AN OASIS FOR THE WANDERER
We see a church that truly is an oasis for people. A place of refreshing, hope, healing, and renewal for the city of Boise. People who have been trying to find their own way will come to know that Jesus is The Way as they encounter God in our weekend services, find authentic community in life groups, and start to discover God’s purpose for their life as they grow in their knowledge of God and service to the community around them.
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Meet Landon Hairgrove, a visionary leader and trailblazer behind the transformative journey of Oasis City Church. With an unshakable faith and commitment to his calling, Landon serves as the lead pastor, igniting hearts and minds with his own passion for faith, community, and purpose.
Together with his wife, Brooke, they nurtured a dream to establish a thriving church in the heart of Boise, where lives would be touched, transformed, and inspired by the love of God. Their journey has been marked by resilience, sacrifice, and an unbreakable bond, as they wholeheartedly embraced the challenge of planting roots in uncharted territory.
Before embarking on this chapter, Landon devoted over a decade to youth ministry, leaving an impact on many young lives.
Landon and Brooke, along with their children, share a profound belief that their mission isn’t complete until the city of Boise reflects the essence of heaven itself. This conviction fuels their efforts to create a haven where compassion flows freely and lives are encouraged, equipped, empowered and released to be fully-devoted followers of Jesus.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We hold fast to the core doctrines of the historically orthodox Christian faith. We can’t know God exhaustively, but we can know Him accurately. We’re unified in the big stuff, don’t make small stuff into big stuff, and will always make an effort to clarify which is which through scripture.
We believe that both the Old Testament and the New Testament are the infallible Word of God in all matters of life and doctrine; that the Bible is completely relevant today for every area of the human experience because it is living and active; that the Bible is the exclusive and only authority for faith and lifestyle; and that the original autographs are without error. It is to be believed, practiced, trusted, and hoped in (1 Cor. 2:13; 2 Tim. 3:16; Heb. 4:12; 2 Pet. 1:21).
The Triune God
We believe that there is One true God, the eternally self-existing “I AM”, who has revealed himself to us in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that the persons of the Trinity are co-eternal, co-equal, and yet with unique function (Ex. 3:14; Deut. 6:4; Isa. 43:10, 11; Matt. 28; Jn. 8:58; 2 Cor. 13:14).
We believe Christ is a distinct person from the Father and the Holy Spirit, yet of the same substance, two natures in One person (divine and human). We believe that Jesus Christ is God of God, the Son of God, who was incarnated as a human, was born of a virgin, was crucified, was buried, was resurrected, and is seated at the right hand of God on high (Mt. 1:20; Mk. 16:19; Jn. 1:1, 14; 3:16; 20:1-2; 1 Cor. 15::3-5; Hebrews 2:17; Gal. 4:4 Phil. 2:8; 1 Pet. 3:22).
The Holy Spirit
We believe He is a distinct person from the Father and the Son, God of God, sent by the Father to equip the Body of Christ with grace for work. In all he does, he glorifies Christ. He convicts
the world of sin, regenerates sinners, and in him, they are baptized into union with Christ and adopted into the family of God. The Holy Spirit is received at salvation, and assists us in our weaknesses by enabling us to live victorious, bold, Christ-like lives (Jn. 14:16-26; Rom. 8:9, 26; Eph. 4:30; 1 Cor. 12:7-11; Heb. 10:29).
Sin and the Fall of Humanity
We believe that humankind was created in the image of God but voluntarily sinned when tempted by Satan and fell short of God’s righteousness. Sin is willful transgression of the law of God and deserves death. At the fall, humankind incurred physical death and spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are in union with Adam and are sinners by nature and by choice. Sin has alienated humankind from God and subjected it to his wrath (Ge. 1:26, 27; 2:17; 3:6; Rom. 5:12-19).
Salvation and the Work of Christ
Fallen humankind’s hope of redemption is only possible through the shed blood of Jesus Christ and his work on the cross. The redemption offered to humankind through the work of Christ must be received by repentance toward God and faith in Christ who shed his blood. Those who receive God’s offer of grace by faith are born again, justified, regenerated, adopted into the family of God, made heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit, and are partakers of eternal life to come (John 3:3; Acts 4:12; Eph. 1:7; Rom. 5:10; 8:14-17; 10:9-10; Titus 3:5-6).
We believe that the Church is the Body of Jesus Christ, who is its Head. The Church is comprised of all those who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. The Church is manifest in local churches, who’s membership should be only believers. The Church is being built up and made into the Bride of Christ, fully matured and presentable at Jesus’s Second Coming. We believe the Church is a pillar of truth to the world because of the abiding story and presence of Jesus as mediated by the Holy Spirit (Mt. 16:18; 1 Cor. 12:13; Rom. 5:1, 5; Eph. 1:22-23; 4:11-17; 5:27; Rev. 2-3).
Christ's Return and the Eternal Perfect State
We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ. At the moment of his coming, which time is unknown, we will be caught up in the air, transformed in glory, and brought back to the to the earth whereupon Christ will sit in judgment, separate the wheat from the chaff, renew the earth, and reign as King forever. We believe that God is creating a New Heavens and a New Earth where humans will dwell forever with God. The imminent coming of Christ should inspire godly living and commitment to the mission of the Gospel (Isa. 65:17; Mt. 24:30; Acts 1:11; 1 Cor. 15:50-54; 1 Thess. 4:16-17; Rev. 19:11-22:21).
Eternal Conscious Punishment
We believe that those who reject God’s offer of grace and forgiveness and are not found in the book of Life will be raised and judged in the resurrection of the wicked and given over to eternal conscious punishment in the Lake of Fire along with the devil and his angels for all eternity (Mt. 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Rev. 19:20; 20:11-15; 21:8).
The Gifts of the Holy Spirit
We believe in the continuation of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that the charismata did not cease after the Apostolic age. The purpose of the gifts is to equip the Church to carry out its mission until Christ returns, as well as to be a foretaste of the life to come. Believers should seek God in prayer for the gifts of the Spirit to operate in their own lives and ministries and should not only agree to them theoretically but practice them outwardly as the Spirit leads (Rom. 1:11; 1 Cor. 1:5, 7; 12:1, 31; 1 Cor. 14:12; 2 Tim. 1:6-7; Heb. 6:5).
We believe God has ordained marriage and defined it as a covenant relationship between one man, one woman, and himself. Hence, we only recognize marriage between a biological man and a biological woman. As a result, the staff of Oasis City Church will only participate in weddings and the solemnization of marriages between one man and one woman (Gen. 2:24; Matt. 19:4; Eph. 5:25; 1 Pet. 3:7).
We believe that from the beginning God created two separate and distinct biological sexes: male and female. Moreover, we believe that Scripture does not permit any difference between biological sex and gender identity or expression. Humankind has been created by God and any attempt to misconstrue the difference between male/female and/or biological sex/gender identity is an attempt to self-create and is a result of sin and the fall. We also acknowledge that there are rare instances where people are born with an indiscriminate biological sex. Yet, these cases do not involve an attempt to self-create nor deny the dignity of how they were born (Gen. 1:26-27; Matt. 19:4; Mark 10:6-7; Psalm 139:14).
We believe that God loves all races of human beings equally and without preference or favoritism. Racism, which is prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism by an individual, community, or institution against a person or people on the basis of their membership in a particular racial or ethnic group, is evil and is the result of sin. We believe that the authority for approaching racism is Scripture and, therefore, our approach to racism centers around such (Mk 12:31; Acts 17:26; Rom. 2:11;: Rev. 7:9-10; 2 Tim. 3:16-17).
We believe in unity among the essentials and liberty among non-essentials. We embrace ecumenicalism, finding it more edifying and Christ-like to build bridges when it comes to peripheral doctrinal matters. Because of this, our staff and members are comprised of diverse theological backgrounds and are exhorted to be respectful and inquiring toward one another in the spirit of Christian unity and healthy discipleship (Ps. 133:1; Acts 15:1-21; Eph. 4:3; Phi. 2:2; 2 Cor. 13:11).
Right to Life
We believe that all human life is valuable and sacred, and that human life and full personhood begins at conception and continues until death. As stewards of life, we are endowed by God with the responsibility to protect the worth and dignity of human beings from the moment of conception until the moment of death. Therefore, we oppose taking innocent life in all forms, including abortion and euthanasia. (Gen. 1:26-27; Job 31:15; Ps. 22:10; Ps. 127:3-5; Ps. 139:13-16; Jer. 1:5; Acts 17:25).
We believe that religious and civil liberty has a theological basis on the grounds that humans were created in the imago Dei and given certain inalienable rights. One of these rights is the freedom to worship. The state should not have any authority over religious practices and matters that would infringe on this right. Equally, the state exists to protect this right. Each church and every religion should seek religious freedom, not only as its own inherent right but as the right of other churches and religions (Gen. 1:27; Jn. 8:36 2 Cor. 3:17; Gal. 5:1).
Have you ever been through a wilderness season in your life? A dry season where it felt like you may not make it to the other side? A season where you felt lost? We all have been there at one time or another, and for me, it was when I was 18 years old. Lost, hurting, and searching for purpose, I met a beautiful girl who invited me to church with her and her family. That girl became my wife and that church became my “oasis” – the place where I found refreshing community. The place where I found a renewed identity in Jesus.
The place where I healed from my past and found direction for my future. The place where I finally found my purpose. It was then at 18 years old, that I first felt the call to plant a life-giving church. A decade later after serving in high-capacity youth ministry roles across the United States, God finally has said: “Go!”
A brand new church has arrived in Boise, Idaho called Oasis City Church. The reason why is simple – Boise is full of pioneers, entrepreneurs, and dreamers. But so many of them are wandering through life, gifted with grit but questioning their purpose and direction.
We know that with God’s guidance, we can build a church that can truly be an oasis for the wanderer. A place where they can find refreshing, hope, healing, and renewal for their spirit and a place where they can find purpose, passion, identity, and direction for the God-given gifts in their life.
THE TREASURE VALLEY
Boise is booming. The city saw an 18.2% population jump from 2010 to 2018. It was the fastest-growing city in the country between 2017 and 2018, according to Forbes. In 2019, Boise was ranked as the best place to live for millennials and it has a growing tech scene, with Silicon Valley tech companies opening offices there to escape skyrocketing costs in the Bay Area. According to Barna Research Group, Boise is ranked as the 28th most unchurched city in the nation. There is a real need for life-giving churches in Boise in order to bring hope and change to the Treasure Valley.