What makes WATCH different from other programs?
- Co-ed program. Participants go home at night.
- Flexible. WATCH offers a program that can be adapted to your church or parish. There is flexibility in the schedule so that your church will be able to insert things that are important to your church.
- Visual. Audio-visual presentations are used to enhance the experience. People will identify with what they see along with what they hear.
- Teaching. WATCH encompasses both witness and teaching in its talks. There are outlines and materials given to each speaker to help them write an informative and inspirational talk.
- Support. The first weekend, a seasoned WATCH team will come to your parish to present the weekend. The second weekend, the same team will return and present the weekend with half of the team from your parish. There is a detailed manual to help you develop your own team which will present the future weekends. You will receive support and prayers (Agape notes) from other WATCH communities during your weekend. There is also a yearly WATCH conference that is held along with newsletters that connect you with the whole WATCH community.
- No Charge for the Program. WATCH does not charge a fee for starting a weekend but will accept a goodwill offering.
- Sacraments. Church teaching, the Sacraments of the Church, along with worship, personal and community time are presented.
- Community Building. A casual weekend that also is fun-filled with small group discussions which give an opportunity to get to know fellow parishioners in a deeper way.
Rev. Dr. Randall Saxon discusses the ecumenical aspect of the WATCH Program