What is St. Mark's Church All About?
We are a growing congregation of about 200 members that also supports a Christian day school for grades K-8. We are shepherded by Pastor, Benjamin Zamzow.
We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that all mankind is terminally sinful, and that only through the innocent life and death of Jesus Christ can anyone be saved. We believe that God has revealed Himself to us through His Word, the Holy Scriptures, and that these Scriptures are divinely inspired and without error.
The Mission of Our Church
We, the members of St. Mark’s, are a Christ-centered church family that will glorify God, grow in His Word, and go with it to all. (1 Corinthians 10:31, 2 Peter 3:18, Matthew 28:18-20)
St. Mark's of Bemidji is a Lutheran church affiliated with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod(WELS), and is in fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS). With it's national headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) is united together into a worldwide organization that allows congregations to work together on joint ministries, including training pastors, teachers, and staff ministers; sending out missionaries in the United States and the world; and producing materials. The word Lutheran in our synod's name, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, is not merely a word. We call ourselves Lutheran because it clearly identifies what we believe and describes how we carry out the work that God has entrusted to his church on earth.
TOGETHER VIDEO UPDATE - 3/10/2020
Having spent 20 years in mission outreach and synodical leadership, Rev. Jonathan Schroeder discusses the challenges and opportunities in finding our voice and owning that voice as we carry out the mission of being the mouth of God. Watch Rev. Jon Schroeder’s keynote presentation from the WELS National Lutheran Leadership Conference titled "Finding Our Voice." Schroeder was one of five keynote speakers, at lutheranleadership.com
You can also watch another keynote presentation by Rev. Adam Mueller titled "Crucifying Consumer Mentality: The Vital Need to Commit Ourselves to Christ’s Mission." - lutheranleadership.com
You can check out more from the WELS at WELS.net.