Neighboring in the Summer: Shade or Shine

By , External Ministries Pastor| June 20th, 2018|

At Chase Oaks Church, we’ve talked a lot about the art of neighboring--basically, being a good neighbor. The kind of neighbor that everyone in the neighborhood knows is friendly, caring, and hospitable. The ones that seem to always be the instigators of neighborhood gatherings whether around special holidays or random events. The neighbor everyone knows [...]

How to Be an Advocate in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| May 30th, 2018|

What is an advocate? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an advocate is “one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group.” Lately, we have seen a lot of advocates in the media. For example, many female celebrities such as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, and Reese Witherspoon have been outspoken about sexual harassment [...]

Serving the Woodbridge Community to Make a Difference 2gether

By , Copy Editor| April 19th, 2018|

Serving the Community Throughout the month of April, Chase Oaks organizes Make a Difference 2gether where each campus works to bring awareness to the needs of our community and to provide opportunities to love and serve others. Although we set aside a month for serving, Chase Oaks continues their mission to meet the deepest needs [...]

Three Ways We Can Impact Our Community 2gether

By , Copy Editor| April 13th, 2018|

Throughout the month of April, Chase Oaks Legacy Campus will partner with local schools and organizations to meet the needs of our community. Chase Oakers will be coming together with family, friends, neighbors, and LifeGroups to serve others. Here are a few ways you can get involved to impact our community with us! 1. Feed [...]

Overcoming Disillusionment with the Church

By , Contributing Writer| April 11th, 2018|

What is Disillusionment? Have you ever been to Las Vegas? What enters your mind when you think of that city? Glitter? Glamour? Gambling? Though Vegas itself holds very little appeal to us, my wife and I now visit occasionally because our son and his wife live there. On our last visit, I saw an advertisement [...]

How to Make a Difference 2gether in the Woodbridge Community

By , Copy Editor| April 8th, 2018|

Chase Oaks Church strives to love and to serve our local community by meeting its deepest needs. One way we do this every year is through Make a Difference 2gether. Throughout the month of April, each of our campuses will have numerous opportunities for everyone to get involved in Make a Difference 2gether. Three Ways [...]

How We Can Make a Difference 2gether

By , External Ministries Pastor| April 1st, 2018|

The grass is turning green, blossoms are sprouting, and leaves on the trees are pushing through the bare twigs we’ve been looking at since the leaves fell to the ground. I love springtime for all it brings: renewed life and beauty as I look into the distance and see the forest coming alive again! It [...]

The Woodbridge Journey from Past to Present

By , | March 27th, 2018|

Our family jumped in with both feet when invited by Former Campus Pastor Jason Williams to be part of the new campus in the Murphy/Sachse/Wylie area. We had heard rumors for years that the next campus would be in our community. When it became a reality, we were thrilled! It was about three-and-a-half years ago [...]

Reflections on the Stations of the Cross

By , Contributing Writer| March 22nd, 2018|

As I reflect on what filled my heart and mind as I pondered the Stations of the Cross, I'm forced to consider: for me, this wasn't simply an historical journey remembering the steps of Jesus; this was a personal pilgrimage following the footsteps of my own life. From the outset, when considering the Stations of [...]

From Ashes to Beauty: A Story of Transformation

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2018|

What is Transformation? Transformation has multiple applications. Scientifically, animals undergo metamorphosis, elements change through nuclear processes, and cells alter genetically by introducing plasma. Transformation in the spiritual realm, although perhaps not visible, is equally, if not more, impactful. Spiritually, a person’s sacred life can undergo a fundamental change. In the Bible, transformation means not to [...]