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What We Do

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

Org Chart

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

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 2 specific principles Canon 14 “Of Parish Vestries” from the Constitution & Canons of the Episcopal Church and Canon 12 “Duties of Vestries, Wardens and Parish Officers” from the Constitution & Canons of the Diocese of Virginia.  Both can be found on the Diocesan website:

http://www.thediocese.net/who-we-are/governance/constitution-and-canons/

The organizational plan is also based on the Five Marks of Mission and Christ’s teachings. St. Mark's has defined 3 ministries and 3 programs based on the Five Marks of Mission and Christ's teachings:

  • Proclaim God’s Good News (Worship Ministry)

  • Educate the teachings of God’s mission (Education Ministry)

  • Share God’s love and help those in need (Fellowship Ministry)

  • Be good stewards of God’s creation (Stewardship and Finance)

  • Support the church’s mission (Operations)

  • Care of the facility (Facilities)