The Dakotas Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church (UMC) is proactively trying to make it possible for every person who desires to remain United Methodist to have a home in the Dakota Annual Conference will have one.
OASIS NETWORK churches are congregations that remain confident in their UMC identity and mission and whose desire it is to offer outreach to, welcoming of, and caring for laity who want a faith community in which to retain a United Methodist membership after their present congregation disaffiliates. OASIS NETWORK congregations and pastors are committed to and are ready to provide an interim haven of rest and refreshment in which UMC members and seekers can faithfully determine their next church home.
The following is a list of congregations that have discerned the capacity to have a pastor/lay care team with the power, space, and desire to provide additional pastoral care and offer intentional welcome, hospitality, and connection.
Bismarck McCabe UMC
Fargo First UMC
Huron Riverview UMC
Mitchell Downtown First UMC
Pierre First UMC
Rapid City Canyon Lake UMC
Rapid City Knollwood Heights UMC
Rapid City Open Heart UMC
Sioux Falls Asbury UMC
Sioux Falls Sunnycrest UMC
The Sanctuary Online United Methodist Community
Watertown First UMC
West Fargo Flame of Faith UMC
Woonsocket Spirit of Faith UMC/ELCA
If you have questions about the Oasis Network, email firstname.lastname@example.org.