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 [...]

An Encounter in Colorado

By , Contributing Writer| August 22nd, 2017|

I checked my phone for the twelfth time in a half hour, the hundredth over the last six hours. My shoulders drooped as did the corners of my mouth—no text message. I calculate the time frame in my mind once again. “Let’s see…she likely received her phone around 7:00 a.m.…they’ve been driving for approximately seven [...]

Jóvenes Chase Oaks Making an Impact

By , Contributing Writer| February 9th, 2017|

Jóvenes Chase Oaks (JCO) has been a life-changing experience for me.  Many people might think it’s an exaggeration when I say that it’s completely changed my outlook on the world—but it has!  When I first joined JCO, it was summertime, and I was going through a tough time.  But when I got to meet [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]