A Community of Christ-followers committed to being the continuing presence of Jesus in our community and world.
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Come Follow Christ
St. Mark's Methodist Church Alexandria District
The following goals were refined from the church goal in 2010 and have remained our guide lines for 2013:
Provide and encourage experiences designed to equip a community of Christ followers in Spiritual formation.
Provide and encourage experiences designed to equip a community of Christ followers in development of individual potential.
The following objectives were established for the Grow Team and remained the same for 2012:
a)      To Refine long term goals and objectives for Worship; Small group; Sunday School and Children's Church; Vacation Bible School; and Youth designed to guide groups toward the accomplishment of long term objective for the Church.
b)      To ensure that church activities are purposely developed to meet long term goal of church.
c)      To ensure that groups have needed materials to successfully accomplish their individual objectives in a timely fashion.
d)     To assess the success of activities of the church .
            In the 2013 church year the Grow team operated as a planning team for the events of the church that were to promote spiritual growth. In Dec. 2012 we planned a Spotlight Play to retell the story of Christmas during the Sunday School Hour. We held a small group kickoff in January with a dinner and musical entertainment that highlighted the studies of each of our church's small groups. We planned a Jump Start revival with guest minister Burt Robinson and the musical group Wind. We held a Prayer Workshop conducted by Pastor Carol Bookwalter. We held a hymn sing titled make a Joyful Noise singing the favorite hymns of the congregation, spotlighting the musical talent of the congregation and sharing the message of the chosen hymns. In conjunction with our Bible School chairperson we planned Bible School entitled Backyard Bible Camp, as well as assisted our youth in planning the annual Easter Egg hunt. We met with the Care team to extend its functions to include the church community as well as Amerisist. In conjunction with the Administrative council we held a series of planning events to evaluate the past year and plan events for the 2014 year. In September we held a promotion Sunday entitled, Bullfrogs and Butterflies to celebrate the spiritual Journey of our children and Youth.
Respectfully Submitted by
Robin Cameron & BJ Bookwalter
Chairpersons of Grow Team