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 [...]

How We Can Prepare the Party at Chase Oaks Church

By , Copy Editor| June 6th, 2019|

We all love a good party whether we are celebrating a new marriage, a new life, or a new beginning. But we also know good parties take a lot of preparation and hard work. From the invites to the decorations, we work hard to prepare the party and to create an inviting atmosphere for our [...]

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 [...]

Doing the Unexpected in the Plano Community

By , Copy Editor| May 30th, 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 with our community in creative ways. It is about doing the unexpected by loving others in surprising ways in our neighborhoods, workplaces, and schools. This spring, Chase Oakers at the [...]

How We Can Be Ready to Share Our Faith

By , Contributing Writer| May 23rd, 2019|

Helping those in our sphere of influence to know Jesus takes time and persistence, but with the Lord’s help and guidance, it can become a lifestyle. But before it can become a lifestyle, it is important to take simple steps to help us be ready to share our faith with anyone God places in our [...]

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Finding Hope at My Possibilities

By , Copy Editor| May 21st, 2019|

The Inspiration for My Possibilities My son, Kyle, who is an inspiration to me, was not born with a disability. Kyle sustained a traumatic brain injury when he was a baby. And so, on a very ordinary day in 1986, I was involved in a car accident that really caused Kyle to have a traumatic [...]

Giving Generously to Alleviate Hunger

By , Copy Editor| May 3rd, 2019|

The Hunger Crisis in Our Community Living in an affluent area, many of us may not realize how many families and individuals are living in poverty and facing problems such as hunger and food insecurity every day. According to the North Texas Food Bank, hunger is a pervasive problem in the North Texas community. 1 [...]

How We Can Partner with AIDS Services of Dallas

By , Copy Editor| April 30th, 2019|

The Impact of HIV/AIDS on Our Community According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects the LGBTQ community. In 2017, gay and bisexual men accounted for 66% of all HIV diagnoses. Since many in the LGBTQ community face discrimination in society, they are particularly vulnerable to the disease. Dallas County [...]