The Board Priorities reflect the six Priorities of the QB Movement.
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. 3:16; John 16:13)
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)
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)
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.
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)
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 being a Movement that produces mature followers of Jesus.
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.