Mark Craig Leadership Network

A ministry of Highland Park United Methodist Church


           ABOUT US

The Mark Craig Leadership Network empowers servant leaders working in the church and in the public sector to integrate their faith into their work. Through the Network's two-track program, our goal is to expand spiritual influence, by sending servant leaders into the community.

Great leadership. It is the catalyst for success in any enterprise. Whether it be your place of work or in your own home. And we certainly believe that to be the case right here in the local church.


Working Faith: Designed for professionals to equip them with the skills necessary to integrate faith into work.

Craig Fellows and Residents: Created to empower servant leaders who wish to expand their spiritual influence through pursuing a career in ministry.

Now Thank We All Our God

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, we would do well to turn in our United Methodist hymnals to hymn number 102 “Now Thank We All Our God.” If you will look down in the left hand corner you will see that the lyrics have been written by Martin Rinkart and it says the […]

The Witness of Bob

Recently I made the Sunday morning rounds at our church which include shaking the hands of all of the ushers dutifully assigned to the entrances of the sanctuary.  I noticed that one of our long-time ushers – Bob- had lost noticeably lost weight. I shook Bob’s hand and thanked him for being a great ambassador for the church […]

fireman with painting

The Resilience of the Spirit

Maybe you missed the story recently. An historic Baptist church outside Boston was struck by lightning and the church building burned to the ground- totally destroyed. Some 100 firefighters fought the futile battle and then helped remove items from the church. There were precious few articles that were not engulfed in the fire but one of them was […]