How to Share Your Faith Story

By , Contributing Writer| January 9th, 2019|

Some people find the prospect of telling their story to others scary. In fact, several of us will go out of our way not to share our stories. However, if you don’t take the time to share your faith story, how will people come to know Christ? Maybe they will get lucky and someone else [...]

What I Learned Through the Pain of My Most Difficult Moments

By , Contributing Writer| November 8th, 2018|

Facing the Pain of Divorce It was the most painful season of my life. Despite my pleas to stay, my wife of more than twenty years left me for another man. My heart was broken, leaving me emotionally, physically, and financially spent. I was a staff pastor, but I couldn't continue to serve the church [...]

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Answering the Call to Make a Difference in Our World

By , Copy Editor| April 26th, 2018|

Come as You Are For most of her life, Chase Oaker Anita Maddox identified as an atheist and struggled with alcoholism. Ready for a change, Anita sought help in a drug and alcohol treatment center. Upon leaving the treatment center, Anita began looking for a place where she could learn about God. Not only would [...]

Serving the Woodbridge Community to Make a Difference 2gether

By , Copy Editor| April 19th, 2018|

Serving the Community Throughout the month of April, Chase Oaks organizes Make a Difference 2gether where each campus works to bring awareness to the needs of our community and to provide opportunities to love and serve others. Although we set aside a month for serving, Chase Oaks continues their mission to meet the deepest needs [...]

From Ashes to Beauty: A Story of Transformation

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2018|

What is Transformation? Transformation has multiple applications. Scientifically, animals undergo metamorphosis, elements change through nuclear processes, and cells alter genetically by introducing plasma. Transformation in the spiritual realm, although perhaps not visible, is equally, if not more, impactful. Spiritually, a person’s sacred life can undergo a fundamental change. In the Bible, transformation means not to [...]

Where You Can Find Support When Facing Divorce

By , | February 21st, 2018|

How does divorce impact our lives? Divorce affects a lot of people in the United States every year. If you have experienced a divorce or are in the middle of one, you are not alone. According to the American Psychological Association, 40-50% of married couples will divorce. Divorce can impact many areas in a family’s [...]