LIFT: A New Way for Students to Connect at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| September 12th, 2019|

What Is LIFT? We know how much of a struggle the middle school and high school years can be for students and parents. Life pulls teens in so many different directions, and it can be challenging to guide them in the right one. That’s why we have created a new way for students to connect [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]