Learn & Lead: Ways to Grow

"see the city" even better

Equipping Events

From city tours to film screenings, our staff and our Ministry Partners have some great things planned.

Do-It-Yourself Equipping

Activities and resources for going deeper in understanding outreach, including things for your kids or your Community Group.

Serving Guides

Building a Homeless Care Kit, serving in your neighborhood, serving with your kids, and more.

Equipping Events

We and our Ministry Partners have developed some great opportunities to go deeper in your understanding of our city and its needs. Join us!

Share your learning explorations with #seethecity!

Open House: Clinic Come and See

Thursday, Aug 18 - 10-11:30am
QuestCare Clinic, 9780 LBJ Fwy Suite 124, Dallas

Come and see what God is up to at Questcare. You'll get a tour of the clinic, learn about our vision, hear stories of God's faithfulness, as well as learn what it looks like to join us on mission.

College-age and above. To sign up, click the desired date above for registration. (If dates aren't clickable, use the email to sign up.) For more info: cchermak@watermark.org

Learn more about our Ministry Partners or ways to volunteer in an ongoing way...

Info Session: Prisoner Pen Pals with Noteworthy

Saturday, August 20, 10-11:30am · Watermark Dallas

Come join us as we love and disciple inmates through letter-writing! Orientation will provide a peek into life in prison and show you how to share the love and hope of Christ with your new pen pal.

For more or to sign up: noteworthy@watermark.org

Tour & Learn: Thrive Women's Clinic

Thursday, August 25 - 12-1:30pm
Thrive Women's Clinic (North Dallas location), 6500 Greenville Ave. Suite 600, Dallas

Tour our clinic & learn about volunteer opportunities to empower women and their partners to choose life for their unborn children and life in Christ for the themselves. Light lunch provided.

For adults. For more info or to sign up: adeluna@thrivewomensclinic.com

Equipping Resources and Activities

Learn about the issues faced by our city - and the ways to help that help best!

Books, Articles, Guides

Group Study: When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience offers a biblical approach to the question, “How can we help the poor without hurting them… and ourselves?” Full of videos and other great content in six lessons, this would be a great way to launch your community or family into impacting your community and world. Purchase at Amazon

The Art of Neighboring by Dave Runyon is excellent for individuals, families, and groups. (Get the book here.) In fact, there’s a FREE small group study guide located here.

Field Guide for Everyday Mission: 30 days and 101 Ways to Demonstrate the Gospel by Ben Connelly and Bob Roberts, Jr., gives practical ways to live out your personal mission! Get the book here.

Should I give money to the guy on the corner? Here’s an article and audio of an equipping session we did on this ever-present question: watermark.org/blog/give-money-guy-corner

Family Hunger Discipleship Guide: Help your kids learn about the issue of Hunger… and learn some things yourself along the way! We’ve put together several resources, including a cartoon and food donation discussion guide: watermark.org/hunger-discipleship.

Activities

SPENT online poverty simulation: You are unemployed… down to your last $1,000… can you make it through the month? Find out at playspent.org/html; then challenge your family or friends to do the same. (And turn your speakers on for the sound!) A great way to better understand the world faced by those in poverty.

Food Stamp Challenge: What would it be like to live on SNAP (“food stamps”) for one week? Try the Food Stamp Challenge with your family or friends to step into the shoes of the millions who live in this reality. Here are the instructions:

  1. The goal is for each person to pay only a set amount for food and beverages during the Challenge week. The average weekly assistance in Texas is $26.53 per person ($3.79 per day). Family members can pool their resources or participate separately.
  2. Avoid accepting free food from friends, family, or at work.
  3. Keep track of receipts on food spending and be sure to discuss your experiences throughout the week.
  4. Invite others to join you, including classmates, co-workers, and neighbors.

How are you learning? Share with us at #seethecity


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Streets: Matthew Borrett

Film Projector: Carbon Arc via Compfight cc, cropped