friend battling cancer got a bad report. After we prayed, I said to myself, “I need to see her next week.” But next week never came. She passed away two days later. After her death, [...]

Jóvenes Chase Oaks Making an Impact

By , Contributing Writer| February 9th, 2017|

Jóvenes Chase Oaks (JCO) has been a life-changing experience for me.  Many people might think it’s an exaggeration when I say that it’s completely changed my outlook on the world—but it has!  When I first joined JCO, it was summertime, and I was going through a tough time.  But when I got to meet [...]