Our core values are the underlying principles that guide us in making decisions, determining priorities, setting goals, allocating resources, and carrying our mission to empower disciples and extend God’s kingdom. They are the defining characteristics of Oasis City Church and are drawn from the Bible.
God’s Presence Changes Everything
In everything we do and everywhere we go, we want to create an atmosphere where God’s tangible Presence dwells. His presence is where God stuff happens ~ miracles, signs, and wonders. We hear His voice, talk to Him through prayer, and learn to be a doer of His word. Our first ministry is to God. As we behold Him, we are moved to worship with joyous passion.
John 10:27, Hebrews 10:19-22, 2 Corinthians 3:16-18,
1 Thessalonians 5:17, Psalm 27:4, John 4:23-24, Exodus 33:15-16
God is a Good Father
Experiencing and knowing God as our true Father just like Jesus did will change our lives. The message, ministry, and sacrifice of Jesus perfectly reveal this truth. Every person needs to feel, know, and experience the unconditional, extravagant love of Father God. He is a good Father and we can trust Him regardless of our circumstances.
John 14:6-13, Galatians 4:6-7, Luke 15:11-32, Romans 8:28-39,
John 3:16-17, Hebrews 1:2-3
Family is God’s (good) idea
Family is the foundation of humanity because God created it that way! It’s the way He relates to us, we relate to Him, and how we relate to one another. We weren’t meant to do life alone. We are adopted into God’s family, so we intentionally create family and community wherever we go. We are loyal, which is demonstrated most when people fail and we commit to helping them be restored. Family is joyous, messy, difficult but it’s always together.
Matthew 19:4-6, Romans 8:14-17, 2 Corinthians 6:18, Galatians 4:4-7, Ephesians 3:14-15
Healed People Heal People
Before we can truly love others, we must love ourselves and that means allowing Holy Spirit to transform our spirit, soul and body. He reveals to us the issues and hurts that need healing and how to become whole. We then can encourage others to do the same. We also believe all can be healed because Jesus demonstrated the Father’s will in healing all the sick and demonized He encountered.
1 Thessalonians 5:23, 2 Corinthians 3:18, John 15:4-5,
Matthew 4:23; Luke 9:11, Acts 10:38, Psalm 103:3-4, Acts 3:1-10, Matthew 10:7-8
Church is the Model for Unity
One of the things close to God’s heart is reconciliation. Our Father wants us to be reconciled to Him first, and then reconciled to mankind. True unity requires equality in the diversity of race, gender, age, culture, socioeconomic status, and to those who simply have a different personality from us. Generations belong together in worship and in family. In a divided society, the church must model unity.
2 Corinthians 5:18-20, Galatians 3:28, Revelation 7:9, Matthew 19:14, Psalm 145:4
Leaders Grow and Reproduce
A disciple is someone who is surrendered to Jesus, who is being changed by following Jesus, and who is on a mission to help others do the same.
Every disciple of Christ can be a person of influence who develops true character, anointing, and authority. As a local church, when we grow larger we also grow smaller. We value the large gathering for a worship service and also the regular involvement in small groups. We embrace the fivefold ministry gifts that Christ gave to the church for the work of ministry and building the Body of Christ.
Ephesians 4:11-13, Matthew 28:16-20, 2 Timothy 2:2; Colossians 1:10
Kingdom People are Generous People
God is extravagantly generous and our generosity is a response and reflection of our good Father who gives gifts to His children. We have been blessed in every way so we can be generous through giving and serving. We joyfully give our time, affection, talents, and finances and as we do, the scripture teaches that these blessings also return to us. We serve God, serve our local church and serve our community. We are created in Jesus Christ for good works.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15, Luke 6:38, Malachi 3:10-12, Proverbs 11:25, 1 Peter 4:10, Galatians 6:10, Ephesians 2:10, Romans 12:9-13, Joshua 22:5
Come as you are.
At Oasis City Church we are all growing in our relationship with God as one big multi-cultural, multigenerational family. We sing songs of worship passionately, love one another authentically and laugh together every week. So wear your comfy church clothes - whether it be jeans and a tee or a 3 piece suit, come as the real YOU!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
MEET THE TEAM
BILL & LYNNE THEMELARAS
ADAM & TARA STEWART
JAKE & PAM LOZANO
975 Eastwind Dr.
Westerville, OH 43081
SUNDAY MORNING SERVICES
Monday - Thursday 9a - 4p