Five Simple Ways to Love Our Neighbors This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 13th, 2017|

When is the last time you opened your door to a group of Christmas carolers singing your favorite Christmas songs? When is the last time you opened your door to receive a bag of treats that made you excited to open? When is the last time you opened your door to a neighbor reaching out [...]

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 [...]

How to Neighbor During the Christmas Season

By , External Ministries Pastor| November 30th, 2017|

The Christmas “season” spans a length of time that seems to change depending with whom you are talking. We all know the people who love the fact that lights and decorations go up, and Christmas music about Jesus’ birth and sleigh rides begins well before that “other” holiday near the end of November. There are [...]

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 [...]

Three Ways to Celebrate 2gether This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| November 15th, 2017|

When the Christmas music starts playing on the radio, Christmas movies start airing on Hallmark, and ugly Christmas sweaters hit the shelves at Target, it is time for Chase Oaks Church to Celebrate 2gether. While the Christmas season can bring fond memories of decorating the tree, baking cookies, and wrapping presents with our families, it [...]

Five Ways to Show Appreciation on Veterans Day

By , Copy Editor| November 8th, 2017|

Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11. Most of us know about Veterans Day because it is another day our banks are closed. But it is more than a bank holiday. It is a day we celebrate and honor the men and women who dedicated their lives to serving our country. While Memorial Day [...]

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 [...]

Halloween: A Time to Be a Good Neighbor

By , External Ministries Pastor| October 18th, 2017|

Think about your neighborhood. Now, think of that one neighbor that always seems to go the extra mile. The one that invites us over to dinner when we first move into the neighborhood, that stops by to see how we are doing from time to time, or that is always there for us when we [...]

New Series Starting: Tribe

By , Communications Pastor| August 18th, 2016|

Several years ago, my family and I moved to Hesston, Kansas—a small town just north of Wichita. In our first weeks and months there, as we tried to learn about the town and its people, we heard over and over about the great tornado that hit that community some 25 years earlier. On March 13, [...]

Answering the Call

By , Contributing Writer| August 12th, 2016|

When you are willing to serve, God provides you opportunities to do so.  Don Proeschel, a fellow Chase Oaker, not only answers the call to serve, but creates opportunities for others to serve as well.  Upon joining Chase Oaks five years ago, Don quickly entrenched himself in the youth ministry with the goal of role [...]