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Our Pastors

JP AND RACHEL TROGLIO

"The call for Oasis Church Chicago is to embody its name: to be a wellspring of life in the midst of a desert and bring life, hope, and the grace of Jesus to people all across this city. We stand on the promises of God and live in faith that God's kingdom will come to this city as it is in heaven.”  
   
- Pastor JP and Rachel 

Pastoral Team

Pastor Jordan & Brie Pflederer

Worship & Executive Pastor

Pastor Eric & Hannah

Discipleship Pastor

Oversight Pastors

Oasis Church Chicago believes in the power of accountability and oversight. When Pastor JP & Rachel Troglio heard the call from God to plant Oasis, they took the first steps in ensuring that they would be building with oversight and counsel. The Pastors below have been speaking into, advising, and praying for Oasis since its foundation. These five men help regulate the temperature of Oasis and speak into its past, present, and future. For more information on our oversight leadership team, please email admin@oasischurchchicago.com

Pastor LaMorris Crawford

Cincinnati Bengals Chaplain

Pastor Tim Timberlake

Celebration Church Jacksonville

Pastor Charles Moodie

Chicago City Life Center

Pastor Tim Rice

La Fuente Ministries

OUR VISION

WE ARE A COMMUNITY FORMED AND SHAPED BY THE TRUTH OF JESUS AND HIS PRESENCE IN AND AMONG US. AS WE PRACTICE THE WAY OF JESUS, TOGETHER, WE ARE  CALLED TO BE A WELLSPRING OF LIFE AMIDST THE DESERT OF THE CITY, TO BE CONNECTED AND TO CONNECT OTHERS TO THE LIFE-GIVING WATERS OF GOD’S HOLY PRESENCE.

OUR MISSION

TO BE A CHURCH THAT WILL WELCOME THE FORSAKEN AND FORGOTTEN, WHILE RAISING A REMNANT OF BELIEVERS THAT WILL REACH THE WORLD.

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SERVE COMMUNITY

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BUILD COMMUNITY

GROW OUR FUTURE

CORE PILLARS

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God's Word


THE FIRST PILLAR OF OUR HOUSE IS THE WORD OF GOD. WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND SUBMIT OUR ENTIRE LIVES TO THE WORD OF GOD OVER ANY AUTHORITY ON THE EARTH (JAMES 4:7-10). WE HOLD TRUE TO THE WORD OF GOD AND ITS INSTRUCTION FOR OUR LIVES (TITUS 2). WE BELIEVE THAT THE WORD OF GOD HAS CREATED THE WORLD (GENESIS 1) AND RECONCILED PEOPLE TO GOD AND TO EACH OTHER (2 CORINTHIANS 5:16-21). THE WORD OF GOD IS OUR STANDARD AND AUTHORITY FOR ALL LIVING (2 TIMOTHY 3:16-17) AND WE AFFIRM THAT WITHIN THE CANON OF SCRIPTURE WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT WE NEED TO LIVE FAITHFUL LIVES IN SERVICE TO GOD (PSALM 25:4-5,9-10; PSALM 119:105; JAMES 1:5-6).




God's Presence


THE SECOND PILLAR OF OUR HOUSE IS THE PRESENCE OF GOD. GOD HAS RECONCILED US TO HIS HEART AND HAS GIVEN US THE SEAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THAT TESTIFIES THAT WE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF GOD (JOHN 14:15-17; ROMANS 8:9, 15-17; 2 CORINTHIANS 1:21-22). THE HOLY SPIRIT IS THE MANIFEST PRESENCE OF GOD IN US. WE ARE PEOPLE THAT PRIORITIZE THE PRESENCE OF GOD OVER ALL OTHER THINGS (PSALM 27:4). WE FIND OUR REST IN HIS PRESENCE (PSALM 62:5). WE FIND OUR STRENGTH IN HIS PRESENCE (PSALM 27:14). WE FIND OUR IDENTITY IN HIS PRESENCE. (EXODUS 3:11-12). WE FIND TRUTH IN HIS PRESENCE (JOHN 16:13). WE FIND HIM IN HIS PRESENCE (JEREMIAH 33:3; JOHN 15:5). WE ARE COMMITTED TO BEING PEOPLE WHO ARE SHAPED AND FORMED BY THE WORD AND THE PRESENCE OF GOD. WE BELIEVE THAT THE WORK OF GOD’S PRESENCE IS TO INWARDLY TRANSFORM OUR DEAD LIVES, AND RAISE US TO NEWNESS OF LIFE THROUGH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT (GALATIANS 2:20). THIS RESURRECTED LIFE IS MARKED BY POWER AND AUTHORITY IN THE EARTH AND FOLLOWED BY SIGNS AND WONDERS. AS PEOPLE SHAPED BY THE PRESENCE OF GOD, WE FIND TOTAL AND COMPLETE HEALING, JOY, AND SATISFACTION IN GOD AS WE LIVE, MOVE, AND HAVE OUR BEING IN HIM (ACTS 17:28).




God's Family


THE THIRD PILLAR OF OUR HOUSE IS THE FAMILY. WE BELIEVE THAT THE FAMILY OF GOD IS ESSENTIAL TO BEING A FOLLOWER OF JESUS. AS PEOPLE THAT ARE BEING CONTINUALLY FORMED BY GOD’S PRESENCE AND HOLY SPIRIT, WE ARE NOW BROUGHT INTO GOD’S FAMILY AND MADE PART OF HIS FAMILY (EPHESIANS 2:19-22). GOD’S FAMILY IS HIS CHURCH, THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN RECONCILED TO HIM AND HAVE SAVING FAITH (ROMANS 5:10, COLOSSIANS 1:22). AS PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN RECONCILED TO GOD, WE ARE NOW CALLED TO BE RECONCILED TO EACH OTHER AND GROW AS GOD’S PEOPLE (GALATIANS 6:10). WE ARE CALLED TO LIVE IN HONOR TO GOD AND TO ONE ANOTHER (1 CORINTHIANS 12:26). WE ARE CALLED TO CARRY OUT GENEROSITY TOWARDS ONE ANOTHER AND THE CITY AROUND US TO ENSURE THAT NEEDS ARE MET, AND THERE ARE NO NEEDS AMONG US (ACTS 2:42-27). WE ARE THE VISIBLE EXPRESSION OF THE KINGDOM ON THE EARTH. WE BELIEVE THAT OUR COMMUNITY IS THE CONTEXT WHERE THE MISSION OF HEAVEN IS LAUNCHED INTO THE CITY OF CHICAGO. WE ARE A COMMUNITY THAT IS DISTINCT FROM THE WORLD, SEEKING TO MANIFEST THE CULTURE OF HEAVEN IN THIS CITY AND LIVING ACCORDING TO THE WAYS OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD (ROMANS 12:1-2, 2 TIMOTHY 3:1-5). AS WE LEARN TO GROW TOGETHER IN GOD’S WAYS WITH GOD’S PEOPLE, WE ARE BECOMING KINGDOM PEOPLE WHO CAN BRING LASTING TRANSFORMATION TO THE WORLD (JEREMIAH 29:4-7).




God's City


THE FOURTH PILLAR OF OUR HOUSE IS THE CALL TO SERVE OUR CITY. WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE CALLED TO BE AN OASIS IN OUR CITY, A WELL-SPRING OF LIFE IN THE MIDST OF A DESERT. AS PEOPLE WHO ARE CONNECTED TO THE SOURCE OF TRUE LIFE, WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE ALSO CALLED TO CREATE WATERWAYS IN THE DESERT (ISAIAH 43:19; GEN 2:10). TO BRING THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN HERE AND NOW (MATTHEW 16:19). GOD HAS CHOSEN, HIS CHILDREN AND HEIRS WITH HIS SON, TO BE BEARERS OF THE GOSPEL MESSAGE (ROMANS 8:17). THUS, WE BELIEVE THAT OUR PRESENCE IN THE CITY IS THE HOPE OF CHICAGO. WE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CALLED AND EQUIPPED WITH THE MESSAGE OF THE GOSPEL AND SUPERNATURAL POWER TO BRING ABOUT THE MANIFESTATION OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD IN THE CITY (MARK 6:7-13; 1 CORINTHIANS 4:20). WE BELIEVE THAT AS WE ARE TRANSFORMED, SET FREE, AND HEALED, THAT GOD WILL EQUIP US TO BE AGENTS THAT PROVIDE OTHERS THE SAME GIFT. WE BELIEVE THAT WE ARE CALLED TO BOTH PRAY AND ACT TO SEE OUR CITY AS IT IS IN HEAVEN (MATTHEW 6:10).





WHAT WE BELIEVE

THE BIBLE: OUR GUIDE

We believe the Bible to be the divine, infallible, and the authoritative Word of God. We believe it to be transcendent through all time and applicable to our lives today. It is our guide and the standard to which we live by as followers of Jesus. It is active and alive, and the revelation of God to man.

ONE GOD: THE TRINITY

We believe there is one eternal God – existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is complete and still alive today. He is creator of heaven and earth, mankind, and is the redeemer of all things. We believe it is only through Jesus, the Son of God, that we can be reconciled back to God’s original design for us before the original sin of mankind. It is through Jesus' death on a cross, burial and resurrection three days later, that we have salvation that gives us new and eternal life. He took our sin and placed it on the cross, that we may no longer be separated from God. He forgave us of all of our sins and is now sitting at the right hand of the Father.

FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIAITON

We believe that to no longer be separated from God, we must believe in our hearts and confess with our mouth that Jesus Christ is Lord. We then receive forgiveness through the repentance of our sins. We believe in baptism by water which is an outward sign of an inward action that a believer has died to sin and is alive in Christ. We take communion as a reminder of Jesus’ suffering and death on the cross for our sins.

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit and that His work and gifts are alive and active today. The Holy Spirit is the promise that Jesus gave before ascending into heaven; a promise that we would receive the same power that raised Christ from the dead to be our helper and guide. The Holy Spirit imparts and enables the Church to use spiritual gifts that edify and grow the Church. We believe the Holy Spirit wants to transform, heal, and carry out the work of God's kingdom in this city- to share the message of Jesus.

THE CHURCH: A COMMUNITY

We believe in the necessity of the Church for all believers. We believe there is significance in community and the body of Christ regularly gathering together through worship, prayer, baptism and communion. We believe that the Church is not called to just gather on Sunday, but to journey through life together daily. We believe in serving the community around us and abroad through giving of our time, commitment and resources for the advancement of the Kingdom. 

THE RETURN

We believe and expectantly wait for the great promise that our Lord Jesus Christ is coming back to redeem his Church, and reign on the earth.