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 [...]

Now I Know Why They Call It, “Men’s Blast”!

By , Groups Pastor| October 13th, 2016|

What an awesome time we had this year at the multi-campus Men's Retreat called Men’s Blast.  The weekend started off with an intense test of manliness as the cabins battled it out in a surprise Ikea furniture building contest (real men don’t need directions), and it’s a good thing because we secretly pulled them out [...]

The Measure of a Man: An Updated Classic

By , Communications Director| October 13th, 2016|

There are multiplied thousands of books published every year. However, very few stay in print—especially for years!  “The Measure of a Man” is one of those exceptions. It has never gone out of print for over 40 years! This amazing publishing story began in 1973! Dr. Gene Getz (Chase Oaks’ founding pastor) had just launched [...]