St. Mark’s is committed to bringing all people to a transformative relationship with Christ, through diverse and creative worship, education, and ministry. This is clearly evident in the Youth Ministry program. Through weekly programming and numerous events throughout the year we seek to create an inclusive, hospitable, compassionate, and nurturing community where youth from all backgrounds share relationships that can grow into the full stature of Christ by being empowered for ministry in their daily life; and by practicing mutual accountability through creative Christian formation programs, participate meaningfully in ministries, missions, and outreach in the San Antonio community and beyond.
Wednesday Night Fellowship (WNF)
WNF is for youth grades 6th-12th grades and meets Wednesday nights (as scheduled) during the school year from 5.00pm-7.00pm in Youth Youth Suite located on the 3rd floor of the parish house. The evening provides an opportunity to break away from the week and gather in fellowship, fun, food, worship and discussion. Dinner at 5.30pm in Gosnell Hall provided by Café Kairos for $8.00. Our discussion and worship hour will start in the Youth Suite at 6pm. WNF will wrap up at 7.00pm.
God Talks is our Wednesday Night topic-based curriculum for youth which examines themes over a week period of time. The goal is to address the characteristics of spiritual development as it relates to our youth’s daily lives through a wide range of topics that will focus on the needs and concerns of the youth as we seek a connection with God and the world around us and the role Christ has for us.
Making it Real and Relevant
Sixth and 7th graders and all high school students join together each Sunday morning during the formation hour in the Youth Suite, located on the 3rd floor of the Parish House. After an introduction to the day’s lesson, the group will divide into two groups to take a closer look at ‘Making it Real and Relevant’, a lectionary based program that will use music, movies, and videos to connect the youth to the lectionary in their daily lives.
My Faith, My Life
This class is for 8th grade youth and those older who wish to be confirmed. Join the weekly Youth Confirmation Class that meets during the formation hour on Sunday mornings, starting September 11. ‘My Faith, My Life’ is a book that invites us to ask deeper questions and explores topics from baptism to the development of faith from the early church to postmodern culture while reflecting and gaining a deeper understanding of our own church history. For more information on the upcoming Youth Confirmation Class please contact Todd Allison or Rev. Matt Wise Confirmation will be on Sunday, April 30 at the 9.00am service.