For as in one body we have many members, and not all the members have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.

Working Together

Serving all people with the love of Christ is a big job, but we don’t have to do it alone. Paul
points out that we are one body in Christ, and at St. Mark’s we believe that we’re better when we work together. That’s why we share in the work of meeting the community’s needs through partnerships with organizations who have gifts and skills we don’t. When we share what we have, we’re all better for it.

In Our Building

Christine W Avery Learning Center

-For years St. Mark’s dreamed of helping children and families by providing access to high-quality early childhood education. Along the way we connected with CWA Learning Center, who was already doing that work a mile down the road. CWA now operates a 2 classroom satellite campus at St. Mark’s, giving 20 more children access to full-time, licensed care.

New Americans Program, Lutheran Services Carolinas

St. Mark’s building houses the New Americans, Asheville office of 10 LSC staff who work to welcome refugees on behalf of the United States government, including Afghans and Ukrainians.

Addiction Support

-For decades St. Mark’s has hosted NA and AA meetings that serve hundreds each week.

Community Partners


Volunteers from St. Mark’s regularly serve in the free medical clinic, with women in transitional housing at Transformation Village, and by making hundreds of sandwiches each week for distribution through the crisis ministry.

Living Waters, Cherokee

This small ELCA mission on the Qualla Boundary of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has a BIG impact through their feeding ministry. St. Mark’s is fortunate to get to participate with Living Waters through budgeted annual support.

Homeward Bound

works to prevent and end homeless in our community. St. Mark’s supports this effort with annual, budgeted support

Want to get involved?

Let us know you’re interested, and we’ll connect you with the work of these ministries.

Church Partners

St Mark’s has decades long relationships with the congregations of St. Eugene Catholic, St. Paul’s Methodist, and St. Mary’s Episcopal. During Advent we worship together on Wednesday evenings, and share a Stations of the Cross service on Good Friday. We share a special relationship with WNC Baptist congregation and share in joint worship with them on a Sunday morning each year.

St. Mark’s is a congregation of the NC Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.