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

Statements of belief

Our statements of belief reflect the Apostles' Creed and lead us to reflect upon God's mercy and respond through offering our lives as an act of worship, transformed by the power of God's Spirit.

“I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship." Romans 12:1


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

  •  We believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ was crucified, died and was buried.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ descended to the dead and then rose again.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

  • We believe that Jesus Christ will come again to judge the living and the dead.

  • We believe in the Holy Spirit.

  • We believe in the Church, the community in Christ called the Body of Christ.

  • We believe in the forgiveness of our sins.

  • We believe in 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