Church Vision Evening (part 2)

By On behalf of the Elders

On Sunday 26th March, we had the second of our vision evenings. You can listen to the recording of the evening here.

We started off spending time reflecting on the feedback received from the first vision evening, where we reflected on three areas: our vision of 'Boundless Renewal', our community groups, and becoming a more intercultural church.

On behalf of the Elders

Boundless Renewal

By Steve Jones

On 11 December 2022 Steve Jones introduced the phrase 'boundless renewal', as part of a longer talk available here

OCC is a church, founded on the Word and the Spirit, and committed to boundless renewal: that is, personal renewal that leads to renewal in the world around us.

One new humanity in Christ Jesus

By Andy O'Connell

This blog seeks to window into how OCC is approaching questions of racism, racial justice, and ethnic diversity, at this point in time. I'm writing as one of the elders and Assistant Pastors, but also about my own story.

Full disclosure: I’m a white man of a certain age. I grew up in the UK in the late 20th century. This is a tricky subject to get right. It’s not my ‘lived experience’. It's a current, very live, and controversial topic. Writers, commentators and activists use a lot of terminology that you need get your head around.

Four numbers

By Andy O'Connell

As we think about our city and church, there are 4 numbers affecting the city of Oxford - that is, the people of Oxford! - and therefore Oxford Community Church. Let these stats inform your praying as we move into 2020!