Making a Difference Around the World: Casa Hogar Elim

By , Contributing Writer| February 16th, 2019|

Casa Hogar Elim is home to 80+ children ranging from birth to 24 years of age. Through Mama Lupita’s loving example, the children are taught to love God and depend on Him to supply their needs. Chase Oaks Church partners with Thad and Anita Maddox to make a difference in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, at Casa [...]

What I Learned from Making a Halloween Costume

By , Contributing Writer| October 23rd, 2018|

Discovering the Makings of a Halloween Costume It can be a challenging enough task to come up with a creative Halloween costume if artistry and imagination aren’t exactly your strong suit, like they aren’t for me. But add to the level of difficulty—the setting of a third-world country that doesn’t have a party store in [...]

In the Wake of the Storm: A Look at the Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts in Beaumont, Texas

By , | October 11th, 2017|

On Friday, August 25, Hurricane Harvey landed in Texas, devastating Houston and the surrounding cities as it dumped substantial amounts of rain on the residents and their homes and businesses over the next several days. Shortly after the storm, many organizations, churches, and individuals worked together to coordinate Hurricane Harvey relief efforts to assist residents [...]

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Transformation in Unexpected Places

By , Contributing Writer| September 19th, 2017|

Come as you are. Be transformed. Make a difference. Chase Oaker Katie Motley grew up hearing these statements at church. However, she would not completely understand the connection between “be transformed” and “make a difference” until she made a decision that changed the trajectory of her life. Katie Motley has been attending Chase Oaks Church [...]

A Kingdom Investment Reaps Huge Returns!

By , Contributing Writer| June 16th, 2017|

If you were at Chase Oaks Church about six years ago, you may remember the service when our pastors gave some volunteers from the congregation $100 each and challenged them to invest it as they saw fit for God’s kingdom. This was to be a modern-day application of the Parable of the Talents (Matthew 25:14–30). [...]

Nuevo Laredo Mission Trip

By , Contributing Writer| December 22nd, 2016|

Mission trips can take on so many different forms with a wide myriad of goals based on the needs of the destination.  Within the past few months, we saw a group go to Louisiana to help clear out the flood ravaged homes of residents.  Sometimes they take on health concerns in disease-ravaged areas; other times [...]

Encounter: A World in Need

By , Contributing Writer| November 4th, 2016|

Though we all know from the words of Jesus Himself (and of course through our own experience) that this world is fallen and in need, and that it is constantly struggling and crying out, it is still a struggle to come to grips with the stark reality of seeing lives shattered. In what is beginning [...]

Ethiopia Needs Our Prayers

By , External Ministries Pastor| October 7th, 2016|

Since 2007 Chase Oaks has had a partnership serving the people of northwestern Ethiopia. It has been an extremely successful partnership in many ways. We’ve supported somewhere around 140 church planters moving into villages, bringing the Gospel into places where no followers of Jesus lived. All but 25 of those churches are now self-sustaining! We’re [...]

Showing Compassion Through the Years

By , Contributing Writer| September 16th, 2016|

Kidzone and Student Ministries on all the Chase Oaks campuses and The Harbor (our ReNew ministry for Students) collectively support 16 Compassion Kids through our partnership with Compassion International. Compassion International is a Christ-centered, child-advocacy ministry that pairs compassionate people with those who are suffering from poverty. The ministry releases children from spiritual, economic, social, [...]

2016 Summer Mission Trips Recap

By , Contributing Writer| August 29th, 2016|

Melissa Bunce Summer is a great time for families to break out of their normal routines and experience life in a fresh way.  Over the past few months, three teams of incredible Chase Oakers did just that by participating in our short-term summer mission trips.  Through their faithful service, they were able to [...]