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Welcome Freshmen!

Welcome incoming Freshmen and all other newcomers! The methods of our high school ministry look a little different from our junior high ministry, yet our mission remains the same. Watermark’s High School Ministry strives to be a group where every student is known and accepted, taught about Jesus, and challenged to grow.

Summer Preview 2019

While Watermark's "Promotion Sunday" will not occur until August, all incoming Freshmen are invited to preview the High School Ministry by participating in the summer programs listed below:

  • Senior-led Shoreline, Wednesday, April 24, at 7:00 pm
  • Camp Barnabas, June 21-28, room for 65 incoming Freshmen!
  • Summer Shoreline, Weekly, Wednesdays at 6:00-7:15, starting May 29
  • Student Section, Weekly, Sundays at 9:00 am and 11:15 am, starting June 2
  • Bagels & Bible, Weekly, Mondays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, starting June 3

What's Next for Small Groups?

Weekly, Wednesday at 7:00 pm Starting August 21, 2019

When it comes to environments for spiritual growth, we think circles are better than rows. This is why Small Groups are at the heart of our ministry. Hosted in homes all over Dallas and led by young adult volunteers, we have more than 50 Small Groups that meet throughout the school year. Our groups and leaders from junior high move up together into high school. Our curriculum takes students through one book of the bible at a time and includes a $10 study guide for every participant.

Hideaway (our retreat to Pine Cove Shores and Timbers) is a great way for students to grow spiritually and bond with their Small Group. Mark your calendars for September 20-22, 2019.

What is Shoreline?

Monthly, Wednesday at 7:00 pm Starting September 4, 2019

Unlike Wake, Shoreline is not a weekly meeting. It's a monthly event! Once a month, small groups take a break and students gather for Shoreline on a Wednesday night. We'll meet on the FIRST Wednesday during the Fall semester (starting September 4) and the FOURTH Wednesday during the Spring semester. Shoreline is a place to be energized and refreshed and an excellent way for newcomers to experience what Watermark’s high school ministry is all about.

On weekends, high school students are encouraged to attend one of Watermark's main worship services. A group of high school students usually sits together in the "Student Section" located in the bleacher section on the north side of the worship center during the 9:00 am and 11:15 am services.

What is LEAD Team?

LEAD (Leadership Education And Deployment) Team is for high school students who are Watermark members with a desire to serve as student-leaders in the High School Ministry. On LEAD Team, committed students are challenged to actively participate in ministry, encourage one another with like-minded community, and get equipped with specific leadership tools. Because this is a leadership position, Watermark membership is a requirement. LEAD Team meets every other Sunday night during the school year. To get started anytime, a student needs to complete the online application form. Someone from staff will follow up regarding next steps.

How else can students get involved?

One of our goals with the high school ministry is to convert “less meetings” (fewer Shorelines compared to Wake) into “more ministry” (more serving)! We truly believe that the more you give, the more you grow. Since serving others is one of the most effective ways to honor God and develop spiritually, we do everything we can to help high school students get involved in a ministry that fits their unique interests and abilities. Ultimately, we'd love to see high schoolers become members at Watermark!

Summary of High School Ministry Programs