Connecting With God

“I stopped going to church because I didn’t feel connected to God, but when I went to Chets things began to change.” Juan Rios said he grew up hearing about God, but it never really made sense. “I didn’t know who God was or what he was trying to get through to me.” So, for the past few years he just stopped going at all.

Parks and Rec

There’s something freeing about being at the park. The sun on your skin, the breeze in the air. Go to any park in the Nocatee community and you’ll likely find a group of moms enjoying the outdoors with their preschoolers. Beth Chin said it only made sense to start a ministry to reach out to those moms.

Desiree's Story

“My world was chaotic and confusing and constantly in transition. I came from a broken home. I was trying to figure out who I was as a person and what my life would look like down the road.” At the Florida Baptist Children’s Home Desiree found stability and able to thrive. Here’s her story…

Discipleship at Work

“At a young age God called me to him and I have carried this burden of needing to bring other people to Him since” said Megan Hulling. She knows we’re all called to do that, but she thinks God gave her a special yearning in her heart for it. “My life was changed dramatically through discipleship,” said Megan. She was longing for a way to invest in deeper relationships for the sake of the gospel. Disciple triads offered her that opportunity.

Together - THRIVE 2019

“The church is a whole, not separate, and was designed to be that way. We are the next generation and we can only have a revival if we work together.” This is what God revealed to one student who attended our Chets Students annual THRIVE Weekend. This year, 222 students and leaders from all four of our campuses came together for a weekend of fun, worship, and discipleship. Students connected with God, built relationships with each other, and were challenged to live together in Christ centered community.


He had no idea what would come from the thank you note he wrote, all he knew was that he had to write it, and he knew exactly who he needed to write it to. During our ThankFULL series at Chets, we passed out thank you cards and challenged everyone to write out a thank you and give it to someone. A specific woman came to Mike Russell’s mind during that challenge.

A Place to Belong

Imagine visiting a place thinking you would be there for a day or two of vacation and then waking up one day having lived there for a year and a half. That’s what happened to Claudia, Pablo, Sofia, Mateo, and Alejandro. When Claudia and her family first came to Jacksonville from Venezuela in 2017, they had no intention of staying. But as Claudia said, “God had a different plan.”