Torquay Christian Fellowship is a church located on the Surf Coast of Victoria Australia – only 15 minutes drive from Geelong, 10 minutes from Anglesea, and approx 45 minutes drive from Lorne.
The Surfcoast is famous for hosting the Bells Beach Surfing Championships each Easter. Bell’s Beach is located near Jan Juc, just south of Torquay.
Our web site is regularly visited by people round the world looking for podcasts and videocasts and we love receiving emails from those who enjoy or gain some insight into God from this part of our site.
TCF is a member congregation of the Baptist Union of Victoria (BUV) a mainline Protestant denomination.
People from a wide range of backgrounds, including Anglican, Baptist, Charismatic, Church of Christ, Pentecostal, Uniting Church, and even those completely new to church have become comfortable as regulars at Torquay Christian Fellowship.
We aim to present an authentic Christianity, what C.S. Lewis called “Mere Christianity” defined not by rigid edges, but gathered around a common centre, the person of Jesus Christ. We would love to see you too!
Like other Churches in the Baptist Union of Victoria we believe:
The Bible is God’s word to us.
(2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
God is one God in three persons – the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
(Matthew 28:19, 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God who, as a real man, lived on earth.
(John 1:1, 14, 4:25-26, 42; Hebrews 1:3, Titus 2:13)
Sin extends to touch the life of everyone, and so all experience separation from God.
(Romans 3:23; 5:12)
All people may be reunited with God, having their sin and its effects cancelled because of Jesus’ perfect life, death and rising from the dead as our substitute.
(1 Corinthians 15:3-4, 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 2:8-9)
To be reunited with God, the New Testament calls us to turn away from sin, to receive God’s forgiveness, to accept what Jesus has done on our behalf and to believe in Him.
(Acts 2:38, Hebrews 6:1)
When we do this, the Holy Spirit enters our lives to renew and preserve us, to help us to grow to become more like Jesus.
(John 16:8-14; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 1 Peter 1:2; Ephesians 4:30)
There are two special ceremonies Jesus has commanded us to follow always:
- Baptism by which believers express their faith in Jesus. They do this by being totally immersed in water as an act of union with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 8:35-38; Romans 6:3-4).
- The Lord’s Supper (also known as Communion) is celebrated to remind us of Jesus dying for us and that He is coming again. (1 Corinthians 11:23-32).