“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Dear Watermark Family,
In keeping with the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), Watermark’s mission is to call all people to be fully devoted followers of Christ. Therefore, we measure our success by our dependence upon God’s Spirit to be and make disciples. For over 21 years, our continued prayer is that the Lord would choose to use us to transform people’s lives through the hope of the gospel.
While our commitment to discipleship remained unchanged in 2020, how we served those in our community changed. We adapted our approach to ministry to meet the needs of a city affected by COVID-19, widespread job loss, and temporary lockdowns. As the pandemic continued, our ministry ramped up, and by God’s grace, we found new ways to reach those in need of the hope of Christ.
As you’ll see in the pages ahead, the mission continues here at Watermark in 2020. Today, Watermark Health’s new Mobile Clinic serves the under-resourced who lack access to medical services. Watermark Music will launch a new album in 2021, with 12 original songs rooted in God’s Word and written by our own Watermark Music team. Watermark Resources conferences that once drew thousands of people to our Dallas campus are now virtual gatherings that inspire and equip ministry leaders from cities across our nation. As our weekend worship gatherings serve a larger online audience, God continues to entrust us with opportunities not only to equip and encourage our local body, but also to share the gospel with people from Africa to Australia and all points in between.
We are greatly encouraged by the ways people throughout our body have engaged with their neighbors, served the sick and hurting, and even temporarily altered their business models to manufacture personal protective equipment and meet other community needs. It is inspiring to see so many of you who have “become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some, [doing] it all for the sake of the gospel, that [we] may share with them in its blessings” (1 Corinthians 9:22-23). We look back at this year with gratitude for all God has done in and through this body. We are convinced that, as we remain faithful to the Lord’s mission, He will do even greater things in the months and years ahead.
We thank God in all our remembrances of you, Watermark family, because of your partnership in the gospel. May we continue to be His witnesses in Dallas, the Metroplex, our nation, and around the world.
Let’s go, Church!
THE WATERMARK ELDERS
Brian Buchek, Beau Fournet, Mickey Friedrich, David Leventhal, Kyle Thompson, Todd Wagner