"Bluewater" is a sea-going term that refers to wide-open stretches of ocean. It speaks of both depth and distance. It suggests expansiveness and possibilities in our faith journey. When you're in bluewater, you're in deep. Our name also reminds us that we are on a voyage - a mission - in this world. We know that God isn't just a distant hope, but a present force for change. As he changes us, we change the world.
Our ministries reflect our values: small groups, justice, missions, family life, creative arts/worship, service and prayer ministry. We rely on volunteer initiative, skill and commitment for fruitfulness in each of these areas, and subscribe to Jesus' model of servant-leadership.
While Bluewater has no denominational affiliation, we seek to apply Biblical guidance while shedding religiosity. We practice prophecy and healing prayer. We believe in trying. We pursue radical acceptance, inconvenient compassion and practical generosity. At least 25% of all church income is given away to help the poor.
There is no formal membership at Bluewater, but people gain ownership by investing time, service, money, and faith. This is how the church grows and how we grow as individuals.
Leadership & Structure
Bluewater Mission is managed via a core leadership team in tandem with a board of officers; the former shapes ministry decisions while the latter addresses financial concerns. Small group leaders provide significant levels of pastoral care and training.
Jordan Seng, the pastor of Bluewater Mission, has been engaged in teaching, healing and prophetic ministry, worship, small groups, missions and church planting for the last twenty years. Before helping to begin Bluewater Mission, he served for four years in the Presbyterian church and about 16 in the Vineyard association of churches. He holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of Chicago, with a Ph.D. in Political Theory. He and his wife Sonya have two children.