Oasis Christian Center Organizes as a Full-fledged Church

December 01, 2006 | Gary McLain

In 1996 a small group of Seventh-day Adventists started worshiping in a living room, hoping to appeal to non-churchgoers. They established a nontraditional way of doing church, with music, drama, and a message, inviting others to “come as you are” just as Jesus accepts us wherever we are.

Over the years Oasis has experienced their share of growing pains and turmoil, but with God’s help, they have a healthy organization, increased membership and a renewed sense of energy to do God’s calling for their church.

The recognition service with Don Livesay, Oregon Conference president, and Al Reimche, vice president, officiating, was casual, invigorating, with plenty of “amens” and a sense of true connection with each other and with God.