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Watermark Leadership

As God is allowing us to minister to and shepherd a growing number of people across Dallas and beyond, we are thankful for His abundant provision of shared leadership across our Elders, staff leadership, and countless faithful lay leaders.

Elders

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.

What is the process for adding Elders?

When evaluating a potential Elder, we look for the "3Ms:"

  • Maturity: General maturity and spiritual maturity.
  • Marriage: The health of the marriage and the maturity of the spouse. If there is not a ministry at home, then there is not a ministry with others.
  • Margin: Enough available time to fulfill the requirements of being an Elder.

Once a potential Elder is identified, the Elder team will walk through an extensive process with them, including the following:

  • Several personal meetings
  • Spending time with their family, community, and business associates
  • A written and oral "exam:" doctrinal and current event questions
  • Group meetings with other core leaders for multiple weeks
  • Pastoral care meetings
  • Staff feedback
  • Church body feedback
Are you considering adding more Elders?
  • We are always looking for men who are qualified to hold the office of Elder. We continue to seek God’s leading as additions to the Elder team are considered.
  • It is critical for Elders to maintain the spirit of unity and the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:3-6). The larger the Elder team grows, the more difficult it is to maintain those relationships.

To learn more about the role of Elders at Watermark, read full whitepaper.

Dallas Leadership Team

The Dallas Leadership Team is appointed by the Lead Pastor. Each person on the team oversees a specific group of Watermark ministries and shares in the leadership of the Watermark campus as a whole.