Mission

 
 

Local Outreach

We want other people in Bicester to meet with Jesus and experience His love for themselves.

East Bicester

We have a particular focus on East Bicester, the Keble Road area round where we meet on a Sunday. We’ve worked with Bicester Community Church to put on an annual Sunday Funday, and we produce a local newsletter that highlights various activities, especially at Christmas and Easter.

Kingsmere

We’ve teamed up with people from other churches to welcome people moving on to the Kingsmere development and help build community. It starts with a home-made cake and a welcome card… then there are barbecues, cream teas and Christmas specials.
You can find out much more at www.facebook.com/kingsmerecommunity

Grapevine

Then there’s Grapevine, our Wednesday morning group for toddlers and carers, that meets in the Methodist Church in Sheep Street,


CiB Refugee Support Group

Churches in Bicester (CiB) Refugee Support Group is all inclusive involving all faiths and none. Contact the group representative at your church to find out more about what we are doing to help with the crisis. We would also like to hear from you if you have a skill you can share or can offer any form of practical help in settling refugees located in Bicester. Alternatively, contact us through the general information email moc.l1508691868iamg@1508691868eeguf1508691868erbic1508691868. See the latest CiB Refugee Support Group leaflet via the 'News' section (bottom of page) of the OBC website homepage 'REFUGEE CRISIS - OBC'S Response'.

The Church in Bicester

And many of our members are involved in the many joint church initiatives in Bicester: Healing on the Streets, Street Pastors, Christians Against Poverty, Food Bank… different ways to show the love of God and build relationships.



So there’s lots of ways people get involved in outreach! Baking cakes, delivering newsletters, debt counseling, serving drinks, praying, singing carols, face-painting… everyone can do something!


Overseas Mission

Overseas mission is an integral part of life at Orchard Baptist Church. Presently there are six causes we support as a church. These include three ministries in Asia which are too sensitive to detail here.
The other mission causes we support are:

Goa, India

We support Baptist Minister Pastor Prince and his wife Sujatha in their work in Goa pastoring churches and running various projects to help the poor and destitute. Much of our support is channeled through the Kalji Trust www.kaljitrust.org.uk

Persecuted Church

We support Release International www.releaseinternational.org and Open Doors. www.opendoorsuk.org
These organisations seek to give a voice to persecuted Christians worldwide.

Africa

We support Christine Jones who works with Operation Mobilisation www.uk.om.org
in Zambia. Christine heads up a project to equip churches in Africa to engage in effective ministry to street children.