Oikos is home.
Oikos is a biblical Greek word that means home or family. It captures the kind of deeply transforming culture we're praying grows at Oikos Church.
It's uses in the New Testament reflect our core values as a church.
Oikos refers to God building His people into His house, or temple, in the world by the presence of the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:19-22; Acts 7:48-49; 1 Tim. 3:15; 1 Pet. 2:5). Oikos seeks to be led by the Spirit to help awaken a movement of gospel renewal.
Oikos refers to our new identities in King Jesus, who rescued our sinful selves for us to glorify God (Eph. 2:11-22; 1 Pet. 2:5-11). Oikos identity seeks continual, personal surrender to King Jesus to live in the freedom of the Spirit.
Oikos refers to the spiritual family of God called to love one another (Eph 2:19; Acts 7:6, 29; Gal. 6:10; Tit. 2:1-10). Oikos family seeks real relationships, gathered around the table, where we are known and loved in our multiethnic, multigenerational, and multifaceted fellowship.
Oikos refers to the homes and relational networks used by the early church to bless the world (Acts 2:46; 11:14; 12:12; 16:15, 31-34; 20:20; 1 Cor. 16:18; Col. 4:15). Oikos ministry seeks to integrate word and deed ministry in our homes, families, neighborhoods, and networks.