Stewardship

Bulletin board of all stewardship-related activities at St. Mark Lutheran Church.

Purpose: To help God’s people grow in their relationship with Jesus through the use of their time, talents, and finances God has entrusted them. Strategies: Help God’s people see God as the source – and God’s children as stewards – of all under their care. Ask people to be a … Read more…

Mutual Ministry

Diagram explaining mutual ministry

Purpose: To serve as a support group for the Pastor and staff, and to serve as an open channel of communication between Pastor, staff, and congregation. Responsibilities: Evaluate Pastor and staff annually based on job descriptions and congregational expectations. Make compensation and benefit recommendations based on evaluations and Synod Guidelines. … Read more…

Social Ministry

A list of the number of toys collected during Advent.

Purpose: To alert and mobilize the congregation to provide assistance and advocacy to people in need within the congregation, community, or wherever needs exist. Activities: Support the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK). Annual blanket and coat drives. Weekly flower delivery to the homebound and hospitalized. Collect General Mills “Box Tops … Read more…

Outreach

Photo of sign on front lawn.

Purpose: The Outreach Team was formed in 2014, merging the Evangelism and Communications Committees into one, and redefining some of our goals in order to better serve our congregation and surrounding community. Our role is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and to foster a closer relationship within the congregation … Read more…

Property

Photo of front facade of St. Mark Lutheran Church

Purpose: To oversee and provide for the care and improvement of the church building and grounds. Responsibilities: Assist in church repairs and improvements, such as painting, gardening, and small structural repairs. Oversee the work of subcontractors. Evaluate and recommend the purchase of new or replacement equipment. Secure lawn care and … Read more…

Worship & Music

Purpose: To oversee the worship life of the congregation and to administer the various organizations and activities that support it, in order that our congregation might be enhanced, enriched, and nourished, both personally and corporately by the worship experiences. Activities: Acolytes: Light and extinguish candles, assist at baptisms and communion. … Read more…

Youth Ministry

Photo of St. Mark Youth Group in Detroit.

This team consists of adult leaders and youth to participate in youth group/youth events. Purpose: To work with youth 6th -12th grade to build relationships and help them grow in faith. To provide youth with a positive role model in the capacity you serve. Responsibilities: To plan and supervise monthly … Read more…

Memorials

Stained glass of Jesus

Purpose: The Memorials Team is an advisory group to the Congregational Council. Responsibilities: Receive suggestions as to potential use of memorial gifts and make recommendations to the Congregational Council. Generate a list of memorial gift possibilities. Oversee expenditures according to approved recommendations. See that gifts are acknowledged, and notice of … Read more…

Finance

This is a photo of a calculator pad.

Purpose: To oversee the financial affairs of the congregation. Activities: Present to the Council a monthly review of income and expenses. Prepare/oversee annual congregational budget and budget recommendations. Manage congregational investments. Prepare financial forecasts. Review annual Audit report and make recommendations. Review insurance coverages. Maintain church relationship with financial institutions. … Read more…