Chase Oaks Church’s Chinese Ministry Is Here For Good

By , Contributing Writer| May 19th, 2020|

It’s a part of Detroit a lot of people try to avoid. Block after block of abandoned houses, not much more than brick piles, the definition of urban decay. But shining bright in some of those battered neighborhoods are a handful of well-kept homes filled with blue-collar families breathing life back into Southwest Detroit. Families [...]

Using Letters to Spread Hope During a Pandemic

By , | May 12th, 2020|

When COVID-19 began to spread in the United States, Brynn Goldsmith knew she wanted to help in some way, but she was unsure how to get started when everything suddenly became virtual. With some thought and creativity, she found a way to spread encouragement to her community and support our frontline workers. An Idea to [...]

Chalk Attacks: Using Chalk to Fight Fear With Faith

By , | May 3rd, 2020|

Our family is always trying to find ways to thank the teachers and staff at our kids’ school. One of the most meaningful ways is when we “chalk attack” the sidewalks with positive messages and pretty pictures. We’ve been doing these chalk attacks for years, but it seems now that COVID-19 has affected the world, [...]

How We Can Support Our Frontline Workers

By , External Ministries Pastor| April 18th, 2020|

Every day, men and women are risking their lives as they work on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Our healthcare professionals, first responders, grocery workers, government officials, warehouse workers, and many others are working hard to keep our society running. While frontline workers are supporting our community, we want to help with their [...]

How We Can Use the Nextdoor App to Be Here For Good

By , External Ministries Pastor| April 4th, 2020|

Whether we like it or not, we’ve entered a new season, a new era, a new way of living, working, shopping—a new way of life! The biggest change might be a new way of relating to others, utilizing the internet for online video team meetings, social distancing, and no grouping. Those three changes alone take [...]

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#LoveDoesTheUnexpected Grant Benefits Family Impacted by Accident

By , Communications Pastor| March 10th, 2020|

Last fall, Chase Oaks Church challenged everyone to think big about creative ways to show others how #LoveDoesTheUnexpected. After receiving some incredible ideas of how to love our community, a few were picked, and people received grants to make them happen. Chase Oakers Stewart and Lana Sheffield received a #LoveDoesTheUnexpected grant in the amount of [...]

Three Reasons We’re Good Enough for God

By , Communications Resident| February 27th, 2020|

It’s always easier to put anything off until we feel more equipped or better prepared for something. This can even be true in our walk with God. A lot of us believe that God won’t use us until we’re more spiritually mature or in a different life stage. Oftentimes, we don't feel good enough for [...]

Vision Weekend 2020 at Chase Oaks Church

By , Communications Pastor| February 20th, 2020|

Although we live in a time where our culture is more divided, discouraged, and distrustful than ever, we can come together and make a decision to connect with our culture in a way we never have before. We don’t need to retreat from a hurting, broken culture; we need to engage it. This is the [...]

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#LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund Supports Panther Pride

By , Communications Pastor| February 18th, 2020|

Last fall, Chase Oaks Church challenged everyone to think big about creative ways to show others how #LoveDoesTheUnexpected. After receiving some incredible ideas of how to love our community, a few were picked, and people received grants to make them happen. After Chase Oaker Carmen Archibeque heard about Panther Pride, Plano East Senior High’s official [...]

How Buddy Break Makes a Difference for Families With Special Needs

By , Groups Resident| February 2nd, 2020|

When I heard about Buddy Break, I was flooded with so many emotions. Hearing about Buddy Break’s heart and mission for families with special needs children moved me in several ways. Buddy Break’s mission is to celebrate children with special needs (VIPs) and provide hope and practical assistance to VIP children of all ages and [...]