Our Mission, Vision, Priorities and Beliefs

The first Baptist Church in Queensland dates to August 1855. Since then, Queensland Baptists have continued to work together in Christ to fulfil the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20).

Queensland Baptists (The Baptist Union of Queensland) is a body incorporated under Letters Patent on 5 April 1927.

Vision & Mission

Our Vision & Mission

As Queensland Baptists, we strive to serve Jesus together to fulfill the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:34-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). The following outlines the Vision and Mission of Queensland Baptists.

The Mission of the QB Movement

QB is a committed community of QB Churches and their ministries working alongside and with each other under Christ to serve the mission of God throughout Queensland and beyond.

The Vision of the QB Movement

Through faith-filled prayer and proactive servant leadership, to be a multiplying, collaborative movement of healthy, autonomous churches that inspire and assist each other to disciple intentionally and mission effectively, so that they can be used by God to impact Queensland and beyond for Jesus.

The Mission of QB Services

QB Services is a diverse group of collaborative, specialist ministries that through Christ exist to support, equip, and empower the QB Movement with a significant engagement with churches.

The Vision of QB Services

Driven by a passionate commitment to serve the QB Movement and to see it flourish, QB Services will collaborate together to first provide effective equipping and resources that will assist churches to function healthily, mission effectively, and disciple intentionally; and second to mission strategically on behalf of the QB Movement.

Priorities of the QB Movement

Six priorities have been identified for the QB Movement to achieve as we work together as a movement of churches and services under Christ.:

1. Biblical Authority

The truth of Scripture centred in Jesus is fundamental to all our beliefs and practices. We study the Bible, we teach and preach the Bible, we submit to Scripture and we live its truth. We expect Scripture to direct and change our hearts and minds as it is enlivened by the Holy Spirit. (2 Tim. 3:16John 16:13)

2. Faith-filled Prayer

In God’s grace, through prayer, he offers us an important role in the spiritual battles on the front lines of God’s growing kingdom. We build faith by listening to God, standing on his promises and celebrating his powerful work. We intentionally foster individual and corporate prayer throughout our Movement. We believe that God wants us to ask him for even greater things than what we have seen so far. (John 14:12-14)

3. Collaborative Autonomy

We fully support the autonomy of the local church and value the diversity it produces. Each of our churches enjoys the freedom to follow God’s leading, but this does not mean independence. Together we form the body of Christ and together we have greatest kingdom impact. We are strongly committed to collaboration – learning from each other, serving each other and working together towards our God-given common vision. (Eph. 4:16)

4. Servant Leadership

We believe that God equips and appoints leaders in our churches and Movement and that these leaders are called to lead (Heb. 13:17). We are committed to developing these leaders. Our leaders are first and foremost servants. They lead under God because they want to serve those they lead. Like Jesus, they put aside their own agendas to serve God’s purpose for his people (Matt. 20:25-28) which is usually found through the Holy Spirit leading the body of Christ.

5. Effective Mission

We have been called by God to share his good news of personal salvation (Col. 2:14), of the reconciliation of the whole of creation (Col. 1:20), and of the triumph of Jesus over evil (Col. 2:15), all achieved through the cross and resurrection of Jesus. We evangelise humbly but boldly. We find effective and strategic ways that Jesus will use to transform lives, communities and societies through the power of the gospel. (Rom. 1:16)

6. Intentional Discipleship

As our societal practices move further away from Christian truth and values, we recognize the crucial task of equipping and discipling Christians to live God’s way as salt and light. Drawing on our resources and gifts, we intentionally develop effective methods of spiritual formation to grow disciples of Jesus. Such discipleship includes baptising new Christians and teaching them to obey all Christ’s commands (Matt. 28:18-20). We are committed to be a Movement that produces mature followers of Jesus.

Our Beliefs

Guidelines for Beliefs and Practice

Queensland Baptists recognise that every local church has the liberty to interpret and implement Christianity within the constraints of the Word of God. The following Statement of Belief is an outline of what, according to general agreement, Queensland Baptists do believe that the Bible teaches.

Acknowledgement of Country

Queensland Baptists acknowledges Traditional Owners of Country throughout Queensland and Australia, and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders past, present and emerging.