SHORELINE – High School
Our mission for Shoreline (grades 9-12) is to be a group where every student is known and accepted, taught about Jesus, and challenged to grow.
If you’re new to Watermark Fort Worth, we’d like to invite you to connect with a Small Group that meets in your area and gather with other students at a monthly Shoreline. We also have some great events and leadership training opportunities for you to consider.
WAKE – Middle School
Our mission for Wake (grades 6-8) is to be a group where every student is known and accepted, taught about Jesus, and challenged to grow.
If you’re new to Watermark Fort Worth, we’d like to invite you to connect with a Small Group that meets in your area and gather with other students during weekend services at Wake. We also have
some great events for you to consider. Follow us on Instagram to stay current, read over the parent FAQs, and please contact us if you have any questions.
How do Small Groups work?
There are multiple Small Groups for each grade that are assigned by gender and location. Groups continue with the same students and leaders year after year through high school graduation. Groups typically meet during the school year and rotate meeting in the various homes of the students in the group.
When do Small Groups meet?
Small groups meet on Wednesday night for two hours.
How do Small Groups start?
Most Small Groups are launched at the beginning of 6th grade with the aim of staying together through high school graduation. They are formed based on grade and gender. Groups are open and regularly add members along the way.
How do students get connected mid-year?
Students can sign up for Small Groups online. Volunteer leaders will connect via phone or email with new students and parents to share information about meeting times and locations.
Who are the volunteers that are leading Small Groups?
The Watermark Students team is comprised of hundreds of Watermark members who are committed to investing in the lives of students for a number of years. Leaders are young adults or young marrieds in their 20s or 30s. To ensure the well-being of our students, each leader has completed an application, interview, background check, and training. They have answered questions about their testimony, family, personality, and current relationship with the Lord, as well as any history of exposure to abuse, alcohol, or drugs. Applicants are also required to submit at least two references with their application
What role do parents play in Watermark Students?
We firmly believe that parents are the primary disciplers of their children, home is the primary place to make disciples, and a biblically based home is the most important component of a healthy society. We believe our job is support and affirm that foundation with a team of non-parental, committed adults (staff and volunteer leaders) who will be voices of truth and encouragement working “in stereo” with the efforts of parents. The best thing parents can do is to connect with and invest in their student’s leaders. Invite them into your family and include them as a trusted partner in your parenting adventure.
How does drop-off and pick-up work?
Parents and students coordinate whatever plan works best for their family. Most parents allow their students to make their way to Wake or Shoreline on their own and reconnect after the service. Some parents prefer to drop off their child and pick them up. There is no official check-in, check-out system for grades 6-8.
What types of retreats and events are offered for students?
We have several events and retreats throughout the year designed to help students grow in their faith and friendships. Typically, these include a fall retreat, and a spring in-town retreat. We also offer Fort Worth Experience in the summer where students learn to serve others in the name of Christ.