Pick Your Partner to Make a Difference

By , Copy Editor| September 13th, 2018|

We all want to make an impact in our community and world. We want to help impoverished families, hungry and sick children, and struggling single parents. But oftentimes, life gets busy, and we struggle to find the time to serve others. Although it can be difficult, making the time to serve others can benefit our [...]

What Do You Expect When Facing the Storms of Life?

By , Contributing Writer| September 9th, 2018|

The summer following my college graduation, my wife and I did an internship at the church she attended growing up. We stayed with her parents, so our expenses were minimal, and we were excited the church was paying us $75 a week. After we'd served a number of weeks, a couple in the church offered [...]

Five Ways to Support Teachers

By , Copy Editor| July 19th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Education conducted research on teacher turnover rate and teacher satisfaction. They found nearly 50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years, and only 44% of teachers are very satisfied with their job. Oftentimes, studies cite low salaries and an overwhelming workload as reasons for a low satisfaction [...]

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 [...]