The Very Reverend Anthony P. Clark and I worked together to articulate the Purpose, Vision, Missions, and Values for this Downtown Orlando church.
Purpose: Revealing Majesty
Vision: Shaping Living Stones
Missions: Gather, Heal, Send, Renew
Attached is Pier Review, a publication by St. Luke’s Cathedral Church (pictured to the left). Beginning on page 2 is a more in-depth article by Dean Clark about being an on-purpose church. You’ll also see that the cover article is about being on-purpose as well.
Yes, a church can be on-purpose. The purpose statement for St. Luke’s requires a bit of historic perspective. During the Dark Ages when many of the world’s great cathedrals will built the goal was for the common person to draw inspiration from the majesty of Christ. These buildings were to be modest reflections of God’s glory despite their scale and beauty. Here the average person could begin to get a sense of who God is. While the physical presence provided a visual message and statement, it was truly the intent of the designers to stir the hearts of worshipers as to the overwhelming greatness of God and his love for them. It seemed only natural then that Dean Clark seized upon such a powerful and meaningful articulation of a purpose statement like: Revealing Majesty.
Please download and read the articles to learn more.