As a local church we recognise that we are just a small part of the work that God is doing throughout the whole world to restore all things and reconcile people to himself.
Our vision is to:
Be A Blessing to the Nations
We want to be a local church with a global vision – reaching out to our neighbourhood and the nations. We aim to do this by teaching on, praying for and giving to the work that Christians are called to do throughout the world to advance God’s kingdom. Some of our own members are supported to do this both locally and globally.
Listen to and Learn from the Nations
Our life together is enriched by the fact that among us are Christians from many different parts of the world. Our desire is to be genuinely intercultural in our church family life, seeking to actively listen and learn from the perspectives of other cultures.
The Barnabas Group consists of a small number of members of Magdalen Road Church who meet about three times a year to provide direction for our engagement with the worldwide church.