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 [...]

Celebrating the Impact of Loving Our Community This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 19th, 2019|

This holiday season, Chase Oaks Church partnered with the community to make this Christmas a wonderful time of year for struggling families. Chase Oakers donated gifts and coats for kids and single moms and served at ToyZone and Gifts for Moms to make both events memorable. As we head into this wondrous season, let’s celebrate [...]

Singleness in the Church

By , Young Professionals Resident| November 21st, 2019|

Thinking through these past few years of my life, one thing that has always been in my shadow is singleness. In nine short months, I became the only single person in my family. My sister got married on July 29. My brother met his wife on September 15 and got married seven months later on [...]

Three Reasons Why Your Student Should Attend DNOW 2020

By , Communications Resident| November 8th, 2019|

Disciple Now (DNOW) is an overnight local retreat where students in Grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to spend the weekend together in worship services, community, and games. The hope for this weekend is that students’ lives will be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus and that they will be able to worship collectively with [...]

Chase Oaks Church Uses Global Strategy to Make a Difference in Egypt

By , External Ministries Pastor| November 2nd, 2019|

At Chase Oaks Church, we believe in partnering with local churches in our community and throughout the world to make a difference. We have developed a global strategy to help us be intentional as we strive to build up impoverished communities around the world. This year, we are taking our global strategy to make a [...]

Meet Woodbridge Campus Pastor Todd Baughman

By , Copy Editor| October 30th, 2019|

Typically, when we think of a pastor, we think of someone who grew up as a pastor's kid, felt called to pursue ministry as a teen, and attended seminary as a young adult. But Woodbridge Campus Pastor Todd Baughman took a much different journey. While he accepted Jesus at a young age, it actually took [...]

Q Commons 2019: Create a Better Future

By , Copy Editor| September 19th, 2019|

What is Q Commons? Q Commons is a two-hour event that connects national and local leaders to neighbors and friends in your community for a conversation on how we can advance good thinking, action, and virtue in a tumultuous culture. Q Commons is known for doing more than just asserting opinions. It is known for [...]