About Us

Who are we and where did we come from?

Oasis is a ministry for single young adults.  It was started in October 2005 by people who have a love and vision for the younger group of singles in Rapid City and surrounding areas.  
Oasis' founder, Darcie Decker, had a vision for the beginning of a new single's ministry geared toward younger adults.  Already a leader in another local single's ministry, Saturday Night Alive (which is geared for single adults 35 and older), Darcie  saw a need to develop a ministry for younger singles.  After a few months of searching for potential leadership in the new ministry,  a bi-monthly bible study was finally started in October 2005.  The new group was officially called "Young Adult Ministry," or YAM for short.  Darcie graciously hosted the first Bible study at her own house, and to this day she continues to do so the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.  In addition, Pastor Greg Blanc, of Calvary Chapel of the Black Hills, regularly leads the study of God's Word for the spiritually hungry group.
Although many people attended the newly formed Bible study, it took a while before a core group of regular attendees formed.  In April 2006, the idea for a new name came to rise.  After much thought, Oasis was chosen because the purpose of the ministry is to encourage and refresh single young adults through bible study and fellowship, through meeting people, and through the assurance that each person is not alone in the world.  We want to be an oasis in the "desert of life" for young adults.
Bible studies are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month.  In addition, the group regularly meets at other times of the week for fun activities and fellowship.  To view the latest plans for having fun to the glory of God, click on the "Calendar" link on the left side of this page.  These events are planned so young adults can gather together in a safe environment, be encouraged in their walk with Christ, make new friends, and have a wonderful time doing it.  
If you are interested in learning more, please email us at the link below.  We hope you will join us in this exciting ministry, and we look forward to meeting you soon.