Our Mission

St Luke's Church in Hedge End

St Luke’s mission statement is
living God’s love” 

 

The church has a focus on community outreach; 
to “provide of a safe place for all people to find friendship, support and direction“.

Our Parish Mission Action Plan (pMAP) has the following strategic priorities:

Our objective:

To understand what a disciple is, and to live out that ministry. We will encourage people to be grounded in their faith and help them to express it boldly and confidently to others. To teach sound biblical truths.

Impact in our parish:

  • More people coming to faith through a personal encounter
  • We will see an increase in membership on Sunday and in weekly groups
  • Our faith will be talked about
  • Sharing of testimonies
  • New ventures will come forward.

Our objective:

We are a modern bible believing church growing faith through modern worship. We reach out, welcoming all and sharing the love of Jesus’.

Allowing Jesus to be the first in our lives we shall continue to develop ways that St Luke’s can be a sanctuary to people in the local and wider communities.

Impact in our parish:

  • Develop ways of listening to our community i.e. What hurts?
  • Develop a weekday afternoon ‘young (under 5s) church’
  • New opportunities created for fellowship between the community and church.

Our objective:

We will make St Luke’s a place of safety, offering acceptance and support, whilst giving a Godly challenge to all. To reach out to those who are most in need in our local community. We will reflect God’s love into the lives of all that we serve.

Impact in our parish:

  • We will see people lives being positively changed
  • Church members engaging with, and praying for, local and global issues
  • St Luke’s will partner with local organisations who improve people’s well-being
  • To reinforce the connection between caring for the planet and our responsibility, according to our faith, to improve how we steward God’s creation.

Our objective:

Be active members of the wider Christian community. We will inspire and encourage everyone to be good stewards.

Impact in our parish:

  • St Luke’s will engage in conversation and action with other local Churches and organisations
  • We will financially support God’s mission in our community and elsewhere
  • We shall encourage and resource every member ministry
  • People being more mindful of God’s creation.

To find out more about the vision and strategic priorities of the Diocese of Winchester, in which St Luke’s is situated, please visit their website.

The Church of England have a mission as a whole. Visit the CofE website to find out more.