Finally, we are here not just for our own sake but for the sake of others so that we can be better equipped to ‘hold forth the Word of life’ to others. We can go out into the world with fresh understanding and renewed convictions about Jesus and his transforming power. Throughout your study you will be asked questions about how these truths can be best communicated to others. Many students are involved in outreach both in the city and in the University. Each year there are opportunities to be part of a mission team to churches and communities in the UK and abroad.
Being part of a community and sharing a common space inevitably has its challenges. Yet if you are ready for this, being willing to give of yourself to others and also to receive from them, you will find Wycliffe to be a truly welcoming community with many new friends to make and many activities to enjoy together. In addition to Wycliffe’s mealtimes, there are numerous social events: international cuisine evenings, visits to local Oxford attractions, and sporting activities. Every day there is coffee and tea in the student Common Room with opportunities for endless conversation.
Wycliffe also encourages families to become a real part of the community, and to share in this fellowship; spouses and children are welcome at meals throughout the week. Additionally, our spouses organisation, Contact, runs talks and Bible studies each week. All student spouses are welcome to join Contact, whatever your sense of call is and however you see your role alongside your spouse. We hear real life experiences and receive teaching from those already in all sorts of ministries; we share encouragements from Scripture and pray for one another; and we seek to help people settle into a new chapter in their lives and to support one another practically. Our hope is that friendships made at Contact will continue in the years to come to help support and sustain one another in ministry.