The BMI Oasis is a service of Bridge Ministries, Inc., which has helped people find and fulfill their God-given life calling since 1998. Our mission is to serve Pastors, Missionaries, and Christian leaders with the graciousness and hospitality that was displayed by Christ himself.
See “Retreat Options” above to find the best way for investing your time with us.
The Oasis is the result of a 20-year vision to create a place for people, especially Christian leaders, to grow in their love for God, to re-discover their life-calling, and to grasp a Christian view of life.
Nearby activities include: Biking, Golfing (5 Championship Courses), the Gilmore Car Museum, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary, downhill and cross-country Skiing, the Kalamazoo Air Zoo, Fine and Casual Dining, Sailing/Boating, etc.
Dr. John Studebaker (Ph.D., Trinity International University, Systematic Theology, 2003) is Executive Director of Bridge Ministries, Inc. and Lecturer in Religion at Hillsdale College. John is a certified Life Coach and has coached dozens of Pastors and Missionaries over the past 15 years. He specializes in helping Christian leaders find and fulfill their God-given calling and in teaching practical theology in community settings.
Julie Studebaker coordinates accommodations and communications at the Oasis. She has worked as a radio DJ, a caregiver, and in sales. She has an infectious faith, and has worked with women from all walks of life, providing encouragement and feedback for their faith journey.