Connecting with people in large groups can be somewhat difficult. Community Groups are designed for you to connect with other people on a more personal level and do life together. Groups are typically 10-15 people, meeting in people’s homes different nights of the week. This is an opportunity for you not only to grow relationships with other people, but a chance for you to grow deeper in your faith through discipleship. In addition to Community Groups, we also offer Bible study and fellowship opportunities through Men’s and Women’s ministries.
All throughout school we have easy access to be a part of teams, groups or organizations of other men. We believe it is good and healthy to continue those relationships into our adulthood, especially relationships with other Godly men. We meet once a month to hang out, eat, learn more about Biblical manhood and encourage each other to become more Godly men. Fight Club meets on the second Monday of each month, 6:00pm at our office building.
Throughout Scripture we see that women have a strong role in God’s story. At least once a month we gather to fellowship together and learn more about our role in God’s story. No matter what season of life you are in, all ladies love some quality “girl time.” What better way than to spend that time with other women learning more about who God has called them to be. Exhale is a Women’s Ministry event that occurs the last Friday Night of each month.
We believe in family at Community Oxford. We want to work alongside parents to give their children Biblical knowledge of who God truly is. Children are the next generation of our church, so we want to do everything we can to lead them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. We divide our children into six different classes during our Sunday morning services.
The Bridge is a ministry specifically designed for 4th and 5th graders. The activities and curriculum covered help prepare them for their teenage years, and bridge the gap between children and student ministry. The Bridge has a designated class on Sunday mornings as well as a monthly event.
The Gospel Project for Kids is a great curriculum that we use in our Sunday morning classes. The aim of this curriculum is to teach children through the entirety of Scripture. Our ministry areas for children on Sundays are as follows:
Nursery: Newborn – 18 Months | Toddlers: 18 Months – 3 Years Old | Preschool: 3 Year Olds – Pre-K | Kindergarten – 1st Grade | 2nd Grade – 3rd Grade | 4th Grade – 5th Grade
The years between 6th and 12th grade are a crucial time in the life of a student. There are lots of decisions made within these years that create their personalities and character. Our ministry is centered around Micah 6:8 which says, “…and what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” We want to lead students towards Jesus and help give them a Biblical worldview. Six:Eight meets on Sunday nights, 6:00 at our church office.
Intermission is a time on Sunday morning geared toward our students. It meets in the Library between services, typically starting around 10:15. Free breakfast is provided, along with time to catch up and discuss life and upcoming events. If you are a 6th – 12th grader, you do not want to miss out on this!
On Wednesday nights we have small groups specifically for our students. They meet in different homes throughout our community. These groups give students a chance to really discuss specific topics and issues they deal with within their certain grade and age group.
Oxford, Mississippi is a college town. There’s no denying it. Almost year-round there are thousands of students here. Out of these thousands of students, there are close to 100 nations represented. We have a great opportunity to build relationships with these students and share the love of Christ with them. We want to disciple and equip these students with Biblical knowledge so that when they leave here, they take the Gospel with them.
Pop-Up Worship is a monthly night of prayer and worship. It’s an event that we have partnered with a few other churches to make happen. Pop-Up is an opportunity for people from different churches, race, and social groups all across our community to join together for a night of worship. Follow @popupoxford on social media to stay up-to-date.
There’s a lot of work that goes in to making our Sunday mornings happen. Because we meet in a school so many of our elements are portable. We have teams that help load-in and loud-out all of our equipment each week. We also have teams who help with greeting, parking, and making coffee. Sunday mornings do not happen without our volunteers. This is an easy, practical way for you to be involved and serve at Community.
We are a “church in a box” (that happens to be on wheels and pulled behind a truck). We set up and take down everything you see on Sunday mornings (stage, chairs, cribs, etc.). It’s a lot of work, but it’s easier with more people. You don’t have to be the strongest person, just willing.
We believe everyone is welcome at church, and we want you to feel that way. From the moment you get out of your car we want you to feel welcomed. We have a whole team of people who greet people and help direct them where they need to go on Sunday mornings.