Twenty years ago, when a group of families gathered to consider how they might be the church in our community, Watermark was started with a simple prayer: “God, we believe you’re going to do something today in this city to make your name great, and if you’re willing, why not use us?” What God has done in the two decades since has far exceeded anything we could have imagined as we chased this vision together on back porches, in homes, and in small conference rooms back in the fall of 1999.
As we celebrate together 20 great works of God in this, our 20th year, we are sincerely grateful for how each of you has stewarded the resources and time He has entrusted you with to advance the life-changing hope of the gospel in our community and beyond. As you have availed yourself to God’s Word and His Spirit, eternities have been forever changed, marriages have been restored, children have been discipled, wounds have been healed, and poverty-ridden neighborhoods of our city and our world have experienced recovery and hope. What you read in this report is just a glimpse of what the Lord has accomplished through His people at Watermark. As we see evidence of God’s provision and favor to those in our body, we are thankful for all the Lord has provided and prayerful as we move forward with the good works which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10).
We are humbled and grateful for all God is doing every day on each of our campuses, and we thank Him for providing the leadership, vision, and resources that will allow the Fort Worth campus to become a fully independent, local church on July 1, 2020. We also celebrate the opportunity for Watermark to bring the hope of the gospel and much-needed resources and services to yet another part of our city: South Dallas.
We’re convinced that as we continue to ask, “Lord, why not use us?” over the next 20 years, we’ll see even greater things as the Lord works in and through His people. We pray that the Lord will continue to resupply, strengthen, and encourage you as you devote yourself daily to Him and seek to serve our King.
May we continue to be His witnesses in Dallas, the Metroplex, our nation, and around the world.
Brian Buchek, Beau Fournet, David Leventhal, Todd Wagner