What Is Advent?

By , Contributing Writer| November 27th, 2018|

What Is Advent? Most of us who grew up in today’s churches may not be familiar with Advent. Advent is from the Latin word coming. It is the period observed in Christian churches leading up to Christmas. It includes the four preceding Sundays to Christmas. This year it will begin on Sunday, December 2, and [...]

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 [...]

How Domestic Violence Impacts Our Community

By , ReNew Director| October 25th, 2018|

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which first began in 1981 and was started by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence as a Day of Unity to connect battered women’s advocates across the country. Domestic violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse, or relationship abuse) is defined as a pattern of behaviors [...]

Getting Ready for the Richardson Campus Grand Opening

By , Copy Editor| October 4th, 2018|

As the Richardson Campus Grand Opening draws near, the Richardson Team is getting ready to create a “come as you are” environment where people can be transformed and make a difference in our community! They would love to invite you to get to know more about their team and their campus, so you can feel [...]

Q Commons 2018: The Power of We

By , Legacy Campus Adult Ministry Pastor| October 2nd, 2018|

What Is Q Commons? Q Commons is a two-hour event that connects national and local leaders to neighbors and friends in your community for a conversation on how we can advance good thinking, action, and virtue in a tumultuous culture. Q Commons is known for doing more than just asserting opinions. It is known for [...]

Three Myths About Sex in Marriage

By , Pastor of Pastoral Care| September 19th, 2018|

Disclaimer: The following blog is written using generalities. It may not apply to every man, woman, or couple. Further, it is written with a typical, emotionally, and physically safe marriage in mind. If you are in a sexually or physically abusive relationship, please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233 or National [...]

Loving My Neighborhood

By , Contributing Writer| June 27th, 2018|

What Is Love? When we think of ways to impact our neighborhood, we should think about how to love our neighbors. But what is love? How do you define love? Is it a feeling? An emotional response to a given stimulus? When your mouth is full of your favorite dessert, it is dripping down your [...]

Reasons Why We Celebrate Father’s Day

By , Copy Editor| June 17th, 2018|

Father’s Day is a time for children and for spouses to celebrate the men in their life. For children, it is a day to let their fathers know how much they appreciate them. For wives, it is a day to let their husbands know how much they love him and appreciate his hard work as [...]

The Impact of Making a Difference 2gether

By , Copy Editor| May 24th, 2018|

Making a Difference 2gether In April, Chase Oakers and the surrounding communities made an impact through Make a Difference 2gether. Throughout the month, volunteers completed various service projects to help people in need and to beautify our local schools, people donated bags of groceries to fill the needs of our local food pantries, and Chase [...]

Serving the Woodbridge Community to Make a Difference 2gether

By , Copy Editor| April 19th, 2018|

Serving the Community Throughout the month of April, Chase Oaks organizes Make a Difference 2gether where each campus works to bring awareness to the needs of our community and to provide opportunities to love and serve others. Although we set aside a month for serving, Chase Oaks continues their mission to meet the deepest needs [...]