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The Bill Gaines Story: Finding Unexpected Love in Community

By , Copy Editor| August 12th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about making a difference in the lives of those around us in our community, our neighborhoods, and our church. After having his car totaled, Chase Oaker Bill Gaines, “Wild Bill,” was in a difficult spot. But the First Impressions Team at the Chase Oaks Legacy Campus came around Bill Gaines [...]

Finding Connection in Groups at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| August 8th, 2019|

Being a part of a healthy community can have a positive impact on our lives. At Chase Oaks, one of our DNA statements is “we don’t go it alone.” We do life together in groups where we feel we can become the best versions of ourselves. Groups at Chase Oaks are spaces where we can [...]

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The Jennifer Schmitt Story: Loving Our Neighbors in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| August 3rd, 2019|

In the spirit of #LoveDoesTheUnexpected, people in our community are loving our neighbors in unexpected ways. Sometimes, loving our neighbors requires us to get out of our comfort zone and do something we didn’t even expect to do. Chase Oaker Jennifer Schmitt found an unexpected way to love her neighbor, starting with a bottle of [...]

Back-To-School Checklist for Parents

By , Copy Editor| July 31st, 2019|

The first day of school is around the corner. And it can be an exhausting time for parents! While parents are welcoming the return to routines, there is a lot to do to prepare your children to go back to school. No matter what this time of year looks like for you and your family, we [...]

Three Toxic Effects of Shame We Can Overcome

By , Copy Editor| July 25th, 2019|

Oftentimes, we put guilt and shame in the same boat. But researchers have found there is a vast difference between guilt and shame. One of the biggest differences is the toxic effects of shame. According to Dr. Brené Brown, guilt is focused on behavior and can be helpful and adaptive as we grow and mature. [...]

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, [...]