Welcome to oasis
“There is nothing like the local church when it’s working right. Its beauty is indescribable. It’s power breathtaking. It’s potential unlimited. It comforts the grieving and heals the broken in the context of community. It builds bridges to seekers and offers truth to the confused. It provides resources for those in need and opens its arms to the forgotten, the down trodden, the disillusioned. It breaks the chains of addictions, frees the oppressed, and offers belonging to the marginalised of this world. Whatever the capacity for human suffering, the church has a greater capacity for healing and wholeness. There is no other organisation like it on earth. Nothing even comes close.”
WELCOME TO OASIS CHURCH!
We dreamt of planting a church for sometime that would have three simple steps; help people find life, grow and make a difference! With the help of an amazing launch team of 35 committed to seeing this goal become a reality, Oasis Church began on the 24th of May 2015.
Oasis Church is focused on reaching the community by offering contemporary, biblically-driven worship services that are alive with energy and creativity, as well as an exciting children’s church, and dynamic small groups. The life-giving message of the Gospel, the passion and joy on Sunday services, and the simple style of Oasis Church will be a place of belonging for many more people, and will last long after we are gone.
Wherever you have been, whatever you have done, you’re welcome here. We invite you to see for yourself how exciting church can be when the focus is simple and people are free to go after God with passion. Look forward to seeing you soon!
Ps. Ewen and Christie Blaikie
After praying the prayer “send me” at 16 years old, Ewen feels God is finally answering that prayer and sending him into the mission field to serve as a pastor to people in Perth.
For over 25 years, Ewen has been actively involved in ministry, and has served in the local church in a variety of fields including kids’ ministry, worship, youth ministry, young adults and married couples.
As a vet, and more recently a business owner, Ewen developed a rapport with people from all walks of life, and it gave him a strong desire to help people find their way to God. It also gave him a strong grounding in running an organisation.
Ewen is an accomplished songwriter, having written for and performed on a number of albums. Worship is still very close to his heart, and he looks forward to being involved in worship at Oasis.
Ewen is passionate about building the Kingdom of God, raising up the next generation of leaders, and loving his family. He has been married to Christie for 13 years and he loves spending time with her and their four children.
As a young girl Christie gave her heart to God when she was 10. However, her faith became real when she had a supernatural encounter at age 19. Christie has been in ministry since this time including youth ministry, women’s ministry, itinerant preacher and as a lead pastor.
Planting Oasis Church has been a dream in her heart for sometime, and she has a heart and mind to see people experience the love of God, and find life the way that she has. Christie also feels strongly about empowering believers to lead lives full of passion for God and love for people with integrity, wholeness and authenticity.
Christie has been a sought after speaker, speaking nationally and internationally, and she is the founder of Selah Women’s Retreats and a citywide movement for women, called ‘Girls on Fire’. Christie’s sense of humour and transparency enables her to communicate in a challenging, effective and heartfelt way.
Together with her husband Ewen, she has four children; Amelia, Jack, Eliza and Anna, who are the loves of her life. She loves the beach, summer, meeting new people and she can’t wait to start Oasis Church.