Following the example of Habakkuk 2:1-3, Pastor Allen continues to discern God’s vision for St. Luke. While the Scripture clearly defines the mission of the Church (see Matthew 28:18-20), the vision speaks to how God wants St. Luke to use our collective resources, gifts, and faith to fulfill that mission in, through and beyond our congregation and community. Vision inspires us to serve God with our imagination by seeking to make the best use of what we have to attract as many people as possible to Jesus Christ and the abundant and eternal life He offers. Among other things, it involves the care, proper use, development and expansion of campus and land for His glory and people’s good.
St. Luke’s current campus is currently situated on approximately 9 acres of land, only 2 1/2 -3 acres of which has been developed. Through Pastor Allen, God is giving us an ever-growing vision of how we might better fulfill His mission. Originally called Vision 20/20, as of 2021, our vision shall be referred to as Vision 20/20+. Originally, we aimed to burn the mortgage on our current building. Now that we owe less than 20% on the mortgage, we are aiming to beautify our campus. Our ultimate goal is to potentially build a Community and Family Life Center as well as potentially add housing developments or an accredited grade school on our undeveloped land.
Taking it all one step at a time, click on the video below to see a 3D rendering of our next phase of development, called “St. Luke Beautiful.”
Pastor Allen says this phase is most important to all we have done and will do because if we don’t take pride in and develop what we already have, we cannot expect God to take us seriously in future efforts to do more. Anyone who desires to contribute to this project may do so by mail or Give-lify designating your gift as simply “St. Luke Beautiful.“
Pray for us as we embark on this next phase of our journey while also continuing the first.