ABOUT OUR CHURCH
Building a generational community that flourishes in God conversations and the authentic love of Christ.
To lead others into a genuine relationship with Jesus that reflects his love in the places where they live, work and play.
Family Culture Values
Pray in power (we believe that when we pray, things move)
Speak truth (we believe honesty and feedback are emotionally healthy)
Affirm and protect (we affirm strengths, protect weaknesses)
Celebrate (we celebrate what we hope to replicate)
Stop (we believe in the soul’s need for work and rest)
Learn (we embrace a lifelong learners attitude)
Reach (we chase the lost/hurting to the ends of the earth)
Embed (we embed the Bible in everything)
Process (you are safe to be in process here)
Esteem words (words have power to give life)
“Building for sending…” the strategy is to become a medium sized multiplying church. That every time we reach a healthy size (approximately 500-700 people), we send out a group of leaders to start a new church for a city in need.
We believe God has revealed Himself as one God existing eternally in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit; distinguishable yet indivisible. (Matthew 28:19; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, fully God and fully man, was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary and is the Savior of humanity. (Luke 1:26-35; John 1:18; Isaiah 7:14, 9:6)
We believe God created humanity in his image free from sin but humans rebelled through Adam’s sin and are born spiritually dead, with a sin nature and eternally separated from God. (Romans 5:12,18)
We believe Jesus Christ died on the cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for the sins of all people. He was buried and then resurrected on the third day appearing to his disciples. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Romans 4:25)
We believe in the salvation of sinners by grace through repentance and faith in the perfect and sufficient work of Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected, by which forgiveness of sins is granted. (Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 9:12,22; Romans 5:11)
We believe Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, His exaltation as Heavenly High Priest and His personal, literal and bodily coming to earth again a second time to establish His Kingdom’s reign. (John 14:2-3; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Hebrews 4:14)
We believe in the person of the Holy Spirit, His convicting and regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer. The Holy Spirit indwells all true believers and He has been sent to be the Comforter and Empowerer of the Christian church, to enable believers to produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit and to operate in the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the scriptures. (John 16:13, Ephesians 4:7, Romans 12:6, Galatians 5:22)
We believe that all Christians are called to a life of godly character, devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ and service to Him. (Ephesians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 6:14, 7:1)
We believe that the universal church is a company of the called-out ones, it is the body of Christ where all believers join together to pursue the work of the ministry of Jesus Christ with Him as the Head. We believe that the local church is an autonomous group of believers who join their lives together by a covenant. The local church is governed by the scriptures and operates under the Lordship of Christ with Pastor-Elders leading the people toward faithfulness in Christ. The office of the Pastor-Elder is limited to men as qualified by the scriptures. (Ephesians 1:22-23)
We believe in water baptism by immersion as a confession by the believer in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and an expression of faith and obedience to His command. (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:37-41, 19:1-6)
We believe in the breaking of bread commonly called communion or the Lord’s Supper where bread and the cup are the symbols of celebration and remembering Jesus’ sacrifice. (1Corinthians 11:28-32)
We believe in Eternal Life for the believer and Eternal Punishment for the unbeliever who has rejected the sacrifice of Jesus Christ as Savior. (John 5:24, 3:16; Mark 9:43-50; 2 Thessalonians 1:9)
From the very beginning Watermark has been part of a much bigger story than our own. In our first year God used us to start a new church called Misión El Camino to serve the people of Santa Ana. Recently, we planted a church in Baja called Nueva Casa and another church in Costa Mesa called Narrative.
We know we can't do everything so we get into the rhythm where we see God moving. For Watermark it's missions in our homes, work, where we play, and beyond. One of our favorite "beyond" missions is to build houses for at-need people in Rosarito, Mexico and short-term mission projects in Cost Rica that have long-term benefits.
God continues to grow, challenge and guide Watermark to accomplish His mission. As our story continues to unfold through His story we invite you to be part. Browse our website and if you have any questions contact any of our staff members. Then come spend a Sunday morning with us. There is something for everyone including great music, Biblical teaching, children’s and youth programming and people who care more about where you’re headed than where you’ve been.
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