Welcome to you all
Your Church Name is a busy city centre church with 3 services every Sunday and a packed midweek programme of events, groups and courses. We are a tri-generational church with a heart to minister to all those who come through our doors, while equipping all our members to be ministers of the gospel in their homes, streets, colleges, schools and workplaces.
On the pages of this website, you will find different articles and information about ministries and groups with our community. They are all important to us and each is a different facet of the commission God has given us. It is our desire and hope that wherever you get involved, you will find the same values and vision at the heart of all we do, from outreach among students to parenting conferences to mentoring ex-offenders and mission trips overseas.
Anita and I have been leading the Church here since 2002 and we are amazed at the change and growth we see year on year. We have watched the Student work flourish and now the Postgraduate group is following suit. In late 2009 we opened the Catacombs building, a new space for city-wide prayer (the Oxford Prayer Room), Children’s work and Youth ministry. Most recently, we welcomed 3 new curates to our wider team to facilitate greater outreach to the elderly, to different people groups and to the marginalised of the city. It seems that with a foundation of prayer, and with ‘a long obedience in the same direction’ from our leadership team and volunteers from the congregation, God is helping us to break camp and take new ground. The work of ACT! in reaching out to ex-offenders and the poor and marginalised is growing steadily and we are flooded with Internationals who want to know more about Jesus and find deep caring relationships within the Church. We are reaching more children, youth and families than ever before, and every year we are training and releasing men and women to serve the gospel across the world.
In this season, whether you are new to the Church or a longstanding member, we hope you may feel drawn in to some of our current priorities. To find out more about please take a look at the subsequent pages on our vision and values. We hope you will join us in these challenging and exciting times.
May God bless you as we serve Him together in this great city.
With love in Christ