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Our story began in 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 as a small group bible study in a city apartment, in October of that same year we launched our first public service in a pub in Melbourne’s Docklands.

Gripped by the good news of Jesus, we prayed that God would establish a community of faith that would experience his beauty, truth, and relevance in a timely and contextual way. Like a “city on a hill” that shines in the midst of darkness, so we want the light, love and life of God to emanate brightly in and through our lives for our good, the good of our city and the glory of his name.

Jesus and
Make Jesus

Throughout our journey, God has done incredibly more than we could ever think or imagine. We have seen hundreds of men and women find new life in Christ and enter the waters of baptism. We have celebrated with those who have reconnected back to following Jesus. We’ve seen God inspire leaders and volunteers to care for the poor and marginalised, pioneer new ministries, train leaders, equip and send out missionaries near and far, and open many doors for the gospel.

Today, City on a Hill is a movement of men and women who are gathered across ten churches, in six cities, in three states, all united around one mission – “to know Jesus and makes Jesus known”.

This is our story and we want you to be part of it too. We want for you to encounter Jesus. To experience the life-giving and life-changing joy that comes through knowing Him.

You can start by simply attending a Sunday Service at one of our many church locations. We’d love to meet you and hear more about your story and how we can serve you.

Our Vision

God has given us a dream and prayer:

“To reach 10 cities
with the beauty, truth and relevance of Jesus
by planting 50 churches”

We see ten cities hearing his word.
We see ten cities encountering his life.
We see ten cities – and the many men, women and children who make up those cities – invited to behold the wonder of his glory and love.

We believe the ten cities vision is biblical.
We believe the ten cities vision is vital.
We believe the ten cities vision is – under God – achievable

We ask for your prayers, your participation, and your provision so that we can see more churches planted and more lives transformed by the gospel.