Outreach: Mission & Evangelism

Isaiah 6:8:
And I heard the voice of the Lord saying,
“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?”
Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”

 

The Outreach 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.

Outreach Ministry NEWS FLASH!

 

Outreach Ministry Mission

Everyone at St. Mark is encouraged to have a “mission” – 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. St Mark supports the mission efforts of PC(USA), Mission Presbytery, and of other local, regional and worldwide ministries.
 
Local Missions
  • Boerne Community Coalition programs improve the quality of life for children and families in our community throughout the year, including the LOVE Boerne Kids Summer Food Drive and LOVE Boerne Neighborhoods home repair program.
  • Compassion in Action (CIA) meets twice monthly at the church making turbans and heart pillows for cancer victims, baby layettes for new mothers, lap quilts and shawls for the homebound and many other projects. 
  • Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries receive our financial, volunteer support, and several specific food & clothing drives throughout the year.
  • Hill Country Family Services receive our financial support, donations and are in coordination of programs for our community including the Hunger & Homelessness Week Crop Walk & Teen Night.
  • Hill Country Pregnancy Care receive our Financial support and support for their annual gala event.
  • Kendall County Women’s Shelter receives our financial support and volunteers for events like their annual Heal the Soul Run & sponsored work days at their store. 
  • St. Mark Early Learning Center preschool Scholarships for children in need.
  • St. Mark Emergency and Family Assistance Fund for families in our church who are in need.

 

Regional Missions

Financial support for

  • -Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • -John Knox Ranch, Wimberley, Tx
  • -Mo-Ranch, Hunt, Tx
  • -Schreiner University
  • -Presbyterian Children’s Home and Services
  • -Presbyterian Pan American School
  • -Mo-Ranch near Hunt, Tx
 
Worldwide Missions
Internationally, St. Mark supports the work of several Presbyterian organizations who provide relief internationally to people in need.
 

Outreach Ministry Evangelism

Through evangelism, we strive to identify opportunities and needs close to home in the Boerne community where St. Mark can display God’s love and make a physical and spiritual impact. By focusing on community outreach, internal and external engagement and providing support to those in need, we hope to strengthen relationships among St. Mark members and the community and help to address real needs that exist.

The Evangelism Ministry

  • Provides opportunities for evangelism to be learned and practiced in and by church members, and actively seeks and supports fellowship opportunities between members and the greater Boerne community.
  • Provides scholarship funds to the Omnia Youth Chorale.
  • Provides scholarships for St. Mark members to participate in events such as the All-Church Retreat at Mo Ranch.
  • Engages in community events including parades, fairs and school activities. The church builds a float and youth ride on it each year in the Weihnachts Christmas Parade.
  • Supports St. Mark’s annual Vacation Bible School which serves over 130 children ages 4-12 and offers a class for young adults with special needs. Eighty percent or more of the families served through VBS are not church members, while over 50 teen and adult church members volunteer to help each year.

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2021: Teen Night

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week 2021: CROP Walk

Over 400 cans of cranberry sauce were donated to Hill Country Daily Bread for T-giving meals.

Mo Ranch Group

All Church retreat at Mo Ranch

 
mission outreach youth service

Spring 2021 work day at Kendall County Women’s Shelter.

A few of the workers from an Intergenerational mission trip to Loveland CO, August 2021.

mission outreach youth service

The work crew, March 2021, Kendall County Women’s Shelter.