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Check out these answers to our most frequently asked questions.
Around here, we often say, “Watermark is one church with four campuses and thousands of locations.”
We know you’re probably thinking: Huh? What does that mean?
Watermark is a local expression of the Body of Christ that meets on four campuses around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex (Dallas, Frisco, Fort Worth, & Plano). But we believe that “church” is not a building – it’s a people. Every weekend, we encourage the thousands of people who worship with us to go and be the church in their homes and communities.
In the 20 years since Watermark started, it has grown from a core of eight families to more than 20,000 people attending the eight weekend services or any of the 120+ ministries that operate throughout the week. Many of our midweek ministries are volunteer-led, including: The Porch (young adults), re|engage (marriage enrichment), and re:generation (recovery).
If you’re asking that question, it’s probably for you. We believe leadership matters like nothing else – especially leadership within The Church. This conference is for anyone who feels a “weight” of responsibility at a local church or ministry, including: pastors, church planters, elders, volunteer leaders, etc. Whether you teach every Sunday, lead in student ministry, or help with small groups, you will have the opportunity to learn from others who lead in a similar role.
At Watermark, everyone on staff – regardless of position – is expected to act like an owner and a leader. A key goal of the CLC is that the principles we discuss are relevant to every position within a church staff, including those outside traditional “ministry” roles (IT, operations, HR, media, communications, administration, etc.). Our entire staff will also be available during workshops and breakouts to connect with you and answer questions.
Wondering if your church is too small or too big to get something out of the CLC? We believe there are no such things as “big” or “little” works of God. So whether your church attendance is 50 or 50,000, our prayer is that you will become a better leader in it because of our time together.
That depends on how you define “big name.”
If by “big name,” you mean “celebrity” – then no. One of the unique aspects of CLC is that there are no speakers from outside Watermark. We want to give attendees an inside look at how our church operates by giving them access to the people who run the day-to-day operations of our ministries.
But if by “big name,” you mean “big guys who also have names” – then yes! An odd number of our key leaders are easily 6'5" or taller.
Workshops are a pre-conference opportunity to get an in-depth look at one of Watermark’s core ministries. Attending a Workshop allows you and your team to take a deep dive in a specific ministry, receive personal training, and connect with other church leaders who are passionate about the same area of ministry as you.
A full list of workshops and descriptions can be found on the Ministry Workshop page.
You can register for a Workshop by selecting the “Conference + Workshop” option during registration.
You bet! Check out our pricing page for more details.
Choose "Sponsor a Friend" on the registration page. Enter in the name and email address of the person you would like to sponsor. Once you complete the registration process, send your friend a personal word of encouragement. We’ll take care of the rest!
We hope you think it's a steal!
• Three-day pass to all conference sessions and breakouts
• All conference materials (including post-conference video and audio recordings)
• Unlimited coffee, drinks, and snacks each day
• Meals provided for dinner on Tuesday, and both lunch and dinner on Wednesday
BTW - At Watermark, we take food seriously. For the CLC, we pick some of our favorite Dallas eateries and bring them to you! Our hope is to make the CLC meals the best darn conference food you’ve ever had.
Dinner is provided on Tuesday night (April 28) and, lunch and dinner on Wednesday (April 29). Workshop attendees will get lunch on Monday (April 27). One of our goals in doing so is to help you and your team maximize your time by not having to leave campus. Come hungry; we think you'll like what we provide!
I live outside of the United States. Can you help me obtain a visa or travel resources/sponsorship to attend?
While attendees from outside of the United States are welcome, we understand that travel resources and/or obtaining a visa may prohibit some from attending. Because we receive more requests for financial assistance than we are able to accommodate, we are only able to provide assistance through existing long-term relationships and ministry partners.
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