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#LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund Helps the Homeless Community

By , Communications Pastor| January 22nd, 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. Check out the story of one young girl that used the #LoveDoesTheUnexpected Opportunity Fund [...]

Four Ways to Be Content in the New Year

By , Communications Resident| December 29th, 2019|

We’ve all been there, daydreaming about what life would be like if ______, whether that’s getting a job promotion, a future spouse, having children, or moving to a different city. We all have a “what if” in our heads that keep us from being content and fully present in where we’re at right now. How [...]

What Is Hope?

By , Communications Resident| December 5th, 2019|

We live in an inauthentic society. Social media has paved the way for people to show only their best selves online while saving their imperfections for themselves. What once was a platform for sharing and connecting with others has quickly become a place that fuels comparison and the need to be perfect. What I’ve noticed, [...]

Three Struggles of the Boomerang Generation

By , Communications Resident| November 14th, 2019|

“Congratulations you’ve just graduated college, what are you going to do now?!” If you’re anything like me, your response would be “moving home!” Society calls us the “Boomerang Generation.” If leaving college wasn’t hard enough, I’ve noticed three struggles most people face when moving home post-graduation. Student Debt Student debt is the number one cause [...]

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 [...]