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 [...]

In the Wake of the Storm: A Look at the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Beaumont, Texas

By , | October 11th, 2017|

On Friday, August 25, Hurricane Harvey landed in Texas, devastating Houston and the surrounding cities as it dumped substantial amounts of rain on the residents and their homes and businesses over the next several days. Shortly after the storm, many organizations, churches, and individuals worked together to coordinate Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to assist residents [...]

Transformation in Unexpected Places

By , Copy Editor| September 19th, 2017|

Come as you are. Be transformed. Make a difference. Chase Oaker Katie Motley grew up hearing these statements at church. However, she would not completely understand the connection between “be transformed” and “make a difference” until she made a decision that changed the trajectory of her life. Katie Motley has been attending Chase Oaks Church [...]

Growing in Service

By , Contributing Writer| September 13th, 2017|

Each of us has gifts, and as good stewards of those gifts, we serve others. To help us be good stewards, Chase Oaks Church provides a variety of opportunities to meet individual needs and interests in every season of life to serve our fellow Chase Oakers and our community. Due to these opportunities, Sherrie and [...]

Reporting from Romania

By , En Español Campus Pastor| August 29th, 2017|

My trip to Romania began the moment I entered the airport and experienced typical travel problems: flight delays and bad weather. I was supposed to leave on Friday afternoon from DFW airport, but after being at the airport for seven hours, we never left. Finally, on Saturday, I was seated in the very last seat [...]

Chase Oaks En Español—Where We Belong

By , Contributing Writer| July 12th, 2017|

It’s interesting that God would have me write this now. My nest has just become half-empty. I have to trust God will take care of my now, adult children and what we have planted over the years will grow and help them continue living in the faith we taught them. A big part of that [...]

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. [...]