To be a local church with a global impact that equips, edifies, and unifies the body of Christ to make disciples of all nations.
To be a local church with a global impact: relevant and reaching out to the community around us, while also actively looking for opportunities to serve God’s kingdom worldwide
That equips, edifies, and unifies the body of Christ: preparing His people for works of service, building one another up, and focusing on our commonality of faith in Jesus Christ
To make disciples of all nations: embracing the diversity of our international community as an opportunity to help fulfill the Great Commission
“To equip His people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ” -Ephesians 4:12-13
To grow, share, and serve together as a spiritual family in Christ
GROW: No matter how long you might be in Beijing – whether it’s weeks, months, or years – we want you to grow while you’re here. Through teaching, training, and sharing life together, we seek to equip God’s people to better serve Him in the global Church, wherever He may lead.
SHARE: As an international church, Oasis is made up of people from a wide variety of countries, cultures, backgrounds, and traditions. We come from many different walks of life, but we are a spiritual family unified by our shared faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We believe that family – both natural & spiritual – is very important, and we embrace our diversity and share our personal experiences as a means of encouraging and strengthening one another in our walk with God.
SERVE: Whether it’s in the church, in the workplace, or in the community, we believe that serving is a vital part of spiritual growth in the life of every believer. Each one of us is an important part of the Body of Christ, and the unique gifts and abilities of each member are essential in helping us function as a healthy church.
Teach truth, foster fellowship, prioritize prayer
Teach truth – we will approach the teaching of God’s Word with humility and reverence, asking for the guidance of the Holy Spirit to properly discern and declare the truth; we will constantly study to improve our knowledge and understanding of the Scriptures; we will be doers of the Word, and not hearers only.
Foster fellowship – we will help others get connected with the Body of Christ so that they can experience joyful fellowship with Him and His people; we will actively seek out opportunities to engage with our communities and to share the love of Christ with those around us.
Prioritize prayer – we will make prayer an important part of everything we do; we will not allow it to become a routine or ritual, but will seek to practice and model genuine expressions of prayer as a part of our relationship with God.
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” -Acts 2:42