The mission of Oasis is to lead people in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
We accomplish this by creating relevant environments where those in attendance are encouraged and equipped to grow. We are designed to function like a home. We invite guests to the foyer, we develop friendships in the living room, and we grow as a family around the kitchen table.
foy•er (foi’ er, foi ya’) n. an entry. – It’s the place in your home that serves as the welcome area for guests and new friends. It’s the first step, and it’s often your only chance to make your guests feel comfortable enough to return.
That’s exactly how we’ve designed our entry environments at Oasis Community Church. Our Sunday morning services are “foyer” environments. We want our guests to come back, so we do everything with them in mind.
Each area of our church also has its own foyer: nursery and pre-school kids have Waumba Land, elementary kids have UpStreet, middle schoolers have Collide, and high school students have InsideOut. These environments are where most people will experience Oasis for the first time, and they serve as the perfect place to introduce newcomers to the life of Oasis Community Church.
liv•ing room (liv’ing room) n. a room in a home, with sofas, chairs, etc., used for social activities, entertaining guests, etc. When guests arrive and are welcomed into your home, you invite them into the living room. Everyone finds a comfortable place to sit, and the interaction begins.
At Oasis Community Church, this is where you connect with people like yourself. Smaller and more interactive than the foyer environment, these gatherings offer genuine opportunity to begin friendships… just like the living room in your home.
Our primary expression of the living room environment is our Strategic Service Teams. In addition to our Serving Teams, Oasis also has a number of Generation Groups for you to check out.
Learn more and join a Serving Team!
Learn more about our Generation Groups!
kitch•en (kich’en) n. a room or place for the preparation and cooking of food – Webster’s definition doesn’t help us much, does it? But think about it. What is the most popular room in your home? Where do you end up when friends or family come over? The kitchen.
This is where lasting friendships are made. And that’s the kind of environment we are striving for in our life groups. Life groups are where people meet regularly for Bible study, and commit to accountability, friendship and support. They are the safe place to open your heart, share your life, and ask the tough questions. It’s also where we pray and care for one another, and where we are missed if we don’t show up.
Practically speaking, there will never be a way for the staff or elders to personally minister to everyone who attends our church. That’s why we place such a high premium on group life. It’s how we minister effectively at Oasis. Our success is defined by how effectively our ministries move people from our large environments into life groups.
Life groups are the place where ministry happens at Oasis Community Church – this is the best place for sustained life change to occur. And we want to help you get there.
Learn more and join a Life Group!