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 [...]

How to Handle Stress When Life Doesn’t Make Sense

By , ReNew Director| May 6th, 2020|

The Gunter house has been a little crazy in the last few weeks. When homeschooling started for my oldest child, my youngest had one molar that was just breaking through with the other molar just about there. It has been a battle of wills between the boys and me on what needs to be done [...]

Fighting Fair During the Coronavirus Quarantine

By , ReNew Director| March 19th, 2020|

Because we are spending a lot of time in our homes practicing social distancing, the chances of experiencing conflict are pretty high. Whether it’s with your spouse, children and teenagers, or roommates, it’s probably going to happen. And because we still want to be around each other when the pandemic is over, we need to [...]

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 [...]

Choosing Your Friends Wisely

By , Contributing Writer| February 11th, 2020|

Friends are easily one of the most important relationships in our lives! We grow up recognizing that we need people around us to have fun with, encourage us, and to be there in the bad times. Something I’ve noticed while growing up is that my circle of friends has shrunk with each year. No longer [...]

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 [...]

Five Family-Friendly New Year’s Eve Activities

By , Contributing Writer| December 27th, 2019|

2020 is almost here! Does your family have plans to kick off the new year together? Watch the ball drop together with some appetizers and sparkling juice? Or how about eating black-eyed peas out the wazoo? Maybe that’s just my family. Whatever you decide to do, we want to know you’re kicking off the new [...]

Three Reasons Why Your Student Should Attend DNOW 2020

By , Contributing Writer| 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 [...]

How to Survive the Holidays After Divorce

By , | November 5th, 2019|

I’m divorced or separated and am dreading the holiday season. How do I survive the holidays? For some people, the holidays mean gatherings with friends and family, family traditions, festive lights, parties, and holiday cheer. It may mean hearing a family story once again and laughing as if you have just heard it for the [...]

Seven Resources to Empower Parents

By , Contributing Writer| September 6th, 2019|

Having kids is one of the greatest joys, but not every day, as a parent, is roses and daisies. In fact, most days look like cheerios and snot, which is a reality we might forget about when dreaming about parenthood. Whether you’re a new parent or a seasoned mom or dad, having kids can be [...]