“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.” - Matthew 5:14–16
City on a Hill is a movement of men and women called to know Jesus and make Jesus known. We seek to live boldly in this generation, emanating gospel light with the words we speak, the decisions we make, and the lives we live.
Our story began in October 2007 with a small team and a big vision to make a difference in Melbourne for the good of all people and the glory of God.
Meeting initially in an apartment before moving to a pub, we now hold services in multiple locations including a cinema in the heart of the city. Through the week we are committed to living lives of love, service and generosity.
Throughout our journey we’ve seen many saved by Jesus while others reconnect with Christ and His church. We have helped care for the poor, pioneer new ministries, train leaders, equip missionaries, and seen many doors opened for the gospel. We are not a building or an authority structure, but ‘a people for God’s own possession that we may declare the excellencies of Him, who called us out of darkness into His marvellous light’ (1 Peter 2:9).
Melbourne is ranked as the most liveable city in the world and is estimated to be the largest city in Australia by 2050. One person in three is born overseas and one person in four speaks a language other than English at home. It gathers the rich and recognised as well as the poor and neglected.
Melbourne is known as the cultural capital of Australia, boasting a vibrant arts and music scene, world–renowned galleries, internationally–acclaimed events such as its film and food festivals, world–class dining, a celebrated wine and coffee culture, and reverence for sport.
Approximately 80% of Melbourne’s population has little, if any, connection with a church community. Melbourne’s growing influence and the urgency of gospel work calls us to rise up. It is this time in salvation history that we’ve been sent to be responsible for carrying the gospel–baton in our generation.Find Out More
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria. Geelong was proclaimed a city in 1910 and began as one of the most prominent centres for manufacturing. It has since defined itself as a destination for tourism, university studies, scientific research and art. Its proximity to both Melbourne and the surf coast makes it an attractive and fast–growing city. With a population of approximately 210 000, Geelong is Victoria’s second mediumst city.Find Out More
Traditionally a hardscrabble working class region, Melbourne's West is a constantly evolving and endlessly fascinating mix of cultures and demographics.
Stretching from the iconic Westgate Bridge, the west encompasses hip inner suburbs like Yarraville and Seddon, multicultural hotspots like Sunshine and Footscray, and then out to the ring of new suburbs in the greenfields of Point Cook and Caroline Springs.
Within this wonderful melting pot of cultures and dreams, there is great need - and opportunity. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, the rightful Lord of Melbourne's West – and we want to see his name magnified.Find Out More
This truly is a great city! But it’s also a lost city. The number of people identifying with Christianity is decreasing and those identifying with no religion is increasing. Jesus said he came to seek and to save the lost. We believe that Jesus has many people in this city that he is calling to himself.Find Out More