Luke 10:27 is a missional church. It is both the nature of God and the church God birthed to be missional. The mission of the church exists as part of God’s mission. It’s not merely part of the church. Mission is the church! It is the very reason the church was created.
Our Mission House
The vision: To create a missional base for people to come to be sent out as missionaries who love as Jesus loves.
The house will be used by visiting mission teams, The Young Artists’s Academy, The LANDers, and the Center for Learning to Love (CLL).
One of the co-directors of CLL will have a small residence in front of the house and CLL will eventually have up to 12 students who will live on site in future housing for a two-year immersive learning experience.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you. ~The Great Commission: Mt. 28:19, 20a
The LANDers – an after school program for children of financially struggling families. We tutor children, working closely with their teachers, and teaching them how to live off the land. We also offer a weekly Bible study.
Young Artists’ Academy – fifty children of financially struggling families are offered free lessons from highly qualified teachers in drum, voice, guitar, keyboard, pottery, French, and to the first community Gospel Choir of Denham Springs. In exchange, their parents attend finance classes, cooking classes, and personal fitness classes.
The Psalm 37:3 programs have greatly impacted the community of Denham Springs. Recently, they’ve been birthed in St. Augustine, Florida, which has its own LANDers and Young Artists’ Academy programs and a beautiful Psalm 37:3 website with updates about the programs in both Denham Springs and St. Augustine.
Supporting Our Community
Because we are a missional church, it is important for us to use our primary church building throughout the week as an act of service to the community. Two home-school programs, Foundations and Classical Conversations use our facilities two days a week from morning to afternoon and for special events. Community groups such as Al Anon and Alcoholics Anonymous use our church building two evenings a week.
Additional Missional Endeavors
Operation Christmas Child – we are proud to participate in this Samaritan’s Purse mission which demonstrates God’s love to children by delivering gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children around the world. Every year, collections take place during the third week in November when nearly 5,000 drop-off locations are open around the country. Luke is one of those locations.
Heart to Honduras – helps residents of Central American (primarily Honduran) communities address both spiritual and physical needs. The holistic focus is on five areas: food and water for the hungry, clothing for the naked, housing for the homeless, healing for the hurting, and hope for the hopeless. Once a year, Gary Chapman accompanies a group of Luke volunteers to Honduras to lend a helping hand.
If you would like to participate in any of our missions or learn more about them, contact us. We’d love to tell you more.