The Oasis of Love
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:
13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:
14 That we hence forth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
It is in the heart of God that every man will be taught of HIM (Jeremiah 31:31-34; I John 2:27). We provide for teaching during regular Worship Service and in systemic Bible Study. Outreach teaching is ministered at nursing homes, prison facilities and in private homes.
"And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast...And they that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers...And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man." (Luke 2:42, 47, 52).
We provide opportunities for youth to be taught the Word of God and to yield their God-given talents under the Holy spirit's anointing for service in His Kingdom.
"And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men." (Colossians 3:23). The operation of the fellowship is attended to by members of the congregation who give of their time and talent.
Our function is to move the body from worldly surroundings and into the midst and presence of The Holy God (Hebrews 9:1-14) through thanksgiving, praise, and worship. We enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts and into His courts with praise. Be thankful unto Him and bless His name (Psalms 100). It is through the shed blood of Jesus that we are cleansed (I John 1:17) and gain entrance into the Holy of Holies (Hebrews 4:16) into the presence of God (the Shekinah Glory), where we commune with God, and receive from Him. The body should then be prepared to receive declaration of the Word of God.
According to I Corinthians 1:9 and I Thessalonians 5:17, "God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of His Son Jesus Christ our Lord," and we are to "Pray Without Ceasing." Our Heavenly Father has made it possible that we may abide in His presence having a continual cry from the heart of His Grace and Blessing.