Re:generation recovery grew out of the vision of Watermark Community Church that life change happens best in an authentic community of people helping one another live out God's plan for life by working through biblical principles together. The Bible says that the local church should be a place of healing for its members and the hurting people of its community. God uses imperfect people who are willing to live authentically and follow His instruction to transform each other's lives (Galatians 6:2, 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, James 5:16, 1 John 1:7-9, 2 Timothy 3:16).
Watermark began its recovery ministry in 2002 as one way (of many) to fulfill this vision. In the following years the ministry grew to serve several hundred participants weekly with many lives being transformed by God. After much prayer, in 2011, Watermark's recovery ministry set out to develop new curriculum that would provide daily, structured opportunities for people to heal and grow in their relationships with God and others. We believe that a daily connection with God provides the best opportunity for all of us to understand God's love, how He sees us and realize His plan for our lives. The result of this effort is re:generation recovery, which was fully launched at Watermark in 2013 and began expanding to other locations in 2014.
The word regeneration means "new birth." The colon in our name, re:generation creates double-meaning for the word: "regarding" or "concerning" a generation. At re:generation, we are people who have been given new life by God and long to share the freedom, love and joy we have received from Him with this generation.
"For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life."