Albert Park Baptist Church

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart,
and with all your soul, and with all your strength,
and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.”

– Luke 10:27

The question of identity and purpose are ones that are always before us. The one word that has come forward for us as a church is ‘wholeheartedly’.

To be wholehearted means to be fully or completely sincere. To do something with enthusiasm and energy. To be all in. Which doesn’t mean being perfect, on the contrary, it means showing up as we really are, having compassion, living and loving with our whole hearts.

Jesus put being wholehearted at the centre of Christian faith when he said you can summarise the entire law and the prophets like this, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbour as yourself.” (Luke 10:27).

We want people’s lives to change for the better through the power of God at work within them and through our loving presence. We are a local church that seeks to support and transform the lives of people in our area.

There are three essential or core things within this vision:

  1. Loving God
    It all starts with loving God. It is the most basic and essential aspect of discipleship, but it doesn’t stop there.
  2. Valuing one another
    In loving God we are invited to love what God loves, and to value what God values, and there is nothing God loves or values more than people.
  3. Embracing the local community
    The natural result is that we want to widen the embrace to include all of those God has placed us alongside.