Our vision is for every member of Luke 4:18 Fellowship to be a fully devoted follower of Christ who makes His name known. We fulfill the vision by KNOWING Him intimately, GROWING in Him daily, SHOWING Christ in our actions, and GOING throughout the world to make His name known.
The Bible tells us that once we have received Christ as our personal Lord and Savior, we are a member of the body of Christ. Professing Christ as Savior is the first step in becoming a member. Knowing Christ intimately is not about religion. It is about having a personal relationship with Christ and submitting to His lordship.
The Bible also teaches that we are not to forsake the assembling of ourselves together and to live in community. Another facet of being a member is faithfully attending services and being part of a Life Group. “Life on life” is a way of saying that we are not to live in isolation. God designed us to be in community with Him and with others.
Being a member also includes following the leadership God has placed in His church. Luke 4:18 Fellowship’s leadership team follows the pattern set forth in the Word of God with the understanding that they will be held accountable to God for how they lead the members of Luke 4:18.
God has gifted each believer with a spiritual gift that He intends for us to use for His glory. When we serve, we are living out God’s plan for us. Within the body of Christ there are many opportunities to “serve the Lord with gladness.” Everyone has a gift to be used.
A fully devoted follower of Christ gives generously and joyfully. God was our supreme example for giving when He gave His own Son to die on the cross for us while we were “dead in our trespasses and sins.”
Making His name known takes place through ministering to people we come in contact with on a daily basis as well as setting aside time to serve with our Life Group in our local area or to serve through a missions trip or a missions project.