Our Purpose: Building the Kingdom By Building Disciples
Our Vision: That the believers of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church will reach as many people as possible in Central Florida introducing them to eternal life in Jesus Christ. Together, we commit to worship, connect, and grow as Disciples, to serve in building the Kingdom of God.
Our Core Values: At our center is the love of Jesus Christ.
We value Christ-Centered:
- Acceptance: We recognize that Christ’s love has no boundaries.
- Hospitality: We welcome all to share Christ’s love through help, hope, and healing
- Community: We claim a sacred place where Christ’s love unites all to support and care for others while nurturing a personal relationship with God.
- Discipleship: We believe we are called to be living representatives of Jesus Christ and bring others to know God’s mercy, justice, grace, and love.
- Service: We respond to Christ’s love and God’s call, by sharing our time, talents, tithes, spiritual gifts, and resources.
Worship: “Worship the Lord with gladness” Psalm 100:2
Worship is an opportunity for the people of God to gather to proclaim the revelation of God in Jesus Christ and be shaped and formed as we offer ourselves before God’s presence. We will provide worship to reach a variety of people through the same message of God’s word with different styles of music, art, and learning experiences.
Connect: “Love one another” 1 John 4:7
St. Luke’s will help people grow in their Christian faith so that they may live to be whole and complete in Christ. Through our Cluster ministries we offer opportunities for connection, care and communication based on interests, life stage or geography. People will also have the opportunities to connect with the life of St. Luke’s through Learn Classes which offer teachings on Christianity, Wesleyan Theology, exploring the bible and an overview of the St. Luke’s culture. Servant ministers will serve as Christ’s disciples to provide love and care to those in need, in sickness, and in sorrow.
Grow: “Grow in grace and knowledge” 2 Peter 3:18
St. Luke’s will provide opportunities for worship and spiritual growth that will help develop mature disciples of Jesus Christ. Utilizing St. Luke’s Discipleship Framework, we will provide opportunities for individual growth, and both small and large group spiritual formation studies for children, youth, and adults. These ministries will encompass the total person: body, mind, and spirit.
Serve: “Do justice: love kindness: walk humbly with God” Micah 6:8
St. Luke’s success in Kingdom building will be measured by the extent to which gifted, committed, and enthusiastic disciples of Jesus Christ are in a habit of serving in faithful obedience to God’s will, both on campus, in the world, and in the community and with our community partners while witnessing to God’s mercy, justice, and love.
Commit: “All things work together for good” Romans 8:28
St. Luke’s will provide the informational, technical, and creative expertise to help all ministries of the church function effectively and with ease as they Build the Kingdom by Building Disciples. Each St. Luker’s is invited to use their time, gifts and resources as a commitment to the ongoing work of the church both on our campus and within the community.