Three Reasons Why Healthy Community Is Important

By , Contributing Writer| February 13th, 2019|

From the beginning of our creation, we see healthy community at work. When God created us, He said “Let us make man in our image” (Genesis 1:26). God lives in community as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And when He created us, He realized, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I [...]

Forgiven and Set Free: Finding Hope and Healing After Abortion

By , Contributing Writer| January 4th, 2019|

There are so many divisive issues in our society today: immigration, gun control, and abortion. And the list goes on. The one that really grips me is abortion. We get so caught up in the politics of the issues that it seems we forget about the real people caught in the middle and hurting. No [...]

Experiencing Transformation at ToyZone

By , Contributing Writer| December 5th, 2018|

In May of 2014, my family and I arrived in Plano. In December, my children received an invitation to shop at ToyZone at Chase Oaks Family Center, where we could shop at a very discounted cost. I had no idea what to expect, but I went anyway. I was amazed at what I found at [...]

Making a Difference with New Hope Ministries

By , Contributing Writer| October 21st, 2018|

A Partnership with New Hope Ministries Making a difference is part of the Chase Oaks mission statement, and it can be done in many ways within our community. The Sloan Creek Campus partners with local ministries and businesses in the communities surrounding Allen, TX. This month, the Newby-Sampeck LifeGroup partnered with New Hope Ministries to [...]

How Established Can Transform Your Group

By , Copy Editor| January 25th, 2018|

We make resolutions and set goals to transform different areas in our lives. We try to exercise more and eat healthy to transform our bodies. We try to save more and spend less to transform our bank accounts. We try to spend less time on technology and spend more time with our families to transform [...]

Rose LifeGroup Outreach Event Extends Invitation to All

By , Contributing Writer| January 14th, 2018|

At the outset of our planning, it became quickly apparent that our outreach event needed the full support and cooperation of our entire LifeGroup. So, as we began, we simply brainstormed ideas to answer the basic questions: why, what, when, where, who, and how. The "why" was relatively simple—we wanted to follow the directives of [...]

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 [...]

Finding New Health with ReNew

By , | October 4th, 2017|

When most of us think of our health, we think of our resolutions to buy all organic produce, to work out at the gym, and to schedule our next physical. Oftentimes, we forget about our spiritual health. We forget that we need to take time to renew our minds and spirits as well as our [...]

Now I Know Why They Call It, “Men’s Blast”!

By , Legacy Campus Adult Ministry Pastor| October 13th, 2016|

What an awesome time we had this year at the multi-campus Men's Retreat called Men’s Blast.  The weekend started off with an intense test of manliness as the cabins battled it out in a surprise Ikea furniture building contest (real men don’t need directions), and it’s a good thing because we secretly pulled them out [...]

New Series Starting: Tribe

By , Communications Pastor| August 18th, 2016|

Several years ago, my family and I moved to Hesston, Kansas—a small town just north of Wichita. In our first weeks and months there, as we tried to learn about the town and its people, we heard over and over about the great tornado that hit that community some 25 years earlier. On March 13, [...]