Serve Christ in the church

Serving Christ in the church means using your time and talent to minister to and with one another. Ministering in relationship with others changes lives, including your own. “For the rendering of this ministry not only supplies the needs of the saints but also overflows with many thanksgivings to God.” (2 Corinthians 9:12 NRSV)

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Wayne and Dorothy

Administration ministry

Provide operational support that enables ministry by the congregation, e.g., finance, phone reception or office assistance.

Adult ministry

Help adults grow in faith and discipleship. Facilitate, teach or organize adult Christian education opportunities, e.g., Sunday school, Bible study or Wednesday Night Together classes.

Children’s ministry

Help children experience God’s love and learn about Jesus. Teach, assist or organize children’s growth opportunities, e.g., Sunday school, Vacation Bible School or special needs ministry.


Help the congregation, visitors and the public connect with Christ through the ministries of St. Mark’s, e.g., graphic design, video, newsletter, Website or social media.

Facilities ministry

Provide facilities oversight that enables ministry at St. Mark’s, e.g., building maintenance, security or campus grounds.

Family ministry

Recognize and celebrate the role of the family in Christian discipleship. Coordinate church-wide opportunities for fellowship and mission, e.g., spring picnic, fall festival and special recognition.

Inviting ministry

Extend the hospitality of Christ to visitors and worshippers, e.g., usher, greeter, coffee service, visitor follow-up or new member welcome.

In-reach ministry
(congregational care)

Share the love of Christ with members during some of life’s most challenging times. Assist in congregational care for St. Mark’s members, e.g., Visiting ministry, Communion ministry, Manna ministry or Stephen Ministry.

Music ministry

Help people experience God in worship through music or help mentor young musicians, e.g., instrumentalists, Wednesday Night Praise helper or music librarian.

SONlight Youth Choir
rehearses Sunday, 4:00 p.m.

Chancel Ringers
rehearses Sunday, 5:15 p.m.

Chancel Choir
rehearses Wednesday, 7:15 p.m.

Recreation ministry

Champion physical and mental well-being through rest, play and fellowship. Coordinate recreational and leisure activities, e.g., sports teams or recreational events.

Senior adult ministry

Encourage older adults in Christian ministry and fellowship. Coordinate service, support and leisure activities, e.g., SAGES programs, group service initiatives or day trips.

Student ministry

Help young people grow in faith and discipleship. Facilitate, teach or organize Christian education, recreation or service opportunities for young people, e.g., Sunday school, Youth group, snack suppers, retreats or mission trips.

Worship ministry

Help people experience God in worship by providing creative or functional support, e.g., Liturgist (reader), Communion service or preparation, creative worship team, worship sound board and slides, Altar Guild (chancel décor) or Christmas décor.


Serving is for all ages

Children and youth can and should serve as they grow in faith. Children may serve as acolytes, help with coin offerings and work alongside their parents in ministry. Youth may serve as liturgists during worship, greeters and many other roles. With parental permission, youth can also serve in most community and world service opportunities.