3 Ways to Include Your Neighbors to Be Here For Good

By , Contributing Writer| July 15th, 2020|

The past few months have taught many of us how to be patient in uncertainty and how to love one another well. At Chase Oaks, we want to be here for good in our community. So, we have launched the Here For Good movement to love our neighbors well and invite those around us to be here for [...]

Choosing Your Friends Wisely

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

3 C’s of Building Your Crew

By , Contributing Writer| January 30th, 2020|

As we get older, we realize that our friendships and the people who surround us matter more than ever. It’s even funny to think that, as we age, the number of people we choose to be around decreases dramatically. Can you think of people who you know but only on a surface level? What about [...]

Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

By , Contributing Writer| December 27th, 2019|

2020 is almost here! Does your family have plans to kick off the new year together? Watch the ball drop together with some appetizers and sparkling juice? Or how about eating black-eyed peas out the wazoo? Maybe that’s just my family. Whatever you decide to do, we want to know you’re kicking off the new [...]

Ten Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

By , Contributing Writer| November 19th, 2019|

Thanksgiving is only one week away! Whether we’re hosting a Thanksgiving meal or attending one, do we know what to make? The main dish and dessert are usually fairly consistent, but it’s those tricky Thanksgiving side dishes that throw us off. How many casseroles are appropriate for one meal? Should the number of sides equal [...]

Three Struggles of the Boomerang Generation

By , Contributing Writer| 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 , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

Family Fall Events Happening at Chase Oaks

By , Contributing Writer| September 25th, 2019|

For many of us, fall means cooler weather, football, and pumpkin spice everything! Fall is also a great time to spend time with family and friends as many communities host a variety of events—from pumpkin patches and fall festivals to haunted houses and trunk-or-treats. Let’s enjoy this beautiful and fun season by checking out the [...]

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 [...]

How Everyone Can Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By , Contributing Writer| February 9th, 2019|

Valentine’s Day is sometimes referred to as “Single-Awareness Day.” But it doesn’t have to be. Whether you are married, divorced, dating, or single, there are many ways you can still have fun while celebrating this day of love. Depending on your stage of life, we have found different ways you can celebrate Valentine’s Day this [...]