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Waterwalkers


under-trained. under-qualified. and over-loved.

student ministry led by students.

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Waterwalkers


under-trained. under-qualified. and over-loved.

student ministry led by students.

Who We Are

We are a student-led student ministry based out of VA Church in Mission, TX. God granted us the opportunity to reach out to our peers and propel them to pursue Jesus, and love him wholeheartedly. “Waterwalkers” comes from the story found in Matthew 14 when Peter leaves his boat to walk towards Jesus who is standing on the waters.  What Peter did illustrates who we are and what it’s taken to get us to where we’re at.  Peter defied what he could do as a man (walk the waters) by looking at Jesus.  We as a community of young adults have chosen to set our gaze completely on Jesus and overlook what our culture says we, as young adults, should be doing.  We have “walked off the boat” and towards Him.  Our journey “on the water” has been demanding and at times trying, but the privilege of serving Jesus totally outweighs the price.

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Our Mission


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Our Mission


To raise up students who actively serve their community in their radical pursuit of Jesus. 

 

Students who are aware of their responsibilities as citizens as they are of those of being Christians; students that would be fully devoted to loving Jesus and to serving people with selflessness.

Our prayers are that every Waterwalkers service, or event, would become a gathering where students would be encouraged and challenged by Holy Spirit through a culture of prayer and worship.

Our desire is simply to become a bride ready for her bridegroom.

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Waterwalkers Conference


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Waterwalkers Conference


Waterwalkers Conference is a conference by students for students, with no special speakers or concert bands. At Waterwalkers we lead each other into the word, prayer, worship, and discipleship. Our hope is to create an opportunity for students to make responsible and sober commitments to Jesus.

Our prayers are that through this conference experience every student would become fascinated with Jesus and who He is, not just what He can give, that it would cause a shift in the desire of an entire generation.

Waterwalkers conference is a gathering of the lovesick.  We don’t hope to fill another stadium or arena, but to create a resting place.  To rise up those who stand in the gap, those that would carry their cross and His name. To be a generation that would hasten the way of the Lord, instigators of His presence; those that would be willing to stand before God in fasting and in prayer until something happens.  

Join us at the McAllen Convention Center, August 1-2, 2014 as we seek to know God and make him known.

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Waves Tour


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Waves Tour


Our goal with waves tour is simple: to engage a community.  By meeting them right where they are at, not necessarily in a conference format, but in a more personal way tailored to the community we visit, we can help encourage and challenge students to do more for the purpose of Jesus in their city.  Through the word, student led worship, outreach, and prayer; we want to impact and leave a desire in student to serve and love well in every area they are called to.

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Our Story


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Our Story


In 2008, VA Church pastored by Melquisedec and Mary Chan suffered the 5th loss of a youth pastor in 4 years.  This loss was devastating and faith threatening to the students of VA.  Mel Chan, 13 at the time, along with other young people from the church decided to continue the youth nights.  They had no intentions of taking over the youth ministry; it was a simple attempt to keep youth nights alive. 

When Mel Chan and the “Rat Pack”, as Pastor Abram Gomez affectionately calls them, took over the weekly attendance had already dropped from 50 to 5 young people, which was the visibly affected area of the ministry.  What went on behind the tangible was the day-by-day impairment of the students’ faith.  The incidents leading up to that year shook the youth badly and left most students wanting nothing from God.

“We were all extremely unqualified for our positions”, Mel Chan recalls,  “We had no previous experience as leaders or directors of any sort and I was definitely not ready to be a youth pastor”. The responsibility was exceedingly demanding for the 13,14, and 15 year olds. Many of the things they would’ve liked to do in high school they had to give up due to their newfound occupations.

Upon establishing a culture of prayer and getting caught up in the story of Jesus for their lives, today Waterwalkers is a vibrant culture of passionate young people who “just want Jesus”. It was the evident intervention of God that gave them the success they have in their community today. 

The challenges we faced throughout this experience made us who we are today.  Being involved so deeply in an organization like youth ministry demanded a lot of maturity and character at an early stage of our lives; we had to lead lives of integrity, be fully dedicated to this cause,  and give much time and effort into planning the next service, activity, or event.  We had to develop openness towards those who didn’t agree with what we taught, and learn to communicate with them in a way that was comfortable but not compromising to our Christian principles.  Through each interaction we became more understanding of people and their different outlooks on life, God, and Faith. The experience unconsciously taught us what we believe to be core skills to lead a group like youth ministry.

We took a big risk not participating in clubs or organizations that would eventually benefit us, but after the end results, we feel it is safe to say that we have well spent our time investing in the lives of our peers and fellow classmates.  If we could sum up everything we’ve taken out of this experience it would be this: God doesn’t send a flood to make you drown; He sends a flood to teach you how to swim.  What many would’ve seen as a problem, God used as an opportunity to fashion leaders out of us.

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Contact


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Contact


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CONTACT INFO

 (956) 584-1265

 info@waterwalkers.tv

 917 S. Alton Blvd. Alton, Texas 78573