OASIS is an independent Christian church that launched in 2008 in Gowerton, West Swansea. We started with a small team but have seen many people come to church for the first time, come to saving faith, go through baptism and commit to following Jesus. By the start of this academic term we will have seen 25 people baptised. Many others have rediscovered Jesus and have committed anew to living for Godís glory.
Although we are a young church with a young(ish) Pastor and leadership team, our growing congregation crosses the whole age range. While we seek to be culturally relevant, we want to be clear, we have no intention of being self-consciously 'radical' and we are not theologically 'liberal'. Our Bible teaching is conservative, with contemporary but authentic congregational worship and relevant and effective discipleship also being at the very core of our church.
Our model is in Acts 2 where the church is founded on the health of three relationships: 1- Relationship with Jesus. 2- Relationship with Christians. 3- Relationship with non-Christians. Following this model, we hope to build a local church in Gowerton and then to plant again.
We currently hold our main meeting on a Saturday morning at 10.30 in the Hall at St Johnís Church Gowerton (we meet on Saturdays because that is when the premises is available!). This main meeting is focused on teaching, worship and relationships. A kids programme takes place during the teaching session. We also have mid week meetings alternating between house groups and whole church gatherings.
A student who settles at Oasis would be warmly welcomed and integrated into the life of the church. Oasis offers the opportunity to grow by investment of the church in you but also through the opportunities to serve presented by a small church living in authentic community, harbouring with great aspirations and expectations of God.
By the way, we do offer lifts from Brynmill / Uplands if transport is a struggle!