Saturday, August 18, 2018

Our Vision and Mission

Looking Toward the Future

Our Vision: Launch Out into Deep Waters
Over the last year and a half, we have been on a journey to discern God’s vision for UALC. On Vision Sunday, August 13, we celebrated how God has been working through this church and preparing us to “Launch Out” into the future He has for us. Outside at the Mill Run Amphitheater, we celebrated how God has moved through the last 60 years of our church’s history and we worshiped Him as ONE CHURCH, together in unity.
Our Mission: To be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ
The Mission of our church hasn’t changed. It is now and always has been, "To be and to make disciples of Jesus Christ." That’s the mission of our church, because those are our marching orders Jesus gave to His Church: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). 
We welcome you to watch the sermon and other videos from this Vision Sunday as we imagine the future God has in store for us:
Vision Sunday Sermon video

Vision Sunday Sermon: "Imagine"

- Aaron Thompson
Imagination video


For two years, we've all been praying, discerning, and imagining the vision God has in store for Upper Arlington Lutheran Church - UALC, and we're excited to begin the journey together! What does it look like when our church embraces imagination?
UALC's History

UALC History - A Look Back at the last 60 years

We celebrate God's faithfulness to Upper Arlington Lutheran Church - UALC for the past 60 years, and we give thanksgiving for all the saints who have gone before. The story of God's faithfulness continues.
 Announcements recap

Recap of Vision Sunday

The worship service and "Back At It" celebration, and International Friendships recap.
Facebook photos-Vision Sunday

Photos on Facebook

Don't miss many photos from Vision Sunday and Back-At-It on Facebook.

International Friendships Partnership

The International Friendships (IFI) Welcome Picnic welcomed over 500 international students and volunteers to Mill Run on August 13. The goal was for the new students to interact together and with their hosts, with the goal to help students make friends with other students and American families. There was a waiting line to get Bibles in different languages after dinner and about 40 new students signed up to attend Bible studies. Friday Bible studies at Lytham Road jumped from 60 last semester to 125 the week after the picnic. We praise God for the work He is doing and will do through IFI.

“Back At It” Celebration

More than 1,000 people enjoyed the beautiful weather, food trucks, games and activities of the August 26, "Back At It"… celebrating the end of summer and anticipating the beginning of the new school year.
The Ministry Fair featured more than 30 UALC ministry opportunities for people of all ages. Interactions between ministry leaders and guests have lead to new volunteers and participants in ministry opportunities.