A Lifelong Journey

Where are you in your lifelong journey of faith? Whether you feel a bit stuck, are just beginning your trip, or want to find new ways to nurture your continued growth, let St. Mark’s help guide you through six areas of discipleship that are part of how we Welcome, Grow, and Serve. 

 Discipleship Survey  

Through the Indiana Conference of the UMC (INUMC), we are offering a discipleship survey for you to examine where you feel you are in your Life of Worship, Life of Hospitality, being Open to Jesus and Obeying Jesus, Life of Service, and Life of Generosity. You will receive a personalized report about your level of spiritual growth for each dimension, possible next steps, and suggested resources for personal development. Your results are anonymous to the church.  

Survey Background Information

Learn more about the survey from the INUMC website. 

Take the Real Discipleship Survey

1) Click on “Use your Church’s Access Code.” 2) Enter INDIANAJOY in the code box. 3) Select “Carmel St Marks UMC (North Central District)” and enter your name, email, and a password of your choice.  

Video Tutorial about the Survey

View a tutorial from the conference about how to take the survey.

Get a Personalized Report

When you enter your own name and email on the survey, you will receive a personalized report of your own spiritual growth assessment, next steps, and resources for personal development.

“A Lifelong Journey” Worship Series
Sunday Mornings 8:15, 9:40 & 11 AM

Join us in worship September 12 – October 24:
  • 9/12 – A Lifelong Journey: a Life of Worship
  • 9/19 – A Lifelong Journey: a Life of Hospitality 
  • 9/26 – A Lifelong Journey: a Life Open to Jesus 
  • 10/3 – A Lifelong Journey: a Life Obeying Jesus 
  • 10/10 – Mission in Action Day – serve in and beyond the church walls. 
  • 10/17 – A Lifelong Journey: a Life of Service
  • 10/24 – A Lifelong Journey: a Life of Generosity 

Foundations for a Lifelong Journey
Sunday 6 PM Study

It’s not too late to join our new Sunday PM study, Foundations for a Lifelong Journey, which will meet on Zoom and on-site, September 12-October 24. This new 7-week study with Pastor Brian White follows the same content of the new “A Lifelong Journey” sermon series in September and October. Through the Foundations book you can find some inspiration and renewal for the six key areas of discipleship that are the basis of how we Welcome, Grow, and Serve at St. Mark’s. More details are at stmarkscarmel.org/studygroups 
What: Foundations for a Lifelong Journey
When: Sunday PM for 7 weeks, September 12-October 24
Time: 6:00 – 7:15 PM
Where: online Zoom + Room B/C
Registration: Go to stmarkscarmel.org/studygroups 
Books: Foundations (blue cover) copies are available for $15 in the church entrance (Door #2), weekdays 9 AM-4 PM and Sunday mornings. 

If you have any questions or want to connect with any other groups, please don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer Cloud-Buckner (grow@stmarkscarmel.org), Adult Discipleship Coordinator.