Community Finder is an online tool designed to help those who have completed Membership Class connect with one another for the purpose of forming men’s, women’s, and married community groups.
To get started, click the “Register” button below.
Be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions below to learn more about how to register for, access and use the tool. You can also find information on additional ways to connect with others for the purpose of forming a community group at Watermark.
The Community Finder tool is for those who have attended Membership Class, shared their verbal and written testimony, signed the Membership Covenant and are looking to complete the Membership Process by identifying a place to serve and connecting in Community.
Visit watermark.org/membershipstatus to view your current Membership status as well as any remaining steps needed for access to the Community Finder tool.
Forming a group is a three-step process:
1. Build relationships.
Get to know others through this tool by initiating coffees/dinners with new friends throughout the week. You’ll be able to search and connect (via email) with other members in a similar location and life stage.
2. Align relationships.
Common questions to ask:
3. Inform staff of new group.
Send the Community Formation Team a note with the names of your group members. Once we hear from you, we will send you additional information on next steps for your new group.
Yes. Community Finder is simply an additional tool to assist you in finding a group as you go through the Community Formation process.
Your best next step is to join a Foundation Group, which is designed to establish couples for a lifetime of marital oneness and ministry and led by an experienced married mentor couple.
Note: If you’ve already completed Foundation Group, YES – this tool is for you.
The Community Finder Tool is not designed for existing groups to access, but our team would love to help you add to your group. For help in this way:
1.) Email your Community Group Shepherd or Director and let them know you’d like to add to your group. (If you don’t know who your Community Shepherd/Director is, please ask your Community Group Leader.)
2.) Once your group is approved to add members, the Community Formation Team will check our list of individuals/couples looking to join a group and make viable connections with potential members to add, based on your group’s geography and life-stage. From there, it will be your Community Group Leader’s responsibility to initiate conversations with potential new members.
Not at this time. The primary way to access the tool from your smartphone or device is by going to my.watermark.org in your mobile browser.
Individuals will not be able to connect with existing groups using the tool, however, if an existing group is looking to add, they may reach out to you directly via email to connect about possibly joining their group.
Be prayerful and trust the Lord.
Saturate the process in prayer and we trust that He will guide your steps (James 1:5).
Remember, the most critical ingredient to any successful community group is:
Not a shared geography or life-stage, but a shared commitment to daily abide with Christ (John 15:5). While those things help, we want to keep the main thing the main thing: sharing a commitment to follow Jesus (Acts 2).
Communicate with brotherly/sisterly love.
The goal of every interaction you have on this tool should be 1 Corinthians 16:14, “Let everything you do be done in love.” Be loving, kind, and compassionate in every correspondence.
Utilize both the Community Finder tool and Community Formation to help you meet more people in your life stage and geographical area.
Blessed are the flexible.
- While that might not be a Bible verse, it is a wisdom principle that we’ve seen serve as a common denominator for individuals and couples successfully finding groups.
- Hold your preferences loosely and trust that the Lord has the right people for you in this season of life. (If you’re waiting to meet someone who either lives on your street or shares your child’s birthday, you’re going to be waiting for a long time).
- There should be differences among us—just like Jesus and his disciples. From backgrounds, to interests, and cultures, these differences should stretch us as we seek to fulfill the Great Commandment of loving God and loving others.
Be an owner of the process and initiate connecting.
The more people you meet, the closer you’ll be to finding a Community Group that fits. Plus, you’ll make new friends in the process. It’s a win-win.