was an amazing year! It’s so clear that God is at work in our world. He is bringing His redemptive power to bear on all that is broken on this planet. He is restoring people to relationship with Him, transforming lives, rebuilding families and marriages, undoing injustices, lifting up the poor, and replacing strife with harmony. And, the amazing and humbling thing is that He has chosen to do all of this through broken people like you and me. It’s been exciting to see God’s active and redemptive work on display in Chase Oaks Church in 2013. In the pages ahead, you will see some of the highlights of what God has done in and through Chase Oaks over the previous year. Through three distinct campuses, a host of community partnerships, and strategic global initiatives, God is creating opportunities for people to come as they are, be transformed by the power of the gospel, and then released to make a difference in our world. It is exciting to be a part of what God is doing! I love being on this journey with you.
LOOKING BACK FAIRVIEW LAND
Purchase of 10.6 Acres for Permanent Home
Chase Oaks Family Center Opened in December
75 PROJECTS 10 0 LifeGroups
And Over Chase Oakers Participated 2
Completion of Legacy Campus Expansion
East Plano Campus Launched in September
UGANDA– Micro-Loans for Those Hiring and Employing Others
KENYA – 60 Children Sponsored for School in Mathare Slum
ETHIOPIA • • • • •
35 Church Planters Supported School Construction Almost Completed Care for 150 Widows School for Blind Teenagers 2 Kindergarten Schools
1 Milli n Visits to the Chase Oaks Facebook Page
S t r e a m e d a We e k e nd Message
S CH O O L S U P P LY DRIVE
Full Backpacks Donated
People Connected into Groups during Chase Life
One Church, Multiple Campuses Following a commitment to place a “come as you are” campus near every neighborhood that doesn’t have one, Chase Oaks Church has three unique campuses that are serving their communities in distinct and exciting ways.
Chase Oaks East Plano: This predominantly Spanish-speaking campus has already begun to meet a great need in the east Plano community. In the few short months since its launch, word is beginning to spread of this warm and friendly campus that welcomes people as they are and helps them grow in their life in Christ.
Chase Oaks Fairview:
Chase Oaks Legacy:
Chase Oaks Fairview is building strong connections to the communities and neighborhoods in and around northeast Allen, east McKinney, Fairview, and Lucas. Our Fairview campus is quickly outgrowing its home in Sloan Creek Intermediate School. Exciting plans are being made for its relocation and expansion.
Chase Oaks Legacy continues to grow not only numerically but in diversity as people from all walks of life, backgrounds, and ethnicities find a welcome place to call “home”. And, the newly expanded auditorium gives our Legacy campus ample room to welcome the thousands of guests that visit every year.
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Armando Zúñiga, East Plano Campus Pastor
Our East Plano Campus grew out of desperate need to effectively serve and minister to the growing Hispanic population in east Plano. Launching this campus has been an exciting adventure. I am so encouraged about how it is going so far. After launching in September, we are now seeing over 100 people per weekend, gathering with us to worship our Savior. And, most of the people who attend have also signed up to serve or help out in one way or another. Also, in December, we opened the Chase Oaks Family Center which will be a tremendous resource to this community. Through classes and workshops of many kinds, the Family Center will help people live lives of integrity and dignity. Chase Oaks East Plano is off to a great start!
VEN COMO ERES Breakfast Tacos Eaten in the First 3 Months by Our Volunteers
Sammy Garcia: “In the darkest and most difficult time of my life, Armando Zúñiga and Chase Oaks Church came to my aid. I am so thankful for this church. I am now learning more and more about God and what the Bible says about who I am in Jesus. I am committed to Chase Oaks East Plano. I want to help others the way this church has helped me.”
Worth of Toys that Benefitted 140 Families and 314 Children!
160 EAST PLANO CAMPUS Thanksgiving Meal for the Community Served over
67 CHASE OAKS FAMILY CENTER
Christmas Dinner Served to
AT THE CHASE OAKS FAMILY CENTER
Each Child Also Received a Free Coat
Chase Oakers Donated Approx.
Aggie Saucedo: “Being part of the serving team at East Plano has been a wonderful experience for me. It fills my spirit up to see volunteers who do not even speak Spanish sacrifice their Sunday morning to wake up early and serve so willingly. It is also awesome to see the growth of the East Plano campus and how it is affecting the community. Seeing new faces on Sundays is a reminder for me that there are so many people that need Christ in their lives.”
HAZ LA DIFERENCIA
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2013 was a year of growing deeper and wider at Chase Oaks Fairview. We grew deeper in respect to the number of students and adults engaged at a small group level, the number of people serving and leading to make it happen at and through Chase Oaks Fairview, and the launch of a Care Team to focus on supporting families, marriages, and those in need. We grew wider as more and more people invited friends to Chase Oaks Fairview, our partnerships in the community got stronger including: Woodside Apartments, Rountree Elementary, Family Promise, Shiloh Place, The Hope Center, and Cornerstone Ranch, and the efforts to expand the overall Chase Oaks Africa project happened by supporting the efforts of two orphanages / schools in Katosi and the neighboring village of Mbale, Uganda.
Glen Brechner, Fairview Campus Pastor
As God continued to work to build a campus to reach this specific community, He also provided a great piece of property that will one day in the near future be home for Chase Oaks Fairview and a permanent gathering place where people can come as they are, be transformed, and make a difference.
GUESTS AT FAIRVIEW 2012: 2013:
COME AS YOU ARE
AVERAGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE on Campus Each Sunday Including 150 Children and Middle Schoolers
55 NEW PEOPLE
339 TREES on the New Land
in 2013 We Added a Care Team of
that Serves in Crisis,
Prayer, and Marriage Counseling 10
3,800 DONUTS SERVED: 600,000 Calories Consumed
750,000 CALORIES Burned During Set-up/Tear Down
Aaron and Amanda Davis: “We have met so many faithful and passionate people at Chase Oaks Fairview. Not to mention mentors that have helped us grow in our own faith. We truly believe that God brought us to Chase Oaks to bring us back on the path He wants for us. We know now that we can ‘see’ God’s work all around us.”
of People Serving in Partnership with Woodside Apartments
D ONAT ED for Uganda to Provide: • • • •
Teacher Salaries School Supplies A Pastor A Year of Education for 500 Children
65 Kids Rece ived Clothes Thro ugh
Yong Kwon: “It’s great to have a campus so close to home, and it’s encouraging to meet our neighbors in worship on Sundays. It is a blessing to see our kids worship, have Bible studies, and serve with friends they also see throughout the week in school. As I get to know my neighbors more deeply in Christ, I feel as if I have a fuller sense of what God wants for His kingdom in this community.”
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Jason Williams, Legacy Campus Pastor
Over the course of the past year, the Legacy campus has seen its fair share of memorable moments: stunt bikers flying and flipping through the lobby to kick off the Chase Life series, the opening of a brand new auditorium, and lights flashing and candles burning as we celebrated the birth of our Savior just this past Christmas to name a few. But a campus is so much more than a building or events, and as I think back over the past year, the thing I’m most thankful for are the stories of significant life-change and impact that have surfaced. We’re not the same campus we were a year ago, and that has much more to do with the relationships that have been both begun and restored and our deeper understanding of God and His work in our lives. It’s encouraging to see more adults and students than ever before engaging in small groups and in His Word. It is also exciting to see our campus broaden in diversity and to see our community impact broaden as well. God is allowing us to be a part of something big. I can’t wait to see what He has in store for us in 2014!
People at Explore
43,200 CUPS of Mini Moos Creamer Used in the Coffee Bar
in Student LifeGroups This Fall!
COME AS YOU ARE
Danil Alexandra: “I had recently moved to Plano when I visited Chase Oaks Church. I was intrigued and fascinated by the contemporary and modern look of the building and feel of the service at the Legacy campus. I signed up for a LifeGroup but didn’t connect with anyone right away, so I stopped attending. But, one of the members noticed that I hadn’t been coming and contacted me to see how I was doing. That call made all the difference. I decided to give LifeGroups another try. I am encouraged and realizing that I am not alone, and I now have a group of friends with which I can do life together.” 13
CHINESE MINISTRY 46 People Made the Decision to Follow Christ. English Conversation Class Average Attendance:
Friday Student Fellowship Average Attendance:
More than 250 Students Visited Our English Conversation Class or Student Fellowship!
COLLEGE STUDENTS Hosted in Homes While They Transitioned into Permanent Housing 14
Maggie Guo: “The Chinese fellowship served hundreds of international students, and I am one of them! Thanks to Chase Oaks, I meet a lot of good friends, have the chance to serve God, and grow in spirit.”
• 10 Goats • 42 Chickens
• 10 Sheep
• 2 Cows
MAKE A DIFFERENCE 180 LOCAL SINGLE MOMS
Were Served Dinner and Given Gifts Provided by Chase Oakers
FA I R T R A D E S A L E S :
Brian Salcedo: “I attended the Chase Oaks Men’s Blast retreat held at Pine Cove during a time of personal struggle. God used that retreat to draw me to Himself and connect me with some great men in our church. I submitted myself to God’s will and my need for Him to take control of my life. I later was baptized, joined a men’s Bible study, started attending Celebrate Recovery and my family and I now participate regularly in a LifeGroup. I am so thankful for what God is doing in my life and in the lives of my family through Chase Oaks.” 15
There will always be more vision and needs than resources available. But with your continued generosity, we have had the ability to say “yes” to a number of opportunities this past year. Because of your generosity, we are able to continue to meet needs in our church through the Love Fund. Because of your generosity, we have been able to launch a Family Center and a campus in East Plano to meet the needs of that community. Because of your generosity, there are entire villages transformed in Ethiopia and a school launching there this school year. Generosity is a key indicator of a growing relationship with Christ and an important way that helps us continue to remember that to find real life, we have to give ours away. Our hope is that more and more of us continue to realize that a generous life is what God wants for us, not from us, and we will continue to be able to respond to opportunities and needs as we live a generous life in the way of Jesus. Here are some of the financial details of your generosity. We are committed to using each dollar given in the most effective way for kingdom work. Thank you for your continued investment in God’s work through Chase Oaks Church, and we so look forward to what He has for us in 2014!
Said They’ve Become MORE GENEROUS as a Result of Involvement in Chase Oaks (Based on This Year’s Survey)
In the past four years, we have been able to operate inside our budget due to spending wisely and the generosity of Chase Oaks. Over the past four years, our budget has grown 16%, while our attendance has grown across Chase Oaks by almost 30%.
Giving Per Person Has Gone Up
As a church we believe it is a big trust to steward the money people give to God’s work through Chase Oaks. Our budget year is from August through July and goes through a number of steps. We have a financial advisory team that looks at current state, trends, growth, economy, etc… to forecast an overall yearly budget, this then gets approved by our Elder Board. We then allocate money to different areas of ministry based on the overall budget and ministry plans. That is then approved by Executive Team and Elder Board.
First Time in Seven Years that
of Attendees Contribute Financially in Some Way at Chase Oaks (Based on This Year’s Survey)
Online Donations on the Rise at
GO BOLDLY Our Go Boldly initiative expanded our Legacy campus and launched our Fairview campus.
$10,322,206 RECEIVED CURRENTLY
FOR PROJECT: GO BOLDLY
$10,640,199 Project Came
In Under Budget
(Includes $500K for Fairview) By $200K
FAMILIES WHO GIVE:
2,511 For All G iving 2,236 For General Fund 18
5 NEW TABLES Launched in 2013
42 VOLUNTEERS Served on Tables and 19 INDIVIDUALS (including children) Have Been Helped Since Starting in 2011.
One Person’s Story of Life-Change Comes from “Tina”... Though her Table ended prematurely, the residual effect of the Table lives on. She has stayed employed at the same place for over 2 years... something she has NEVER done! She is about to graduate with her associate’s degree from Collin College.
2 Collaborations with the City of Plano to Enhance a Neighborhood with 15 Home Repairs and a Cookout for the Neighborhood
Was Given Specifically for the School Needs to Buy a Playground System, Computers and Lab Equipment.
The Gospel has transformed many of the native Gumuz peoples and turned them from warriors to peacemakers, from witchcraft to reliance on God, and families are being restored. 19
Looking ahead, 2014 will be a huge year for Chase Oaks Church. God is leading us into a year of “multi,” meaning multi-cultures, multi-campuses, and multi-generations. As our community becomes increasingly multi-cultural, so is our church as we continue to learn what it means to truly be the kind of multi-cultural church Jesus envisioned. Our commitment to multi-campus started when we “replanted” our church seven years ago and moved to the Legacy site. We believe that the best way to impact the 720,000 people in a ten-mile radius of our church is not to ask them to come to one megacampus, but for us to go to them. Our commitment is to place a “come as you are” campus near every neighborhood that doesn’t have one, making it much easier for us who live on the periphery of the ten-mile radius to invite our neighbors to church, to do life together as Christ-followers, and to serve our community.
Last year we started our third campus in east Plano and secured land for a permanent home for our Fairview campus that has already outgrown its temporary space. We sense God stirring for us to prepare in 2014 to start two new campuses over the next few years, getting ready this fall for a January 2015 launch of Campus #4! In 2014, we also want to increase our multigenerational reach, as we continue the relaunch of our youth ministries and take some big steps to expand Kidzone as it is bursting at the seams. Jesus is always empowering His church to “multiply” its impact, and we are excited about a year of taking some big next steps!
CAM PUS #4
Ministry Leaders and Elders Senior Pastor: Jeff Jones Executive Pastor: Jack Warren Executive Director/Fairview Campus Pastor: Glen Brechner Legacy Campus Pastor: Jason Williams East Plano Campus Pastor: Armando Zúñiga ELDERS: Ed Burford, Brian Berry, Dan Debenport, Vince Ellwood, Dirk Hansen, Mark Haun, Jeff Jones LEGACY CAMPUS: Adult: Eric Torrence, Groups Pastor and Team Leader Claudia McGuire, Groups Pastor, Leadership Development Peter Park, Groups Pastor and Teaching Team John Stanley, External Ministries Pastor Martha Anne Elliott, Visitation Pastor Lori Eubanks, Women’s Ministry Director Connie Krueger, First Impressions Director Taffy Pavey, Connections Director Ly Tran, Care Pastor
Chinese Ministry: Jianbo Guo, Pastor
Worship: Greg Holmes, Worship Arts Pastor Jan Sampeck, Worship Design Pastor Tyrone Johnson, Worship Pastor
EAST PLANO CAMPUS: Jesus Roquez, Worship Leader Karina Smith, Kidzone Director Jason Adams, Student Director
Next Generation: Jason Ganze, Next Generation Team Leader and Junior High Pastor Peggy Hooker, Early Childhood Pastor Ellen Loveless, Elementary Pastor Chris Turner, Senior High Pastor Cherlyn White, Student Groups Director FAIRVIEW CAMPUS: Wendy Child, Worship Pastor Nancee Krieger, Kidzone Director Mike Mabie, Student Pastor
For a complete listing of Chase Oaks staff, visit www.chaseoaks.org. 21
OFFICE: 241 Legacy Drive Plano, TX 75023 PHONE: 972.783.8800 EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: Mon.-Thu. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Fri. 8:00 a.m. – Noon