Across all our campuses, we have several opportunities before us as God continues to add to our number. Explore this page to learn more and pray that any expansion or improvement would serve a singular purpose – to make room for more people to become fully devoted followers of Christ.
Right now, Watermark has about $5.6 million in our building fund and well over $8.5 million in building opportunities across our Dallas, Fort Worth, and Plano facilities. We would ask you to continue to be faithful with the resources God has entrusted to you, pray for how He would have you invest with us, and respond as He leads you.
Thank you for faithfully investing your life and resources here. May God continue to encourage you that this is a mission worth investing in!
By October 2016, we reached maximum capacity for most of our weekday ministries. Many ministries were unable to expand because there was not enough meeting space to accommodate the increasing number of people coming to Watermark seeking life change through Jesus Christ.
But last fall, after years of pursuing the building next door, God went before us and we were able to purchase the East Tower on the Dallas campus, debt-free. The East Tower will expand the Dallas campus footprint by 50% and our meeting space by 40%, creating substantially more space for both existing mid-week ministries and new ministry opportunities.
Initial renovations are now complete on the bottom floors. The East Tower is officially open and is already being used every night of the week to maximize discipleship efforts.
Other Dallas Projects
For the last year, the purchase and initial renovations of the first two floors of the East Tower have been our chief priorities on the Dallas campus. With initial renovations now complete, we have been prayerfully considering where else on the Dallas campus the Lord might have us invest in order to maximize our discipleship efforts.
Our top priorities include making the other floors in the East Tower ready for use, a future parking lease, the renovation of a portion of our staff office space, and the renovation of a few pockets around campus that cannot currently be used for ministry due to their layout. We also have several master planning projects that will allow us to tie together the recently purchased property and use our outdoor space more effectively for ministry. The video below shows a glimpse of what's in store.
NEW FORT WORTH PROPERTY
As our fastest-growing campus by percentage, the Fort Worth campus has reached maximum capacity in the temporary facility we’ve been renting. Its limited space availability continues to present challenges. We are turning away children on Sundays, capping registration numbers for weekday ministries, causing people to wait additional months before participating in a ministry, and are unable to launch new ministries because there is not space.
On May 8, 2017 we officially closed on a facility situated on 26 acres in an even more strategic location off I-30 in Fort Worth. The new property is just four miles from our current facility and close to where many in our Fort Worth family live. This purchase will give our body in Fort Worth a permanent home, allowing us to deepen our roots in Tarrant and Parker counties, and further our reach and effectiveness for Christ.
Where Fort Worth Members Live
Timeline and Plan
Closing: May 2017
Planning: Summer/Fall 2017
Renovation: Fall 2017/First Quarter 2018
Potential opening: First Quarter 2018
Phase 1 - Purchase property
On our Plano campus, we're humbled by and grateful for the growth we've seen as God continues to bring more and more adults, students, and children to worship with us on Sundays and throughout the week.
Our top priorities include securing additional parking to make room for future growth, making functional improvements to our Kids' Ministry area, and creating additional large group meeting space in order that weekday ministries like re:generation, re|engage, and our Students Ministry can continue to thrive and grow. We are also planning to expand our worship and technical arts areas and improve various other spaces that will make our campus a better place for adults and kids to gather together.