Consider a Year-End Gift For a Great Cause – Grow the OEC!

November 30, 2017

OEC-collage-11-2017We can’t thank God enough for the incredible recent growth we’ve seen (increased staff, huge Bearwater Park build, newly renovated Oasis Appliance & Home Furnishings, etc.).

Now we are on the verge of another opportunity that can take the ministry to a new level.

We have struggled with limited space since our inception, but what is a challenge for us is not too big for God! The City of Memphis has appreciated our partnership with them over the years at the Bickford Community Center and has awarded us the opportunity to operate out of their former Head Start space in the back half of the building. This new Oasis Enrichment Center (OEC) will allow us to expand our current youth programs and launch new empowerment initiatives including, a daily after-school program focusing on education, entrepreneurship and technical skills, Bible studies, computer lab, and a safe space for youth to hang out and call their own.

However, this wonderful space has been vacant for many years and needs significant updating (painting, computer/AV equipment, furniture, etc.). Additionally, the expanded outreach will require another van to transport our youth. To the left are some pictures of the current space to help you picture the need and opportunity.

We have had a wonderful first response from some of our committed donors who have made challenge/matching gifts totaling $110,000!

Due to this, your gift will be doubled until we match that amount. Giving us a total of $220,000!

The attached fact sheet gives a little more financial information on the OEC Challenge.

Please consider partnering with us to make the most of this opportunity! You can make a one-time donation and/or prayerfully consider being a monthly contributor to the ministry, as the needs continue throughout the year.

For questions contact Terry Hoff or for more information, visit Stay up-to-date by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Instagram, and checking our website for detailed information.

God’s blessings to you and your family as we celebrate Christ’s birth,

Eli Morris
Board Chair

Terry Hoff
Executive Director


Oasis Basketball – A Disguise to Teach Life Lessons

January 08, 2013

Our desire is to use basketball as a means to teach deeper life lessons like community, selflessness, ambition, and perseverance … as well as building relationships with the players during a critical time in their lives. We hope to instill a drive to win in life and not just in basketball.

Martell Hixson, Oasis Youth Developer, coaches the young men and said, ‘The guys are slowly transforming from a group of disconnected individuals into a cohesive unit.’

If you have a heart for basketball, we would love to have you support our team! Contact Martell for more information.

Oasis Hires A Youth Developer; Meet Martell Hixson

September 19, 2012

My passion for urban youth ministry stems from my background. I grew up in an urban context and became well acquainted with all the pain and confusion that many urban teens feel daily. I also saw the creative minds and passionate hearts of young people in urban culture. I’ve come to believe that some of our greatest future leaders will come that context. I want to be apart of raising them up.

Interested In Changing Lives? Then Love On A Child!

September 01, 2011

Interested In Changing Lives?  Then Love On A Child!

kid holding biblePositive role models are a huge key to life transformation for our kids; and it takes less time than you would think.  Please pray about spending a few hours a month through one of these opportunities!  Try it out for a couple months and see if it is for you. Contact Terrrice Thomas, 901-527-0074, with questions or for more information.

Read 2 Succeed: reading with elementary students; M/T/W 4:30-6pm
KIPP Middle School Tutoring: M/T/W/Th 9:30-3:15p (one hour time slots), T/W/Th 5:15-6pm & some Saturdays 9-11am
- Caldwell-Guthrie Elementory Tutoring:  T/Th 10:30-1:30p (one hour time slots)
- Middle School Bible Study:  Th 2:30-4pm (*NEW!!  Please consider joining us for this!  It’s guaranteed to be LIVELY!)
Ambassadors High School Bible Study; Th 5-6pm
- Sports Coach: youth baseball or basketball; times vary

Basketball & the Inner City … They Just Go Together

September 01, 2011

Basketball & the Inner City … They Just Go Together

basketballWe are kicking off another round of Fall basketball competition for our middle school boys in partnership with Memphis Athletic Ministries.  Each week our volunteer coaches pick up the players, coach them in both basketball and spiritual topics, and often treat them to an after-game meal as well (not to mention those who wash those stinky uniforms week after week – thank you!).  Sports are a great way to build relationships with kids and we are grateful to our volunteers for investing in the boys like this!  If you would like to join in on the fun, email Terry for more information.

NEW Oasis of Hope Basketball Outreach … Wanna Play?

April 01, 2010

basketballIf you would like to invest in the lives of some of our young boys in the neighborhood through assisting in coaching a 12 and under basketball team, we’ve got your opportunity!  We will have a team in the Spring MAM league starting April 10th.  It would require one evening game per week and/or one Saturday game a week, from April 10 – May 13.  Contact Terrice or call 527-0074 for more information