Our values shape how we minister.
Spirit-Led Movement: We seek to equip kids, teens, and adults to grow in their hearing and doing with God through rich prayer lives (Matthew 7:24-27).
Renewed Identity: We seek to catechize kids, teens, and adults against the world’s identities and into their gospel identities (Colossians 3:1-17).
Beloved Family: We seek to integrate kids, teens, and adults into the life of Oikos Church, where they can be known and loved by God’s multigenerational family (Titus 2:1-15).
Holistic Ministry: We seek to equip parents and families to involve kids, teens, and themselves in missional and table-centered ministry (Ephesians 6:1-4).
Each week, we will gather for worship, prayer, and the table, where kids and teens are encouraged to participate. We love to have kids and teens actively worshipping with their families, and for their families to be supported by their extended family of faith. A Family Room and Mothers Room are available for those who need to step out.
Oikos Kids is the ministry pathway for newborns up to 6th grade. The mission of Oikos Kids is to see children deeply transformed by God’s grace through the gospel of King Jesus.
What does that look like? We seek to create safe, gracious environments for kids to develop lifelong habits of discipleship to Jesus (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; Matthew 19:13-14).
Oikos Kids Safety
Oikos Church takes seriously Christ’s call to provide children safe opportunities to grow as his disciples (Matthew 18:6). We require applications and background checks from each volunteer worker. If you have specific questions, please call us.
During the teaching, kids (newborn up to 6th grade) will be dismissed to age-specific class environments downstairs.
"OOT" (Oikos On Tuesdays) is a teen youth group that meets every Tuesday evening in a home. Teenagers in grades 7-12 are invited to relax, eat snacks, pray, share frustrations and joys, and spend time hearing encouragement from Scripture.
The Gathering Place is intentionally located just a mile away from the University of Memphis campus so that the Oikos family can be a refuge and refreshment for college and graduate students.
A campus group meets every Wednesday night at the Gathering Place to pray, encourage one another, and share in Scripture study.
New Direction Recovery Group
New Direction is an addiction recovery group that meets every Tuesday evening at the Gathering Place and provides a safe space for people to lean into each other, study and encourage each other to pursue healthful disciplines, and spend time in prayer to invite God's Spirit to heal our brokenness and fill us with His life.