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 226 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 Church
Aberfeldie Baptist Church
Albert Park – Port Melbourne Baptist Church
Albury Baptist Church
Altona Baptist Church
Anglesea Baptist Church
Arabic Baptist Church
Arise City Church
Armadale Baptist Church
Ashburton Baptist Church
Auburn Baptist Church
Australian Gospel Baptist Church
Australia Zotung Church
Australian Zophei Chin Baptist Church
Bacchus Marsh Baptist Church
Bairnsdale Baptist Church
Ballarat North Baptist Church
Balwyn Baptist Church
Beaconsfield Baptist Church
Beaumaris-Mordialloc Baptist Church
Belgrave South Baptist Church
Belmont Highton Baptist Church
Benalla Baptist Church
Bendigo Baptist Church
Bentleigh & Korean Baptist Church
Boort Baptist Church
Box Hill Baptist Church
Brighton Baptist Church
Brimbank New Life Baptist Church
Brunswick Baptist Church
Buninyong Baptist Fellowship
Camberwell Baptist Church
Camberwell East Baptist Church
Canterbury Baptist Church
Castlemaine Baptist Church
Central Baptist Church Clifton Springs
Central Chinese Baptist Church
Channel of Peace Church
Chelsea Baptist Church
Chin Baptist Church Inc.
Chin Baptist Church Pakenham
Chin Christian Church Melbourne
Christian Community Church Morwell
Church by the Bay
City Baptist Church
Clarinda Baptist Church
Cloverdale Baptist Community Church
Coburg Baptist Church
Cohuna Baptist Church
Colac Baptist Church
Collins Street Baptist Church
Community Church of St Mark (Clifton Hill Baptist)
Community of the Transfiguration – Monastery
Compassion Christian Church
Corryong Baptist Church
Cranbourne Baptist Community Church
Crosspoint Baptist Church
Crossway Baptist Church
Croydon Hills Baptist Church
Dandenong Baptist Church
Darebin Samoan Baptist Fellowship
Daylesford Community Church
Diamond Valley Baptist Church
Doreen Baptist Church
Doveton Baptist Church
Drouin Baptist Church
Earthen Vessels Church
East Doncaster Baptist Church
Eastern Chinese Baptist Church
Eastern Hills Community Church
Ebenezer Karen Baptist Church
Emmanuel Baptist Church (Indonesian)
Encounter Baptist Church Inc.
Epsom Community Church
Essendon Baptist Community Church
Euroa Baptist Church
Faith Christian Community Church
Falam Baptist Church
Ferntree Gully Baptist Church
Follow Baptist Church
Footscray Baptist Church
Frankston Baptist Church
Frankston Forest Baptist Church
Freeway Baptist Church
Geelong Korean Baptist Church
Glenroy OakPark Baptist Church
Gospel Baptist Church Australia
Gospel Baptist Church Melbourne
Grace Baptist Church of Melbourne
Grace Baptist Community Church
Grace Romanian Baptist Church
GraceTree
Granite Community Church Inc
Grovedale Baptist Church
Hamilton Baptist Community Church
Hampton Park Baptist Church
Hawthorn West Baptist Church
Heartland Fellowship Yarra Glen
Heathmont Baptist Church
Hills Bible Church
Hope of Life Community Church (Sunshine)
Hosanna Faith Christian Church
Htoo Moo Plaw Baptist Church
Hume Community Baptist Church
Indonesian Baptist Congregation Fellowship
Ivanhoe Baptist Church
Jigsaw
Kachin Baptist Church
Kangaroo Flat Baptist Church
Katalyst Church
Kerang Baptist Church
Kew Baptist Church
Kilsyth South Baptist Church
Kingsville Baptist Church
Kingsville Zotung Baptist Church
Knox Community Baptist Church
Koondrook/Barham Baptist Church
Korumburra Baptist Church
Kyabram Baptist Church
Kyneton Baptist Church
Lai Christian Church Melbourne (Mitcham)
Lakes Entrance Baptist Church
Lifeway Christian Church Lara
Light Community Baptist Church
Lilydale Baptist Church
Longwarry Baptist Church
Lutuv Baptist Church
Maldon Baptist Church
Malvern Slavic Evangelical Baptist Church
Manifold Heights Baptist Church
Mara Christian Church of Victoria
Matu Immanuel Church
Melbourne Agape Baptist Church
Melbourne Banjoo Baptist Church Inc
Melbourne Chin Church (Altona North)
Melbourne Chinese Baptist Church
Melbourne Immanuel Baptist Church
Melbourne Karen Baptist Church (Hoppers Crossing)
Melbourne Karenni Baptist Community Church Inc
Melbourne Matu Baptist Church
Melbourne Mizo Church
Melbourne Siyin Burmese Mission Church
Melbourne Thadou Baptist Church
Melton Baptist Church
Mentone Baptist Church
Mildura Baptist Church
Mill Park Baptist Church
Millgrove Baptist Church
Mitcham Baptist Church
Moe Baptist Church
Moonee Ponds Baptist Church
Mooroolbark Baptist Church
Murrumbeena Baptist Church
Naringal Baptist Church
Narre Warren Baptist Church
New Community Ringwood
NewHope Baptist Church
New Life Baptist Church
New Peninsula Baptist Church Inc
Newport Baptist Church
New Vision Baptist Church
Nhill K’Nyaw Baptist Church
Noble Park Evangelical Baptist Church
Noble Park Karen Baptist Church
Norlane Baptist Church
North Balwyn Baptist Church
North Church
Northcote Baptist Church
Now and Not Yet Inc.
Nyora & District Baptist Church
Oakleigh Baptist Church
Ocean Grove Baptist Church
OneHope Baptist Church
Pakenham Baptist Church
Pathway Baptist Church
Phillip Island Baptist Church
Pleasant Street and Forest Street Baptist Church
Point Cook Community Baptist Church
Port Campbell Baptist Church
Portland Baptist Church
Radiant Church Inc.
Regeneration Church
Regent Baptist Church
Reservoir Baptist Church
Reservoir Vietnamese Baptist Church
Rise@Carlton
River of Life Church
Rock City Church
Rokeby Baptist Church
Rosanna Baptist Church
Rowville Baptist Church
Sale Baptist Church
Samoan Baptist Church Dandenong
Samoan Victory Baptist Church
Sanctuary
SandyLife Baptist Church
Saving Grace Baptist Church
Seed Gospel Communities
Seymour Baptist Church
Shalom Church of Melbourne
Shepherd Centre Church
Shepparton Baptist Church
Shepparton Chinese Christian Felloship
Sion Church
Social Foundry
Southern Cross Community Church
Southern Mallee Cooperative Parish
South Yarra Community Baptist Church
St.Luke’s Baptist Community
Stawell Baptist Church
St Kilda/Elsternwick Baptist Church
Sunbury Baptist Church
Sunshine Vietnamese Baptist Church
Swan Hill Baptist Church
Sydenham Baptist Church
Syndal Baptist Church
Templestowe Baptist Church
The First Hungarian Baptist Church
The Terminal Baptist Church
The Vine
The Vine Baptist Church
The Vine Church Rutherglen
Torquay Christian Fellowship
Tottenham Bilingual Baptist Church (Evangelica)
Traralgon & District Baptist Church
Upwey Baptist Community Church
Victoria Gospel Baptist Church
Victorian Chin Baptist Church (Mooroolbark)
Victorian Matu Christian Church
Victorian New Creation Church
Wandin Baptist Church
Wangaratta Baptist Church
Warracknabeal Baptist Church
Warrnambool & District Baptist Church
Waverley Baptist Church
Werribee Baptist Church
Werribee Karen Baptist Church
Western Melbourne Romanian Baptist Church “Hope”
Western New Community Baptist Church
Westgarth Baptist Church
Westgate Baptist Community Church
Westgate Karen Baptist Community Church
West Melbourne Baptist Church
West Preston Baptist Church
Williamstown Baptist Church
Wodonga District Baptist Church
Wonthaggi Baptist Church
Zomi Baptist Church Victoria
Zomi Mission Church (Lilydale)
Zotung Baptist Church