How Does God Speak to Us?

By , Contributing Writer| July 16th, 2019|

Whether we have been Christ-followers most of our lives or we are new to the church, most of us wonder, “How does God speak to us? How can I hear His voice?” In John 10:27 (NLT), Jesus said, “My sheep listen to my voice…” The implications are manifold, but the point is it shouldn’t be [...]

Seven Common Questions About Baptism

By , Copy Editor| July 13th, 2019|

If you grew up in the church, you have probably heard or experienced some type of baptism—whether it was watching a Christ-follower be immersed in water or attending a baby’s christening. But if you are new to Christianity or you just recently came back to church, you might have a lot of questions about baptism, [...]

How to Cope with Anxiety

By , Contributing Writer| July 11th, 2019|

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States every year. And research shows that anxiety among Americans is increasing every day. Whether you or a loved one is dealing with anxiety, we have a few [...]

Four Ways SchoolZone Supports Our Community

By , Copy Editor| July 4th, 2019|

SchoolZone supports our community by providing supplies for students and teachers in our local schools and by providing opportunities to love and connect with families in our community. Last year, Chase Oakers and our community came together to support local schools through SchoolZone. We helped provide school supplies for 342 children and classroom supplies for [...]

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Finding Connection and Community in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| July 2nd, 2019|

We were created for community. We were not meant to journey through life alone. But sometimes, finding connection and community can be difficult because it can be hard to find people with whom we can connect and build authentic, healthy relationships. During the season of Love Does The Unexpected, Chase Oaker Ginny Andrews took a [...]

Four Fun Facts About the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| July 2nd, 2019|

The Fourth of July, known as Independence Day, is a federal holiday that marks when we declared our independence from Great Britain through the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Today, on Independence Day, we celebrate our freedom with family, friends, food, fun, and fireworks. So, to kick off the celebration, here are four fun [...]