What It Means to Be Generous

By , Contributing Writer| February 20th, 2019|

A Matter of the Heart In Mark 8, Jesus tells His disciples about His impending suffering, death, and resurrection. Peter, unable to even begin to comprehend something so terrible, takes Jesus aside, seeking to correct His "misunderstanding" of future events. But to Peter's surprise, Jesus tells Peter he's taking his cues from Satan and "seeing [...]

Three Reasons Why Healthy Community Is Important

By , Contributing Writer| February 13th, 2019|

From the beginning of our creation, we see healthy community at work. When God created us, He said “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26). God lives in community as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And when He created us, He realized, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I [...]

Walk Through Hope’s Gate This Valentine’s Day

By , Contributing Writer| February 7th, 2019|

Hope’s Gate is so much more than jewelry. It’s jewelry with a story, jewelry crafted by souls with painful pasts, jewelry that makes a difference by “bringing hope to orphans, victims of human trafficking, and the world’s most vulnerable.” The Birth of a Vision Hope’s Gate was founded in 2011 by visionaries Patty and Bruce [...]

Three Ways to Celebrate MLK Day

By , Copy Editor| January 16th, 2019|

As one of the most influential and inspiring leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr., was a minister and civil rights activist that greatly impacted race relations in our country. Drawing upon his faith, King organized peaceful protests and delivered inspirational speeches, bringing messages of love, hope, and equality to all. His “I [...]

Three Simple Ways to Spread the Love This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 20th, 2018|

As the season of Advent comes to an end, it is time to take a deep breath and experience the joy of Christmas, a joy for all. One way to experience joy is to spread the love this Christmas. As we show love to others, our hearts will be filled with joy. Even though you [...]

How We Can Celebrate 2gether This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| November 18th, 2018|

When you start seeing people carry their red Starbucks cup and hearing Christmas music on the radio, you know the Christmas season is here. At Chase Oaks Church, you know it is Christmastime when our trees go up. On our trees, you will not find traditional ornaments. You will find paper ornaments with a list [...]

Why We Are Celebrating 10 Years in Ethiopia

By , External Ministries Pastor| November 13th, 2018|

Chase Oaks Church’s mission is to make a difference in our world through local and global partnerships. Throughout the last several years, we have focused our global efforts on northern Ethiopia. We have worked together with indigenous leadership to help provide for the needs of the people through self-sustaining ministries. We are excited to announce [...]

How to Make a Difference at a Local Food Pantry

By , Copy Editor| November 11th, 2018|

At Chase Oaks Church, we believe our mission is to make a difference in our community. And to make a difference, we partner with local organizations that are already doing great things around us. Our Woodbridge Campus serves the Murphy/Wylie/Sachse community alongside their local partners, Amazing Grace Food Pantry and 5 Loaves Food Pantry. If [...]

Four Ways to Connect with Our Neighbors on Halloween

By , Copy Editor| October 26th, 2018|

Whether you love Halloween or cannot wait for it to be over, it is a great night we can connect with our neighbors. What other day do we go knocking door-to-door without any awkwardness? What other day are most of the neighbors and their children running around the block at the same time? Rather than [...]

Making a Difference with New Hope Ministries

By , Contributing Writer| October 21st, 2018|

A Partnership with New Hope Ministries Making a difference is part of the Chase Oaks mission statement, and it can be done in many ways within our community. The Sloan Creek Campus partners with local ministries and businesses in the communities surrounding Allen, TX. This month, the Newby-Sampeck LifeGroup partnered with New Hope Ministries to [...]