How Can I Serve?

Ministries & Outreach

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in this community and spreads. Church members and guests are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as cleaning up the church grounds to greater commitments like leading classes or serving as officers in the church.


For more information about opportunities listed here, contact the church office – or (830) 816-3000 – and they will connect you with the appropriate elder, deacon or staff member.

Children/Youth/Adult Christian Education 
  • Kids and teens – attend Sunday school classes, youth group, or other activities like First Friday or Vacation Bible School.
  • Adults – Join an adult Sunday school class or weekday small group; teach a class; help with events like First Fridays or VBS; provide a meal for Wed. evening youth group meetings; participate in retreats.
Communications – Help with all internal and external communication efforts at the church including the website, social media, weekly Happenings e-news, the worship tech team, signage/video screens/bulletin boards, etc.
Congregational LifePlan programs and events for Christian fellowship. Some of the many events we love include the Adult Olympics, Chili Cook-Offs, 5th Sunday lunches, GEM nights (Greet/Eat/Meet), and an annual All-Church Retreat at Mo Ranch each October. 
Finance – Join the Finance Committee which is responsible for managing all financial commitments of the church and our stewardship program.
Host Ministry – Ensure St. Mark is a welcoming, caring place by greeting all to worship, following up with guests, shepherding those wishing to join into the flock, and/or providing refreshments after worship on Sundays.
OutreachGet involved by supporting mission and outreach activities such as the CROP Hunger Walk, our covenant church New Life Faith Community in the Rio Grande Valley, activities with local nonprofits like Hill Country Family Services, Hill Country Daily Bread, Hill Country Mission for Health, Love Kendall County Kids, etc. Serve on the Outreach Committee and help coordinate these activities and mission benevolence giving.
Personnel – Join the Personnel Committee that oversees “human resources” functions of the church.
Property – Volunteer to be on the team that is responsible for the operation & maintenance of church facilities, or just show up for all-church work days and the annual spring planting day.
Worship – Join the choir or praise band, play an instrument, be an usher or liturgist, help coordinate communion, help with banners and vestments, be part of the committee that is responsible for all aspects of worship at St. Mark.

Board of DeaconsDeacons are elected by the congregation primarily to serve the needs of our  members. Deacons help with visiting shut-ins and members in the hospital or nursing homes; calling on members who may need assistance; delivering communion to the home bound; praying for one another through the prayer chain; coordinating meals for members when needed, and planning receptions to celebrate baptisms, graduations, confirmations, etc.