Five Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Advent

By , Copy Editor| December 3rd, 2017|

Advent season is a time of expectation as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth that changed everything—the birth of Jesus Christ. As the anticipation builds throughout the Advent season, there are many wonderful events that allow us to slow down and to spend quality time with our family and friends. There [...]

Five Thanksgiving Traditions to Start with Your Family Today

By , Copy Editor| November 19th, 2017|

Many of us can describe Thanksgiving in three words: family, football, and food. Thanksgiving is also a time for us to reflect over the last year and to be thankful for all that God has done for us. As we spend time with family, we can start traditions that will help us create special memories [...]

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 [...]

Young Life: Building Relationships at Sloan Creek Campus

By , | October 25th, 2017|

As adults, choosing to leave margin for building relationships can be incredibly difficult in our busy lives. We tend to get overstretched trying to keep up with our fast-paced culture. Oftentimes, we wish we had more time in the day to prioritize relationships. But what if we already know how to find the joy in [...]

Welcome to the Next Phase of “Elevate”

By , Contributing Writer & Elevate Ministry Director| October 12th, 2016|

If you haven’t heard, ELEVATE is a multi-church young adult ministry in Collin County. Our mission is to empower young adults toward Christian leadership, and we do that by growing in Christ, championing the local church and impacting our communities. We believe God is raising a generation who will spark revival in our country – [...]

A Simple Email Reply that Made All the Difference

By , Contributing Writer| September 20th, 2016|

Just over 10 months ago, I arrived at DFW airport with two sleep deprived children and over 10 pieces of luggage to reunite with my husband, Justin. We’d left Johannesburg, South Africa over 24 hours before; endured an 11-hour flight to London (with one child sick all the way), a 4-hour layover and a 9-hour [...]

Finding Your Tribe at Chase Oaks

By , Contributing Writer| August 27th, 2016|

In our current series, “Tribe,” we are learning about the importance of finding those deep connections with others in life that God designed us for and how these life-giving relationships help to recharge and energize us during the good times and the bad.  That’s why NOW is the perfect time to get into a LifeGroup [...]

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, [...]

Reluctant Connection Leads to Transformation

By , Contributing Writer| June 14th, 2016|

Recently I had the privilege to talk to Derik Torres, who is the Worship Leader for Chase Oaks En Español.  You may know him for his incredible vocal talent.  In the short time that he and his wife April have been a part of Chase Oaks, they are making a tremendous impact in our community. [...]

Connected by Grace

By , Contributing Writer| June 3rd, 2016|

In 1969, a high school Boy Scout by the name of George Lucas walked up and down the aisles at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri selling Coca Colas to the fans.  By doing so, he earned money for an upcoming trip to camp.  He was earning money in the stands where his favorite team, the Mizzou [...]