Every church has a DNA, and ours has been developing for nearly seven years now. These six values are consistently taught at every level of Oasis and in every ministry of Oasis.
We encourage our people to continually evaluate their priorities to avod the dangerous traps of busy-ness. We encourage that, by faith, we live out Matthew 6:33: "Seek the kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need."
We believe every day should be a day of worship as we meditate on God's word, experience his presence, pray, and live out his purpose for our lives. We encourage that you take the challenge of Jesus in Luke 9:23: "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross daily, and follow me."
We believe that connecting to a church gives you opportunities to express your love for God by serving others. It is our responsibility to be aggressive in seeking opportunities to use our God-given abilities. "For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." (Ephesians 2:10)
Authenticity is what God wants from us - not a performance. You are not expected to fit a certain mold, but rather to be the person God created you to become. Our goal is to value the way God has made you. This echoes the words of David in Psalm 139:14: "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous - how well I know it."
At Oasis, we place great value on resolving differences with one another. Gossip and slander are not tolerated. Instead we encourage you to talk to those who have offended you with the goal of reconciliation. We expect everyone to practice the words of Jesus in Matthew 18:15, “if another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offense.”
We boldly teach the importance of Biblical giving. Giving is necessary for the building of God's kingdom and personal joy in our lives. We are encouraged to be obedient managers of the money God places in our hands. “Give and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full - pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” (Luke 6:38).