St Andrews Lutheran Church is the founding congregation of St Andrews Lutheran Community: Church, College and Aged Care. We celebrate a traditional style of worship at 7.30am on the first and third Sunday mornings in the original little chapel. A contemporary, innovative style of worship is celebrated every Sunday at 9am in the main Worship Centre with morning tea fellowship following the service. We have a healthy average of 140 worshipers each week and this has remained fairly stable over the past 5 years. St Andrews runs a number of groups including: a men’s group, a women’s group, youth groups, several bible study groups, a playgroup, kids club, and children’s Sunday school. We have a vibrant children’s ministry with an average of 20-30 children aged 0-18 attending worship each Sunday. We also hold a community worship service twice each term in connection with the College Junior school families.
We are a community that has a high proportion of our members volunteering their time, both within and outside the community. We are willing to accept change and adapt to meet differing needs. We hope to build on our strong children’s ministry and our connectedness with our wider community.
As such, our priorities for the next 5 years are:
• Cross-generational ministry – ensuring that relationships within our community cross all age levels and that our ministry is relevant to all people, regardless of age.
• Youth and Young People’s Ministry – focusing on faith development of 12-25 year olds
• Community partnerships – renewing and strengthening our ties with the College and seeking out other possible
Our Mission and Ministry
The vast majority of our activities are people led, not Pastor driven, providing a more self-
sustaining model allowing each person to use and grow their gifts and talents. We are calling a pastor to provide theological oversight and spiritually support these rather than start up or lead.