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Mission Statement

Provide Christian-based, holistic, relationship-based programs that empower the poor and marginalized. Mobilize middle-class Americans to become more compassionately involved among the poor. Seek ways to overcome the systemic issues of social injustice which oppress the poor and marginalized.

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Upcoming Events

Mission Waco Receives #1 Non-Profit Choice (again!)

Waco Tribune Herald Readers Honor Urban Ministry 

We love our jobs at Mission Waco/Mission World and that alone makes getting up in the morning worthwhile. So we are always humbled when others in our own community affirm our efforts to bring good news to the poor and empower the marginalized. Recently we received notification that the readers of the Waco Tribune Herald once again voted us as their their number one choice in the non-profit category. There are numerous non-profit organizations in Waco doing outstanding work that we applaud, who are equally deserving of honor. We are privileged to collaborate with so many of them in our common call to serve others. Thanks to you who voted!

Volunteer Orientation on Tuesdays, 3pm, at Mission Waco office.   254.753.4900 for more information



The front page article in the Waco Tribune Herald announces the details a $220,000 match grant from C.I.O.S. to Mission Waco to convert the iconic “liquor store” in our North Waco neighborhood into the COLCORD OFFICE & RETAIL DEVELOPMENT (C.O.R.D. Center). Our once blighted area, now celebrates numerous Christian community development projects that have changed the landscape of the crime and decay into a thriving neighborhood with a non-profit grocery store, community theater, popular cafe, and aquaponics greenhouse. The “liquor store” was the final stark reminder of the old days, but things are changing! The match grant is only accessible as our supporters step in to give. A gift of $25 for C.O.R.D. Stock doubles to $50 with this grant. Each “share holder” will get a certificate of stock to remind them of their investment into the North Waco neighborhood. (Send donations to: Mission Waco “CORD Shares,” 1315 N. 15th St, Waco, TX 76707.)


Manna House “Graduates Celebrate Sobriety at Reunion

Annual November Gathering of Men’s Residential Treatment Program

Each year there is a day like few others for numerous men who successfully completed Mission Waco’s faith-based, alcohol/drug addiction program. Many come from other communities “back home” to stand with their peers who daily are overcoming addictions. They eat together, laugh, share stories and remind each other to remain strong in their convictions to live lives free of substance abuse. Because of our local donors who support the program, it is open without cost to most low-income McLennan County residents and at a nominal cost (based on bed-space) for residents outside the county. We celebrate these men who have been transformed, one day at a time.

Jubilee Food Mkt Expands “Oasis Loyalty Cards” To Entire Community

Competitive Prices, Quality and Convenience Attracting More Customers to Non-profit Grocery

Customers love deals and we got ‘em! Mission Waco’s non-profit grocery store offers neighbors, living within one-mile of the store, $5 back on their Oasis Loyalty Card for each $25 of purchases. Now, the entire community outside the one-mile area, can get $3 off on their card. If you have not yet shopped at the store, located a 1505 N. 15th at Colcord Ave, come get your card and see for yourself. We’ve got everything from grass-fed beef to the best price in town for Blue Bell ice cream.



Poverty Simulation Dates Set Through Spring  ‘18

One weekend can change your life! 

One-half of the world lives on less that $2/day. 21,000 children under the age of five die daily. We live in a world of need that can be overwhelming. But one weekend, Friday evening at 8:00 through Sunday at 2:30pm can transform your views and purpose in life. Just ask any of the 25,000 participants who have attended this weekend. Details and costs are listed at the link above. Dates do fill up, so make your reservation soon!


Spring 2018

Mar 23-25 – space available

Apr 6-8 – space available

Apr 20-22 – space available

Summer 2018

June 8-10 – space available

June 22-24 – space available

July 13-15 – space available


Grand Opening of Urban R.E.A.P. 

See photos of the Opening on our facebook page here


Want to know more about the Donation Clinic at the Meyer Center?  Click here to watch a great video for Dr. Jeanette Cunningham’s retirement from volunteering.

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