It all started when…

In 2011, God placed a desire on our hearts to plant an everyday church in Birmingham—one which would love God, love others, and love the lost. We wanted to see people who are far away from God come to Him and be restored in Him. Together as a church, we wanted to live life every day as His disciples.
Ten brave but scared people met together, knowing that they wanted to live life for Christ, but not knowing what that looked like in the context of community. We spent the first six months meeting in a living room discussing how to be the church and equipping ourselves for this mission. These were both sweet and exciting times.
In April 2011 we decided to begin gathering publicly as a church so that others, both non-Christians and Christians, could join us.
Over the first year, God put on our hearts and minds a number of values.
1. We were determined not to grow through addition (existing believers) but rather through multiplication (new converts).
2. We desired to live life as the church in the everyday. So, as we grew we separated in to Gospel Communities, which are centred around the areas in which our members live so each Gospel Community can reach its neighbours with the gospel.
3. If we were to reach the vast number of people who are far from God, a purely attractional model would not work. We would all need to be disciples who make disciples, training those disciples to disciple others.
After some years as a church, we are fulfilling this vision increasingly. There is steady growth in seeing people far away from God come to him. And our love for the area north of Birmingham has grown.
Our hope for the church is that each of us will experience the joy of leading people to Christ and training them also to be disciples who make disciples.

Networks

We are a part of Acts29 Europe, a church planting network, a local coalition of churches called 2020 Birmingham, working together to assist in planting 20 new congregations in Birmingham by 2020, the FIEC, a Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, and are partners with a church planting network called SOMA.
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Why “OIKOS”?

OIKOS is a Greek word that relates to a family, home or household. Sociologically OIKOS is used to describe those who are in your sphere of influence.

See how God has been working so far!

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OIKOS Church
OIKOS Church
Turfpits Lane Christian Centre,
148 Turfpits Lane
Birmingham
B23 5DX

Charity No. 1146963
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