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 [...]

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, [...]

Kicking Off Summer with Woodbridge Student Ministry

By , Copy Editor| June 30th, 2019|

Last weekend, the Woodbridge Student Ministry kicked off summer with a grand opening of their new (and amazing!) student space. Their new space creates a fun, engaging, and inviting environment that allows students to find connection and community, to be transformed, and to make a difference. Finding Connection and Community Woodbridge Student Ministry had 70+ students [...]

How We Can Be a Light in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| June 25th, 2019|

We are called to make a difference in our world and be a light in our community by meeting the deepest needs of those around the world and those next door. At Chase Oaks, we believe we should glow in the dark. We move into hopelessness, need, and injustice with the redeeming power of Jesus [...]

Journeys of Paul: Experiencing the Bible in a Fresh Way

By , Copy Editor| June 23rd, 2019|

As Christ-followers, we are encouraged to read our Bibles and attend Bible studies and book clubs to learn more about God. But what if there was a way to experience the Bible in a new way? What if there was an opportunity to personally connect with God on a deeper level? In the fall of [...]

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Making a Difference in Our Local Schools

By , Copy Editor| June 18th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about spreading love throughout our community and making a difference right where we are. Chase Oaker Jorie Judisch received a routine voicemail about lunch accounts from PISD, where her children attend school. But rather than just deleting the voicemail and moving on with her weekly routine, Jorie decided to learn [...]

Counting the Change: Stories of Transformation at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| June 13th, 2019|

When we set goals in our lives, most of the time we set goals that are measurable. For example, if we are want to live a healthier lifestyle, we might set a goal where we eat salad with dinner or where we replace three meals per week with protein shakes. If our goals are not [...]

How We Can Prepare the Party at Chase Oaks Church

By , Copy Editor| June 6th, 2019|

We all love a good party whether we are celebrating a new marriage, a new life, or a new beginning. But we also know good parties take a lot of preparation and hard work. From the invites to the decorations, we work hard to prepare the party and to create an inviting atmosphere for our [...]