We are the I-Team, an inter-collegiate group whose goal is to share the gospel specifically with international students, and those from different cultures. It’s all too easy to focus our evangelism and outreach on those who are easiest to reach, and some groups can slip through the cracks. But the OICCU mission is that EVERY student in Oxford University has the chance to hear and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ; this includes students from different cultures who might not feel comfortable coming to main events. We believe that Jesus died on the cross for all of humanity, so that people of every possible background and every possible culture can come to know and be loved by their father in heaven.
To share this amazing news, the I-Team runs a weekly event called Café 360, which aims to create a safe and welcoming environment for students of all backgrounds and cultures to drink (free!) bubble tea, play card games, and most importantly to study the Bible. Café 360 runs on Fridays at 6:30 at the Formosan Bubble Tea Bar, by Blue Boar House. We also run an event called I-Welcome, a week before fresher’s week, designed to offer a warm welcome to arriving international students.
If you’re interested in finding out more about why Jesus matters, come along to Café 360, where you can find both Bible studies, and free bubble tea!