We are a fellowship of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ through whom we can do all things. Our purpose is to learn the word of God in the Holy Scriptures, and to share the love of God with our brothers and sisters in the world. In today’s world, we are faced with so much “noise”. We offer a fresh up close relationship with God through a quiet informal setting where we can honor the Lord Jesus Christ in song and praise. We not only listen to the bible preached, but learn much more about our inheritance with Christ as children of God and we apply this knowledge in our daily lives. Come join us on Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings at Oasis of Life Church.
To Love people and to win souls into the Kingdom by the preaching of Jesus Christ as God’s solution to all Human problems. To build healthy relationships and to have fun doing it.
This church seeks to fulfill the following objectives:
The purpose of the Church begins with the recognition that we do not belong to ourselves, but to God. Jesus Christ is Lord, and our entire allegiance belongs to Him. We gratefully embrace Jesus Christ as Head of all the church’s life and activities through worship, fully acknowledging His majesty in all realms.
(Matthew 16:16-18; Acts 2:36; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:9-11; Colossians 1:18; 2:9-10).
Growth and Edification of Believers
The Church is composed of interdependent members, each uniquely designed and gifted to build up the other members, thereby strengthening the entire body of Christ. This process of effective ministry to one another is the means by which believers grow into spiritual maturity. (Ephesians 4: 11-16; I Peter 4: 10-11; Romans 12:4-8; 1 Corinthians 12: 14).
Evangelism and Church Planting
The Church is called upon, both collectively and as individual members, to share the good news (gospel) of the love and forgiveness of God through His Son Jesus Christ. Every believer is a witness in word and deed. This witness and proclamation of the gospel must be accompanied by genuine love and concern for the whole person.
(Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47; Acts 1:8, 2:38-39; Romans 10: 14-17, Mark 16:15¬18.)
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible, composed of the sixty-six (66) books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired (God-breathed) Word of God (II Timothy 3:16).
It is the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. In other words, it is the revealed will of God concerning what Christians should believe and how they should live.
The Bible is our ultimate statement of faith. “Where the Bible speaks, we speak; where the Bible is silent, we are silent.” Doctrinal creeds and statements of Faith can be both divisive and misleading, since they are all composed by imperfect human beings.
Therefore, we assert the following: In essential beliefs – we have unity (Ephesians 4:4-6); in non-essential beliefs – we have liberty (Romans 14: 1, 4, 12, 22); and in all our beliefs – we exhibit charity (I Corinthians 13:2; Ephesians 4:15).
What We Believe About :
There is only one true GOD, eternally existing in three distinct personalities: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are one God, having the same nature, attributes, and perfections and are, therefore, worthy of the same worship and obedience. God is the Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of the universe.
2. JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God, meaning He is co-equal with the Father. He is the express image of the invisible God and Creator of all things. He became a man, being born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. Consequently, Jesus offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose bodily from the dead after three days, demonstrating His victory over sin and death. He ascended to heaven, seated in authority, and will return again to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
(John 1:1-5,14,15-18; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3, 4:14-15; Philippians 2:5-11; Isaiah 9:6; Matthew 1 :22-23; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Acts 1 :9-10).
3. THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son. He is creator, and is present in the world to convict people of their sin and make them aware of their need for the Savior – Jesus Christ. People are regenerated (born again) by the Holy Spirit, and He lives in believers to manifest the character of Christ. He provides believers with power for holy living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance for life. He also gives Christians spiritual gifts, so they might serve the church and the world in a manner that surpasses their own natural abilities and limitations. The victorious Christian life must be lived under His daily control.
(Genesis 1:2, John 14:16-17, 16:7-13; Acts 1:8, 5:3-4; I Corinthians 2:10-14, 12:3¬11; II Corinthians 3:17-18; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 1:13, 5-18).
People are created in the image of God, and are designed to reflect his character. People are the supreme object of God’s creation and love. Through willful transgression and disobedience, people have fallen from their originally created state of righteousness, peace and joy into a state of separation from God. Being separated from the source of life, love and joy has resulted in bondage and death. People are unable to deliver themselves from their sinful condition, but are totally dependent upon the power of God as presented in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Because people are unable to save themselves from their sinful condition, salvation is altogether the work of God. Neither good works nor self-improvement can make up for our sin. Salvation is the free gift of God. However, like any gift, it must be received. This gift is received by faith, or by believing and trusting in Jesus Christ, who died as our substitute that we might live. Through repentance from sin and faith toward God, we turn from our self-ruled life to trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
(John 1:12, 14:6; Romans 5:6-21, 6:23; Galatians 3:26; Ephesians 2:8-9; Titus 3:5).
6. THE CHURCH
The church is composed of all who have experienced, through faith in Christ, the new birth into the family of God. All true believers are then members of the Universal church, the body of Christ. Since the New Testament exhorts believers to gather for such purposes as worship, prayer, fellowship, sharing the Lord’s Supper, teaching of the Word, ministry to fellow Christians, and evangelism, the local church is an indispensable part of God’s plan for His people and the world. The work of Para-church groups is appreciated, but the local church is God’s chosen instrument for both the nurture of Christians and world evangelism. W e believe in the spiritual unity of all true believers in the Lord Jesus Christ and in cooperating with one another for the causes of evangelism, Social action and missions.
(Matthew 16: 16-18; Romans 12:5; I Corinthians 12: 12-13; Ephesians 1:22-23; 4:4¬6, 9-6).
7. ETERNAL DESTINY
God created people to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Eternal separation from God is Hell. Eternal fellowship and union with God is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.
(John 3:16; Matthew 25:31-45, 19:29; II Thessalonians 1:7-9; Revelation 20:11-15).
Michael Michaels, Pastor