Oasis Christian Fellowship, “a church built by grace”, met for the first time as a congregation on Palm Sunday 1984 with 4 founding members. Over the years the congregation has met at GIAC, Clinton West Plaza and several members’ homes.
The Oasis congregation has passed a significant milestone with the erection of our permanent home at 808 S. Meadow St. in Ithaca, NY. We are rejoicing in God’s goodness and the miracle that this building represents. There are numerous stories of God’s encouragement behind all the “brick and mortar.” These are stories of hope, discouragement, excitement, disappointment, joy, sadness, success, failure, and sacrifice. One constant remained through it all: God’s grace and faithfulness.
The building is only the beginning, with the ultimate goal of increased ministry to people. As a congregation we have a strong focus on study of the Bible, worship (music, dance, etc.), a strong prayer practice corporately and individually and journeying together in love and forgiveness. Our aim is to help people to become their best selves, the person God created them to be. We see ourselves as a diverse congregation, open to people of all races and backgrounds, young and old. As the Scripture says, “the young and the old will go forth together in the dance”.
Our mission: Oasis Christian Fellowship is a diverse body of believers committed to prayer, worship, and the Holy Bible. We will extend the kingdom of God in the greater Ithaca area and beyond by:
~Allowing the invisible God visible expression
~Providing an atmosphere that releases the Holy Spirit
~Creatively communicating Christ
~Developing a servant’s heart
~Demonstrating love in action
~Pursuing growth in our relationship with God and others
~Encouraging people to find their divine destiny
~Supporting the body of Christ in Ithaca as appropriate.
If this resonates with you, we invite you to come and join with us on the journey into all the wonderful things that God has in store for us along the way.
For our detailed statement of faith, click here.