This page is regularly updated with the events that we run during term time, both to reach out to the wider student community and to equip and encourage Christian students to live out their faith at university. It also contains information about our freshers activities. We would love to see you there! Many of our events have been disrupted due to the pandemic, so keep an eye on the OICCU Noticeboard on Facebook for updates.
Life in Oxford is crazy. There never seems to be time to slow down and consider things beyond the next essay, night out or exam. We would love to invite you to a night where you can slow down and explore the most important questions of life over some free coffee, cake and company.
For more info see The Search page and 'The Search Online Community' group on Facebook, and @thesearchoxford on Instagram!
Bring your questions.
Look at the sources.
Is there more to life than this?
POT LUCK LUNCH
12:00pm (7:00pm MYT/SGT), Saturdays
OICCU invites you to Pot Luck Lunch: a welcoming community and a space to befriend people from other cultures, chill out over games and lunch, and chat about Christianity. For international and UK students alike!
Always wanted to read it but never had the time? Perhaps you've been intrigued, confused or even hurt by the claims of Christianity? Whatever your background or belief, we would love to offer the chance to read the Bible with someone - see what it says for yourself.
Many have more time on our hands - why not make friends and read one of history's most significant books?
At this link you can sign up to read the Bible in a relaxed way, one-to-one or in a discussion group, or even with a friend if you want!
FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMMUNITIES
For linguists and foreign language speakers to come together in community, practice speaking their language, and discuss big questions in the world today. Welcoming speakers of all abilities, cultural backgrounds and faiths to join us on Zoom for groups in French, Mandarin, German, Spanish, Italian, and Russian. If you speak any of these languages and would like to get involved, feel free to email or to find out more information!
Join us for a wonderful acoustic night featuring performances of music, stories and poetry from students across the university, both Christian and non-Christian, sharing their perspectives on a chosen theme for the evening.
This is a fantastic, informal social evening, a chance both to enjoy a whole range of live performances and to explore and consider each unique take on the theme at hand, and reflect on what your own perspective on it might be.
If you’re on Facebook, click here to join the OICCU Noticeboard and keep up to date with what’s going on.
Wednesday (odd weeks), 8pm
Join us on Zoom for OICCU's opportunity, every other week, to meet as a university-wide mission team: catching up with old friends, making new ones, praying, praising, and hearing a visiting speaker open God's Word with us. It’s our prayer that you’ll be inspired and equipped to serve and witness to your colleges and friends. We’d love to welcome you into the family!
Keep an eye on the OICCU Noticeboard for more details on how to get involved!
MONDAY MORNING PRAYER
We believe that prayer is powerful. Join us on Zoom for prayer every Monday morning as we begin the week focusing ourselves on God, committing ourselves to Him and asking for His will to be done in the week ahead!
God is able to do far, far more than we could ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20-21).
We're spending just fifteen minutes each morning together on Zoom before the Lord in praise, confession and supplication. Of course we all have busy lives so this is very short and low-key, and you can drop in/out any day of the week! Each time of prayer will be led by a member of the exec, with a range of topics.
Art is beautiful and powerful. But what does it mean to create as a Christian? How can I glorify God in my art? Can my work be 'worship' and self-expression?
God is a creator God, so it makes sense that we'd be creative, too. We'll be thinking about how faith and the arts intersect, and how to live for Christ even and especially in artistic endeavours.
A support network for students, a free space for sharing art (yours or someone else's!) and opportunities for discussion and creation. Join the conversation and get involved on our Facebook page here!
A support network and space for Theology students to discuss tensions between faith and academic theology, and be equipped and encouraged as witnesses for the gospel. Theology students who don't share our convictions are also very welcome to consider how their studies might intersect with faith.
Join us on Zoom - currently we are specifically looking at questions from essays and classes that pose academic challenges to our spiritual lives.
Come and get involved - join our Facebook group here.
Join us as we pray specifically for international students, their home countries, and the wider world,whether you yourself are an international student or not.
We believe in uniting all Christians around the truths of the gospel, and we want to support each student, near or far, during these uncertain times. Join us over Zoom as we commit our international community, in Oxford and further afield, to God. Check the OICCU Noticeboard group on Facebook for more information.