Why It’s Important to Share Our Stories

By , Contributing Writer| January 3rd, 2019|

Each of us has a story, an unraveling history spotted with shame, regret, and disappointment. Even though it can be difficult, when we share our stories, they become an invitation to allow others to know us more intimately, to understand us with more clarity, and to liberate us on levels we never imagined possible. Why [...]

Experiencing Transformation at ToyZone

By , Contributing Writer| December 5th, 2018|

In May of 2014, my family and I arrived in Plano. In December, my children received an invitation to shop at ToyZone at Chase Oaks Family Center, where we could shop at a very discounted cost. I had no idea what to expect, but I went anyway. I was amazed at what I found at [...]

Understanding the Power of Prayer

By , Contributing Writer| November 30th, 2018|

According to The Gospel Coalition, there are about 650 prayers with 450 answers to prayers recorded in the Bible. Jesus was recorded praying 25 times throughout His ministry. Paul talks about prayer 41 times. Right after creation, God Himself initiates the conversations with Adam and Eve in the garden and with Cain after he murdered [...]

Finding Joy in the Little Things This Season

By , Contributing Writer| November 21st, 2018|

Confession time: I can be a little competitive and not always about the obvious things. Sitting on my friend’s living room floor, I stared down at my latest challenge, the blank strip of paper in front of me. My LifeGroup leader was handing one to each person in the room. “I tried this a few [...]

Getting Ready for the Richardson Campus Grand Opening

By , Copy Editor| October 4th, 2018|

As the Richardson Campus Grand Opening draws near, the Richardson Team is getting ready to create a “come as you are” environment where people can be transformed and make a difference in our community! They would love to invite you to get to know more about their team and their campus, so you can feel [...]

Q Commons 2018: The Power of We

By , Legacy Campus Adult Ministry Pastor| October 2nd, 2018|

What Is Q Commons? Q Commons is a two-hour event that connects national and local leaders to neighbors and friends in your community for a conversation on how we can advance good thinking, action, and virtue in a tumultuous culture. Q Commons is known for doing more than just asserting opinions. It is known for [...]

What Do You Expect When Facing the Storms of Life?

By , Contributing Writer| September 9th, 2018|

The summer following my college graduation, my wife and I did an internship at the church she attended growing up. We stayed with her parents, so our expenses were minimal, and we were excited the church was paying us $75 a week. After we'd served a number of weeks, a couple in the church offered [...]

Finding Connection in the Richardson Community

By , Contributing Writer| August 31st, 2018|

As we get ready to launch a new campus in the Richardson community, we are finding out what Chase Oaks is all about from current Chase Oakers. They are excited for the Richardson Campus and the new opportunities it will bring to make a difference close to home. Here are what a few Chase Oakers [...]

Open Table: A Life-Changing Experience

By , | August 14th, 2018|

Richard’s Table Richard was homeless and living on the streets of Dallas. He was an army veteran and a felon. But there was a lot more to his resumé. In his 50s, tall, strong, and still healthy despite life on the street, Richard was also intelligent with a big heart. God found him in prison, [...]

The Harbor: Supporting Struggling Teens in Tough Times

By , ReNew Director| August 8th, 2018|

What is The Harbor? We all need a place where we can safely talk about the things in our lives that cause us pain. We need a place to talk through the hurts and the tough times. We may be dealing with issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, bullying, or past trauma. Sometimes, we just [...]