How We Can Fight Hunger with the North Texas Food Bank

By , Contributing Writer| May 14th, 2019|

As we continue to look at ways Love Does The Unexpected, I felt called to bring attention to the hunger crisis in our area and ways we can fight hunger with a special organization in North Texas. Recently, I volunteered at the North Texas Food Bank in Plano, TX, a local nonprofit organization founded in [...]

What It Means to Be Generous

By , Contributing Writer| February 20th, 2019|

A Matter of the Heart In Mark 8, Jesus tells His disciples about His impending suffering, death, and resurrection. Peter, unable to even begin to comprehend something so terrible, takes Jesus aside, seeking to correct His "misunderstanding" of future events. But to Peter's surprise, Jesus tells Peter he's taking his cues from Satan and "seeing [...]

Three Simple Ways to Spread the Love This Christmas

By , Copy Editor| December 20th, 2018|

As the season of Advent comes to an end, it is time to take a deep breath and experience the joy of Christmas, a joy for all. One way to experience joy is to spread the love this Christmas. As we show love to others, our hearts will be filled with joy. Even though you [...]

Experiencing Transformation at ToyZone

By , Contributing Writer| December 5th, 2018|

In May of 2014, my family and I arrived in Plano. In December, my children received an invitation to shop at ToyZone at Chase Oaks Family Center, where we could shop at a very discounted cost. I had no idea what to expect, but I went anyway. I was amazed at what I found at [...]

How to Make a Difference at a Local Food Pantry

By , Copy Editor| November 11th, 2018|

At Chase Oaks Church, we believe our mission is to make a difference in our community. And to make a difference, we partner with local organizations that are already doing great things around us. Our Woodbridge Campus serves the Murphy/Wylie/Sachse community alongside their local partners, Amazing Grace Food Pantry and 5 Loaves Food Pantry. If [...]

Making a Difference with New Hope Ministries

By , Contributing Writer| October 21st, 2018|

A Partnership with New Hope Ministries Making a difference is part of the Chase Oaks mission statement, and it can be done in many ways within our community. The Sloan Creek Campus partners with local ministries and businesses in the communities surrounding Allen, TX. This month, the Newby-Sampeck LifeGroup partnered with New Hope Ministries to [...]

Pick Your Partner to Make a Difference

By , Copy Editor| September 13th, 2018|

We all want to make an impact in our community and world. We want to help impoverished families, hungry and sick children, and struggling single parents. But oftentimes, life gets busy, and we struggle to find the time to serve others. Although it can be difficult, making the time to serve others can benefit our [...]

Open Table: A Life-Changing Experience

By , | August 14th, 2018|

Richard’s Table Richard was homeless and living on the streets of Dallas. He was an army veteran and a felon. But there was a lot more to his resumé. In his 50s, tall, strong, and still healthy despite life on the street, Richard was also intelligent with a big heart. God found him in prison, [...]

Five Ways to Support Teachers

By , Copy Editor| July 19th, 2018|

The U.S. Department of Education conducted research on teacher turnover rate and teacher satisfaction. They found nearly 50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first five years, and only 44% of teachers are very satisfied with their job. Oftentimes, studies cite low salaries and an overwhelming workload as reasons for a low satisfaction [...]

Meet Richardson Campus Kidzone Director Brooke Peterson

By , Copy Editor| July 15th, 2018|

This fall, we are excited about launching our new Richardson Campus in such an amazing community. Along with seeing how God uses our new campus to make a difference in the Richardson community, we are also getting excited as we get our staff ready to go by the launch date. Kidzone Director Brooke Peterson has [...]