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 [...]

Meet Richardson Campus Kidzone Director Brooke Peterson

By , Copy Editor| July 15th, 2018|

This fall, we are excited about launching our new Richardson Campus in such an amazing community. Along with seeing how God uses our new campus to make a difference in the Richardson community, we are also getting excited as we get our staff ready to go by the launch date. Kidzone Director Brooke Peterson has [...]

How to Navigate the Single Mom Life

By , Copy Editor| May 10th, 2018|

The United States Census Bureau reports that approximately 23% of children under the age of 18 live with a single mother. This is the second most common family arrangement in the U.S. (behind two-parent households). Although almost one-quarter of our children are living with a single mom, we often overlook them in our neighborhoods, in [...]

Overcoming Disillusionment with the Church

By , Contributing Writer| April 11th, 2018|

What is Disillusionment? Have you ever been to Las Vegas? What enters your mind when you think of that city? Glitter? Glamour? Gambling? Though Vegas itself holds very little appeal to us, my wife and I now visit occasionally because our son and his wife live there. On our last visit, I saw an advertisement [...]

What Is Good About Good Friday?

By , Copy Editor| March 29th, 2018|

The Confusion of Good Friday Good Friday is the day Christ-followers observe Jesus Christ’s death on a cross. It is the Friday before Easter. Some denominations hold special services to commemorate Jesus’ crucifixion while other denominations hold regular Easter services throughout Easter weekend. Whether you observe Good Friday or not, you might wonder why we [...]

The Woodbridge Journey from Past to Present

By , | March 27th, 2018|

Our family jumped in with both feet when invited by Former Campus Pastor Jason Williams to be part of the new campus in the Murphy/Sachse/Wylie area. We had heard rumors for years that the next campus would be in our community. When it became a reality, we were thrilled! It was about three-and-a-half years ago [...]

Ten Things to Know About Our Woodbridge Campus Pastor

By , Copy Editor| March 14th, 2018|

Woodbridge Campus Pastor Craig Rush is going to let you in on a few secrets as he prepares for the grand opening of his campus' new location. Dedicated to the Murphy/Wylie/Sachse community, he is excited for the opening of Woodbridge Campus’ new location in Sachse, TX. Before our grand opening, here are the top ten [...]