Foundation Groups

Foundation Groups exist to help establish newly married couples for a lifetime of oneness and ministry in the context of Christ-centered community.

Foundation Groups are community groups for Watermark Members who’ve been married three years or less.

Designed to establish couples for a lifetime of marital oneness and ministry, Foundation Groups include four to six newly married couples who are led by an experienced married mentor couple. Couples walk through a 15-month curriculum created to help them build their lives and marriage on a solid foundation (Matthew 7:24-27), with the hope that they become more like Jesus, experience healthy community, grow in oneness, and learn to live on-mission.

Membership Process

Before joining a Foundation Group, you must have completed all steps of the Watermark Membership process.

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Foundation Groups FAQs

What type of commitment is required for these groups?

The best foundation groups get together 4-6 times per month. They meet twice per month in the home of the leader couple to walk through the curriculum and then 2-4 additional times each month for accountability, social connection and service. At the very least, you will need to plan on this being a weekly commitment.

What type of curriculum do you go through in a foundation group?

The curriculum is put in place as a guide for your group, but it is not meant to restrict your group from traveling outside of the set curriculum to discuss the day to day issues that come up as newly married couples. Here is a general overview of what is covered:

  • Community
  • Biblical view of marriage
  • Communication & Conflict
  • Finances & Stewardship
  • Physical Intimacy
Where do foundation groups meet?

Foundation groups meet in the home of the mentor couple. If you have children, you will be responsible for child care as it is not provided for each foundation group since all of them meet off site.

How do I join a foundation group?

To be placed in a group you will first need to complete the membership process:

  • Attend the two-week membership class where you'll be able to schedule a time to share your testimony and sign our membership covenant.
  • Share your testimony
  • Confirm an area of service

To be placed in a Foundation Group, you must sign up for and attend Foundation Group Kickoff after you’ve completed the membership process.

What’s the difference between Married Community Formation and the Foundation Group Kickoff? Do I need to attend both?

While Married Community Formation is also for married couples who want to join a community group, the Foundation Group Kickoff is for couples who have been married less than three years. It is only one day, while Community Formation is multiple weeks in a row.

It is a requirement to attend either Community Formation or the Kickoff in order to be in a community group, but you do not need to attend both.

If you’ve already been in a Foundation Group but you’ve been married less than three years, please attend Married Community Formation to join a community group.

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