The Mission of St. Luke's
The risen Jesus, before he ascended into heaven, met with his Disciples and gave them instructions as in the following scripture passage:
The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw Jesus, they worshipped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’ Matthew 28:16-20.
The instruction to make disciples is important in this present age when Christians can feel pressurised by other religions, or by people claiming to have no religion. Even the laws of our country may seem to be against us at times. Our challenge is to find ways to carry out Jesus' instruction.
We find that doing things that are relevant in people's lives is essential. We need to meet people where they are and on their own terms. That has led us into trying what has come to be known as a Fresh Expression of Church, and to working directly with other groups.
Some people come to a point where they would like to explore the Christian faith further, and we cater for them with courses and discussion opportunities in a friendly home environment.