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What We Do

  This “At a Glance" chart provides a snapshot of our church structure.**To download a PDF file of this chart, Click Here. 

 July 2019 Org Chart

St. Mark's Organization Plan describes our Mission Statement, Ministries, Programs and Responsibilities, and the Responsibilities of the Ministry Leaders. The following describes the introduction of the document:

Mission Statement

Opening the doors of Christ’s love; an inviting, embracing and serving community offering Good News in the midst of a confusing world. We are a community where diversity is celebrated, children are embraced, and people of all ages, races, cultural backgrounds and economic situations are genuinely welcomed.

Ministries, Programs and Responsibilities

St. Mark’s grew from a mission (Christ Protestant Episcopal Church of Groveton on Richmond Highway). This organizational plan is in support of the Constitution & Canons of the Episcopal Church and the Constitution & Canons of the Diocese of Virginia.  Both can be found on the Diocesan website:


The organizational plan is also based on the Five Marks of Mission and Christ’s teachings. St. Mark's has defined the ministries based on the Five Marks of Mission and Christ's teachings:

  • To Proclaim the Good News (Worship Ministry, Evangelism Ministry)

  • To teach, baptize and nurture (Education Ministry, Evangelism Ministry)

  • To respond to human need by loving service (Pastoral Care Ministry, Service Ministry)

  • To seek to transform unjust structures of Society (Education Ministry, Service Ministry)

  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth (Stewardship-Operations Ministry, Education Ministry)