Making Room for Making Disciples

In Fort Worth, we have the opportunity to give our Fort Worth campus a permanent home and deepen roots in Tarrant and Parker counties by purchasing a 26-acre property off I-30. This will require $2.55 million to purchase the property and at least another $4 million to make initial renovations. Learn more here!

In Dallas, the recently acquired East Tower will provide critically needed space during the week to multiply our discipleship efforts. We’ve already been able to acquire the property debt-free, and now $1.5 million is required to complete the first round of renovations. Learn more here!

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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 and limited space availability continues to present challenges. We are turning away children on Sundays, capping registration numbers for mid-week ministries causing people to wait additional months before participating in a ministry, and are unable to launch new ministries because there is not space to host them.

We now have the opportunity to secure an existing facility on 26 acres in an even more strategic location off I-30 – just four miles from our current facility and close to where many in our Fort Worth body 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 - April

PLANNING - April - June

RENOVATIONS - June - October

POTENTIAL OPENING - Fall/Winter 2017

Phase 1 - Purchase property

  • 26 acres
  • Two buildings: approx. 44,500 sq ft


Phase 2 - Renovate current facility
  • Bring up to code
  • Some functional changes


Phase 3 - Future expansion
  • Children’s
  • Mid-week ministries


Projected costs

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Dig deeper: Fort Worth Fact Sheet

New Fort Worth Property Fact Sheet (pdf)


DALLAS EAST TOWER

For many years, we pursued purchasing the building next door on the Dallas campus. God went before us and in October of 2016, we were able to purchase the East Tower on the Dallas campus, debt-free. $1.5 million is required to complete the first round of renovations.

Why is this expansion necessary?

Our weekday ministries continue to grow significantly, with more than 7,500 people participating or serving on our Dallas campus throughout the week in over 120 different equipping and outreach opportunities. At night, nearly every single classroom and assembly space is being utilized. As a result, many of ministries are unable to expand because there is not enough meeting space to accommodate the increasing number of people coming to Watermark seeking life change through Jesus Christ.

The East Tower will help us relieve the critical need for mid-week ministry space on our Dallas campus.

It expands 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. This will also afford more parking spaces for mid-week ministries. Ultimately, this expansion will allow us to make more disciples as we continue in our mission to call all people to be fully-devoted followers of Christ.

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What we need from you

"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

  • We are asking that 100% of our body participate by going to the Lord in prayer, specifically asking whether or not God would have you give to this opportunity.
  • Share with your community group how you are processing this and how you feel God calling you to respond.
  • Give all the time, talents and treasure that you can, every time that you can, so that more people come to Christ and are transformed by Him.
  • Pray for these new property and for the lives that God will change through a new campus.

We are making the building ask “above and beyond” our normal giving to the general fund. We don't have specific giving percentages in mind, but rather would encourage you to pray and process with your community for your specific situation.

To read more about what we believe about giving, click here

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If you have further questions, contact makingroom@watermark.org.

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