The term ‘church’, has come to be used in a variety of different ways, however, when Oasis uses the word ‘church’, we mean:
As our churches grow, one of their priorities is to support the breadth of our community work through volunteering, resourcing in other ways, and serving as ambassadors in the local community, therefore contributing to a deepened sense of local ownership and participation.
The outworking of this vision for church is that all of our work across each of our communities is Christ-centred (driven by his values) rather than just the work of an Oasis church. Wherever and whenever a person (student, staff member, volunteer, wider community member, local or central government official etc.) or partner organisation/community group experiences any aspect of Oasis’ work, they should experience this reality. In essence an Oasis church is simply the focal point, though never the sole owner of, Christ-centeredness in any community where we work.