Welcome To CITOI

CITOI (Christians in the Oil Industry) is an informal network of Christian believers based primarily in (but not limited to) Aberdeen, UK, who promote workplace fellowship and witness across the wider UK Oil & Gas Industry and who support, encourage and equip the people who work there.


CITOI has been a great place to meet people from other companies, workplaces and churches and to share our common faith and to pray for God’s kingdom to come in our industry in Aberdeen.

“Words of encouragement and prayers for one another really helped me… as well as linking God and work together”

“Finding a group where you can discuss work related problems and any problems really, was the by far the greatest blessing.”

The recent decline made things tough for me professionally but God has been faithful and His presence has been palpable all through the difficult times. Amongst 3 rounds of redundancies in my company, I received a promotion. This verse seemed very relevant in my situation: “When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, ‘There is exaltation’” Job 22:29. Praise God for his grace and mercies.

I found out about CITOI by a chance conversation and decided to attend a meet, where I met other Christians working in the same industry as myself. We shared the struggles and challenges we were facing during the industry decline and shared the obstacles we face at work from being, sometimes, the only Christian in our workplace.

“I went from having a job, to uncertainty, to losing a job, but then finding one really quickly! My thanks are to God over all, and to the prayers from our group.”

One afternoon in October, I was told my services as a cost controller were no longer required. I declared, “my God shall supply all my needs according to his riches in glory in Christ” and started praising God for the new job he had already given me. I’d also prayed for a new job. I’d sent a couple of emails and the next morning got a call. I had a new job by 4pm the next day. Praise God no weapon formed against us shall prosper, He is faithful and true and His promises are always yeah and Amen. Greater is he that is in you than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).

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