At Oasis Church, we live out the principles of Acts 2 (Found Here) in two ways: weekend worship gatherings and House Churches. We embrace a “both/and” approach, seeing the importance of both the large and small gatherings. Both serve an important purpose. One without the other will leave the believer incomplete and out of balance. Large group worship gatherings without involvement in a smaller setting makes it almost impossible to live out the word of God in community. Whereas, smaller gatherings without the involvement in the larger gathering will cause the believer to be disconnected from the body at large and void of spiritual, biblical authority.
God created the world and everything in it – including you – and He wants to begin a personal, one-on-one relationship with you.
God, the Creator of the universe, loves you and has a purpose for your life. And because of that, His plans are better than your plans. None of us can measure up to some impossible religious standard to know Him; faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior is the only “step” to salvation.
The message of the Bible is abundantly clear: we have all sinned against God (Romans 3:23). Because of our sin, we deserve to be eternally separated from God (Romans 6:23); but because of His love for us (John 3:16), God took on human form and died in our place, taking the punishment that we deserve (Romans 5:8; 2 Corinthians 5:21). Through His death and resurrection, Jesus took all of your wrong and gave you all of His right. If you believe this and commit to following Him, your life will never be the same. It’s as simple as turning from your sin, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing
Baptism doesn’t save you; it’s an act of obedience and a symbol of salvation (1 Peter 3:21). Baptism is the outward expression of an inward reality. It’s a public declaration of how Jesus changed your life. Being baptized shows others that you’ve decided to follow Jesus and allows them to celebrate this decision with you (Acts 16:31-34).