Three Reasons Why Your Student Should Attend DNOW 2020

By , Communications Resident| November 8th, 2019|

Disciple Now (DNOW) is an overnight local retreat where students in Grades 7-12 will have the opportunity to spend the weekend together in worship services, community, and games. The hope for this weekend is that students’ lives will be transformed by the Gospel of Jesus and that they will be able to worship collectively with [...]

The Importance of Having a Mentor

By , Communications Resident| September 20th, 2019|

When going through life, we need people to stand next to us through the thick and thin. I’m not talking about our friends, our family, or our partner. I’m talking about a mentor. What Is a Mentor? The dictionary describes a mentor as a trusted counselor or guide. We believe there are four aspects that [...]

Established Groups

By , Graphic / Digital Media Designer| September 16th, 2019|

Established is a 10-week small-group experience that will take you on a journey through the foundational elements of Christianity and discipleship, including topics like Jesus, the Bible, prayer, and our purpose. Established is for people in every life stage and background—whether you’ve been following Jesus for a long time or don’t consider yourself a Christ-follower [...]

Reporting from Romania

By , En Español Campus Pastor| August 29th, 2017|

My trip to Romania began the moment I entered the airport and experienced typical travel problems: flight delays and bad weather. I was supposed to leave on Friday afternoon from DFW airport, but after being at the airport for seven hours, we never left. Finally, on Saturday, I was seated in the very last seat [...]

An Encounter in Colorado

By , Contributing Writer| August 22nd, 2017|

I checked my phone for the twelfth time in a half hour, the hundredth over the last six hours. My shoulders drooped as did the corners of my mouth—no text message. I calculate the time frame in my mind once again. “Let’s see…she likely received her phone around 7:00 a.m.…they’ve been driving for approximately seven [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Student Summer Recap 2016

By , Student Ministry Pastor| August 16th, 2016|

Michael Yeilding When the summer finally fizzles out and school cranks back up here in a few weeks, I bet most students won't make it to the lunch bell without already thinking and dreaming about being out of school next summer. And while that may sound silly, it's simply a fact of life: [...]