How to Handle Stress When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By , ReNew Director| May 6th, 2020|

The Gunter house has been a little crazy in the last few weeks. When homeschooling started for my oldest child, my youngest had one molar that was just breaking through with the other molar just about there. It has been a battle of wills between the boys and me on what needs to be done [...]

Finding Strength in God Through the Gospel

By , College Ministry Resident| April 29th, 2020|

It's been a couple of weeks since COVID-19 wildly disrupted our lives. For some of us, the virus means we can no longer compete in x or fulfill y. Others have been forced to relocate, and probably, most of us have struggled to find a daily rhythm of work/school/devotion (as I have). Additionally, many of [...]

5 Daily Full-Time Working Mom Routines for This Season

By , Communications Project Director| April 21st, 2020|

How can we balance being a full-time mom, full-time manager, and full-time wife? You just don’t. On the first day of my self-quarantine, I pretty much gave up on having some sort of normalcy or schedule for my family and me. I also found myself asking for forgiveness from my co-workers and my toddler for [...]

4 Ways to Spend More Time With God

By , | April 14th, 2020|

Do you ever play out a crazy disaster scenario in your head and think through how you would handle it? For instance, if a zombie apocalypse is happening, I would suddenly become brave, athletic, gritty, and know karate. I would rise up as the hero in this made-up world, and I save everyone. Then, something [...]

Digital Tools to Help Your Group Thrive

By , Groups Pastor| April 1st, 2020|

We believe your group can thrive during this unique season, even with all of the challenges and uncertainty we face. As you move your group online, we want to help you create a dynamic experience for each of your group members. Below is a “one-stop-shop” of different digital tools, platforms, and resources available to assist [...]

How to Tackle BOREDom

By , Groups Resident| March 25th, 2020|

COVID-19 has me stuck and I’m bored. Now what? AM: Early Morning Breathe As we continue to tune in on any news source (e.g., social media, TV, and radio), we can get overly anxious, panicked, and depressed. Sometimes we need to remember that, in the world, the good news is boring, and scary news makes [...]

4 Unique Opportunities for Your Group During COVID-19

By , Groups Pastor| March 19th, 2020|

Meeting in a group has never been the easiest thing to do. Let’s face it: we want good friends, but discovering and deepening those relationships takes work! Busy schedules, a bad group experience in the past, current group members who are flaky and inconsistent can all make community challenging. If it wasn’t difficult enough already, [...]

Four Family-Friendly Spring Break Events in Our Community

By , Communications Resident| March 5th, 2020|

Spring Break is just around the corner! Do you have any plans? Whether you’re a parent needing to entertain your kids or just looking for something fun to do with them, we know it can be tough finding activities! Here are just a few spring break events in our community for you to consider! Spring [...]

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 [...]

Three Ways for Women to Connect at Chase Oaks

By , Women's Groups Pastor| February 9th, 2020|

Women are busy. It doesn’t matter what stage of life you are in. And chances are you probably need some time to connect with others and to simply relax. The good news is we have a season filled with ways for women to connect at Chase Oaks and to schedule some much-needed self-care time. Whether [...]