Chase Oaks Awards Grants for #LoveDoesTheUnexpected

By , Copy Editor| October 4th, 2019|

#LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund #LoveDoesTheUnexpected is a movement started by Chase Oaks Church that encourages people to take action and live out their faith by loving others unexpectedly in their community. We believe the best way to reach the surrounding community is to empower people to love others and make a difference right where they are. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Four Ways SchoolZone Supports Our Community

By , Copy Editor| July 4th, 2019|

SchoolZone supports our community by providing supplies for students and teachers in our local schools and by providing opportunities to love and connect with families in our community. Last year, Chase Oakers and our community came together to support local schools through SchoolZone. We helped provide school supplies for 342 children and classroom supplies for [...]

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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 [...]

How We Can Be a Light in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| June 25th, 2019|

We are called to make a difference in our world and be a light in our community by meeting the deepest needs of those around the world and those next door. At Chase Oaks, we believe we should glow in the dark. We move into hopelessness, need, and injustice with the redeeming power of Jesus [...]

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Making a Difference in Our Local Schools

By , Copy Editor| June 18th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about spreading love throughout our community and making a difference right where we are. Chase Oaker Jorie Judisch received a routine voicemail about lunch accounts from PISD, where her children attend school. But rather than just deleting the voicemail and moving on with her weekly routine, Jorie decided to learn [...]

Counting the Change: Stories of Transformation at Chase Oaks

By , Copy Editor| June 13th, 2019|

When we set goals in our lives, most of the time we set goals that are measurable. For example, if we are want to live a healthier lifestyle, we might set a goal where we eat salad with dinner or where we replace three meals per week with protein shakes. If our goals are not [...]

Doing the Unexpected in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| June 4th, 2019|

Love Does The Unexpected is about spreading love throughout our community as we act surprisingly, give generously, and share broadly. Act surprisingly is about engaging our community in creative ways. It is about doing the unexpected in our community as we love others in surprising ways in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. This spring, Chase [...]