Transformation of a Tattoo Artist: Letting Go and Letting God

By , Copy Editor| September 26th, 2017|

Tattooing is more than just an art form. It is a lifestyle. To promote their work, tattoo artists spend their time traveling and attending events and parties. Promotions and parties expose many artists to alcohol and drugs, making them susceptible to addiction. Captivated by the artist’s lifestyle, Tattoo Artist Mikie Hansen became entangled in the [...]

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 [...]

Redemption of a T-shirt

By , Contributing Writer| May 2nd, 2017|

When Rich left his AC/DC T-shirt with me in Nashville, he did it with purpose. A month before we committed to date exclusively, God made it clear that Rich had moved to Nashville to escape his past. It was time to stop running and step forward in his faith to face the pains of his [...]

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

By , Contributing Writer| April 13th, 2017|

As I reflect on what filled my heart and mind as I pondered each station or point of reference, I'm forced to consider, for me this wasn't simply an historical journey remembering the steps of Jesus, this was a personal pilgrimage which followed the footsteps of my own life. From the outset, when considering the [...]

Trapped Royalty Gains Freedom

By , Contributing Writer| March 17th, 2017|

Eight months after I decided to pursue becoming a licensed minister, everything important to me was snatched away. My close friend battling cancer got a bad report. After we prayed, I said to myself, “I need to see her next week.” But next week never came. She passed away two days later. After her death, [...]

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 [...]

The Transforming Power of LifeGroups

By , Contributing Writer| January 24th, 2017|

Marriage between a man and a woman is a holy covenant, a God-ordained relationship that He likens to His relationship with the church.  Holy or not, anyone with any experience with marriage knows it is hard work even in the best of circumstances.  Throw in a stressor or two, and a marriage can easily end [...]

Sticking with Chase Oaks

By , Contributing Writer| October 24th, 2016|

My name is Alondra Almaguer, or for those who know me at the En Español campus, I’m the “Coffee Lady.” I’ve been a regular attender of Chase Oaks En Español for the past couple of years, but this is my story of how Chase Oaks made a difference in my life and stuck with me [...]

The Measure of a Man: An Updated Classic

By , Contributing Writer| October 13th, 2016|

There are multiplied thousands of books published every year. However, very few stay in print—especially for years!  “The Measure of a Man” is one of those exceptions. It has never gone out of print for over 40 years! This amazing publishing story began in 1973! Dr. Gene Getz (Chase Oaks’ founding pastor) had just launched [...]

A Simple Email Reply that Made All the Difference

By , Contributing Writer| September 20th, 2016|

Just over 10 months ago, I arrived at DFW airport with two sleep deprived children and over 10 pieces of luggage to reunite with my husband, Justin. We’d left Johannesburg, South Africa over 24 hours before; endured an 11-hour flight to London (with one child sick all the way), a 4-hour layover and a 9-hour [...]