Our Vision

We are a vibrant Christian Church which exists to give glory to God in Jesus Christ. We see ourselves as a center for Christian renewal in the lives of individuals, families and the congregations. We believe our vision compliments our mission, it mandates us the opportunity to be that newness the loss so desperately need. Jesus Christ demands of us to be the salt of the earth and the light of the world, at St. Mark we view this as we are called to be the antiseptic cleansing agents that kill the bacteria of sin while illuminating the path for continual healthy spiritual living.

Dear Member

I greet you in the name of our faithful Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Allow me to take a minute to thank you for all of your wonderful support to me my family and this ministry. I pray always that God will continue to richly reward you for your faithfulness to His house. I want to lay out my vision for this ministry as the Lord continuously reveals it to me.

Mission Statement:

We exist to welcome people to the faith; equip people with a faith that works in real life; and send us in service into the world in Jesus' name."

Vision Statement:

We are a vibrant Christian Church which exists to give glory to God in Jesus Christ. We see ourselves as a center for Christian renewal in the lives of individuals, families and the congregations.


We are committed to:

  • Worship as a dynamic experience of the presence of God through Word, Music and Christian community;
  • Welcome everyone to meet Jesus Christ no matter where they are on their spiritual journey of life;
  • Enabling individuals, couples and families to discover the power of the Holy Spirit through faith in real life;
  • To see growth as the opportunity to increase each person's confidence and joy in Jesus Christ through prayer, Bible study and through active service in our church, community and the world.

Objective:

  • Corporate prayer and worship
  • Evangelism and social action at home and abroad
  • Nurture and pastoral care
  • Pursuing unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace
  • Encouraging and equipping the congregation for Christian service
  • Relating to other local churches in whatever way we may from time to time too benefit one another

The Social Gospel:

“Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, Because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound”. This is the social gospel, too:
  • Take the Gospel beyond the walls of the Church
  • Rightly divide the word of truth to anyone who ask
  • Support the ministry through faithful tithes and offering
  • Feed the hungry
  • Cloth the naked
  • Visit the sick and incarcerated
  • Educate the children
Matthew 16: 18 and 19 says “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it. And I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on the earth will be loosed in heaven.” This is the social gospel.

Matthew 28: 18 to 20 says “And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on the earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. This is the social gospel.

Christ gave His church some wonderful gifts like Pastor/teachers, Deacons, Evangelist and Administrators. These are followed by wonderful support ministries of men and women, pastor’s aid, nurses, helps, food pantries and many more. All of which are Filled with inspired people who love the Lord and desire to exercise their Gifts in HIS church, with these gifts we will accomplish His goal in His vineyard. To establish and announce to the community that this is the Lords House, a house of prayer for all people and we are here to do His will to create a wonderful sanctuary for His people. To feed those who hunger and thirst after righteous, clothe the naked, visit the sick, comfort those who mourn and be that salt of the earth and light of the community to a lost generation and people. To promote a social gospel a gospel of word and of deed in our community to proclaim to a dying world that Jesus saves to utmost.

We will fortify our infrastructure while beautifying our facility, bringing our building up to City code standards with repairs to our basement, second floor, third floor and main stair case. Install new air-condition units on the second and third floors, upgrade our computer and network technology, reevaluate and redistribute our space allocation, change the carpets in the fellowship hall and the sanctuary, paint the outside and inside of the Church.

As Gods representative in the community we must let our light so shine by establishing a volunteer food and clothing pantry, so we can distribute non perishable groceries to the hungry every week or as needed, along with quarterly clothing drives to be given to the community or other chartable organizations.

The creation of our tape and CD/DVD Ministry that will be aired on our very own and operated web site……

Our Christian Education ministry will be second to none, offering courses from new beginner’s classes to leadership courses. Developing and distributing our own Sunday school quarterly as well as a Bible school. We will provide in-depth work shops on leadership, Deacon Ministry, Missionary Ministry, outreach, Evangelism and Chaplin training.

Through our Youth Ministry we will establish a scholarship fund that will help the Youth as they prepare to enter institutions of higher learning……

Through our Evangelism and Missionary ministries we will establish an annual health fair day, to offer a variety of health screenings and test including back to school flu shots and voter registration drives…….

Beloved these are just a few things that our Lord has shown me as part of our future. He also said that too get these things accomplished, we must be obedient to the vision and the visionary. Each one of us must purpose in our hearts where we best fit in this vision and what the Lord has truly laid in your heart as you’re very own personnel contribution to the kingdom of God. We have already taken some small steps towards our destination let us not stop now, let us not get weary in this good work that the Lord has commanded us to do. Beloved always remember that the race was not given to the swift nor the strong but to them that endure to the end. I pray that our Lord bless you that He lift up His countenance upon you and that his grace and mercy follow you all the days of your life.

 

In His Service

Owen E Williams

Pastor

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church
138-59 Lloyd Road, Jamaica, NY 11435 [map]
Church Office: 718-523-3747