The Mission of St. Lucas
Here is where we go with the gospel of Jesus
God’s people are spiritually gifted to help those who are in need in our local community and the world, to know and feel the assurance of their eternal salvation in Jesus Christ.
We believe the Holy Spirit will reveal opportunities to boldly share the gospel message, and we are committed to act upon those opportunities the Lord sets before us. This responsibility can be fulfilled through practical service ministries such as those that now exist and others that the Holy Spirit directs us to undertake.
Opportunities for outreach include but are not limited to: Awana, Car Care, Union Gospel Mission, Ministry and Growth trips, 40 Days for Life
Here is where people are invited together
We invite members of the community to join with us in our celebration of special occasions in the life of the congregation; in our facilitation of and participation in group activities consistent with Christian development/discipleship; in our efforts to support the institutions of marriage and the family; and in special worship and prayer services.
Opportunities include but not limited to: Worship Service, Awana, family nights, weddings, funerals, retreats, seminars, sports, VBS, support groups, community events (e.g. Thanksgiving service, National Day of Prayer)
Congregational Life of Loving God and Loving Others
Here is where we support and practice the presence of Christ by meeting one another’s needs
We are a thankful and forgiven people that joyfully gather each week to worship God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ using every gift the Holy Spirit has given us. We are committed to i) loving and caring for those in need and seeking out such opportunities as part of our proclamation that Christ is Lord, ii) instilling in our youth and adults life application of biblical principles, iii) growing in our understanding of the scriptures, and
iv) praying that the Holy Spirit would lead each of us to please God in all that we say and do.
Opportunities include but not limited to: care giving, visitation, membership class, prayer chain, ushering, set up/take down table/chairs; special service/prayer times
Committed / Maturing Membership
Here is where we mature and minister as a team
We encourage personal involvement in furthering spiritual growth and a passion for Jesus Christ. Such participation would include service in the operation and maintenance of the local church; small group ministries; Bible study; prayer; fellowship; and as church leaders, prayerfully implementing outreach ministries that supports the vision and mission of the church.
Opportunities include but not limited to: discipleship, personal devotions, Bible study, small groups, Life-Flow Modules, ministry teams (e.g. music, Sunday school teaching, day care center, ushers, Awana, Unidos en Cristo, Charos/Teen Tech); implementing and supporting outreach ministries through prayerful consideration (e.g. church plants)
Ephesians 4: 13-16
2 Peter 1:5-11
Leadership / Ministry Teams
Here is where we recognize and train leaders to utilize their gifts and passions in order to minister well to others.
The pastor and church leaders will devote themselves to continual spiritual development and the support and encouragement of one another. These leaders will work to recognize, encourage and mentor members of the congregation to use their spiritual gifts for the purpose of developing Christ-like character, involving them in a more active role in church life and its ministries, and deepening their relationship with Christ, thereby equipping them to do likewise.
Opportunities include but not limited to: leadership development initiated by the pastor, attend appropriate seminars/conferences, ongoing “iron-sharpens-iron” leadership meetings, Church Council, small group leaders training
1 Timothy 3:1-13
2 Timothy 2:2
Titus 1: 5-9
Matthew 28: 16-20
The Vision of St. Lucas
For the glory of God, we will invite people to join us in a committed walk with Christ, supporting each other in the growth and maturity of Christ-like character and conduct.
We will equip one another for joyful acts of service for His Church, encouraging each other to communicate God’s love for all peoples in the world.
We believe God’s people should experience His love through fellowship in a supportive community of believers. By holding to the supremacy of Jesus Christ and maintaining our continual focus on Him, this love will be made manifest by our genuine concern for each other’s wellbeing. Through this experience in the life of the church and by the giftedness and grace empowerment of the Holy Spirit, we shall be motivated to active involvement in joyful worship, devoted study of the Scriptures, heartfelt prayer, and sacrificial service both locally and to the world.