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The Most Excellent Way

Who am I?
What should I do?
Where can I find hope?
Can I know the truth?

Questions such as these haunt our lives.
They cut to the heart of what it means to be fully human.

There are answers to life's foundational questions.
There are answers to the moral and ethical questions we all face.
These questions do not need to go unanswered.
Come and see the most excellent way.

To find the answers for your best life invest 24 hours in yourself.

Come to The Spiritual Academy!

The Spiritual Academy is for everyone with questions about life.
Christians can build a strong structure of Christian spirituality.
Everyone can find their answers for their life.

But can I really find answers at St. Mark's United Methodist Church?

Few people look to a church for answers any more. Church membership has been declining since the 1960s. Now people who left church during the pandemic are not returning. We, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, recognize these problems. Under Rev. Sim's leadership, we are recognizing what most churches have lost: Christian Vocational Spirituality.

We invite you to explore Christian Vocational Spirituality with us.

What is Christian Vocational Spirituality?

Christian Vocational Spirituality is best explained through Rev. Sim's doctoral dissertation. If you are interested in exploring this, we invite you to begin by reading the introduction to his dissertation. It is available in both English and Korean.

The introduction to "The Theological Structure for Forming Christian Vocational Spirituality: A Practical Method for the Whole of Christian Life in the Church Community," a DMin Dissertation by Yong Sub Sim presented to the Faculty of the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University. January 2022. 

For our Korean friends, within St. Mark's Korean Church and without, who may be more comfortable reading in the Korean language, here is Rev. Sim's translation of the introduction to his dissertation.

If you have questions about your life or an interest in Christian Vocational Spirituality, we'd love to explore Jesus's answers with you.

We invite you to come to Sunday's worship service or to stop by the church office during the week.

Top photo: "The Bible" by Chris Yarzab is licensed under CC BY 2.0.