How We Can Make a Difference 2gether

By , External Ministries Pastor| April 1st, 2018|

The grass is turning green, blossoms are sprouting, and leaves on the trees are pushing through the bare twigs we’ve been looking at since the leaves fell to the ground. I love springtime for all it brings: renewed life and beauty as I look into the distance and see the forest coming alive again! It [...]

From Ashes to Beauty: A Story of Transformation

By , Contributing Writer| March 21st, 2018|

What is Transformation? Transformation has multiple applications. Scientifically, animals undergo metamorphosis, elements change through nuclear processes, and cells alter genetically by introducing plasma. Transformation in the spiritual realm, although perhaps not visible, is equally, if not more, impactful. Spiritually, a person’s sacred life can undergo a fundamental change. In the Bible, transformation means not to [...]

Finding Ways to Influence the 800,000

By , Contributing Writer| March 1st, 2018|

Called to Influence the 800,000 One of the important roles of the church is to influence the un-churched by reaching out to people in the community that do not know God. While many of us know we are supposed to reach people who have not experienced the love of God, we might not always know [...]

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 [...]

Discovering Our Gifts Through Storms

By , | January 4th, 2018|

It’s not a matter if a storm is going to enter your life. It’s when. But storms do not define our lives. Rather, they provide opportunities for us to overcome adversity, which can help us discover who we are, including our gifts. “Compared to what others have gone through, the storms I have faced seem [...]

Three New Year’s Resolutions That Will Change Your Life

By , Copy Editor| December 31st, 2017|

Oftentimes, when we hear the phrase, “New Year, New You,” we begin thinking of what type of New Year’s resolutions we might make this year. Will we commit to being a “healthier you” by eating nutritious food and exercising more often? Will we commit to being a “wiser you” by spending less and saving more? [...]

Looking Forward to Living into God’s Vision in 2018

By , Copy Editor| December 28th, 2017|

On the weekend of December 1-3, Chase Oakers came together to celebrate what God has done in and through our church and what His amazing vision is for our future. Senior Pastor Jeff Jones opened his sermon with a story about how Chase Oaks Church became the church of the no turning away—God’s church to [...]

Five Simple Ways to Love Our Neighbors This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 13th, 2017|

When is the last time you opened your door to a group of Christmas carolers singing your favorite Christmas songs? When is the last time you opened your door to receive a bag of treats that made you excited to open? When is the last time you opened your door to a neighbor reaching out [...]

How to Neighbor During the Christmas Season

By , External Ministries Pastor| November 30th, 2017|

The Christmas “season” spans a length of time that seems to change depending with whom you are talking. We all know the people who love the fact that lights and decorations go up, and Christmas music about Jesus’ birth and sleigh rides begins well before that “other” holiday near the end of November. There are [...]

Reasons Why We Should Be Thankful for Replant

By , Copy Editor| November 22nd, 2017|

On Thanksgiving, many of us will reflect on our lives and find reasons to be thankful. We might even share what we are thankful for around the Thanksgiving table. As we head into the season of gratitude, let’s look at what makes Chase Oaks unique and at the reasons Chase Oakers have to be thankful [...]