Church Expectations

SAINT LUKE
AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Eastover, South Carolina

“Church Expectations and
REVISED 2015 Calendar”

THE REVEREND NATHANIEL KENDRICK
SENIOR SERVANT/PASTOR

The Ten EXPECTATIONS
For a Fruitful, Vibrant Saint Luke Church
By Pastor Nathaniel Kendrick

1. Thou shalt be a Spirit-Filled and Spirit-Led Congregation.
(I Corinthians 2:9-16, Hebrews 10:25, Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42-46, John 16:13-15, Ephesians 5:18)

2. Thou shalt engage in Community-Focused Activities and Ministries.
(James 2:17, Matthew 25:14-30, Matthew 25:40, Matthew 20:28, Romans 15:7, Mark 9:35)

3. Thou shalt engage in Consistent and Intentional Evangelism.
(Mark 16:15, Matthew 4:18-19, 2 Corinthians 6:2, Luke 19:10, Matthew 28:19-20)

4. Thou shalt provide Strong Church Leadership.
(Deuteronomy 1:15a, Acts 20:28, Acts 6:3, John 13:5, Daniel 2:30, Titus 1:8)

5. Thou shalt be welcoming and warm to Visitors (Practicing RADICAL HOSPALITY & Excellent Customer Service).
(Romans 15:7, Matthew 25:35, Hebrews 13:2, 1 Peter 4:9, Romans 12:13)

6. Thou shalt have a Futuristic, Progressive, and Visionary Perspective.
(Titus 1:2, Amos 3:7, Proverbs 29:18, Habakkuk 2:2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8)

7. Thou shalt be a Unified and Cooperative Church Body.
(I Corinthians 13, I Corinthians 12:4-5, I Corinthians 14:33, Matthew 22:37- 40)

8. Thou shalt be Youth and Young Adult Friendly.
(I Timothy 4:12, I Corinthians 9:22, I Peter 3:15, 2 Timothy 4:5, Colossians 4:2-6, Matthew 9:36, Matthew 5:16)

9. Thou shalt be a Tithing and Financially Supportive Church Family.
(Malachi 3:8-10, 2 Corinthians 9:11, Proverbs 3:9, Luke 6:38, Acts 20:35)

10. Thou shalt follow an Organized and Focused Plan of Action.
(I Chronicles 16:8b, I Chronicles 24:3b, Proverbs 29:18, I Corinthians 14:40, Matthew 24:44-51)


Mission Statement
The mission of St. Luke AME Church is to minister to the holistic and emergent needs of all people through sharing, teaching and practicing the liberating gospel of Jesus Christ.

Vision Statement
St. Luke AME Church is a relevant, faith-sharing, and exciting community of faith that worships God and serves people by practicing radical hospitality, passionate worship, intentional faith development, risk-taking mission and service, and extravagant generosity.