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). [...]

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 [...]

Encounter: A World in Need

By , Contributing Writer| November 4th, 2016|

Though we all know from the words of Jesus Himself (and of course through our own experience) that this world is fallen and in need, and that it is constantly struggling and crying out, it is still a struggle to come to grips with the stark reality of seeing lives shattered. In what is beginning [...]

Ethiopia Needs Our Prayers

By , External Ministries Pastor| October 7th, 2016|

Since 2007 Chase Oaks has had a partnership serving the people of northwestern Ethiopia. It has been an extremely successful partnership in many ways. We’ve supported somewhere around 140 church planters moving into villages, bringing the Gospel into places where no followers of Jesus lived. All but 25 of those churches are now self-sustaining! We’re [...]

Showing Compassion Through the Years

By , Contributing Writer| September 16th, 2016|

Kidzone and Student Ministries on all the Chase Oaks campuses and The Harbor (our ReNew ministry for Students) collectively support 16 Compassion Kids through our partnership with Compassion International. Compassion International is a Christ-centered, child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, [...]

2016 Summer Mission Trips Recap

By , Contributing Writer| August 29th, 2016|

Melissa Bunce Summer is a great time for families to break out of their normal routines and experience life in a fresh way.  Over the past few months, three teams of incredible Chase Oakers did just that by participating in our short-term summer mission trips.  Through their faithful service, they were able to [...]

Student Summer Recap 2016

By , Student Ministry Pastor| August 16th, 2016|

Michael Yielding When the summer finally fizzles out and school cranks back up here in a few weeks, I bet most students won't make it to the lunch bell without already thinking and dreaming about being out of school next summer. And while that may sound silly, it's simply a fact of life: [...]