What We Believe About Giving
"Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
- 2 Corinthians 9:7
At Watermark, we believe the giving of our firstfruits is an act of worship, a way that honors God (Prov 3:9) while also living mindfully that ALL we own, not just what we give is the Lord's (Psalm 24:1). God is a giver of eternal gifts (John 3:16, 1 Cor 2:12) and temporal (Dt 8:17-18, James 1:17) and when a follower of Christ freely and joyfully gives away their increase, whether it be money, possessions, time, or talents, they are imitating God. We are excited about your desire to give, not only because of how your gift will allow us to continue to be about our mission of being and making disciples, but also because of what your gift prayerfully communicates to the world about your heart and relationship with God (2 Cor 9:12-15) and how investing wisely benefits you (Acts 20:35, Luke 12:33).
If you would like to know how you can better handle your finances in accordance with God’s word, please visit our Moneywise ministry.
How to Give
You can give online using the button above. ACH (checking account) is our highly preferred method of payment because it saves us money on fees, allowing the maximum dollars possible to go directly to ministry use. To give with ACH, you will enter an account and routing number.
Note: Debit cards are now a payment option as well. Credit cards are still not an available method
During Weekend Services
Rather than pass a collection plate on Sunday during weekend services, we have decided instead to encourage members of our body to give as the Lord leads them by placing their gifts in boxes which we place near the entrances and exits.
Gifts can by sent by mail or dropped off at the Watermark offices at the following address: Watermark Community Church, Contributions, 7540 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251
Donations of Stock or Other Assets
Stock or other assets may be donated to Watermark Community Church. Please notify Melody Landry if you wish to donate stock or other assets. Stock may be donated to Watermark by transferring investments to our account at Fidelity Investments. Please notify Melody of any pending transfers so that we can be aware of any activity and handle it properly.
Giving to Specific Funds
If you are choosing to make a financial gift, your gifts can be designated for to the General Fund, which supports the day-to-day ministries and church support services, or to a campus specific the Building Fund, which supports building and development opportunities across all of our campuses. Gifts that are not otherwise labeled will be accounted for as a gift towards applied to the General Fund.
Giving to Our Ministry Partners and/or Other Designated Funds
You can give to certain ministry partners and/or to special funds special opportunities through one of Watermark's "designated funds." Giving through a designated fund can often be more strategic than giving to a ministry partner as an individual donor. When you give this way, 100% of your donation goes to the ministry partner, but it also allows Watermark to strengthen our partnerships, ensures funds are deployed strategically, reduces administrative burdens for our partner ministries, and shifts attention away from individual donor relationships to church partnerships.
To give to a designated fund, write the name of the ministry and/or fund in your check's memo line. We're unable to process payments online for designated funds. Designated funds include:
Giving Toward International Discipleship Efforts
To give toward an international outreach/discipleship trip led by Watermark, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact the individual requesting support for further instructions.