Our MIssion

To make followers of Jesus who love God, love others, and change the world.

Our vision

Reaching and nurturing those who don't know Jesus.

Our Philosophy

At St Marks we love God – make no mistake about that. At St Marks we believe in God’s radical, ever seeking, unconditional, and unwavering love for us. We believe that Jesus is God come to us in human form. We also affirm that you may or may not affirm that Jesus is God. We’re not asking you to change your belief system before you attend our church. We are simply inviting you on a journey toward Jesus. For years churches have placed a high priority on Jesus as the get out hell free card. At our church we place the highest priority on Jesus so that you might find a life in the here and now that has fulfillment, strength and peace.  Every person has a dream and a purpose that is placed deep inside their hearts, and that God put that dream and purpose there, not for our glory but for God’s glory.

At St Marks we’re not concerned with where you’ve been, but where you’re going. We believe that the bible is God’s word. It is real, living and active and it contains all things necessary to live a fulfilling life. We believe that God was and is radical in hospitality and we welcome all people and don’t believe that people who don’t go to church anywhere are the enemy, but they are real people who need the perfect love that only God can give.  We further believe that God gives this invitation of love through of all people – us.

At St Marks we do not and will not display an attitude of superior virtue or morality toward anyone. We know that we are all broken, imperfect people that need healing and support. And finally and most importantly we believe that Jesus really lived, that he really died on the cross and that he really rose again on the third day. And we cannot and will not candy coat or diminish that message. WE hope that you will come and sit with us in a very safe and accepting place where you will be encouraged and challenged. Welcome to St Marks

Our Heritage

As a United Methodist church we are part of the larger body of Christian believers. We are one denomination among many, each having unique gifts and emphasis. There are over 37,000 United Methodist Churches in the US with over 7 million members and we are in over 130 countries with a worldwide membership of 12 million. 

As United Methodist we believe that the living core of Christian faith was revealed in Scripture, illumined by tradition, enlivened and encouraged in personal experience and confirmed by reason. These four areas aid us in our understanding of the heart and mind of God and our mission and theological stances on matters personal and as a worldwide body.  First and foremost Scripture is primary, revealing the Word of God to us and containing all things necessary for our salvation. All other aspects of our faith must line up with this. Second, Tradition and that being the traditional interpretation of scripture provides both a source and a measure of authentic Christian witness. Third, our own human Experience adds flesh to our beliefs and applies them into daily living.  Fourth, Reason qualifies our beliefs so that we do not blindly chase after every wind and doctrine. The interaction of these four areas allows United Methodists to be confident that what we believe makes sense in life.

For more than 200 years the United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies have expressed concern for the sick, the poor, the orphaned, the aging, the impaired, the oppressed and the imprisoned. Our founder John Wesley’s (1703-1791) spiritual emphasis included:

  • A faith of personal holiness that is both informed and warmly experienced
  • A religion that is intensely personal but must be shared with others
  • A concern for the spiritual, physical, and social concerns of all persons

Therefore as a United Methodist Church we share a rich heritage with others and a strong faith in Christ. We are a diverse community that is all-inclusive in nature, mission-oriented, socially conscious, involved and reaches out into the community. These qualities have guided millions of people into a meaningful and wonderful relationship with God.