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The Bill Gaines Story: Finding Unexpected Love in Community

By , Copy Editor| August 12th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about making a difference in the lives of those around us in our community, our neighborhoods, and our church. After having his car totaled, Chase Oaker Bill Gaines, “Wild Bill,” was in a difficult spot. But the First Impressions Team at the Chase Oaks Legacy Campus came around Bill Gaines [...]

Doing the Unexpected Is Better With Friends

By , Contributing Writer| August 9th, 2019|

Becoming Friends Debbie Denham and Cindy Cheng became friends through their sons, Garrett and Noah, who have been in school together since Kindergarten. Their friendship grew closer as Debbie invited Cindy and her family to Chase Oaks, and they decided to make it their church home. Doing the Unexpected With Friends So, when #LoveDoesTheUnexpected was [...]

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 [...]

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The Jennifer Schmitt Story: Loving Our Neighbors in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| August 3rd, 2019|

In the spirit of #LoveDoesTheUnexpected, people in our community are loving our neighbors in unexpected ways. Sometimes, loving our neighbors requires us to get out of our comfort zone and do something we didn’t even expect to do. Chase Oaker Jennifer Schmitt found an unexpected way to love her neighbor, starting with a bottle of [...]

Fears That Keep Millennials From Going Deeper in Relationships

By , Young Professionals Resident| July 26th, 2019|

As a young adult, I have found that, the more I seek out friendships and desire connection, the harder it is to create those so-called organic relationships. We were designed for that, right? That’s God’s will for us. It shouldn’t be this hard. We are designed for community, but we also need to put effort [...]

Four Ways SchoolZone Supports Our Community

By , Copy Editor| July 4th, 2019|

SchoolZone supports our community by providing supplies for students and teachers in our local schools and by providing opportunities to love and connect with families in our community. Last year, Chase Oakers and our community came together to support local schools through SchoolZone. We helped provide school supplies for 342 children and classroom supplies for [...]

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Finding Connection and Community in Unexpected Ways

By , Copy Editor| July 2nd, 2019|

We were created for community. We were not meant to journey through life alone. But sometimes, finding connection and community can be difficult because it can be hard to find people with whom we can connect and build authentic, healthy relationships. During the season of Love Does The Unexpected, Chase Oaker Ginny Andrews took a [...]

Kicking Off Summer with Woodbridge Student Ministry

By , Copy Editor| June 30th, 2019|

Last weekend, the Woodbridge Student Ministry kicked off summer with a grand opening of their new (and amazing!) student space. Their new space creates a fun, engaging, and inviting environment that allows students to find connection and community, to be transformed, and to make a difference. Finding Connection and Community Woodbridge Student Ministry had 70+ students [...]

Seven Firework Displays to Celebrate the Fourth of July

By , Copy Editor| June 26th, 2019|

Fourth of July events and firework displays are great opportunities for you to invite your neighbors! Bring extra blankets and chairs and invite the family next door to enjoy one of the best firework displays in town. If you want to make a day out of it, look for celebrations that have special events prior [...]

How We Can Be a Light in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| June 25th, 2019|

We are called to make a difference in our world and be a light in our community by meeting the deepest needs of those around the world and those next door. At Chase Oaks, we believe we should glow in the dark. We move into hopelessness, need, and injustice with the redeeming power of Jesus [...]