As a REFORMED CHURCH, the Reformed Church of Box Hill proclaims the entire Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God, and holds the historic Reformed creeds (the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession of Faith, the Canons of Dordt, and the Westminster Confession of Faith) as accurate summaries of the teachings of God's Word. The Church is Presbyterian in its government. It is a congregation of the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia.
OUR NAME ...
REFORMED - means that this church is in the tradition of the historic Protestant Reformation, accepting the entire Bible as the authoritative and inspired Word of God as our only rule for faith and life.
CHURCH - tells us that we belong to Christ, and recognise Him as our King and Saviour. As Saviour, Christ alone has paid the price of sin and made peace with God the Father for everyone who trusts in Him. As King, Christ rules the church so that what we do together as the church, and individually as members of the church, is not left up to us alone to decide. As Christians we recognise the need for a living faith in Jesus, which looks to the Bible to shape everything we do.
OUR AIM ..."... to preach Christ crucified ..." for "...there is salvation in no-one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved ".
BOX HILL is a suburb of the city of Melbourne, 16 kilometres east of the city centre. Box Hill is a major transport hub for trains, trams and buses, and the church building at 28 Watts Street is an easy five minutes walk from the transport interchange.
The Reformed Church of Box Hill was instituted on 19 May 1957. In its early years, the church was made up of mainly Dutch migrants. As the years passed however, the church has increasingly become a truly multicultural body, which reflects the diverse cultural mix of Melbourne’s population. The congregation currently includes people with cultural origins from Australia, Brazil, China, England, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Philippines, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and USA.
Such diversity - worshipping and serving together in harmony - is seldom found outside of the fellowship of the Lord Jesus Christ.