• to study and report on current resources and trends in order to project a picture of the next two to three years for finances and people-power
• to brainstorm and “dream” creatively about what St Luke’s can become, including how we serve the community, future ideas for property and facilities and how we can develop our resources to continue a meaningful presence in East City
• taking into account the projections and “dreams”, to propose a plan for the next two to three years and beyond
• to ensure our plans collate with the teachings of Jesus and his call to us as disciples
“We’ve looked briefly at our history. We’ve considered current research about the life cycles of a parish. We’ve assessed our resources, both people and finances. We’ve made projections based on our trends over
the last five years. We’ve also considered the expected development in East City and how we can serve our neighbourhood and community. We now have a new sense of direction,” Lorraine Brown added.
On Sunday, 16 June 2019, during a special Service, the Planning and Options Group shared its vision for the Parish of St Luke’s and commended its work to the people of the parish.