Oikos (oy-kass) means "household" in Koine Greek, the language of the New Testament. The idea of household was much more expansive in the ancient world than it is today. It meant something more like, the people you share your life with. In fact it is the root for words like ecology and economy.
So who do you share your life with? In college this is a strange question. You are literally surrounded by thousands of people your age, but might feel more anonymous than you ever have. You might have moved away from home and find joy in your new freedom but missing some of the things you thought were mundane and by now realize are profound, like passing a dish around a table at mealtime.
So who do you share your life with? Our Oikos groups meet weekly, in our upper room. We share a homemade meal. We share our thoughts as God's story is discussed. We share our joys. We share our pains. In sharing our lives with each other we find a depth of life and joy that is the heart of being Oikos, together.
We have multiple Oikos groups meeting throughout the week, each one led by a student host. There is one waiting for you, so come share life...