We believe that we are all conduits of divine resources.
Generosity is a way of life. We all have time, energy, abilities, and resources to give. When you get to know Watershed you’ll see that we are a lean organization. A small staff, a rented Sunday morning gathering place – we keep things simple so that the resources you give will be allotted to endeavors that matter deeply to God. We value people over steeples. We care for the needy more than we do for pageantry – but serving the Queen City in an urban setting is crazy-expensive. From renting a place to meet on Sundays to purchasing equipment for various areas (children's activities, sound, etc), equipping teams to assist at-risk students in our city, organizing mailings and providing basic office supplies, it all adds up. But in the midst of all that expense, we don't want church to be about money.
When you attend Watershed, you will see that no offering plate or basket is passed. We invite our community to partner with us by helping to shoulder the financial burden of our community, but we will not beg - we know that those who call Watershed their church home will give because they believe in the mission, vision, and values of Watershed, and they have found that giving back to God through Watershed is a way to worship God - giving back to Him a part of what He has given us. It's through that sacrifice that we really do find joy, reward, and fulfillment.
On Sundays during our gatherings, we place wooden and metal boxes in the Café area and the back of auditorium for gifts of support or generosity – if you feel compelled to partner with us in furthering our mission in Charlotte, we ask that you give to support our community. If you consider yourself a spiritual inquirer, please know that we are not after your money, and we invite you to first come and experience a Sunday gathering with us, attend a Bloc, or join us for coffee.
If you have more questions about giving, where the dollars go, etc., please contact us.
We invite you to financially partner with us.
For many of us, carrying cash or a checkbook is a thing of the past. Whether you'd like to give a one-time gift or schedule recurring donations, you can now do it all online. It's quick, easy, and secure - to give online via a credit/debit card, visit our mobile giving site below. If it's your first time, it'll ask you to create an account. To manage gifts you've already created, scroll to the bottom of the homepage and click the green "Manage your gifts" button.
If you'd like to set up a recurring donation so that it takes place automatically through your bank, complete the authorization form and the information will securely be sent to our accountant to initiate the withdrawal.
If you would prefer to simply write a check, you can drop it in the boxes on Sunday mornings or mail it to us here:
2101 Shenandoah Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205