I bet you know a missionary or pastor who needs a safe place to land. You can make that happen by sharing this web site with them. Then, get together with your church, small group or your close friends and family and send them to us! We are a non-profit group that seeks to make highly profitable returns in the lives of Christian Workers.
How It Works
coaching from a First-Person Point of View
Staffed by veteran missionaries Kristie and Franz Martens, who understand the unique challenges presented by cross-cultural ministry, the Fully Equipped Oasis offers biblical instruction, life coaching, encouragement, and the time and space needed for spiritual renewal.
Franz and Kristie have been uniquely called to empower kingdom laborers to reengage their ministries encouraged and renewed by leading them to reflect and heal in the presence of Jesus.
Christ alone can renew His weary laborers' zeal for the Gospel, for their ministry, and for the lost they've committed their lives to reaching.
Having missionaries who themselves have experienced missional burnout simply helps to break down barriers that have kept these laborers from laying down their burdens for the burden of Christ:
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” — Matthew 11:28-30
The Fully Equipped Oasis leverages the generosity of its partners, the experience of its staff, and the amenities of its host city—Berlin, Germany—to create an environment of rest, and to point weary workers back to Jesus!
One of the greatest needs kingdom workers have is an opportunity to speak freely and honestly about their own fears, failures and frustrations. Fear of repercussion from leaders, supporters and co-workers can sometimes cause issues leading to burnout.
The pressure to keep up appearances can cause workers to internalize and rationalize their emotions.
As a result of a failure to properly deal with all the pressures, these kingdom workers can rupture inside, tearing deep wounds that maim and destroy their hearts. Unchecked, this can lead to depression, anger, and bitterness.
Kingdom workers and their supporters invest large amounts of time, money and training to minister in foreign contexts, which should be protected. Often, sending agencies struggle to find the resources to address burnout prevention. The Fully Equipped Oasis is committed to being a part of the solution.
REST AND RENEWAL IN A SAFE, CHRIST-CENTERED SPACE
The Fully Equipped Oasis steps in to meet the need by providing a safe place for ministers to speak without fear of repercussion and judgment.
Our Oasis in Berlin will be a place of no extra expectations and no added pressures, staffed with veteran missionaries who understand the unique reality that arises from ministering in a foreign, sometimes primitive context.
Ultimately Jesus Christ is the healer of our hearts. He invites us to rest and cast our cares upon him. The Oasis fosters an environment that gives opportunity to "catch up" on that relationship.
Become A Partner
help us keep talented laborers in the field
Has someone ever spoken something into your life that caused you to look at life in a fresh way? We all benefit from the life experiences and wisdom shared with us by people who have "lived it".
We all experience those times in our life when we are struggling to make sense of it all. It's then that we need someone to draw alongside and bring some clarity. You can be that person by joining the Fully Equipped Oasis team.
Your donation makes it possible for a missionary/pastor family to spend time at an Oasis giving them the opportunity to discover the clarity they were needing. Be that someone who makes a difference! Click on the button below.