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. [...]

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 [...]