A place to restore your spirit.
Orama Oasis is a dynamic, diverse Christian community based on Great Barrier Island with a vibrant history of restoring and equipping people for life’s journey. Every year more than 2500 visitors come to enjoy a holiday adventure, a spiritual retreat or a training school at Orama.
We hold the tension of diversity amidst a disposition to love - God, each-other, our neighbours - all who come to our door.
We welcome all, offer generous hospitality, stand and journey with the needy and marginalised.
We hope that all who stay at Orama have an encounter with God - hopefully a life changing one.
We are committed to living sustainably and in harmony with each other, the earth and the natural environment and minimising the impact we make.
Caring – transforming – equipping: To express an authentic Christianity through community – impacting people’s lives by sharing hospitality that welcomes all, renewing spiritual, emotional and physical well being, and equipping people to impact and lead their communities.
What’s different about Orama Oasis?
Orama Oasis is a living, functioning Christian community, observing aspects of worship, prayer, teaching and ministry through a rhythm of Sunday worship and mid-week fellowship, daily devotions and pastoral care. Community members, guests, visitors and neighbours are all welcome to take part in this life of discovery.
Orama is Greek for ‘vision’ – a place where families, churches, school groups, young people and individuals come to relax, rest, refocus, and recharge. The Orama Christian Trust – now commonly referred to as ‘Orama Oasis’ – is a registered charitable trust. We warmly welcome your interest and support.
Orama's Spiritual Rhythm
Orama's own spiritual rhythm is built around the following community activities:
- we gather for morning tea and a brief reflection each week day at 10.30am in the dining room. Guests are welcome to join us.
- our shared fellowship and worship takes place on Wednesday evening. Leadership of content and theme is shared in rotation between the Orama Community members. Guests are welcome to join us, please ask for details of where and when.
- Sunday evening is generally a time of community reflection and prayer with musical support upstairs in the Lodge lounge. Guests are welcome to join us, please be aware of the atmosphere and share the silence.