How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

By , Contributing Writer| November 1st, 2018|

What Is Gratitude? “Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good.” —Psalm 136:1 At first glance, we may think we have to give thanks because God needs our appreciation. In reality, God is complete without our worship. He existed long before He created us. Then, why are there so many commands to give thanks [...]

Four Ways to Connect with Our Neighbors on Halloween

By , Copy Editor| October 26th, 2018|

Whether you love Halloween or cannot wait for it to be over, it is a great night we can connect with our neighbors. What other day do we go knocking door-to-door without any awkwardness? What other day are most of the neighbors and their children running around the block at the same time? Rather than [...]

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 [...]

Q Commons Local Speakers: The Power of We

By , Copy Editor| October 11th, 2018|

Q Commons is a two-hour live event where national and local leaders come together to discuss some of the most important issues in our cultural moment. They will give us guidance in how we can bring hope and leadership to transform our communities. Chase Oaks Church is hosting Q Commons on Thursday, October 25, from 7:00-9:00 [...]

Q Commons 2018: The Power of We

By , Legacy Campus Adult Ministry Pastor| October 2nd, 2018|

What Is Q Commons? Q Commons is a two-hour event that connects national and local leaders to neighbors and friends in your community for a conversation on how we can advance good thinking, action, and virtue in a tumultuous culture. Q Commons is known for doing more than just asserting opinions. It is known for [...]

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 [...]

What Do You Expect When Facing the Storms of Life?

By , Contributing Writer| September 9th, 2018|

The summer following my college graduation, my wife and I did an internship at the church she attended growing up. We stayed with her parents, so our expenses were minimal, and we were excited the church was paying us $75 a week. After we'd served a number of weeks, a couple in the church offered [...]

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 [...]

Neighboring in the Summer: Shade or Shine

By , External Ministries Pastor| June 20th, 2018|

At Chase Oaks Church, we’ve talked a lot about the art of neighboring--basically, being a good neighbor. The kind of neighbor that everyone in the neighborhood knows is friendly, caring, and hospitable. The ones that seem to always be the instigators of neighborhood gatherings whether around special holidays or random events. The neighbor everyone knows [...]

How to Be an Advocate in Our Community

By , Copy Editor| May 30th, 2018|

What is an advocate? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, an advocate is “one who supports or promotes the interests of a cause or group.” Lately, we have seen a lot of advocates in the media. For example, many female celebrities such as Alyssa Milano, Ashley Judd, and Reese Witherspoon have been outspoken about sexual harassment [...]