Our Story

Having our origins in Christian Life Centre Ringwood, urbanlife began its journey as a church plant in January 2005. In August of the same year Urbanlife Cafe and Community Centre opened its doors for the first time, fulfilling our desire to be a community resource located in the heart of our city.

The journey from a well established traditional church to our current  community of faith arose from a conversation that began in 2001. The conversation sought to answer the question ‘what it does it mean to be the people of God in our time and place’. The result led to the urbanlife community committing to re-invest our assets, to live for the well-being of local communities and committing ourselves to issues of justice and mercy.

As urbanlife continues to live out this exciting faith story, our hope is that we would echo God’s  narrative to those around us, encouraging spiritual creativity and including all in discovering God’s story for humanity.