The Mission Ministry of St. Mark seeks to encourage and facilitate the efforts of the congregation in spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and extending the hand of justice, mercy and compassion in his name throughout the world.
Everyone at St. Mark is encouraged to have a “mission” - an opportunity to reach out and become the hands and feet of Christ. Efforts range from local to international and include consistent prayer, sharing of resources, and direct involvement.
Local efforts include support for Hill Country Daily Bread, Hill Country Family Services, scholarships for St. Mark Early Learning Center, Meadowland, Hill Country Mission for Health, local nursing home and assisted living ministries, Compassion in Action, Hill Country Pregnancy Center, and the Kendall County Women’s Shelter.
Regional efforts include support for Austin Seminary, Schreiner University, Pan American School, John Knox Ranch, Grace House, the VA project in Kerrville, Mo-Ranch, Divine Redeemer Church and Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services.
Internationally, St. Mark supports mission efforts in Kenya through the Outreach Foundation. We also support other parts of the world through the work of Global Scholars. We offer mission trips for our youth and adults. And we also support children of the world through Christmas gift boxes given to Operation Christmas Child.
St. Mark also directly supports the mission efforts of the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Mission Presbytery, and participates in the four special offerings of the PC(USA) which are received each year. These include: One Great Hour of Sharing, Pentecost, Peacemaking and the Christmas Joy Offering. St. Mark continues to increase its giving each year.
For more details about Missions at St. Mark, please review our current Missions flyer or contact the Missions Elder.
Gift Giving & Mission Opportunity!
Are you looking for a great gift idea? Here is your answer. The 2015-2016 Presbyterian GIVING CATALOG is available online and on the Mission table in the Narthex
Please make donations payable to St. Mark.
For more ways to get involved visit http://presbyteriangifts.org