Hear the mission. Meet our people. Ignite your passion.
Vertical Church is a Melbourne-based church plant forming in the suburbs of Balwyn. We meet at 4pm on Sundays at Balwyn Gospel Chapel, 2 Leonard St, Balwyn, where we exalt Jesus through worship, prayer and preaching. Children up to grade 5 are warmly welcome to join our Vertical Kids program. For more information, please contact us.
You are loved
Welcome – we’re glad you’re here.
In the heart of every person is a longing for something more than this world has to offer. We try to fill this void with relationships, pleasure, possessions, and success – all of which ultimately leave us feeling empty and craving more. God’s word says that the only solution for this eternal longing is found in living out our created purpose by glorifying God and walking in dynamic relationship with Him.
We call ourselves Vertical Church because we desire that an exalting view of God’s glory would be at the heart of everything we do. Everything we do as a church is about the person, work, and word of Jesus Christ.
And when our gaze is vertical, our impact becomes horizontal – our relationships, our zeal for evangelism, our passion for preaching, our adoration of God in word and song, our purpose in life – begin to align with that purpose and peace we’ve been longing for. When a church truly pursues God’s glory as its central passion, everything else falls into place.
It’s not about what we want, not about what’s easy to say, and not about what feels good. Our prayer and hope is that Vertical Church will always be a place for people who want to give themselves to the pursuit of God’s glory above anything else.
Vertical Focus. Horizontal Impact.
The path of authentic discipleship is a lifetime of following Jesus Christ more consistently and closely.
We proclaim the authority of God’s Word without reservation.
2 Timothy 4:2
We are passionate about what God’s Word says. We believe that the power to change lives is found in the Word of God, and so use expositional preaching, in which the message of the sermon is found solely from the biblical text. We open God’s Word and proclaim its authority.
We lift high the name of Jesus in worship.
God deserves our passionate, fervent adoration. Every facet of our worship lifts high the glory and majesty of Jesus, to inspire a passionate expression of worship to God. Our church is for God and about God.
We believe firmly in the power of prayer.
Behind the scenes each and every week at Vertical Church are many, many hours of prayer – because we depend entirely on God. We believe that fervent, faith-filled, persistent prayer is the priority in every area of our church.
We share the good news of Jesus with boldness.
The gospel changes lives. We boldly share Christ with our friends, neighbours, and co-workers, and equip people to proclaim the truth with confidence in all they do.
We are a Melbourne-based church in the Balwyn-Camberwell area. We meet on Sundays at 4:00 pm. Balwyn Gospel Chapel, 2 Leonard St, Balwyn.
You will be welcomed on arrival by friendly people who aim to make every visit an encouraging one. If you have children between infants and grade 5, please feel free to make use of Vertical Kids crèche and ministry.