Lifelong Christian faith formation is important for lifelong growth in the knowledge, service and love of God as followers of Christ. Regardless of where you are on your spiritual journey, no matter what season of life you are in, you are invited to enter into a prayerful life of continuous learning.
Through a variety of learning experiences, St. Mark’s strives to provide opportunities to equip all disciples of Jesus for all of life . Christian faith formation is a lifelong journey with Christ, in Christ, and to Christ. Welcome to that journey!
While Christian formation takes place whenever we gather together for worship, for service, or for fellowship, time is set aside each Sunday morning (September – May) for church school for children ages 3 to 12. We gather from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Children’s formation will begin on Sunday, September 11.
From time to time we offer adult education opportunities on Sunday mornings at this same time from 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. These opportunities are announced in the church’s eNews and in the weekly bulletin.
Older children are invited to participate in Confirm not Conform which meets one Sunday evening per month. An information session for this program will take place on Sunday, August 28 beginning at 6:15 p.m. at St. Mark’s. Anyone who has a young person in 7th, 8th or 9th grade is encouraged to attend.
Our classrooms have at least one adult who has completed the Keeping God’s People Safe curriculum as required by St. Mark’s and by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. This is part of our commitment to ensuring that St. Mark’s will continue to be a true sanctuary for all of God’s people—a sacred space, an abuse-resistant place, a safe place, a pastoral community of God’s people gathered together.