BUV churches

The notion of churches doing more together; strengthening their association and working less independently is something many have sensed the Holy Spirit stirring amongst us over the last 5 years. Baptist churches historically have always affirmed a deep commitment to neighbouring sister churches, based on the apostle Paul’s many injunctions for the early churches to care for one another.

It is clear from scripture that creating a culture of unity within diversity; a culture of inclusion and of collaboration is an important value in the Gospels, building on a deep sense of community at the heart of the life of the people of God in the Hebrew Scriptures. But increasingly as the church becomes more marginalised in society, and the task of reaching our secularised nation becomes bigger, we need to be working together more intentionally in the mission God calls us to. When Peter was charged by Jesus to try to fish once again after a long fishless night, he was unable to bring in the haul on his own – he needed his friends and colleagues to pull in the heavy nets with him. This is a defining image of Better Together for Mission.

We work together because God calls us to do so; we work together because we are enriched in the process by different gifts, personalities, cultures and approaches; we work together because together we can better serve our communities and live out the nature of the Kingdom of God.

The theory is clear, but it is interesting that the Spirit has been moving amongst our churches in Victoria, and the examples of churches sharing life together have grown rapidly in recent years. Our pastors are now meeting more often in cluster groups. The numbers coming together for Gatherings has increased and the number of local initiatives is mushrooming. Interestingly, we are not alone in this – reports from other states reflect a similar trend. It is clear that God is doing a new thing, and this is why we are raising this issue for further exploration. How can our churches cooperate more fully in what God is stirring amongst us?

List of Churches in our BUV Family

The association of churches known as the Baptist Union of Victoria, includes 250 diverse and autonomous churches and faith communities linked together through the BUV support office, guided by Union Council, and connected to other Baptist agencies and affiliates.



Constituent Member Churches and Faith Communities

Aberdeen Street Baptist ChurchLakes Entrance Baptist Church
Aberfeldie Baptist ChurchLifeway Christian Church Lara
Aintree Micro ChurchLight Community Baptist Church
Albert Park Baptist ChurchLilydale Baptist Church
Albury Baptist ChurchLongwarry Baptist Church
Altona Baptist ChurchLutuv Baptist Church
Anglesea Baptist ChurchMaldon Baptist Church
Arabic Baptist ChurchMalvern Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church
Arise City ChurchManifold Heights Baptist Church
Armadale Baptist ChurchMara Christian Church of Victoria
Ashburton Baptist ChurchMatu Immanuel Church
Auburn Baptist ChurchMelbourne Agape Baptist Church
Australia Zophei Church IncMelbourne Bangjoo Church Inc
Australia Zotung ChurchMelbourne Chin Church
Australian Christian Baptist ChurchMelbourne Chinese Baptist Church
Australian Gospel Baptist ChurchMelbourne Immanuel Baptist Church
Bacchus Marsh Baptist ChurchMelbourne Karen Baptist Church
Bairnsdale Baptist ChurchMelbourne Karenni Baptist Community Church Inc
Ballarat North Baptist ChurchMelbourne Matu Baptist Church Inc
Balwyn Baptist ChurchMelbourne Mizo Church
Beaconsfield Baptist ChurchMelbourne Siyin Burmese Mission Church
Beaumaris – Mordialloc Baptist ChurchMelbourne Thadou Baptist Church
Beaumaris – Mordialloc Baptist Church – Bayside CampusMelton Baptist Church
Beaumaris – Mordialloc Baptist Church – Mordialloc CampusMentone Baptist Church
Belgrave South Baptist ChurchMildura Baptist Church
Belmont Highton Baptist ChurchMill Park Baptist Church
Benalla Baptist ChurchMillgrove Baptist Church
Bendigo Baptist ChurchMitcham Baptist Church
Bendigo Baptist Church – Eaglehawk CampusMoe Baptist Church
Bendigo Baptist Church – Junortoun CampusMoonee Ponds Baptist Church
Bentleigh & Korean Baptist ChurchMooroolbark Baptist Church
Boort Baptist ChurchMurrumbeena Baptist Church
Box Hill Baptist ChurchNaringal Baptist Church
Brimbank New Life Baptist ChurchNarre Warren Baptist Church
Brunswick Baptist ChurchNew Community Ringwood
Buninyong Baptist FellowshipNew Life Baptist Church
Camberwell Baptist ChurchNew Peninsula Baptist Church Inc
Canterbury Baptist ChurchNew Peninsula Baptist Church Inc – Mt Martha Campus
Castlemaine Baptist ChurchNew Peninsula Baptist Church Inc – Rosebud Campus
Central Baptist Church Clifton SpringsNew Vision Baptist Church
Central Chinese Baptist ChurchNewHope Baptist Church
Channel of Peace ChurchNewHope Baptist Church – Blackburn Campus
Chelsea Baptist ChurchNewport Baptist Church
Chin Baptist Church IncNhill K’Nyaw Baptist Church
Chin Baptist Church PakenhamNoble Park Evangelical Baptist Church
Chin Christian Church MelbourneNoble Park Karen Baptist Church
Christian Community Church MorwellNorlane Baptist Church
Church by the BayNorth Balwyn Baptist Church
City Baptist ChurchNorth Church
Clarinda Baptist ChurchNorthcote Baptist Church
Cloverdale Baptist Community ChurchNow and Not Yet Community Inc
Cloverdale Karen Baptist ChurchNyora & District Baptist Church
Coastal Villages Faith CommunityOakleigh Baptist Church
Coburg Baptist ChurchOcean Grove Baptist Church
Cohuna Baptist ChurchOneHope Baptist Church
Colac Baptist ChurchOneHope Baptist Church – Barrabool Hill Campus
Collins Street Baptist ChurchOneHope Baptist Church – Moolap Campus
Community Church of St Mark (Clifton Hill Baptist)Pakenham Baptist Church
Community of the TransfigurationPathway Baptist Church
Compassion Christian Church IncPhillip Island Baptist Church
Connect Baptist Church BallaratPoint Cook Community Baptist Church
Corryong Baptist ChurchPort Campbell Baptist Church
Crosspoint Baptist ChurchPortland Baptist Church
Crossway Baptist ChurchPwo Karen Baptist Church Victoria
Crossway Baptist Church – Brighton CampusRadiant Church Inc
Crossway Baptist Church – Burwood CampusRegeneration Church Monash Inc
Crossway Baptist Church – South East CampusRegent Baptist Church
Croydon Hills Baptist ChurchReservoir Baptist Church
Croydon Hills Micro ChurchReservoir Vietnamese Baptist Church
Dandenong Baptist ChurchRiver of Life Church
Darebin Samoan Baptist FellowshipRock City Church
Daylesford Community ChurchRokeby Baptist Church
Diamond Valley Baptist ChurchRosanna Baptist Church
Donnybrook Community ChurchRowville Baptist Church
Doreen Baptist ChurchSale Baptist Church
Doveton Baptist ChurchSale Baptist Church – Loch Sport Campus
Drouin Baptist ChurchSale Baptist Church – Yarram Campus
Earthen Vessels ChurchSamoan Baptist Church Dandenong
East Camberwell Baptist ChurchSamoan Victory Baptist Church
East Doncaster Baptist ChurchSanctuary
Eastern Chinese Baptist ChurchSandyLife Baptist Church
Eastern Hills Community ChurchSaving Grace Bible Church
Ebenezer Karen Baptist ChurchSeed Gospel Communities
Emmanuel Baptist Church (Indonesian)Seymour Baptist Church
Emmanuel Baptist Church (Indonesian) – Melbourne CampusShalom Church of Melbourne
Emmanuel Baptist Church (Indonesian) – Wheelers Hill CampusShepherd Centre Church
Encounter Baptist Church IncShepparton Baptist Church
Epsom Community ChurchShepparton Chinese Christian Fellowship Inc
Essendon Baptist Community ChurchSion Church
Essendon Baptist Community Church – Essendon CampusSocial Foundry
Essendon Baptist Community Church – Newmarket Missional CommunitySouth Yarra Community Baptist Church
Euroa Baptist ChurchSouthern Cross Community Church
Faith Christian Community ChurchSouthern Mallee Cooperative Parish
Falam Baptist Church Melbourne IncSouthern Mallee Cooperative Parish – Hopetoun Campus
Ferntree Gully Baptist ChurchSouthern Mallee Cooperative Parish – Rainbow Campus
Follow Baptist ChurchSt Kilda/Elsternwick Baptist Church
Footscray Baptist ChurchSt. Luke’s Baptist Community
Frankston Community Baptist ChurchStawell Baptist Church
Frankston Community Baptist Church – North CampusSunbury Baptist Church
Frankston Community Baptist Church – South CampusSunshine Vietnamese Baptist Church
Freeway Baptist ChurchSwan Hill Baptist Church
Friends First Church IncSydenham Baptist Church
Geelong Korean Baptist ChurchSyndal Baptist Church
Glenroy Oak Park Baptist ChurchTemplestowe Baptist Church
Gospel Baptist Church AustraliaThe First Hungarian Baptist Church
Gospel Baptist Church MelbourneThe Terminal Baptist Church
Grace And Glory ChurchThe Vine
Grace Baptist Church of MelbourneThe Vine Baptist Church
Grace Baptist Community ChurchThe Vine Baptist Church – Eltham Campus
Grace Romanian Baptist ChurchThe Vine Baptist Church – Hurstbridge Campus
GraceTreeThe Vine Church Rutherglen
Granite Community Church IncTorquay Christian Fellowship
Grovedale Baptist ChurchTottenham Bilingual Baptist Church (Evangelica)
GT ChurchTraralgon & District Baptist Church
Hamilton Baptist Community ChurchUpwey Baptist Community Church
Hampton Park Baptist ChurchVenew Church
Hawthorn West Baptist ChurchVictoria Gospel Baptist Church
Heartland Fellowship Yarra GlenVictoria Zokhuapeng Baptist Church
Heathmont Baptist ChurchVictorian Chin Baptist Church
Hope of Life Community Church SunshineVictorian Matu Christian Church
Hosanna Faith Christian ChurchVictorian New Creation Church
Htoo Moo Plaw Baptist ChurchWandin Baptist Church
Hume Community Baptist ChurchWangaratta Baptist Church
Indonesian Baptist Church (Sidang Baptis Indonesia)Warracknabeal Baptist Church
Indonesian Baptist Church (Sidang Baptis Indonesia) – Doncaster East CampusWarrnambool & District Baptist Church
Indonesian Baptist Church (Sidang Baptis Indonesia) – Surrey Hills CampusWaverley Baptist Church
Ivanhoe Baptist ChurchWerribee Baptist Church
JigsawWerribee Karen Baptist Church
Kachin Baptist ChurchWest Melbourne Baptist Church
Kangaroo Flat Baptist ChurchWest Preston Baptist Church
Kangaroo Flat Karen Baptist ChurchWestern Melbourne Romanian Baptist Church
Katalyst ChurchWestern New Community Baptist Church
Kerang Baptist ChurchWestgarth Baptist Church
Kew Baptist ChurchWestgate Baptist Community Church
Kilsyth South Baptist ChurchWestgate Karen Baptist Community Church
Kingsville Zotung Baptist ChurchWilliamstown Baptist Church
Knox Community Baptist ChurchWodonga District Baptist Church
Koondrook/Barham Baptist ChurchWonthaggi Baptist Church
Koondrook/Barham Baptist Church – Barham CampusWonthaggi Baptist Church – Grantville Campus
Koondrook/Barham Baptist Church – Gannawarra Baptist ChurchWonthaggi Baptist Church – Wonthaggi Campus
Korumburra Baptist ChurchZomi Baptist Church Victoria
Kyabram Baptist ChurchZomi Mission Church
Kyneton Baptist ChurchZotung Baptist Church
Lai Christian Church Melbourne