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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

An Invitation to Celebrate 2gether!

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

Multiplied Results

By , Contributing Writer| October 26th, 2016|

Sometimes when you do an act of service for someone in need, the act itself is the result and reward. At other times, one act breeds another which blossoms into another, and the results are multiplied much more than initially imagined. Below is a heart-warming story about the second scenario. Back in June, our Sloan [...]

Answering the Call

By , Contributing Writer| August 12th, 2016|

When you are willing to serve, God provides you opportunities to do so.  Don Proeschel, a fellow Chase Oaker, not only answers the call to serve, but creates opportunities for others to serve as well.  Upon joining Chase Oaks five years ago, Don quickly entrenched himself in the youth ministry with the goal of role [...]

Serving the CITY in Our City

By , Contributing Writer| July 22nd, 2016|

This past April/May was an amazing time during the Chase Oaks “Make A Difference 2gether” campaign, where everyone was asked to give $22 dollars, 2 bags of groceries, and 2 hours of service time (with most people giving far more of their time than that) at a variety of community projects.  One of those projects [...]

JOY in the Next Step of Faith

By , Contributing Writer| June 24th, 2016|

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10) As Jeff says frequently in his sermons, “God loves us enough to meet us where we are, but he also loves us enough to not let us stay there.” He wants to transform not only our eternity, but [...]

Connected by Grace

By , Contributing Writer| June 3rd, 2016|

In 1969, a high school Boy Scout by the name of George Lucas walked up and down the aisles at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri selling Coca Colas to the fans.  By doing so, he earned money for an upcoming trip to camp.  He was earning money in the stands where his favorite team, the Mizzou [...]