our mission launched in 2004…
A new church plant in the west of Melbourne was planted. Meeting as a small group in various locations, we eventually built our own facility in partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.
In October 2008, we opened our doors as a new church in a new community.
Since then, we have grown into a culturally diverse, inter-generational gathering. God has been so gracious to us, calling some to first-time faith, many to a deeper understanding of the Gospel, and all to the mission of making all of life all about Jesus!
The Red Door
The story of the Red Door begins over 3000 years ago in the land of Egypt. The book of Exodus tells of the rescue of God's people from slavery, despite the opposition of the greatest superpower in the world, and the unbelief of God's people themselves.
The Israelites, were suffering in slavery at the hands of the Egyptians, but their cry for freedom was heard by the Lord, and he responded by sending Moses to demand that the slaves be set free.
But the Egyptian Pharaoh refused to listen, so God sent plague after terrible plague, culminating in the tenth and most devastating: God’s angel of death was sent to kill every first-born in Egypt.
In his mercy, God graciously provided a way of salvation, telling the people to paint the blood of a spotless lamb on their doors as a sign to the angel to pass over their homes, and so spare them.
Faith in the blood of God's lamb was their salvation.
Thus, beginning with the blood-painted doors of the Passover (Ex. 12) and fulfilled in Jesus, our Passover Lamb (1 Cor. 5:7), the Red Door has long been a symbol of redemption, refuge, and hope.
In fact, going back to the cathedral architecture in the Middle Ages, the colour red, signifying the Blood of Christ, was painted on the doors of the church, marking the building as a sanctuary: a refuge and safety zone from physical or spiritual dangers.
Being Red Door Church provides us with a regular reminder of God's love and mercy, and awakens us to our common status as one-time slaves who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb.