Introduction to St. Luke's
St. Luke's Liverpool is an evangelical Anglican church in the Diocese of Sydney, Australia. We are located in one of the most multicultural regions in Australia. When you come to St. Luke's you will meet people from diverse backgrounds who are united in their desire to live with Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord.
We believe the Bible to be God's word and the foundation of what we believe and that belief shapes how we live. We believe Jesus Christ to be the only way to know God as our Heavenly Father. It is only through Jesus' death on our behalf and his physical resurrection from the dead that we are able to be in a right relationship with God and live life as it was meant to be lived and enjoyed, in the power of the Holy Spirit.
"We are a Christian Church for all People"
You will find our property in the centre of the city of Liverpool. While our church building is the oldest standing Anglican church building in Australia, we are a growing church that caters for all ages. Our churches meet each Sunday at 8:30 am, 9:00 am (Nepalese Service), 10:30 am and 7:00 pm. Why not come and check us out? You are more than welcome.
Our Core Values
Living Relationship with Jesus:
We encourage genuine commitment to Jesus Christ as our King and Saviour. We are grateful for his death on our behalf and seek to live our lives under his rule as our risen King. A genuine living relationship to Christ is strengthened through regular Bible reading, prayer and the weekly gathering with the church family. Genuine commitment to Jesus will result in radical living with the priorities we set, the choices we make and the things that we do. (Mark 8:34)
Centrality of the Bible:
We regard the Bible as the Word of God. As the Word of God, the Bible shapes and directs our life and ministry as a church. We value Biblical preaching and teaching that is faithful, authoritative, applicable and persuasive. (Matthew 4:4, 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We recognise that God rules over all things and that all of our efforts and plans depend on Him alone and so we call on God to do His good will amongst us. (Colossians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:7)
We appreciate deliberate and thoughtful attempts to speak to others about God's offer of forgiveness and a fresh start at life made available through Jesus' death and resurrection. We value the commitment of every member of the church family in this responsibility both individually and corporately. Seeing people saved from God's coming wrath and judgement matters to God, so it matters to us. (1 Timothy 1:15, Acts 17:30-31)
Our God is gathering to himself a saved people who trust in Jesus as their Saviour and King. We value the real and practical expression of this when a person commits themselves to a local congregation of Christian people. (Hebrews 10:25)
We regard every member of St. Luke's as a minister whom God has gifted for the building up of His church. This involves active participation, sacrificial support and our best efforts in gospel ministry. (Ephesians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 3:10-15)
We recognise that God has given leaders to the local church for the good of all. The leadership, be they appointed or elected has the responsibility to make decisions and take action to advance the mission and vision of St. Luke's. The congregations have the responsibility to follow and support that leadership. We value those who equip us for ministry through teaching and preaching the Bible, through modelling and through training. Our model of leadership is that offered by Christ himself who came to serve rather than be served. (Matthew 20:26-28, Hebrews 13:17)
Mutual Loving Relationships:
We hope that our relationships towards one another will be marked by mutual love towards one another. This requires each member to be other person centred, rather than self centred. It will require such things as repentance and forgiveness, patience, truth and time. By this all people will know that we are disciples of Christ. (John 13:34-35, 1 Peter 4:8)
St. Luke's Vision
To be a united community of Jesus; disciples who
- love God
- love the church
- love the lost
Our love of God will be seen in our obedience to His word.
Our love of the church will be seen in our service of each other.
Our love of the lost will be seen as we seek to share the gospel with them.
St. Luke's Mission
To see the lost saved by Christ and to see the saved live for Christ.
While the vision statement lets us know what we ought be, our mission statement will let us know what we ought to do. Our mission will revolve around two groups of people, those who aren't yet Christians and those who are Christians.
If you would like to find out more about the Bible or more about what we believe as Christians, please contact us.