Shannan McEowen and the Open Table Ministry

By , | June 21st, 2017|

If you look around a Chase Oaks campus on Sunday morning, chances are you won't notice anyone who looks obviously poverty stricken.  Yet poverty and need is all too real in our community and our church.  Ask Shannan McEowen. For the past six years, Shannan and her family have been involved in a program called Open Table. [...]

A Kingdom Investment Reaps Huge Returns!

By , Contributing Writer| June 16th, 2017|

If you were at Chase Oaks Church about six years ago, you may remember the service when our pastors gave some volunteers from the congregation $100 each and challenged them to invest it as they saw fit for God’s kingdom. This was to be a modern-day application of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14–30). [...]

2gether We Made Great Impact!

By , Contributing Writer| May 5th, 2017|

In true Chase Oaks style, We Don’t Go It Alone when We Glow in the Dark! Instead of building separate programs to meet community needs, we reach into places of need by offering our resources and support to those people and organizations who are already effectively doing the work necessary to address a specific need. [...]

My New Normal Started at the Chase Oaks Family Center

By , Contributing Writer| February 27th, 2017|

It’s an amazing blessing to see what God can do when you choose to follow and serve Him. I knew I had to find a new normal. While I was gone, changes at my previous church resulted in fewer people my age and stage of life to connect with. I started looking for another church [...]

BEST Kids Program is the Best!

By , Contributing Writer| January 6th, 2017|

Mornings on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and evenings on Wednesdays, are busy at the Chase Oaks Family Center.  Over 80 students from 15+ different countries come to learn and/or strengthen their English skills through our BEST (Building English Skills Together) ESL Program.  Friends are made.  Coffee is provided.  And this year, more than any other, parents [...]

Nuevo Laredo Mission Trip

By , Contributing Writer| December 22nd, 2016|

Mission trips can take on so many different forms with a wide myriad of goals based on the needs of the destination.  Within the past few months, we saw a group go to Louisiana to help clear out the flood ravaged homes of residents.  Sometimes they take on health concerns in disease-ravaged areas; other times [...]

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 [...]

A Match Made in Heaven

By , Contributing Writer| December 8th, 2016|

We know God’s timing isn’t always ours, thus we can’t demand instant answers to our prayers. But, boy, when it occasionally happens, what a sweet kiss from God it is! After attending Chase Oaks Church for about a year, David and Cathy Billington were looking for a place to plug in and serve. They learned [...]

An Invitation to Celebrate 2gether!

By , Communications Director| November 15th, 2016|

Can you feel it in the air as the temperatures finally start to drop?  Or perhaps you smell it when you walk into a store and the scent of pine or cinnamon wafts through the air.  Yes, it’s nearly Christmas, and time for Chase Oaks Church to Celebrate 2gether!  Part of the celebration at this [...]

The Second Story—Child to Family Connection Event

By , Contributing Writer| November 10th, 2016|

At Chase Oaks Church, we are so excited about our new partnership with the Second Story, a team of churches in Collin County working together for the sake of children in need of families.  It can be overwhelming and heartbreaking to think about children who have been, for whatever reason, displaced from a stable, permanent [...]