We welcome you to our church community, and offer you an introduction to who we are, and how we seek to express God’s love in our local community and beyond.
Founded in 1901, Box Hill Baptist Church seeks to be a community that embraces people in the love of God, in ways that are meaningful and practical. We believe that all people are children of God and we are engaging on a journey where we are growing and learning from one another.
We have a number of ministries that express our concern for all people, and our hope that all might experience the invitation of Jesus when he says, “I have come that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
Our Church is a Safe Place
Box Hill Baptist Church is committed to the mutual care and support of all persons engaged in the life of our community.
As a member church of the Baptist Union of Victoria, we support the Safe Church policies of the BUV.
These policies include values and procedures relating to:
and the forthcoming Code of Conduct for Congregations.
It is helpful to recognize from the outset to recall the words of the Apostle Paul to the Christians in Rome:
“Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” (Rom 12:3b-5)
Key Leadership Values
The doctrinal statement of the Baptist Union of Victoria provides the theological basis on which Baptist churches live out discipleship and mission as Christian believers.
These beliefs shape and guide our Christian faith as we strive to live in Christian community with each other. In Christ, we are called to, “Serve one another humbly in love” (Gal 5:13)
Alongside these theological beliefs some key values that should be considered within the context of leading in a church congregation are:
- Respect • Forgiveness and Reconciliation
- Trust • Generosity and Thankfulness
- Integrity • Equality and Inclusiveness
- Honesty • Justice
- Humility • Service and Stewardship
- Support • Peace
- Compassion • Confidentiality