At Oasis Church, we understand that love, acceptance and inclusion are remarkable characteristics of Jesus and his disciples (John 13:34, Isaiah 42:1-7). Jesus, full of grace and truth, stood with the oppressed and the marginalized (Matthew 22:39, Mark 11:15-18, Galatians 3:28). He also invited all people to embrace a new way of thinking and new values which leads to a new life (Romans 3:23, 6:23, 1 Cor 11). Ultimately, this “New Life in Christ” is what we are actively seeking to embrace and embody at Oasis Church.
Christians are called to intentionally love all people, including our enemies, & make room in our lives for people of every culture – crossing all racial, economic & social boundaries (Matthew 4:23-25, 5:43-48). Through Jesus’ death, we were all reconciled with God and each other. This reconciliation made us a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church – rooted in God’s Word, flourishing in the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and making a significant difference in our community (Ephesians 2, Revelation 7).
We are the hands and feet of Jesus. We believe that being a Jesus-led and community-oriented church requires thoughtful action that forges unity. With compassion and truth, we welcome all people regardless of their socioeconomic background. We invite all people to explore and ask questions about God, sin, salvation, faith, the church, etc.
As it relates to racism, we wholeheartedly condemn any form of systemic oppression, discrimination, or racism that is current, historical, actual, or theoretical. We disapprove of any inequalities or injustices exercised within our churches, governing systems, nation, and the world (Galatians 3:26-28, Philemon 16).
Oasis Church is not silent or complicit in any form of racism and we affirm the inherent dignity assigned to all people by God Himself (Genesis 1, Acts 17:26). Change is on the horizon. Gospel centered diversity and racial reconciliation require intentional effort (Acts 10:34). Jesus paved the way for racial reconciliation (Colossians 3:11), and because of Him we have been given the knowledge, empathy, awareness, and example we need to follow His way. We are committed to listening to Jesus and leading our church body with intentionality (James 2:9, Leviticus 19:34). We will continue building a church that reflects heaven and celebrates racial diversity within our community, church leadership, and church body (Revelation 7:9).