St. Luke's UMC
To Equip Families and Individuals To Live and Love Like Jesus
A City Transformed By the Love of Jesus
Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and curing every disease and every sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore ask the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” The Jesus summoned his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to cure every disease and every sickness. …These twelve Jesus sent out…
–Matthew 9:35-10:1, 5a
And I saw the Holy City, New Jerusalem, coming down from heaven… –Revelation 21:2
The Bible’s story of God’s love for us begins in a garden but it ends in a city – the City of God. Here at St. Luke’s, all in our family of ministries share the same vision – A City Transformed by the Love of Jesus. We believe we are here for a reason: to be sent by Jesus, motivated by his love, to bring about God’s preferred future for the city in which we have been placed, and to invite people to be a part of the City of God.
The City of Houston – Our primary mission field Houston, Texas is our primary mission field. God tells the prophet Jeremiah to “seek the welfare of the city to which I have sent you.” (Jeremiah 29:7) God tells the prophet Isaiah that the people will return home to Jerusalem and be “repairers of the breach, and restorers of streets to live in.” (Isaiah 58:12) Houston is our home, and we love this city, and our calling is to be an instrument of its transformation both socially and spiritually.
The City on a Hill – the Church Jesus tells us that we are “the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14) Our vision is a community that models the love of Jesus in the way we love one another. All are welcomed here, and we seek to show the world what Christian love looks like. St. Luke’s is to be a foretaste of the Kingdom of God.
The City of God – God’s ultimate future We believe that one day, God will restore his creation, that the broken places of the world will be healed, and that all will know of Jesus’ love for them. We strive to be a tangible sign to all, pointing them to the hope they have in Christ.
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