The first time Oasis Church met was in January 2008. A core team of six people met together in the living room of a house in Gowerton where we studied the Bible together, prayed, clarified our theology and developed the vision of Oasis Church. By March 2008, we moved to the local Scout Hall where we had our first public meeting; 11 adults and two children!
Although we were young and inexperienced in Church Planting, the Lord was very clearly with us and we knew his presence. The first book of the Bible we preached through at this time was Ruth; we saw that the Lord was in control of everything and that he is a God who redeems.
After four months at the Scout Hall, we ventured to the local conservative club to have a carvery lunch and to our surprise realised that it had been brilliantly renovated, easily becoming the best venue in the village. So in August 2008 we moved there for a pilot of one month and remained there for nearly four years! In order to use this venue we had to meet on a Saturday rather than a Sunday. This was a bold move and took some getting used to, but we found nothing Biblical to stand in our way, and God blessed us richly as a church through meeting weekly in this unconventional venue.
In Feb 2012 we decided that we would venture out and change the venue where we met for public worship. We decided to rent St John’s Church Hall which was less than 100m from the conservative club. We have been renting this facility ever since. During the last 10 years we have grown steadily, seeing people come to faith and also some existing Christians join our fellowship. Over the short history of the church we have celebrated numerous weddings, welcomed many new babies and held over 25 baptisms. As mentioned in the ‘Our Vision’ page on this website, we have also had the immense privilege of supporting Steve Dyer in planting a new church called ‘Hope Church’ in the Fforestfach area of Swansea in 2015.
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