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.

I AM Mission Waco    Mission Waco: 25 Years of Service

Upcoming Events


“Jubilee Food Market”

Fresh vegetables, fruit, meat, bread, milk and much more – the basics of shopping  for yourself and  your family, at affordable prices too!  (and yes, we do sell Blue Bell Ice Cream!)   No matter where you live, everyone is invited to shop with us.  Come support this ongoing community effort!


Wanna know about the plans for the Next 25?  Email us!



Tuesday Night, Feb 28th, was our annual banquet.  Chisholm Hall was filled with people, with laughter, with memories and celebrations; our best-ever attendance!  Why? Because the banquet was our “kick-off” to anniversary celebrations this year, until next banquet.  We have a lot to share and celebrate!

You can help up share our message by picking up a yard sign here at our main office.  Place it on your yard or on a street or business of high visibility.  Office hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30-5 pm.  1315 N 15th St.

After a packed convention center celebration for Mission Waco Mission World’s 25th anniversary on February 28, the focus now turns to the next 25 years. Mission Waco is holding focus groups all over Waco and even in Dallas and Houston to get the views of the proposed projects and dreams ahead. These sessions include a short Powerpoint with photos and descriptions of the various hopes embraced by the board of directors and staff in the years ahead and the estimated costs they require. We want to hear from you about which ones you think are higher priorities and might motivate you to underwrite some of the costs in the next three to five years. Interested? Email <> or <Russell Floyd <> or call the office, 254.753.4900.

You are invited to join us at Mission Waco/Mission World on Saturday, April 29, 6:00-8:00pm at the World Cup Café, 1321 N. 15th St and Jubilee Theatre (next door) for a culture-filled night of traditional Korean food, including bulgogi, japche, fried rice etc., followed by a documentary film about Korea, K-Pop dance, Korean traditional songs, games and Korean calligraphy (Hangul). There is even a Taekwondo  (Korean martial art) demonstration and a photo booth for female guests to dress up Hanbok (the Korean traditional costume) and take a picture.

$5 donation requested at the door but not required.

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Party Planning and Fair Trade in High Demand Around Here World Cup Café & Fair Trade Mkt.’s group room offers shopping from around the world If you are looking for a great location for your group’s meal, don’t wait long to reserve the World Cup Café and Fair Trade Mkt. The café can hold up to fifty (50) guests in the back room where our global products are for sale. Contact the café at 254.757-1748 soon for your party.

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Volunteer at Mission Waco!


General Orientation Information. Complete forms. Sign up!

Bring $5 fee for Background Report if you want to volunteer with us.



Haiti, India and MxCity “Exposure Trips” Change Lives!

 Mission World offers international global trips…Come go with us !

 From the orphanage for physically and mentally disabled children in Mexico City to the slums of India and Haiti, your life will never be the same once you get to know the names and faces of real children and adults who struggle daily. For 25 years, Mission Waco has been taking groups to serve others in poverty and learn from them, as well as help empower them. Trip dates and costs are on the website.


Race One registration is now open.   Race is Sat April 29, 2017


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Poverty Simulation Dates Set Through Fall ‘17

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!

Summer 2017

June 9-11 – space available

June 23-25 – space available

July 7-9 – space available

July 28-30 – space available

Fall 2017

Sept 15-17 – space available

Sept 29-Oct 1 – space available

Oct 13-15 – space available

Nov 3-5 – space available


Urban R.E.A.P. Volunteers Showing Up To Install Components

Greenhouse, Solar, Rainwater Catchment, Composting and More

Baylor engineering students, local business men and women, and other volunteers begin constructing the canopy on Monday. And there is room for you! The unique sustainability project will grow food that will be sold in the Jubilee Food Mkt, and teach children, youth and adults about how to be better stewards of God’s creation. The “renewable energy and agriculture project” (R.E.A.P.) should be completed by early summer. If you want to be involved, call the main office at 254.753.4900.

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Interns & Summer Groups Locking in Dates…Hurry!

Reservations also filling up for Poverty Simulations, overnight groups and internships

They come from all over! Adult, youth and children groups fill the calendar year, especially now. There are schools from Austin, churches from around the state, non-profit ministries, colleges and others who come to learn, serve and be challenged to appropriately serve the poor and marginalized. Mission Waco has all the resources needed…dorm, food, service projects and trainers to help middle-class folks have a great and challenging experience. Go to the website link above and see the details.



25th Anniversary Banquet Tops 1100 Guests

Watch the Youtube video of Jimmy & Janet’s review of the first 25 years

If you were not able to attend the banquet, you can watch the story of how Mission Waco was born and grew on the link above. Mission Waco honored numerous volunteers, businesses, philanthropists and churches. Our thanks to so many of you who have supported and prayed for this ministry for so many years. We hope you will continue to do so!

Theater Camps Held This Summer

Advanced Theatre Performance Camp: $65 per week (Price includes snack and t-shirt)

June 12-July 2     9AM-1:00PM     Monday-Friday

Auditions for the upcoming Summer Musical The Beauty and the Beast Jr. will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 12PM-3PM. Please stop by the Mission Waco Office for Audition and Camp Forms.    Click here for application


Children’s Theatre Camp: $120    (Price includes snack, lunch and t-shirt)

July 10-14    9AM-4PM     July 15  Performance at 12PM

Kids entering Kindergarten through 5th Grade.    Click here for Children’s Theatre Application


Youth Theatre Camp: $120     (Price includes snack, lunch and t-shirt)

July 17-21      9AM-4PM     July 22  Performance at 12PM

Kids entering 6th-12th Grade

Youth Art Camp Held This Summer

Youth Summer Art Class dates–
Tuesdays 4:00-5:30pm June 6-27July 11-18Children Art Camp dates–
Each camp is 2 weeks Tuesday through Thursday, 1:30-3:30pm
Camp #1: June 6-8, 13-15 (Ages 9-11)
Camp #2: July 18-20, 25-25 (Ages 4-5)
Camp #3: August 1-3, 8-10 (Ages 6-8)
 Contact Mission Waco at 254.753.4900 for more information


Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund

a Mission Waco opportunity for lower income children and teens Jerry Johnston loved the arts and the poor. His life showed it. While he played and enjoyed music sitting on the board among the elite in the Dallas Opera Company, he also remembered the poor wherever he lived or traveled, creating a home for homeless boys in Bogota, Colombia, serving though NYC’s City Harvest hunger ministry, and even visiting inmates in the jail ministry with his church. As a local Waco resident with two Baylor University business degrees and post graduate studies at Duke, he succeeded in the business world in banking and became one the Top 20 Young Businessmen of Dallas. At age 57, his earthly struggles ended. To celebrate his legacy and continue purposeful efforts in keeping with Jerry’s life, friends and his mom have blessed the creation of a special Jerry Johnston Creative Arts Memorial Fund through Mission Waco to allow those who loved and respected him a way to express their appreciation for his life. READ MORE…


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