3 Ways to Include Your Neighbors to Be Here For Good

By , Contributing Writer| July 15th, 2020|

The past few months have taught many of us how to be patient in uncertainty and how to love one another well. At Chase Oaks, we want to be here for good in our community. So, we have launched the Here For Good movement to love our neighbors well and invite those around us to be here for [...]

Finding Strength in God Through the Gospel

By , College Ministry Resident| April 29th, 2020|

It's been a couple of weeks since COVID-19 wildly disrupted our lives. For some of us, the virus means we can no longer compete in x or fulfill y. Others have been forced to relocate, and probably, most of us have struggled to find a daily rhythm of work/school/devotion (as I have). Additionally, many of [...]

4 Ways to Spend More Time With God

By , | April 14th, 2020|

Do you ever play out a crazy disaster scenario in your head and think through how you would handle it? For instance, if a zombie apocalypse is happening, I would suddenly become brave, athletic, gritty, and know karate. I would rise up as the hero in this made-up world, and I save everyone. Then, something [...]

Three Reasons We’re Good Enough for God

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

Overcoming Student Debt

By , Contributing Writer| February 25th, 2020|

Student debt has made its way down to Generation Z! In 2019, Forbes Magazine showed that in the U.S. alone there were 45 million people who owed over $1.5 trillion in student loan debt! Having a college education, nowadays, has placed a hurdle on us as individuals as we try to face adulthood while overcoming [...]

3 C’s of Building Your Crew

By , Contributing Writer| January 30th, 2020|

As we get older, we realize that our friendships and the people who surround us matter more than ever. It’s even funny to think that, as we age, the number of people we choose to be around decreases dramatically. Can you think of people who you know but only on a surface level? What about [...]

Four Ways to Be Content in the New Year

By , Contributing Writer| 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 , Contributing Writer| 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, [...]

What Does It Mean to Live on Mission?

By , Groups Pastor| October 17th, 2019|

What Jesus Says About How to Live on Mission Jesus did a lot of unexpected things in His time on the planet. But perhaps most surprising was the way He left. We read about it in the beginning of the Book of Acts. Jesus’ first followers were already in a state of shock that their [...]

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Finding Purpose in an Unexpected Way

By , Contributing Writer| April 7th, 2019|

Throughout her career, Chase Oaker Marie Morgan had the dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. After applying to Texas Tech’s nurse practitioner program, Marie faced rejection when she was not accepted into the program. This moment was just the beginning of Marie finding purpose in an unexpected way. Over the last eight years, Marie has [...]