Vision, Mission + Values

Our Vision

To see our city, nation and the nations become disciples of Jesus.

Our Mission

Loving God, loving people, disciples that multiply.

Our Values

Nothing matters more

Jesus is always front and centre

Jesus is central to everyday living. He is our role model in all of life. The name of Jesus features in worship, prayer, family life and everyday conversation. We are Kingdom focused. We celebrate transformed lives & missional outcomes.

There’s room for you

Anyone can experience authentic community

We invite people to experience life at Crossway. We champion a “come as you are” culture. We are inclusive and non-judgemental and celebrate everyone’s individual story.

Everyone gets to play

The mission of God in the hands of ordinary people

We are building a discipling culture (including Discovering Bible Method, missional communities, families on mission, partnering with parents). We all have a role to play in Team Crossway. We communicate and preach “towards Monday”.

Dare to dream

Bold faith leads to innovation, influence and impact

We give people permission to dream big and freedom to fail and try again. We are “promptable” by the Holy Spirit. (“What is God saying and what are we going to do about it?”) We are committed to using all we have to influence and impact the Church across the city, nation and nations.

We take nothing for granted

We respond to God’s goodness with gratitude and generosity

We are a grace people – modelling a generosity of spirit and living for others. We practice tithing. We commit to seeing people in tough places flourish across our city, nation and nations.

Like all other churches in the Baptist Union of Victoria, we believe:

The Bible is God’s word to us and it is the ultimate authority by which we live.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

God is one God in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

(Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)

The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God who, as a real man, lived on earth.

(John 1:1, John 1:14, John 4:25-26, John 4:42; Hebrews 1:3, Titus 2:13)

Every person has rebelled against God (we call this “sin”) and so is separated from God.

(Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12)

All people may be reunited with God, having their sin and its effects cancelled because of Jesus’ perfect life, death and rising from the dead as our substitute. Jesus is now with God and prays for us constantly.

(1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9)

To be reunited with God, it is necessary for us to turn away from our sins, to seek God’s forgiveness, to accept what Jesus has done on our behalf and to believe in Him.

(Acts 2:38, Hebrews 6:1)

When we do this, the Holy Spirit enters our lives to renew and preserve us, to help us to grow to become more like Jesus.

(John 16:8-14; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 4:30)

One day everyone will rise from the dead to be judged by Jesus Christ

(John 5:28-29; Acts 17:31)

There are two special ceremonies Jesus has commanded us to follow always:

Baptism by which believers express their faith in Jesus. They do this by being totally immersed in water as an act of union with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:35-38; Romans 6:3-4).

The Lord’s Supper (also known as Communion) is celebrated to remind us of Jesus dying for us and that He is coming again. (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).