At the Heart of Water's Edge is our Core Values. These areas are of particular concern to us as a church and help guide and define us as we move forward.
No Perfect People Allowed - If you are totally perfect then you won't like this church. Life is messy, and we freely admit that here. Everyone has a past, so let's not pretend we don't. Come just as you are, just know you don't have to stay that way!
Discipleship - Jesus told us to "Go and make Disciples". To truly follow Jesus means to become a "Disciple" or follower. A Disciple seeks to become more and more like their master. We strive to become more and more like Jesus over time.
Compassion - Loving people and our City fuels what we do. We genuinely love the Lake Area and the surrounding communities. And when you love something, you sacrifice for it. Therefore we serve our City no strings attached on a routine basis. Water's Edge desires to reach out to the outcasts, the lonely, the broken, the suicidal, the abused, the empty, and the lost. Compassion ALWAYS makes room for more hurting people.
Innovation - God is our creator. He created us in His image. Since we are created in His image and He is creative then the church should be the most creative and innovative place on the earth. Jesus was one of the most creative teachers who has ever lived. As Christ Followers we desire to be at the cutting edge of innovation in our services, our servanthood, our children's environments, and basically anthing we do!
Focus - Let's face it, there are a lot of distractions in our fast paced world. Therefore as a church we have narrowed our focus to a simple process of Love God, Love People, and Love the City that BEST describes our calling as a church. We are committed to that Vision and we build everything at Water's Edge around it. Often times people need to choose not between the Good and the Bad, but between the Good and the Best.
Personal Witnessing - Jesus' message is best spread by Jesus Followerers telling others their story. It's nothing complicated, just tell someone what Jesus did in your life, it's hard to argue with Life Change!
The Next Generation - This isn't our church, this isn't our building, these aren't even our people. They all belong to Jesus, and one day another Generation will take over for us. We want to equip and develop that generation. We don't just want our kids to go to church, we want them to LOVE this church, and one day LEAD this church.