Four Unique Opportunities for Your Group During COVID-19

By , Groups Pastor| March 19th, 2020|

Meeting in a group has never been the easiest thing to do. Let’s face it: we want good friends, but discovering and deepening those relationships takes work! Busy schedules, a bad group experience in the past, current group members who are flaky and inconsistent can all make community challenging. If it wasn’t difficult enough already, [...]

How to Cope With Anxiety and Fear During the Pandemic

By , ReNew Director| March 19th, 2020|

It’s hard to turn on the TV or scroll though social media without triggering anxiety or fear right now. The world is in a state of chaos, there is so much unknown, and we are all feeling it. Everyone has felt anxiety before, but many are feeling it for the first time in a big [...]

Fighting Fair During the Coronavirus Quarantine

By , ReNew Director| March 19th, 2020|

Because we are spending a lot of time in our homes practicing social distancing, the chances of experiencing conflict are pretty high. Whether it’s with your spouse, children and teenagers, or roommates, it’s probably going to happen. And because we still want to be around each other when the pandemic is over, we need to [...]

Three Reasons We’re Good Enough for God

By , Communications Resident| February 27th, 2020|

It’s always easier to put anything off until we feel more equipped or better prepared for something. This can even be true in our walk with God. A lot of us believe that God won’t use us until we’re more spiritually mature or in a different life stage. Oftentimes, we don't feel good enough for [...]

Vision Weekend 2020 at Chase Oaks Church

By , Communications Pastor| February 20th, 2020|

Although we live in a time where our culture is more divided, discouraged, and distrustful than ever, we can come together and make a decision to connect with our culture in a way we never have before. We don’t need to retreat from a hurting, broken culture; we need to engage it. This is the [...]

Next Gen Summer Camps 2020 at Chase Oaks Church

By , Copy Editor| February 16th, 2020|

For parents, one of the hardest things to compete with is technology. Our children and teens are spending more and more time on screens, and we are always trying to figure out ways to decrease screen time and increase connection and fun (without a device). Well, at Chase Oaks Church, we have a couple of [...]

How We Can Create Healthy Habits

By , Contributing Writer| January 26th, 2020|

Understanding Habits Habits, we all got them and many we may want to change. The first step to change is understanding the animal—habit—itself.  And a great way to understand the nature of habits is to do some research. To better understand how to create healthy habits, I recommend reading The Power of Habit by Charles [...]

Five Ways to Thrive in Community

By , Copy Editor| January 5th, 2020|

With a new year and a new decade come resolutions and goals. But before you start checking off the list and making vows to eat healthier, exercise more, and spend less, there might be something important to add to your resolutions this year: connect with others. Connecting with others is how we can thrive in [...]

The Mark Urbin Story: Finding Joy in Suffering

By , Contributing Writer| January 2nd, 2020|

In today’s world where news travels fast, we see so much suffering happening every day, affecting so many lives. Suffering can bring us to the brink of despair. Or suffering can strengthen. Here is the story of Chase Oaker Mark Urbin and his family as they learned how finding joy in suffering can transform your [...]

Experiencing the Wonder and Love of Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| December 20th, 2019|

Here we are, solidly into December, and you may think the debate about Christmas decorations is over. You’d be wrong! Most people I’ve heard talk about Christmas decorating have split the calendar at Thanksgiving. That makes perfect sense. We had our Christmas tree up by mid-November this year. But I still haven’t hung the lights [...]