St. Luke's has a dynamic outreach ministry, with an array of community partners, large scale serving events, and strategies to make a sustainable difference in the lives of our neighbors both domestically and abroad. We generate resources, mobilize volunteers, and create partnerships to address five areas of impact: Housing, Food Insecurity, Education, Maternal and Child Health, and Justice. The Assistant Director of Outreach provides leadership to the ministry by project managing large-scale serving events, recruiting and coordinating volunteer teams, and implementing processes that connect people to St. Luke's and the support it provides.
In 2-3 years, success for this ministry area will look like:
• Outreach Ministry is a major contributor to achieving St. Luke's vision of reaching people in Indianapolis and beyond who have given up on church or the possibility of a God who cares about them. There is a clear pathway to engagement via Outreach activities, and a robust system for follow-up and communicating next-step invitations throughout the pathway.
• There is church-wide awareness of how Outreach activities connect to the overall Church and Outreach vision. There is church-wide understanding of Outreach's five areas of impact: Housing, Food Insecurity, Education, Maternal and Child Health, and Justice.
• There are robust teams of congregation members co-leading alongside the Assistant Director for all-church serving events. There is a 20% increase in the number of people on external and internal serving teams, and a 20% increase in the number of people served through these teams.