Statements of purpose

OUR vision

Living in response to God’s mercy and grace.


Reflecting God's grace through fellowship with Christ, community, and creation, to bring restoration to the world.

Our Core Values

  • Depth in our understanding of God's Word and Christ's work across history and culture

  • Grace and respect to all

  • Simplicity in worship, programs, and structure

Statement of belief

We affirm the Apostles' Creed as a statement of our beliefs and commitments as a community in Christ.

The Apostles’ Creed

We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell.

The third day he rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (universal) church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.


We remember the warm sense of community we felt when we first attended the Watershed as guests. It felt like a large small group! A couple people noticed we were new and came over and said hello. Before the service, kids were talking and playing with each other and people were sharing highlights of their week over a cup of coffee. We loved the simple, peaceful acoustic feel of the worship and being able to hear the beautiful blend of people in the congregation worshiping together. We were especially touched by the prayer time before the message where anyone could share a prayer request or praise with the entire group and then we took the time to actually pray for them. The more I’ve experienced The Watershed, the more it reminds me of how the Acts 2 church might have looked and felt like.
— BJ