Married Community Formation

Married Community Formation - begins September 10th

Married for longer than three years and want to join a community group? Community Formation is for you! Married Community Formation is a weekly opportunity to connect with other Watermark members in the same season of life and geographic area who are also seeking to form a community group.

If you have been married less than three years, Foundation Groups are for you! Click here to learn more.

Do I need to be a member to attend?
Yes, this formation process is for individuals at Watermark who have completed every step of the Membership process, except finding a community group. This means that participants have already attended our three-part Membership class, written and shared their testimony, signed the covenant and found a place to serve. (If you are a visitor, a great next step for you is to hear Watermark’s heart, vision, and values through part one of our Membership Class.)

Who typically attends Community Formation?
Married Community Formation is for any couple that has been married three years or more, has completed the Membership steps, and are looking to connect with other married couples to form a community group. This could include any couples who recently completed the Membership process, or existing members who are simply looking for a group.

When does Community Formation begin?
Community Formation begins Sunday, September 10 and will continue weekly throughout the year. We’ll gather every Sunday morning from 9:00 am to 10:30 am in the East Tower, 2nd floor, East room (note: The East Tower is the new building).

Is there Kids’ Ministry?
Yes, normal Kids’ Ministry will be offered during the 9 am service.

How often do I attend?
Married Community Formation will have an “open group” feel each week, similar to re:generation and re|engage. Every week couples will receive training on marriage and community and have an opportunity to connect with other couples in their season of life and geographic area. The more you attend, the more chances you will have to meet other couples. If that process happens over several months, we think that is time well spent!

What Will Community Formation look like?
Every Sunday we will have three components to our time: connecting, teaching, and small group discussion. Each week, we’ll give you a chance to connect with others in your same life stage, grow together through hearing teaching on topics related to biblical community and marriage, and discuss what you’re learning in a small group setting.

Do I need to RSVP?
Yes! This will help us strategically introduce you to others in your season of life and geographic area. Please RSVP at our Married Community Events Page.

Interested in serving at Community Formation?
We have three opportunities to serve with Community Formation: hospitality/greeting, table facilitation, and community group leader (for your own community group). If you’re interested in learning more about these opportunities, email Brandon Sanchez at bsanchez@watermark.org.

Are there other ways to form married community groups at Watermark?

There are two other ways to find a married community group

  1. Organically: Do you know other couples who are also looking for community? Ask them if they’d like to form community group. Official Watermark community groups are required to have at least three couples, with current Watermark members making up the majority of the group.
  2. Join an existing group: Do you know of an existing married community group you’d like to join? Ask that group if they are open to adding new members.

Our team can also help Watermark Members connect with one another to form community. Please email us and let us know how we can help at community@watermark.org