Together we are a

family of kingdom-minded, missionally motivated churches.

Individually we are...

WATER’S EDGE

LOCALIZED

We are localized in our campuses. We have a meta-national mindset; not a multi-national or global. Meta-national sets itself apart by means of a mindset that taps into localized knowledge and leadership.

DECENTRALIZED

We are decentralized in our leadership and ministries. Major decisions will sit with the campus pastor rather than a single location.

SYNCRONIZED

We are synchronized in our mission and vision We are also synchronized in our business and communications support. Together our goal to ‘Amplify the Hope and Life that Jesus brings’ is enabled as we intentionally live ... 

  • WITH GOD

    We are churches committed to developing personal and corporate habits for a dynamic relationship with God. We emphasize prayer and the study of the Scriptures as critical habits that help us discern the plans and purposes of God for our lives.

  • IN COMMUNITY

    We are churches eagerly desiring to cultivate relationships where care, challenge and celebration occur. We emphasize living life as one faith family in the all-together – corporate worship -- and the small together -- small groups.

  • ON MISSION

    We are churches that pursue opportunities to holistically care for the needs of our world. As the universal Church, we are called to actively participate in the mission of God. We are churches that passionately believe that God measures His church by how many we send not by how many we seat.

OUR MISSION PHILOSOPHY

The Water’s Edge Network prioritizes the work that God is doing in and through our campus churches. We focus on a God who desires Hope and Life for all of His children. We focus upward, deepening our relationship with Him. We focus inward, developing relationships with each other where care, challenge and celebration are common. We also focus outward, pursuing opportunities to holistically care for the needs of our world. Our mission to Amplify the Hope and Life that only Jesus brings is pursued With God, In Community and On Mission.

As Kingdom-driven churches we exist to usher in the rule and reign of God on earth as it is in heaven. Our Gospel mission is a great commission because God’s rule pushes back evil. We see five primary ways this evil is expressed. We call these five expressions the, ‘Five Global Giants.’ A uniting feature of our network strategy is the commitment to address the Five Global Giants through a philosophy we have named, AMPED.

Click on each of the letters to learn more

ACCELERATE

Reproducing churches that promote reconciliation with God and each other TO Address the giant of spiritual emptiness

MOBILIZE

The church to see the kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven TO address the giant of self-serving leadership

PROVIDE

Healing for the sick TO address the giant of disease.

EDUCATE

The next generation TO address the giant of multi-faceted illiteracy.

DEFEND

The poor and vulnerable TO Address the giant of poverty and injustice.

May 2015

Vision Night at Central explains the multi-site church concept.

October, 2015

Central Online officially launches with an interactive chat feature to cultivate community through this campus.

October, 2015

Community Light joins the Water’s Edge Network in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

June, 2016

La Roca officially joins the Water’s Edge Network, becoming our first Spanish speaking campus.

April 16, 2017

Our first campus plant, The Local Church GR Launches in Grand Rapids.