The Luke New members orientation class THE LUKE

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The Luke New members orientation class THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 1

The Luke New members orientation class THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 1

Lesson 2: Who are we? • • Mission Vision Core Values Stewardship THE LUKE

Lesson 2: Who are we? • • Mission Vision Core Values Stewardship THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 9

Mission We are a community of bridge builders who seek to worship and celebrate

Mission We are a community of bridge builders who seek to worship and celebrate God’s presence in our lives and engage in transformative ministry to the whole person through spiritual development, social witness, economic empowerment and health awareness. THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 10

Vision We are a Community of Bridge Builders Building Bridges for Future Generations THE

Vision We are a Community of Bridge Builders Building Bridges for Future Generations THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 11

Core values • • Spiritual Development Social Witness Economic Empowerment Health Awareness THE LUKE

Core values • • Spiritual Development Social Witness Economic Empowerment Health Awareness THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Stewardship • Stewardship is obedience in the administration of everything under our control. –

Stewardship • Stewardship is obedience in the administration of everything under our control. – Time – Talents – Treasures THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Stewardship: Time “THE POEM” I knelt to pray but not for long I had

Stewardship: Time “THE POEM” I knelt to pray but not for long I had too much to do. I had to hurry to get to work For bills would soon be due So I knelt and said a hurried Prayer, and jumped up off my knees My Christian duty was now done My soul could rest at ease All day long I had no time To spread a word of cheer No time to speak of Christ to friends, they’d laugh at me I’d fear No time, no time, too much to do, THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION That was my constant cry, No time to give to souls in need But at last, the time to die I went before the LORD I came, I stood with downcast eyes For in his hands GOD held a book It was the book of life GOD looked into his book and said “Your name I cannot find I once was going to write it down…. But never found the time. ” Author Unknown

Stewardship: Time • Ephesians 5: 15 -16 – Therefore be careful how you walk

Stewardship: Time • Ephesians 5: 15 -16 – Therefore be careful how you walk not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. – Life is brief – James 4: 14 – The eternal gives meaning to the temporal – Romans 3: 11; 2 Corinthians 4: 18 – Our time is owned by God – Psalm 31: 15 – We must make the most of opportunities – Ecclesiastes 8: 5 – Use of time reflects priorities – Matthew 6: 19 -21 THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Stewardship: Talents • Romans 12: 4 – And since we have gifts that differ

Stewardship: Talents • Romans 12: 4 – And since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let each exercise them accordingly. • God has entrusted us with aptitudes and abilities. • Faithful stewardship of natural talents and spiritual gifts requires that we use them to glorify God and edify others. THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

Stewardship: Treasures • Tithes and Offerings – Malachi 3: 8 -10 – Luke 6:

Stewardship: Treasures • Tithes and Offerings – Malachi 3: 8 -10 – Luke 6: 38 – 2 Corinthians 9: 6 -7 THE LUKE NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION 12