Seven Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 3rd, 2019|

Christmas is a festive time of year filled with traditions, gifts, and gatherings. In the middle of baking Christmas cookies, shopping for our loved ones, and attending holiday parties, let’s take the time to spend quality time with our family and friends and do one (or a few) of these family-friendly activities to celebrate Christmas. [...]

How to Love Our Community Unexpectedly This Christmas

By , Contributing Writer| November 15th, 2019|

Christmas has arrived at Chase Oaks! With Christmas trees decorating our campus lobbies and with ornaments listing various items on them, you might wonder what’s that all about. Or you might be looking for ways you can make a difference this holiday season. Here are a couple of ways you can love our community unexpectedly [...]

Three Struggles of the Boomerang Generation

By , Communications Resident| November 14th, 2019|

“Congratulations you’ve just graduated college, what are you going to do now?!” If you’re anything like me, your response would be “moving home!” Society calls us the “Boomerang Generation.” If leaving college wasn’t hard enough, I’ve noticed three struggles most people face when moving home post-graduation. Student Debt Student debt is the number one cause [...]

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 [...]

What Is the Enneagram and Why Do We Care?

By , Communications Resident| November 7th, 2019|

Enneagram, a word that has sparked debate in the Christian world this past year. In favor or against, this system has been talked about for sure! But what is the Enneagram? What does it mean? Should we be worried about its origin? What Is the Enneagram? The Enneagram Institute describes the origin of the Enneagram [...]

10 Alternative Halloween Treats for Kids

By , Copy Editor| October 26th, 2019|

According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), approximately 32 million Americans have food allergies, including 5.6 million kids under the age of 18. That’s one in 13 kids. Therefore, chances are you have kids in your neighborhood that have food allergies or medical conditions that cause sensitivity to certain types of food, including candy. [...]

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#LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund Helps Local Teacher

By , Copy Editor| October 24th, 2019|

We want to make a difference in our community and world, but we don’t always have the resources we need to make it happen. So, this season, Chase Oaks Church is awarding grants from the #LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund to make our best ideas a reality. Meet Chase Oaker Liz Silence who had the chance to [...]

How We Can Love Our Neighbors This Halloween

By , Copy Editor| October 18th, 2019|

No matter how we feel about Halloween, it is a great night we can connect with our neighbors. What other day do we go knocking door-to-door without any awkwardness? What other day are most of the neighbors and their children running around the block at the same time? Rather than focusing on the creatures and [...]

What Does It Mean to Live on Mission?

By , Groups Pastor| October 17th, 2019|

What Jesus Says About How to Live on Mission Jesus did a lot of unexpected things in His time on the planet. But perhaps most surprising was the way He left. We read about it in the beginning of the Book of Acts. Jesus’ first followers were already in a state of shock that their [...]

Q Commons 2019 Local Speakers: Create a Better Future

By , Copy Editor| October 11th, 2019|

Create a Better Future at Q Commons 2019 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. [...]