Our mission statement at St. Mark's invites us to grow to become like Jesus! Take the plunge into a life of growth! It's an exciting and challenging place to be! Consider getting connected to a small group. And be sure to check out the following.  

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The Alpha course provides an opportunity to ask questions and explore the Christian faith in a relaxed setting. It covers the basics of Christianity and answers questions like "Who is Jesus?" and "Why did he die?" It's an 11 week series, including a weekend retreat where anyone can explore the Christian Faith in a friendly, open and informal environment. Each session includes a meal, worship, and a main talk on how Christianity approaches the question at hand, followed by a small group discussion where you can share your thoughts and questions in a relaxed setting.  Check out this two-minute video. Stay tuned for dates and times of our Fall Alpha class! For more information, contact Marlys at or 447-0100.

St Marks NewPartner photo"Welcome to St. Mark's" Class

At these informal sessions, meet our pastors, learn about our core beliefs, and discover opportunities to be involved in our mission and ministries. Our next session will be held on Wednesday, June 6, 6:15-8:30 pmRead more. 

Adult Bible study

Sunday Morning Bible Study

Join Pastor Steve Sundays at 9:45 and 11 am in the Compass room for teaching and discussion on relevant topics. Everyone is always welcome (no experience necessary)!

Marriage Course

The Marriage Course

Enjoy a candlelit dinner with your spouse, listen to a talk, and share with your partner. There's no group work--just a chance to enrich your relationship with your spouse. Questions can be sent to The next class will be held in January 2019.   

parenting teensThe Parenting Chidren Course

This 6-week class includes meal and video presentation and will begin in the fall of 2018. Childcare is provided upon request. There will be a small fee to offset the cost of the meal and materials. For info or to sign up, contact Sarah Bartlett at

parenting teensThe Parenting Teenagers Course

This 5-week class includes meal and video presentation. Childcare is provided. For info or to sign up, contact Gayle at Watch the Bulletin and the Announcements page for the next time we will launch this program.

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The Daniel Plan is a 6-week, video-based gathering to bring health to every area of your life. With God’s love for us as the motivation, it’s a step by step approach that helps you make small changes that lead to big results. Stay tuned for the next time this program will be offered!

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Crossways is a comprehensive two-year study of the Bible, authored by the Rev. Dr. Harry Wendt, that makes the Bible come alive. The course offers a "big picture" approach to studying Scripture while also incorporating historical and cultural insights. The Crossways study consists of 6 books with 10 lessons each--but the Bible is the ultimate "textbook" for the course. 

Our Crossways Bible Studies will soon be exiting their study of the Old Testament and head into the Gospels. Now is a great time to get started with this rather intensive survey course of the Bible. Please contact Sarah Bartlett at or 447-0100 if interested. We have the following class times available:

  • Tuesday afternoons, Noon-1:30 pm
  • Monday evenings, 7-8:30 pm

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GriefShare is a grief recovery support group serving the Cedar Rapids metro area. Read more.