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We work through, empower, and support overseas churches and ministries that are already developing and restoring systems—not just providing relief.

Our Missional Approach

Followers of Christ are all called to be on mission every day.

“Missionary” is not a title reserved for believers who live in a foreign country. Rather, we are all on a lifelong mission trip, so every day is a short-term mission opportunity.

But for some who call Watermark Community Church home, this opportunity to be on mission includes "being the church" in other parts of the world.

Our Partners

Latin America

Compassion El Salvador

Invest in the lives of children and families in El Salvador through Compassion’s sponsorship program.

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Latin America

Mission of Hope

Mission of Hope serves Haiti through a school, an orphanage, food distribution, and local construction that builds homes for families.

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E3 Partners

With E3 Partners, Watermark members help plant churches, build relationships, and share the gospel directly in Ethiopian villages and cities.

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Opportunities in Southern Asia

Our partner’s primary objective is to see 100,000 communities transformed in southern Asia by 2030.

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Middle East

Opportunities in the Middle East

We assist in training Christian leaders in Mid-Eastern countries.

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Eastern Europe

Opportunities with CRU in Eastern Europe

Members of our body partner with CRU to share the Gospel in Eastern Europe.

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Our Approach to Missions

We use a multi-faceted approach to reach the nations and involve our people where their gifts and talents can be used:

1: A servant-hearted approach

We pursue international partnerships with indigenous ministries that are effectively impacting their own cultures. Our goal in partnering is the development of people and systems, focused on biblical principles that will do more than provide relief of short-term needs.

We seek to meet spiritual needs along with material needs, connecting our “good works” with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

2: Involving our people corporately

Watermark corporately invests deeply in a few regions, rather than scattering our efforts broadly. Our External Focus staff coordinates short-term trips to serve with our various partners in different regions, and our body can be involved from home through prayer, financial support, and specific projects.

Regardless of where our service takes place or the form it takes, we see international involvement as a chance to disciple our own people, even as we seek to impact others.

3: Individual involvement as God leads

As with ministries here in DFW, we encourage our members to discover, research, and build relationships with international ministries beyond our formal partnerships. By investing their time, talents and treasures in ministries as God leads, our people are meeting spiritual and material needs worldwide.

Core Values for Discipleship Trips
  • The good news should always accompany good works- as we serve, we want to provide for people’s spiritual needs while meeting many other needs. We want to work through, empower, and support local (indigenous) churches and ministries.
  • We focus on developing people and restoring systems- not just on providing relief.
  • As we seek to disciple others, international trips are a powerful opportunity to disciple our own people as well.

Why is membership required for trips?

While we encourage anyone to invest in needs around the world, Watermark’s short-term discipleship trips are reserved for those who have chosen to go “all-in” with us through membership. Why?

First, those who go are representatives of both Christ and our local body of believers, and they’re participating in projects and relationships that Watermark has been building for many years.

Second, we know that it’s important for people to have community around them who can help them process this opportunity, help them prepare, and pray for them throughout the process and during the trip.

Third, it’s important for people to get plugged into service locally before they seek to use their gifts and talents overseas.

Finally, we truly want to disciple participants through the preparation, the trip itself, and the follow-up after the trip. Membership is important for the commitment and accountability involved.

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