You have found a warm, approachable, God-loving community. We believe we are, above all, citizens of God’s Kingdom, and that God has called the local church to share the good news about Jesus, and to love one another like family. We are lovers of peace who value a living and active faith that flows from an understanding of Scripture.
Although we have Mennonite “roots,” we have community “branches.” The makeup of Oasis reflects that of the Lexington/Nicholasville metro area regarding race, denomination, education, and background. To us, being a community means celebrating the different ways God has gifted us, and embracing our unity in Jesus. We would be honored to learn how God has gifted you to build His Kingdom. We meet every Sunday at 10:30am. You are invited!
What We Believe
there is one holy, eternal, almighty and perfect God existing in three persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—who created all things, both visible and invisible.
that the Father loves us and wants us to be reconciled to Him. Therefore, He has revealed Himself to us through His creation, the law of Moses, the prophets, the Holy Bible, and ultimately His Son Jesus.
in the full deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
that after Christ’s ascension, the Holy Spirit was poured out on all believers. He is our counselor, our comforter, and our guide. He indwells us, regenerates us, and sanctifies us. He enables us to take on the holy character of our Lord Jesus Christ and to live godly lives. He distributes spiritual gifts to each member of the church for the strengthening of the church.
that all people have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and that the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
that salvation is a gift of God’s grace. It cannot be earned. It is received through faith in Jesus Christ, who is the only way to God the Father. The gift of God’s grace compels us to live holy lives.
that the Christian Church consists of persons who have turned from sin and selfishness, embraced Jesus as Savior and Lord as they follow Him daily in life, and are living as God in His Word asks them to live.
in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal death.
the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative Word of God, and as such our rule and guide for life. Conformity to the Word of God means non-conformity to “the world.”
We believe ……………
that embracing this statement of faith translates into a lifestyle of following after Jesus daily in life, trusting Him as personal Lord and Savior, praying for His Kingdom to come, and living out the ethic of His kingdom.
Jim Miller has been pastoring in Lexington Kentucky for over 30 years. He has always had a passion for pastoral care, biblical study and teaching, and serving others. Jim and his wife Audrey often work together in caring for the church. Jim would agree that he would be lost (literally – he has a terrible sense of direction) without her. Jim attended Gordon Conwell seminary completing his Master’s of Divinity. Jim and Audrey are also the parents of 5 children and grandparents of 13 grandchildren.
Tim & Erin Gibson
Director of Sunday School & Nursery