Our Vision

Our VISION is to bring glory to God by being a church in St Kilda for St Kilda and surrounding suburbs.

Why this Vision? 

We love Melbourne and this is the least churched urban area in Melbourne. 

We love people and this area has huge numbers of young people and many young families. 

We love culture and this is a culture-making area in which we're seeking to engage creatively.

our mission

Our MISSION ito see people find Refuge and Redemption in Jesus. 

Why this Mission? 

We love God, people and our local community so, as disciples seeking to make disciples, we want to see people come to know the love of God found in the gospel of Jesus and find their refuge and redemption in him.

"The LORD redeems the life of his servants; 

      none of those who take refuge in him will be condemned." 

Psalm 34:22

Our Name

Our NAME reflects a story –a story of people finding refuge and redemption. 

'Ark'- the place of refuge and redemption

(Hebrews 11:7; 1 Peter 3:20)

'House' - a name for the Church; God's family

(1 Timothy 3:15, Hebrews 3:6; Ephesians 2:19)

Long ago, God looked at the world he had made and saw only injustice and suffering. God warned people they were self-destructing but only Noah listened. God redeemed Noah and used him, through the refuge of the ark, he formed a new community to recreate the world. 

The Noah story helps us understand Jesus. 

God used Jesus to bring refuge and redemption to the world. 

By his life, death and resurrection to new life, Jesus took upon himself the pain, evil, shame and suffering of this world to bring refuge and redemption to all who would turn to God. 

Today, God continues to redeem people and bring them into his family. 

Arkhouse Church hopes to be a house of refuge participating in God’s continuing story of redemption. 

"Christ is faithful over God's house as a Son. 

And we are his house if indeed we hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope."

- Hebrews 3:6