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Giving at Watermark

Giving at Watermark

"Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
2 Corinthians 9:7

Online

Online giving is an easy and secure way to invest in the mission. You can give online using your bank account, credit card, or debit card. Giving directly from your bank account is preferred, because it saves on processing fees. You can direct your gift to the General Fund to support the day-to-day ministries and operations of the church, or to the Building Fund to support building and development opportunities across our campuses.

When you give online, you’ll be asked to choose your campus. This campus information is used for reporting purposes. Decisions about allocation of general funds across campuses rest with the Elders as they prayerfully seek God’s direction in how to steward resources invested at Watermark.  

Give to Watermark

In Person

Weekend Drop-Off Locations

We don’t pass a collection plate during weekend services, but you can place your gift in any of our secure giving boxes. Look for giving boxes in the Town Center along the walls near all auditorium entrances. 

Midweek Drop-off Locations 

Besides the giving boxes in the Town Center, you can also drop off gifts with the receptionist on the first floor of the West Tower during office hours, Monday through Friday. The West Tower is the office building located directly next to the auditorium building.

By Text

Text “watermark” to 77977 to receive a mobile giving link.

By Mail 

Mail gifts to: 

Watermark Community Church
Contributions 
7540 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251 

Giving of Stock or Other Assets

If you would like to give stock or other assets, please contact us for more information.

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Acknowledgement of Contributions

Watermark will send out an acknowledgement of your contributions no later than January 31 each year. Please contact us if your address has changed, or if you have any questions about year-end giving. 

Contact Us

Giving Through Designated Funds

You can give directly to one of our ministry partner designated funds through the links below. 

Local Initiatives 
International Initiatives 
Giving Toward International Discipleship Efforts  

To give toward an international outreach/discipleship trip led by Watermark, please contact international@watermark.org. You may also contact the individual requesting support for further instructions. 

What We Believe About Giving

Giving of our firstfruits is an act of worship that honors God (Proverbs 3:9) and reminds us that all we own, not just what we give, is the Lord's (Psalm 24:1). God gives eternal gifts (John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 2:12) as well as temporal ones (Deuteronomy 8:17-18, James 1:17), and when we as followers of Christ freely and joyfully give of our resources, we are imitating God. Your desire to give not only allows us to continue our mission of being and making disciples, but also illustrates your relationship with God (2 Corinthians 9:12-15) and how investing wisely benefits you (Acts 20:35, Luke 12:33). Let us all prayerfully consider how we might continue to invest in this mission with our hearts and God’s possessions. 

Financial FAQ

What is Watermark’s total budget?

Our budget is $28.6 million across all campuses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022. We are funded entirely through the generous giving of our body. Those dollars are contributed all throughout the year, but about 25% of our annual giving is received each December.

What is Watermark’s missions budget?

$28.6 million! Every dollar we spend advances God’s mission in DFW and around the world.

We were able to share more than $900,000 of our budget with local and international ministry partners to support causes like family restoration, anti-sex trafficking, healthcare, education, mentoring, prison ministry, life initiatives, and more.

The Watermark body also contributed an additional $2.6 million to support external ministry partners and international discipleship trips through “Designated Giving” funds to support causes such as orphan care, disaster relief, the Watermark Health urgent care clinics, and more.

Why don’t we “pass the plate” for giving at Watermark?

We believe the best way to facilitate joyful giving (2 Corinthians 9:7, Matthew 6:4) is not to prompt it with a specific moment in the service, but to provide our body with opportunities to give as the Lord leads. Anyone can give online, send checks by mail, place gifts in the secure giving boxes in the auditorium, or drop off gifts in person at our offices.

What is Watermark’s budget allocation?

86% of our budget goes directly to Kingdom work, including all weekend and midweek ministries, our staff, local and international ministry partners, and conferences and other strategic investments in churches locally and around the world.

14% of our budget goes toward operating, maintaining, and developing the facilities at our campuses, which are used all throughout the week.

Does Watermark have any debt?

We gratefully celebrate that we have never incurred any debt.

How are budgets created, approved, and managed?

Each ministry and department builds its budget from the ground up every year, evaluating what we should keep doing, start doing, and stop doing. Budgets are then reviewed by our internal Finance Team; our lay-led Business Advisory Team, which provides leadership in our budget planning and implementation; and our Elders, who ultimately approve the budget.

We have rigorous processes to track every dollar in and out of Watermark, with monthly reporting for each department. Our annual financial statements are audited by an outside firm to ensure accuracy and accountability.

How did the budget change from last year?

Our budget increased by $1.5 million (6%) over last year. Over the past four years, our budget has increased an average of 6% annually.

The only way our budget is maintained or can increase is through the generous giving of our body. We continually look for ways to use funds more effectively, cutting budgets where cost-saving opportunities are found. If additional staff hires are necessary to support growth, there is a rigorous process to vet all requests before they are approved. Our actual spending has consistently been less than budgeted, and any extra funds are put toward strategic priorities.

How has COVID-19 impacted Watermark’s budget and giving?

We reviewed all ministry strategies and budgets specifically in light of COVID-19 to right-size them appropriately. Thankfully we were not forced to lay off any staff, and the vast majority of our ministries are operating in-person.

To date, giving has been on track to meet our budget for this fiscal year. However, since approximately 25% of annual giving is typically received in December, we won’t have a clearer sense until early 2022 of whether that giving trend will continue. Thank you for your continued generosity, and please pray with us that God will meet our needs.

How does Watermark prepare for the unexpected?

Given that our economy cycles over time and we could be impacted in a downturn, we see wisdom in maintaining some reserves for the unknown. In accordance with the direction of our Business Advisory Team, we set aside funds to cover three months of operating expenses, along with a reserve account to fund repairs and maintenance as needed for our facilities.

What are some significant opportunities ahead for Watermark?
  • Updating the 3rd floor of the East Tower to better serve the needs of the Community and Connecting teams, providing spaces to host Community Group gatherings, equip Community Group shepherds, leaders, and members, and host Membership Classes.
  • Adding a digital content recording studio to the 7th floor of the West Tower, to support the increasing volume of podcasts and videos created to serve our local body and the church across the country and around the world.
  • Refreshing the outdoor space between the West and East Towers to improve campus integration and to provide activity areas for small groups and ministry gatherings.

These and other exciting projects depend on the necessary resources being provided by our body.

How do I get more information?

Our Finance team regularly meets with Members to discuss our budget and answer questions. Contact us.

Questions? Ask us anything here!

Please allow up to 3 business days for a response.