As we celebrate 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. Read our 2019 Year in Review to get a glimpse of what the Lord has accomplished through His people at Watermark.
Every single dollar stewarded at Watermark is part of the “missions budget,” strategically deployed to advance God’s mission here and around the world. We don't “pass the plate” but that’s not because there isn’t great need. In fact, we have more opportunities than resources at any given time. Rather, we believe this is the best way to facilitate joyful giving (2 Corinthians 9:7, Matthew 6:4). Let us all prayerfully consider how we might continue to invest in this mission with our hearts and God’s possessions.
Note: Debit cards are now a payment option as well. Credit cards are still not an available method.
Rather than pass a collection plate during weekend services, we encourage members of our body to give as the Lord leads them by placing their gifts in boxes near the entrances and exits.
Gifts can be sent by mail or dropped off at the Watermark offices:
Watermark Community Church, Contributions, 7540 LBJ Freeway, Dallas, TX 75251
If you have participated with us financially this year, you can expect to receive an email acknowledgement of your contributions no later than January 31, 2019. If you have changed your physical address or email address in the past year, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stock or other assets may be donated to Watermark Community Church. Please notify Jennifer Bundren if you wish to donate stock or other assets. Stock may be donated to Watermark by transferring investments to our account at Fidelity Investments. Please notify Jennifer of any pending transfers so that we can be aware of any activity and handle it properly.
If stock is in certificate form: Please contact Jennifer Bundren at 214-393-3021 or email@example.com for instructions on donating stock that is in certificate form.
For broker-to-broker transfer of gift of stock: Please give the following instructions to the firm the shares are coming from: Fidelity Brokerage Services, LLC, DTC # 0226, For Account # Z44-622672, Name of Account: Watermark Community Church, # of Shares to Transfer ($ Amount)
All contributions to Watermark are applied to the General Fund unless they are designated to another fund.
If you are choosing to make a gift, your gifts can be designated to the General Fund, which supports the day-to-day ministries and church support services, to the Building Fund, which supports building and development opportunities across all of our campuses, or to one of our Local or International Initiatives.
You will notice in our giving options that you can choose a general fund based on which campus you attend. We use the campus information for reporting purposes, but the final decision about the allocation of all general funds rests with the Elders and other campus leaders as they prayerfully seek God's direction in how to direct God's resources invested at Watermark.
"Each one must do just as he has purposed in his heart, not grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
- 2 Corinthians 9:7
We believe the giving of our firstfruits is an act of worship, a way that honors God (Proverbs 3:9) while also living mindfully that ALL we own, not just what we give is the Lord's (Psalm 24:1). God is a giver of eternal gifts (John 3:16, 1 Corinthians 2:12) and temporal (Deuteronomy 8:17-18, James 1:17) and when a follower of Christ freely and joyfully gives away their increase, whether it be money, possessions, time, or talents, they are imitating God. We are excited about your desire to give, not only because of how your gift will allow us to continue to be about our mission of being and making disciples, but also because of what your gift prayerfully communicates to the world about your heart and relationship with God (2 Corinthians 9:12-15) and how investing wisely benefits you (Acts 20:35, Luke 12:33).
If you would like to know how you can better handle your finances in accordance with God’s word, please visit our Moneywise ministry.
What is Watermark's budget?
What is Watermark's missions budget?
What is our budget allocation?
How are budgets created, approved, and managed?
Why don't we pass the plate at Watermark?
Does the budget change every year?
How does Watermark prepare for the unexpected?
What significant opportunities are ahead for Watermark?
These projects cannot begin until the necessary resources are provided by our body.
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