We are a church who long to see people from all nations see, hear and experience the good news of Jesus Christ, starting in Footscray. We love Jesus and we believe that there’s nothing greater than seeing others come to know, trust and love Jesus too.
We want to make deep disciples of Jesus Christ from all nations in ever increasing number. We want to see churches planted and we want to see people come to know Jesus and go out to serve him in unreached places.
One of our big prayers is that 100 people would come to know Jesus through us by the end of 2021.
In Luke 14 Jesus tells the story of a servant sent by his master to go down every road and laneway with an invitation to come to an amazing banquet. Jesus did this, calling for all people to accept his invitation and turn to God and join the feast. Our story is simply to keep on following him down every road and laneway with the same invitation.
With a group of friends, Josh and Sarah spent three years praying for the western suburbs of Melbourne, praying that people would be able to hear the gospel and be saved. Laneway Church is the fruit of these prayers. With the endorsment and encouragment of the Geneva Push Church Planting Network, a small team of people moved to Footscray to start a church. Laneway Church launched in August 2016 as part of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches.
Here are five things we believe that drive our life together as a church.
We believe that God made us so that we would glorify him through Jesus Christ, and enjoy him forever (Revelation 5:9-13).
We believe that God calls every Christian into Jesus’ mission to prayerfully make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:18-20).
We believe that through Jesus’ death and resurrection God is gathering a people to himself who belong to Jesus and to one another in relationships of love (Ephesians 2:11-22).
We believe that God is changing us to be more and more like Jesus through his word and Holy Spirit (Ephesians 4:11-16).
We believe that God gifts his people to joyfully and generously serve him and others through Jesus Christ, to his own praise and glory (1 Peter 4:7-11).