As God is allowing us to minister to and shepherd a growing number of people across Dallas, Frisco, and beyond, we are thankful for His abundant provision of shared leadership across our Elders, Elders Emeritus, Campus Shepherds, staff leadership, and countless faithful lay leaders.
Consistent with the exhortation of Scripture, Watermark is led by a team of Elders (Pastors), rather than one man who reports to a "board." This team of Elders (Pastors) governs, corrects, cares for (shepherds), and oversees the spiritual interests of the church. An Elder must be a Member of this church and lead a life that meets the qualifications of Scripture and embodies the calling, convictions, and commitments of Watermark Community Church.
On Sunday, July 25, the Watermark Elders submitted Ben Caldwell before the body as an Elder candidate. Ben has called Watermark home for 16 years. We invite any feedback, questions or concerns from those who know Ben to be sent to the Elders. Opportunities to meet Ben personally and ask questions will be scheduled in the near future.
When evaluating a potential Elder, we look for the "3Ms:"
Once a potential Elder is identified, the Elder team will walk through an extensive process with them, including the following:
To learn more about the role of Elders at Watermark, read full whitepaper.
Campus Pastors are appointed by the Elders and operate under the Elders’ authority both to help “shepherd the flock” at their respective campus and lead the Watermark staff. Each Campus Pastor oversees a specific group of Watermark ministries and shares in the leadership of the Watermark campus as a whole.
Elders Emeritus at Watermark are men who have previously held the office of Elder and continue to play a significant role in the leadership and shepherding of the church. Elders Emeritus serve under the direction of our current Elders, providing prayer, encouragement, support, and overall leadership in critical initiatives all throughout our body.