Ministries

The Bluewater community is engaged in a wide array of initiatives, inspired by the call and the character of Jesus. These core ministries are Family Life, Creative Arts & Worship, Justice, Service, Missions, Prayer Ministry, 'Ohana Groups, and Spiritual Formation. In each ministry, we look to Jesus' model of hands-on servant-leadership, and we rely on volunteer commitment and skill to grow the fruits of ministry. We hope you'll join in and expect the unexpected.


Family Life

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Jesus taught that God rewards those who help children for him, and he said that heaven belongs to the kid-like. In our materialistic, grow-up-fast mentality, this is counter-cultural. So it takes an intentional effort to integrate families into a vital church life, helping them love and serve God passionately.

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Involve children and families in all parts of ministry and community. We believe that every age can serve, pray and minister together. Bluewater Kids, Bluewater Youth, and small groups for families help make this happen.

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For more information, contact Sauni Wickstrom (Pastor of Family Life) at saunigirl@gmail.com.


Creative Arts & Worship

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Art and music are universal languages of the heart. God often uses the arts to speak to the depths of a person's soul in ways that words cannot. Artists and musicians help to engage the rest of the community in conversations with God through these creative languages.

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We spend the first part of each service in musical worship. Though the music is corporately expressed, it's an open time for individuals to personally and freely meet God. Art in Service is designed to allow the Holy Spirit to speak through pieces never seen before.

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For more information, contact Antonio Anagaran (Arts Ministry Leader) at speaktheword@gmail.com or Eunice Sim (Worship Team Leader) at eunicesim@gmail.com


Justice

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When we practically care for someone the way we hope someone would care for us, we visibly demonstrate God's compassion. When we cross personal, comfortable boundaries to do this, we copy what Jesus did for us.

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Bluewater has a variety of justice oriented ministries including anti-trafficking efforts, safe & sober homes, homeless outreach, a justice oriented small group, and the Urban Plunge – a bi-annual mission trip to our own city.

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Visit the Justice Ministry page

For more information, contact the Justice Ministry Team at justice@bluewatermission.org.


Service 

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According to Jesus, faithfulness in small things translates into power in God's kingdom. The more we serve, the greater we are. Since practical service is the foundation of great deeds, it should be a foundation of our church and visible in all we do. Jesus described himself as a servant, and simple service creates in us the character of God.

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Each Sunday, several service teams prepare the gym space and then clean up again: Helping hands set up chairs and staging, hang signs, and tidy bathrooms. Greeters prepare the front information table, fold bulletins, write name tags, and welcome one and all with aloha. The Café Bleu team brews the coffee, dishes up the snacks and creates an environment for fellowship.

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For more information, contact Ryland Young (Executive Assistant of Bluewater) at ryland@bluewatermission.org


Missions

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The single task Jesus explicitly gave his followers to complete was to make disciples from every nation, and yet there are still 1000+ people groups with no exposure to the gospel. As we help establish Jesus-following communities around the world, we partner with God's own enduring vision.

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Short Term Missions: Opportunities to learn and serve overseas for usually two weeks at a time. These trips involve practical service, prayer ministry, making friends, strategic research, and sharing the gospel.

Long Term Missions: We sent out and support three long-term missionaries in Asia and hope to train and send out many more. Our long-term vision is to release churchplanting teams from our community.

Perspectives on the World Christian Movement: A 15-week overview of God's global purposes through history, taught by international experts and missionaries.

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For more information, contact Robyn Morse (Pastor of Missions) at robyn.morse@gmail.com.


Prayer Ministry

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Since the beginning, ordinary followers of Jesus have been in the business of supernatural ministries and interactive prayer. Miracles that demonstrate God's power and love are part of normal Christian living, and friendship with God is cultivated in prayerful conversation with him.

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Post-service prayer: available each Sunday for anyone needing healing or direction. Periodic training events throughout the year: at Holy Spirit Retreats we study about and pray to receive the healing of the Holy Spirit and accompanying spiritual gifts.

Those interested in joining the prayer ministry team should attend monthly Dunamon trainings at the church office, as well as a quarterly prayer team workshop. More details are located in the church bulletin.

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For more information, contact Ryan and Angie Gibbons (Prayer Ministry Leaders) at ragibbons@mac.com.


ʻOhana Groups

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Faith is best activated among partners and friends. Even Jesus did his ministry in the context of a small group of disciples. As we learn to build one another up and serve together, we see God's kingdom come both inside and out. We have small groups meeting throughout the week and across the island and strongly encourage everyone to connect with one.

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Visit the ʻOhana Groups page

For more information, contact 'Ohana Group Ministry Leaders Brenda Wong at ihilanijowong@yahoo.com or Antonio Anagaran at speaktheword@gmail.com.


Spiritual Formation

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As believers we are called to abide in Christ as he abides in us. We are created to go deeper in the spiritual journey, become more like Christ, and encounter more of God. We have several resources to equip and and guide you in your spiritual growth and maturity.

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Do you want resources and guidance for your spiritual growth? Do you want to help others in their growth? Go deeper in the spiritual journey through one-on-one spiritual direction, get online resources and tools, and sign up for weekly emails of guidance for your spiritual growth through the Bluewater Spiritual Formation Ministry.

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Visit the Spiritual Formation page

For more information, contact Larissa Marks (Pastor of Spiritual Formation) at larissalmarks@gmail.com.