Name: St. Luke's Church Started:
Description:
 
Address: 605 N. Church St Director:  
   
   
  Wilmington, DE 19801    
 
Phone: 302-658-7998 Fax:
WebPage: http:// Email:
 

Human Resources

Pastor Curtis Conner Pastor

Internet Presence

Internet Access? none
Have A WebPage? Yes -

Background information

What is your congregation's religious/denominational conference or convention affiliation? 97 - Non-Denominational
In your view, would the majority of members agree that the scripture is the literal word of god? Yes
What is the average number of worship/prayer services held during a week-end (excluding periods of major holidays/Lent/Ramadan/high holidays - also excluding Bible classes)? 1
What is the average number of worship/prayer services held Monday through Friday? 1

History and Property

What year was your congregation founded? 1968
How many years has the congregation been at this property? 40
Property Own Building free and clear with no mortgage
Does the congregation carry any of the following insurances?
Property Yes
Life/Pension for the clergy No
Liability No
Are there any major structural problems with any of the buildings?
Roofing No
Leakage No
Stress No
Electric No
Heating/Cooling No
Code Problems No
 
Has your building been surveyed by an architect or engineer in the past five years? Yes
Are there accessibility problems that inhibit participation of people with physical disabilities (Ramp, Lift/Elevator, large bathrooms, stairwell rails)? Yes - These are areas to be improved
What is the total number of seats in the worship hall, including overflow space? 50
What outdoor space do you have?  

Membership

What is the total number of people affiliated with the congregation (include maximum connected/mailing list/on the roll)? 50
What is the number of active members (seen once a month)? 8
What is the number of non-active members (seen once a month)? 5
What is the average number of different persons (unduplicated) attending worship services during an average week? 10
During the past three years, the congregational membership has: Stabilized
What is the ethnic/racial makeup of your congregation?
Black 100.0%
Asian 0.0%
Caucasian 0.0%
Hispanic/Latino 0.0%
 
What percentage of your congregation are first generation immigrants? 0.0%
Do the clergy use languages beside English during worship (excluding music)? No
Do you provide services in other languages?
On a one-on-one basis No
In committee meetings No
Part of the worship No
Sermon No
All of the worship No
How would you characterize the age of your congregation's membership?
Seniors (65+) 20.0%
Adults (30-64) 80.0%
Young Adults (19-29) 0.0%
Teens (13-18) 0.0%
Children (under 12) 0.0%
 
During the past three years, the congregational membership has: Remained the same
What is the percentage of males/females: 30.0% / 70.0%
What percentage of your congregation live:
Within a 10-block radius of the congregation building 0.0%
Live in the city but not in the immediate community (more than 10-block radius of the congregational building in Wilmington) 1.0%
Live outside city limits (in the immediate suburbs of Wilmington?New Castle County 99.0%
Live outside the region 0.0%
Has there been a change in the composition of the membership in the past 10 years? No

Financial Information

What percentage of your annual budget is desgnated for social outreach, social action, social ministry and social programs (including clergy and staff time)  

Staff

Position Full-time Paid Part-time Paid Full-time Volunteer Part-time Volunteer
Clergy 0 0 1 0
Secretary 0 0 0 1
Administrator 0 0 0 1
Janitor 0 0 0 1
Maintenance 0 0 0 1
Treasurer / Bookkeeper 0 0 0 1
Social program directors (e.g. day care) 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. teachers, music directors) 0 0 0 0
Ushers 0 0 0 1
Board Members 0 0 0
 
For senior/head clergy only: on average, how many hours, per week, do you engage in community/social volunteering outside the congregations? No Response
What percentage of staff time is designated for the congregation's: social outreach / social action / social ministry / social programs?  
What amount of staff time is designated for determining the need for and planning of social outreach / social action / social ministry / social programs (planning and development)? 0.0%

Relations with your immediate neighborhood

On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the lowest, 10 being the highest) what is your perception of the quality of development in your immediate neighborhood?
  Youth Adults
Spiritual Development 5 5
Character Development 1 1
Social skills Development 6 6
Creative/artistic Development 4 4
Basic educational skill Development 8 6
 
Do you know most residents? No
Do you view being in relationship with your immediate surrounding community as a priority? Yes
Are you willing to be a part of a strategic plan to address immediate neighborhood issues? Yes
Will you be willing to expend resources...time, human capital, money, as a part of a strategic effort? Yes

Relations with the wider community

Have you done any of the following to determine the needs of those in the greater community (beyond congregational members) which might be addressed by the congregation (with the last three years)?
consulted with government agencies? No
consulted with national non-profit to enhance a cause? No
consulted with human service organizations? No
consulted with community organizations? No
consulted with a regional religious body/diocese/synod/judiciary? No
conducted a neighborhood needs assessment? No
participated in a neighborhood assessment? No
other? Yes - University of Pennsylvania Study
 
Is the congregation or part of the congregation a member of:
Neighborhood associations No
Local city coalitions No
Networks of clergy No
Interfaith groups No
Neighborhood associations No
 
What congregations do you collaborate with for purposes of worship and prayer services?
True Believers
Pilgrim Holiness I
Pilgrim Holiness II
House of Prayer
 
What congregations, faith-based organizations, and religious coalitions do you collaborate with to develop and deliver community service programs (such as Habitat for Humanity, Muslim Students' Association, Hunger Coalition, World Vision etc.)?
 
What secular organizations or coalitions do you collaborate with to develop and deliver community service programs?
 
Do you have a plan to bring representatives of social service agencies to the congregation so that congregation members can be informed and recruited in efforts to meet social and communal needs? No
Are you aware of congregants who work with social service agencies who have or could connect their congregation to agencies? No
 
Are there any social service or community organizations that are strongly affiliated with the congregation (members are on the agency board, some programs are held jointly, the agency often recognized in the congregation)?
 
If you are not involved with any secular organization for improving the quality of life of local residents, are you willing to do so in the near future? Yes -
Are there any spin-off organizations (e.g. social/community services) initiated by the congregation that are now independent organizatinos that still may be housed in your building or may have found another location?
 
Can outside organizations/individuals use congregation space (whether they rent the space or are allowed to use it for free) to hold programs? Yes - weddings; funerals

Urban-Suburban Collaborations in the Greater Wilmington Area

Does the congregation collaborate with other congregations, faith-based organizations or non-profit organizations in the suburbs outside the city of Wilmington? Yes
True Believers 6 1/2 Holland St
Pilgrim Holiness 2529 Ridge Ave; Philadelphia; PA
House of Prayer 8th and Lombard St
If not, are you seeking to collaborate with:
Faith-based organizations? No Response
Other congregations? No Response
Non-profit organizations? No Response

Collaboration with True Believers

Does the collaboration have specific goals? No
Does it have procedures in place to measure outcomes? No
When did the collaboration begin? May 1968
How many hours per week do leaders/participants from the participating organizations meet (regarding this collaboration)? No Response
How many people from your congregation are involved in the collaboration? 8
From the partnering organization? 27
What resources does each partner supply?
Resources Your congregation Suburban partner
Finances -
Facilities 50% 50%
Expertise/Professional Skills 50% 50%
Volunteers (labor etc.) 50% 50%
Connections
Material Goods (e.g. Food, clothing) 50% 50%
Publicity
Transportation 50% 50%
Other
What is the annual budget for this collaboration?  
Where do the funds come from? dues and offering
For how long is this collaboration likely to continue? 5+ years

Collaboration with Pilgrim Holiness

When did the collaboration begin?  
How many hours per week do leaders/participants from the participating organizations meet (regarding this collaboration)? No Response
How many people from your congregation are involved in the collaboration? No Response
From the partnering organization? No Response
What resources does each partner supply?
Resources Your congregation Suburban partner
Finances
Facilities
Expertise/Professional Skills
Volunteers (labor etc.)
Connections
Material Goods (e.g. Food, clothing)
Publicity
Transportation
Other
What is the annual budget for this collaboration?  
Where do the funds come from?

Collaboration with House of Prayer

When did the collaboration begin?  
How many hours per week do leaders/participants from the participating organizations meet (regarding this collaboration)? No Response
How many people from your congregation are involved in the collaboration? No Response
From the partnering organization? No Response
What resources does each partner supply?
Resources Your congregation Suburban partner
Finances
Facilities
Expertise/Professional Skills
Volunteers (labor etc.)
Connections
Material Goods (e.g. Food, clothing)
Publicity
Transportation
Other
What is the annual budget for this collaboration?  
Where do the funds come from?

Human Capital

How many members of the congregation possess the following skills/training/occupation?
Accountants/Bookkeepers No Response
Artists/Designers No Response
Carpenters No Response
Coaches No Response
Cooks No Response
Computer experts No Response
Dentists No Response
Dirvers No Response
Engineers No Response
Film making No Response
Financial planners/Bankers No Response
Fundraisers No Response
Insurance brokers No Response
Lawyers/Paralegals No Response
Marketers No Response
Mechanics No Response
Mentors No Response
Music No Response
Nurses No Response
Parenting No Response
Physicians No Response
Plumbers No Response
Police officers No Response
Reading specialists/Special ed. teachers No Response
Small business owners No Response
Social workers/Counselors No Response
Teachers/tutoring No Response
University professors No Response
Urban planners No Response
Other
Would your congregation be willing to participate in a more detailed assessment of their skills, interests, and availability at a later date? No Response

Inventory of Involvement in Social Programs

Code Meaning
1 Upon Request or when needed
2 Formal program run on the congregation's property
3 A program run by the congregation elsewhere
4 A program run by someone else on the congregation's property
5 Support for program carried out elsewhere (coalitions, etc.)
6 Support for programs carried out elsewhere by denomination
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Counseling/Programs for families
Programs for seniors
Programs for children and youth
Homeless and poor people services
Other programs serving people in need
Health programs
Educational opportunities (Adults)
Art and culture
Community security
Community organizing + Providing meeting space
Community economic development
Social issues
Permanent housing projects for needy people
Summary

Counseling/Programs for families:

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Programs for seniors:

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Programs children and youth:

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School
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Homeless and poor people services:

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Health programs:

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Blood drives
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Educational opportunities (Adults):

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Art and culture:

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Community security:

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Community organizing + Providing meeting space for other congregations:

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Thrift shop (99)
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Community economic development:

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Social issues:

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Permanent housing projects for needy people:

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What is the focus of your outreach ministry/social action/social projects?
Are there other social services that your congregations provided in the past that it is not providing at this time?
Are there any social services that your congregation plans to provide in the next 12 months?
Is your congregation actively involved in religious activities to share your faith tradition and/or beliefs with people in the wider community? No Response
Do you refer people that participate in these religious activities to your social service programs? No Response

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