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Welcome

What is the vision of Oikos Ministries?

Individually together expand God’s Kingdom by making disciples of Jesus in authentic, creative and unconventional ways both online and offline.

What is the mission of Oikos Missions?

Make Disciple Makers – Making disciple makers (DMM) who prayerfully begin intentional, relational and missional “friendship networks” (CPM) of “simple churches” by providing encouragement, equipping, empowerment and engagement of disciples in active ministry.

What are the values of Oikos Ministries?

We value discipline (Learning Circles).
We value family (Without Walls).
We value vocation (Working Faith).
We value helping (Doing Good).
We value truth (Sowing Seeds).

What is Oikos Ministries statement of faith?

In essentials unity, in nonessentials diversity, in all things love.

The Apostles’ Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Learning Circles

Why is making disciple makers so important?

Making disciples is important because it is the Lord’s chosen method of spreading the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ.

How do we fulfill our commission to make disciples in Canada?

Our answer is – the same way Jesus did. Jesus was the incarnation or embodiment of God. “Now Christ is the visible expression of the invisible God.” (Col. 1:15, Phillips Paraphrase) He was “God with skin on”. Wherever Jesus showed up, God showed up. Whenever Jesus came to a town or village (a ta ethne) people got to see and hear what God was like. And they had the opportunity to become (or not become) His “disciples” (followers, students). Jesus modeled how to fulfill the Great Commission by being “God with skin on” (the incarnation) in all the places where he traveled.

What are discovery groups?

A Discovery Group is a group that allows [people] to discover God as they read His Word. The Discovery Group encourages disciple-making, obedience, ministry, and leadership development.

What are life transformation groups ?

A life transformation group is a simple but powerful concept. It is a group of two or three (when it gets to four it divides into two groups to two) that agrees to read approximately thirty chapters of scripture a week, and meet weekly for

  • Confession of sin
  • Accountability around scripture reading
  • Prayer for the lost

The group can meet any time, anywhere–most commonly in a restaurant. The groups are not coed. There is not ba ook or curriculum; they just read and discuss the Bible. (Pretty far out, I know!) There is a pretty healthy intake of scripture–about thirty chapters a week. If everybody does not do the agreed on reading, they agree to read it again. There is no leader needed in the group.

What is Christian Life Coaching?

Dr. Gary Collins describe Christian life coaching as the “art and practice of enabling individuals and groups to move from where they are to where they want to be.”

What are coaching triads?

Simply put, triad or group coaching is coaching in a group of three or more. … You could have one, some or all of the members of the group do the coaching to one, some or all of the group members.

Without Walls

What is Ekklessia?

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What is Oikos?

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Working Faith

What is Co-Vocational Ministry?

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Doing Good

Why do we need to be doing good?

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What can we do to help others?

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Sowing Seeds

Why do we need storytelling?

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How do we learn to share our stories?

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