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 we can be used by God to impact Queensland and beyond for Jesus.
The QB Movement is a committed community of Queensland Baptist churches and their ministries working alongside and with each other under Christ to serve the mission of God throughout Queensland and beyond
Queensland Baptist ministries reach out to men, women and children as individuals and families to tell them about God’s amazing love for every person regardless of age, gender or ethnicity.
The priorities of the QB Movement are:
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. 3:16; John 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.