W H A T ‘ S   N E X T
The opportunities to serve at St. Mark’s are as diverse as the people who serve! Do you enjoy spending time with kids? Are you the fix-it person in your family? Do you prefer working with numbers? Are you a gifted singer or musician? We have serving opportunities in so many areas. Why serve? Because it’s a great way to meet other people. Most importantly, we want you to serve because God wants us to experience His joy and love!
God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing onto others God’s many kinds of blessings.
1 Peter 4:10
Your next step into the Christian community might be baptism. We baptize both adults and children. Contact our church office to learn more.



To be a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called a covenant. Every believer is part of the church when we think about it as an organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can someone be part of the church as an organization. A public promise, or covenant, is the basis for all society according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship, and church membership are all relationships of accountability.
Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organization. Most organization members are consumers — the organization exists to serve them. The church of Christ is a completely different community — membership means ministry and service, going from being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others. At St. Mark’s, we take seriously that we are a church not for ourselves, but for others.
At St. Mark’s, our goal is to live out our mission and vision in our everyday lives – living to be the hands and feet of Jesus where we live, work, and play. We believe that the mission field is everywhere. Our homes and neighborhoods, Chicagoland and the City, to places much further away. For those who like to venture far away to serve, we offer a few mission trips every year.