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 [...]

Overcoming Student Debt

By , Communications Resident| February 25th, 2020|

Student debt has made its way down to Generation Z! In 2019, Forbes Magazine showed that in the U.S. alone there were 45 million people who owed over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt! Having a college education, nowadays, has placed a hurdle on us as individuals as we try to face adulthood while overcoming [...]

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 [...]

Choosing Your Friends Wisely

By , Communications Resident| February 11th, 2020|

Friends are easily one of the most important relationships in our lives! We grow up recognizing that we need people around us to have fun with, encourage us, and to be there in the bad times. Something I’ve noticed while growing up is that my circle of friends has shrunk with each year. No longer [...]

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 [...]