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 [...]

The Transforming Power of LifeGroups

By , Contributing Writer| January 24th, 2017|

Marriage between a man and a woman is a holy covenant, a God-ordained relationship that He likens to His relationship with the church.  Holy or not, anyone with any experience with marriage knows it is hard work even in the best of circumstances.  Throw in a stressor or two, and a marriage can easily end [...]

Partnering with a Purpose!

By , Contributing Writer| December 14th, 2016|

Visit with me, if you will, the West Campus of Plano Community Homes.  We’ll step inside the activity room where preparations are underway for the second annual Pumpkin Decorating Bash for the residents of this low-income senior living community.  The furniture in the room is sparse and well worn, but accommodates the residents for group [...]

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 [...]

Serving the CITY in Our City

By , Contributing Writer| July 22nd, 2016|

This past April/May was an amazing time during the Chase Oaks “Make A Difference 2gether” campaign, where everyone was asked to give $22 dollars, 2 bags of groceries, and 2 hours of service time (with most people giving far more of their time than that) at a variety of community projects.  One of those projects [...]

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 [...]