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 [...]

Four Ways to Be Content in the New Year

By , Communications Resident| December 29th, 2019|

We’ve all been there, daydreaming about what life would be like if ______, whether that’s getting a job promotion, a future spouse, having children, or moving to a different city. We all have a “what if” in our heads that keep us from being content and fully present in where we’re at right now. How [...]

Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

By , Communications Resident| December 27th, 2019|

2020 is almost here! Does your family have plans to kick off the new year together? Watch the ball drop together with some appetizers and sparkling juice? Or how about eating black-eyed peas out the wazoo? Maybe that’s just my family. Whatever you decide to do, we want to know you’re kicking off the new [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

LIFT: A New Way for Students to Connect at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| September 12th, 2019|

What Is LIFT? We know how much of a struggle the middle school and high school years can be for students and parents. Life pulls teens in so many different directions, and it can be challenging to guide them in the right one. That’s why we have created a new way for students to connect [...]

Five Ways You Can Transform Your Relationships at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| August 29th, 2019|

Relationships take a lot of effort. And even when you put the work in, they can be hard to navigate. But no matter where you and your family have been or where you are, there are opportunities to transform your relationships at Chase Oaks. Here are five ways you can transform your relationships this season! [...]

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 [...]