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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 [...]

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Finding Connection and Community in Unexpected Places

By , Copy Editor| March 31st, 2019|

Traveling all over the place for work, Ryan Doskocil struggled with finding connection and community. As he moved from place to place, it seemed like whenever he would find a great church and connect with a great group of people, it was time to move to a new place and start the process all over [...]

Understanding the Power of Prayer

By , Contributing Writer| November 30th, 2018|

According to The Gospel Coalition, there are about 650 prayers with 450 answers to prayers recorded in the Bible. Jesus was recorded praying 25 times throughout His ministry. Paul talks about prayer 41 times. Right after creation, God Himself initiates the conversations with Adam and Eve in the garden and with Cain after he murdered [...]

Three New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

By , Copy Editor| December 31st, 2017|

Oftentimes, when we hear the phrase, “New Year, New You,” we begin thinking of what type of New Year’s resolutions we might make this year. Will we commit to being a “healthier you” by eating nutritious food and exercising more often? Will we commit to being a “wiser you” by spending less and saving more? [...]

DIY Christmas Decorations You Can Make This Holiday

By , Copy Editor| December 24th, 2017|

As Advent season comes to a close, our Christmas decorations and wrapped gifts are ready to go to host our family and friends on the big day to which we have all been counting down. You may think since Christmas is around the corner, all there is left to do for Advent is to read [...]

Five Family-Friendly Activities to Celebrate Advent

By , Copy Editor| December 3rd, 2017|

Advent season is a time of expectation as we prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth that changed everything—the birth of Jesus Christ. As the anticipation builds throughout the Advent season, there are many wonderful events that allow us to slow down and to spend quality time with our family and friends. There [...]

Five Thanksgiving Traditions to Start with Your Family Today

By , Copy Editor| November 19th, 2017|

Many of us can describe Thanksgiving in three words: family, football, and food. Thanksgiving is also a time for us to reflect over the last year and to be thankful for all that God has done for us. As we spend time with family, we can start traditions that will help us create special memories [...]

Connecting with Community: The Tale of the Christmas Brunch Bunch

By , Contributing Writer| November 1st, 2017|

As Chase Oakers, we often hear the phrase “make a difference,” which makes us think of traveling across the world for mission trips. But one easy way for Chase Oakers to make a difference is to connect with our community this holiday season. This is exactly what one Chase Oaks family does every year. Here [...]

Young Life: Building Relationships at Sloan Creek Campus

By , | October 25th, 2017|

As adults, choosing to leave margin for building relationships can be incredibly difficult in our busy lives. We tend to get overstretched trying to keep up with our fast-paced culture. Oftentimes, we wish we had more time in the day to prioritize relationships. But what if we already know how to find the joy in [...]