Where Faith and Gaming Intersect.
Christian Community, Family-friendly Dialogue, & a place to call home.
Above Water is a Christian community that welcomes all our fellow gaming geeks, bookworms, socially awkward, and social butterflies to join us in our pursuits of forging bonds with fellow Christians and family-friendly individuals.Our love of gaming is what initially brings us together but here at Above Water, we want to be more than just another gaming community. We want to share real-life experiences, lift one another in prayer, help each other shoulder real-life struggles and celebrate overcoming the obstacles life throws our way.The emphasis of Above Water is God followed by community and then we focus on gaming. Above Water desires a relationship with the Lord and a relationship with you, so if you're looking for community and fellowship then look no further than Above Water.
Above Water takes a firm stand for our Christian beliefs and we adhere to the teachings of the Bible to guide and grow the community.That said, Above Water believes that our Lord and Savior has a sense of humor. We believe that being a Christian doesn't mean you have to be rigid, placid, or void of all playfulness. Above Water is not legalistic, we are realistic and we encourage our people to share wholesome dad jokes, be jokingly sarcastic, and showcase the full spectrum of their personalities.The entirety of our Statement of Faith can be found in our Constitution which is available to the public on our Guilded. Below are listed two of our major pillars of faith:
We believe that the Bible, both Old & New Testament to be the infallible, inspired, inerrant, Word of God "...and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:" (II Timothy 3:16).
We believe that there is only one God who exists as three Persons, the Father (Jehovah), the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit (i.e. the Holy Ghost), Three in One.
As Christians, we are to be in the world but not of the world and this can be difficult when you feel all alone in your online hobbies. Above Water offers a safe haven to all Christians and we extend that invite to family-friendly non-Christians as well (applications accepted on a case-by-case basis).
Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior are the primary members we recruit as our community environment caters to Christians.
Family-friendly Non-Christians who are seeking a wholesome environment can thrive in Above Water so long as they're open to Christian thought & discussions.
Further, Above Water believes that Community Events help foster deep roots and relationships within the community. To that end, we will have Prayer Meetings, Bible Studies, and nights of social gatherings just to talk.
Above Water utilizes Guilded for all our communication needs. Guilded allows for typical threads like that of Discord but expands beyond into allowing dedicated forum sections, calendar planning, media, and document sharing, and all of it neatly organized for easy navigation.
Gaming - More than MMOs
Above Water was created for multiple upcoming games that our community shows interest in and those games can be seen below, but these are not the only games we play together. You'll find folks playing Destiny 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Tribes of Midgard, Wingspan, AmongUs, and many others. If you have a game that you'd like someone to co-op with you, chances are you'll find interested members in Above Water.
Guild Wars 2
Guild: Above Water [Walk]
Leader: Varitix (HonesltlyX.7164)
WvW Server: Sanctum of Rall
Please note that our GW2 community is small and we're looking for people who can help us stir up engagement by helping with questing, partying up for strike missions, and who might be interested in aiding Varitix in leading events.
Ashes of Creation
Ashes of Creation is still in Alpha testing; however, Above Water has already begun recruitment efforts and we have several members who will be in Alpha 2.Guild: Faith Forged
Pathfinder & DnD
GM(s): Tibarto & Gurgurant
Hop into a realm of pure imagination with zero limitations and endless possibilities. Will you be blessed by good fortune or will you be dealt an unfair hand by the dice of fate? Join the fun through the Guilded calendar and forum discussions.
Pantheon is in pre-alpha, but it is on the radar for Above Water. While it'll still be several years before the game will likely be ready---Above Water will still be together and ready for the opportunity to enter Terminus.
Palia has entered open beta and Above Water is currently testing the game. We're under the community name Squirrel Society, and we're squirreling through content. Join us now to help us build the best family-friendly community in the game.
Games of the Month
Above Water enjoys sampling many different games and sometimes we'll enjoy a game so much that we'll host a dedicated server or dedicated play times for those games. These games change, so be sure to check this list occasionally.This month, September 2023, we're dipping our toes back into the waters of New World. Having tried to love this game back during it's initial release, we're holding onto optimism as we experience all the changes that AGS has implemented since our departure. So far, we're pleasantly surprised.We're also building, harvesting, mining, and fishing in Palia's beta testing this month. We're catching bugs, building homes, and experiencing a cozy community builder that seems to check the boxes for a relaxed gaming experience. If you need a game to just chill and chat in, consider signing up for Palia and joining our community.
Meet The Community
Recordings of shenanigans are constantly happening in Above Water. If something funny happens while Leadership is around, chances are it is getting clipped and added to a video featuring our community. We love putting together projects like this to show our appreciation for our active members.