Trusting God’s Promises During Difficult Times

By , | February 15th, 2018|

Doesn’t it feel like we face challenging times often? Do we ever say, “things are exactly how they should be”? Do we realize when they are? Why do we always seek or yearn for something more, some different season, some other job, or some stage to pass? No matter what difficult circumstances we are facing, [...]

Three Issues to Overcome to Find Our Calling

By , Groups Pastor| February 11th, 2018|

When God was calling me to something new, every sin I’d ever committed flashed before my eyes, and it was a really long flashback. The flashback was the first thing that happened when I began to digest the idea of becoming a pastor. Then, my brain started turning into mashed potatoes as I thought about [...]

How to Find Freedom in Your Finances

By , | January 31st, 2018|

My Personal Struggles with Finances I can honestly say that I don’t have a lot of common sense—especially when it comes to handling money. Looking at my life from the outside, I should have no problem with my finances. Consider the following: I’m a 40-something with over 20+ years experience in the professional, working world. [...]

How Established Can Transform Your Group

By , Copy Editor| January 25th, 2018|

We make resolutions and set goals to transform different areas in our lives. We try to exercise more and eat healthy to transform our bodies. We try to save more and spend less to transform our bank accounts. We try to spend less time on technology and spend more time with our families to transform [...]

Rose LifeGroup Outreach Event Extends Invitation to All

By , Contributing Writer| January 14th, 2018|

At the outset of our planning, it became quickly apparent that our outreach event needed the full support and cooperation of our entire LifeGroup. So, as we began, we simply brainstormed ideas to answer the basic questions: why, what, when, where, who, and how. The "why" was relatively simple—we wanted to follow the directives of [...]

Discovering Our Gifts Through Storms

By , | January 4th, 2018|

It’s not a matter if a storm is going to enter your life. It’s when. But storms do not define our lives. Rather, they provide opportunities for us to overcome adversity, which can help us discover who we are, including our gifts. “Compared to what others have gone through, the storms I have faced seem [...]

Looking Forward to Living into God’s Vision in 2018

By , Copy Editor| December 28th, 2017|

On the weekend of December 1-3, Chase Oakers came together to celebrate what God has done in and through our church and what His amazing vision is for our future. Senior Pastor Jeff Jones opened his sermon with a story about how Chase Oaks Church became the church of the no turning away—God’s church to [...]

Embracing the Other

By , | December 6th, 2017|

This past weekend, Senior Pastor Jeff Jones shared Chase Oaks Church’s vision of being a church that embraces the other rather than turning away as we try to reach the 800,000 unchurched in our community. While most of us value diversity, some of us might not know how to embrace diversity. Here is the story [...]

Reasons Why We Should Be Thankful for Replant

By , Copy Editor| November 22nd, 2017|

On Thanksgiving, many of us will reflect on our lives and find reasons to be thankful. We might even share what we are thankful for around the Thanksgiving table. As we head into the season of gratitude, let’s look at what makes Chase Oaks unique and at the reasons Chase Oakers have to be thankful [...]

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 [...]