To accomplish our vision, we have a dream to establish a multicultural community of friends where people are loved, forgiven, and accepted; a safe place where people can be restored, trained, and take what they have learned and spread it to their neighbours and to the nations. In other words, to be a gathering, healing, training, sending church.
Our church is led by a team of Elders who oversee the different ministries in the life of the church. We grow and develop people in ministry so they can embrace their part in the mission God has given us (Matthew 28:16-20). We believe that there is an opportunity for everyone to be involved in what God has called us to do.



Rather than rules, our values are essential building blocks that are born out of our convictions about how we should live according to God’s Word. We do our best to focus on and embody the following core values as a church.


The Bible in its entirety is the inspired and authoritative Word of God and is the only acceptable standard for life, ministry, and conduct in the church (2 Timothy 3:16-17).


Forging strong relationships is important to us. Through our friendships, we function with the desire to empower and involve all believers so they can embrace their part in God’s mission for us. (1 Peter 2:9-10)


We aim to resource all aspects of ministry with our finance, gifting, and people. Our finances to resource ministry are obtained through tithes (10% of your income) and offerings.


Family is important in all that we do. We strive for the integration of all ages, races, and cultures, walking and working together in a multi-generational and multi-faceted expression of all that God has intended for us and called us to (Acts 2:42-47). We also understand biblical marriage as the union of one man and one woman as taught by Jesus (Matthew 19:4-6).


We believe that worship is a lifestyle and not just a Sunday activity. We seek to worship God in all that we do, keeping Christ central and expressing worship in creative and diverse ways.


We acknowledge the total need for God and His Spirit in every area of our lives, therefore prayer and spiritual warfare precedes all that we do.


We desire the Gifts of the Spirit to be manifest in and through our lives on an individual and corporate basis as we function as the body under the headship of Christ (1 Corinthians 14:1).


We aim to evangelize, care for, and grow individuals in Christ as we reach into our community and the nations with the gospel and dynamic of practical ministry; thereby fulfilling the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). Evangelism is the responsibility of every Believer, and not just an occasion or event.

“Friendship before, during, and after function”

what we believe



OUR Method

We believe that our mission and vision must flow through a structure (wineskin). Further, we see vision not only as what we ourselves are doing and becoming, but also what role God has called us to play in working with the rest of His church in fulfilling His purposes on the earth.
David served the purposes of God in His generation (Acts 10:36). Our passion is to do the same.
The structure that we see in the New Testament could be called an Apostolic & Prophetic Wineskin. A wineskin has a purpose, function and certain shape and must be flexible. The purpose of the wineskin is simply to receive, contain and distribute the Wine. We need a New Wineskin to administer the New Wine: The Holy Spirit.
In Luke 5:37-38 Jesus said, “And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins.”
In order to accomplish all God has for us as a local church, we are totally convinced that we must be governed by the authority of God’s Word. Led by a Team of Elders who are in relationship and submission to an Apostolic Team, this we believe is the Biblical Pattern/Structure/Wineskin as laid out in the New Testament. Every local church, while retaining its autonomy, should relate to an Apostolic/Prophetic Team. While the Elders are the highest form of government in the local church, the church must still relate and be accountable to an Apostolic/Prophetic Team through its Elders (Acts 8:4-14, 11:22-24).

We also believe that every member is a part of the Team and as such has a part to play.

Together Everyone Achieves More

The Dynamic of TEAM is one of equal importance but different function. We cannot win unless the whole Team plays together: it is not important who scores the goal but that the Team wins.

  • God’s Team: Gen 1:26-28
  • Moses’ Team: Num 11:6
  • David’s Team: 2 Sam 23:8-39
  • Jesus’ Team: Mark 3:13-19
  • Peter’s Team: Acts 2:14
  • Paul’s Team: Acts 14:21-28
  • Marriage Team: Gen 1:26-28 / 1 Cor 9:5.
what we believe

statement of faith


We Believe

  1. In the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments in their original writing as fully inspired by God, and accept them as the full and final authority for faith and life.
  2. In one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  3. That the Lord Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true Man.
  4. That God created man in His image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual, and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature which issues in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
  5. That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures, and that all who believe and trust in Him are justified on the grounds of His shed blood.
  6. In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
  7. In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
  8. In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer. That the Holy Spirit indwells all true believers and that He has been sent to be the Comforter and Empowerer of the Christian Church, to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit and the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the Scriptures.
  9. That all who repent of their sin and receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
  10. That all Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him.
  1. In the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment from God of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.
  2. That the whole company of those who have accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their Saviour have been redeemed by Him and regenerated by the Holy Spirit and form the one true Church, and that each local church on earth should take its character from this concept. Therefore, the new birth and personal confession of faith in Christ are essentials of Church membership.
  3. In the priesthood of all believers in Jesus Christ.
  4. That the ascended Christ has given various ministries or ministers to the Church in order to bring all believers to the place of Christian maturity in the understanding of truth, and the performance and function of the ministry (Ephesians 4:11; Romans 12:4-8 and 1 Corinthians 12:10 ff.).
  5. That the healing of the sick in the name of Jesus Christ is still active in the Church (Mark 16:16-18; Matthew 8:16-17; 1 Corinthians 12:9; James 5:14-15).
  6. That God never removed the gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Church, and that the Scriptural commands to “seek earnestly the best gifts”, and to “forbid not to speak in tongues”, are still applicable today (1 Corinthians 12,13 & 14:1-39).
  7. That the miracles as recorded in the Bible were real miracles, and are possible in the present day (John 14:12 and 1 Corinthians 12:10).
  8. That all believers are called to fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).That Christ is the Head of His body, the Church, and that in all things He has pre-eminence.


Oceanside Church started in Nanaimo in April 1997 in the home of Mike and Deborah Graves who, in 1994, felt the call of God to come to Canada and start a church under the covering of New Covenant Ministries International (NCMI).
NCMI is an Apostolic Prophetic Team, led by Tyrone Daniel, and birthed in Africa in the 1980’s. This team is currently working in both established and new churches in over 80 countries around the world.

As a church, we have committed ourselves to the common vision of NCMI to fulfil the Great Commission of Matthew 28:18-20, “to see a new testament church planted in every village, town, city, province and country on every continent”. We make our resources, finances, giftings and people available to support NCMI churches, as together we fulfil this vision. We support the numerous Equip Leadership Training Teams (LTT’s) organised locally and internationally, where we gather with other relating churches to celebrate and equip ourselves in the way forward.

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