July 23, 2020
Emmanuel Church Oxford is part of a network of churches called 'Catalyst' who have many international partners seeking to make Jesus known.
This episode, Tom speaks to Catalyst partners who are in Cairo. We talk about common misconceptions of the Middle East, the reality of doing mission there & some of the powerful and unique ways God is breaking through in Cairo.
June 29, 2020
This week we talk about race inclusion within churches.
Tom speaks to Machilu Van Bever Donker, who works for race equality at the University of Oxford, and Roger Mason, who runs training for a large business (a large part of that role includes workplace equality).
Some people may find this uncomfortable to listen to but it is really important we tackle this topic head on. We do not want racial equality to be a fleeting trend but rather something we are actively living out as churches.
June 1, 2020
This episode, we speak to Millie Levermore (a Midwife working for the NHS) who shares how she's been navigating the COVID-19 pandemic at work and how she has been growing in her faith during this time.
As we are met with very different and unprecedented times, stepping out in faith may seem much harder... especially when most of us aren't able to physically step out the house, but Millie highlights the breakthrough she has seen at work despite the added pressures the pandemic brings.
April 16, 2020
As we are met with very different and unprecedented times, stepping out in faith may seem much harder... especially when most of us aren't able to physically step out the house.
During this worldwide pandemic, we will be looking at how Christians around our nation are seeking to grow God's kingdom despite the restrictions put on us.
This episode we interview Davina Lawson from the charity Innerchange. (Innerchange aim to build community in areas of poverty). Davina leads the team in Possil, one of the poorest areas in the UK. We chat about how Innerchange have been adapting during this crisis.
February 28, 2020
2020 is the 10 year anniversary of BeSpace - a Christian charity based in Oxfordshire that equips local churches to facilitate prayer and reflective spaces in schools and other areas of the community.
We interview Kirsty & Ben to find out what the 10th anniversary plans are, as well as and why the work they do is so important.
Check out their website: https://bespace.be
November 8, 2019
This episode, we speak to Dave and Jude May who are planting a church in Sheffield in the summer of 2020.
We talk about how they've heard from God through this process as well as touching on the personal cost the move will have on them both.
Dave and Jude are having a day in Oxford on Saturday the 8th of February (2020) for anyone interested in going to Sheffield to help plant the church. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in attending.
October 16, 2019
This episode, we talk about Jesus' heart for the poor and how we can step out to serve people who are less financially fortunate than us.
Tom speaks to Andrew Johnston, Centre Manager for the Oxford CAP debt centre, and learns about what Christians Against Poverty do to help people get themselves out of debt.
September 9, 2019
We talk to Navigators Rep, Shona Cullens, about her involvement with Student discipleship and the importance of investing in students during their time at university.
July 7, 2019
We discuss how we can be more aware of trafficking, slavery & exploitation that happens in our country. ASIOX (Anti-Slavery Initiative Oxford) highlight the work they are doing to raise awareness and make a difference.
We also discuss the UK's attitude towards refugees & immigrants and what the bible says about this topic.
June 9, 2019
Tom McConnell talks about his experience as a Christian musician & worship leader.
We also talk about the importance of song worship and how to spend authentic time worshipping God.