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.

Upcoming Events


Join us for refreshments and a brief time of Christmas caroling at Jubilee Center (N. 15th/Colcord)
For all those who volunteer and/or donate to Mission Waco, we want to say “thank you” at our annual drop-in time for refreshments and visiting. A brief time of singing Christmas caroling will follow next door in the Jubilee Theatre, 1321 N. 15th St. Please come!


Five “READERS CHOICE AWARDS for Mission Waco & World Cup Café
For the second year in a row, Mission Waco/Mission World was chosen by the Waco Tribune Herald “READERS CHOICE” as the number one non-profit organization. The World Cup Café and Fair Trade Mkt was chosen as the #2 “Overall” restaurant and the #2 “Best Breakfast.” Mission Waco’s “Chapel at Meyer Center” (favorite wedding venue) and The Ark Apts were also chosen by local readers. Thanks to all who voted!


Job Training Program Continues to Expand
Job Specific Skills added to Pre-employment “Soft Skills”
Climbing up on a forklift for the first time or getting the right ingredients in the pan at the right time are only two of the challenges faced by Mission Waco job trainees who are learning various skills to help them get and retain jobs that move toward living wages. This past month began the new expanded job training “M-Powerment Program” for lower income folks. Interested or know someone needing help finding a job? We can help. Applications available at the Meyer Center, 1226 Washington.




Fair Trade Mkt Sales Explode During Holidays- Groups welcome!
Items made by world’s poor give meaning to shopping at 1321 N. 15th

When you buy a piece of jewelry, a scarf, a wall hanging or any of the hundreds of items in Mission Waco’s Fair Trade Mkt, you are not only giving a meaningful gift to someone, but also joining in a wider economic system of justice that guarantees fairness for the world’s poor. Located at the back of the World Cup Café, the large number of items come from all over the world, so come shop while blessing others. The room is also set for up to 40 dining customers to eat.
Shop World Cup Online
or come on by the store to find that perfect gift.

MLK Day clip art

Dramatic Presentation (9:45am), Soul Food Lunch & Dialogue (12:00), and Community Service in Waco (1:15-4:00)
Join the scores of folks on this special day to take King’s words into reality! Mission Waco’s annual MLK Program and Day of Service on 1/19 offers a variety of ways to learn more about racial reconciliation and make a difference in your own community. A riveting performance of “A Woman Called Truth” will begin at 9:45am, followed by “soul food lunch” (adult and youth sites) with dialogue about race, followed by three hours of community service throughout Waco. There are no costs for the day’s activities! Groups are asked to register at <> or <>.

cultural night

CULTURAL FOODS & DANCES NIGHTSaturday, Jan 31, 5:45-8:00
Foods and Ethnic Dances from Parts of the WorldWORLD CUP CAFE & JUBILEE THEATRE

Pre-sale: $12 Adults; $4 children under 12;  At Door: $15 Adults; $5 children under 12

Buy online @: <> or at main office: 1315 N. 15th St.

Poverty Simulation Dates
Intensive weekend experience held 16x a year
One weekend can change your life. Don’t believe us? You can ask some of the thousands of participants, ages 13-85, who have experienced the full weekend training. Each year, hundreds of students and adults attend one of the sixteen weekends to learn more about the realities of poverty through a blend of experience and information. Details and cost of the weekend and how to register your group are here on the website.
February 6-8; 27-March 1
March 20-22
April 10-12; 24-26

Charity Navigator Gives Fourth “Exceptional 4-Star Rating “
Mission Waco one of 7% of all non-profits in the nation
Charity Navigator <>, the leading charity evaluator in America, just recognized Mission Waco’s fourth “exceptional” rating for financial and accountability/transparency. The ministry received a combined score of 69.09 out of a possible score of 70. According to their letter, “Only 7% of all charities we rate have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Mission Waco/Mission World out performs most charities in America.” The recognition is a testament of the hard work and integrity of Mission Waco’s administrative staff and commitment to be “beyond reproach” as a Christian ministry. The organization is also approved by the Better Business Bureau. As community-based organization that relies on donors, volunteers, collaborations, and funders. With over a million non-profits in the US, fiscal accountability has become a critical value for donors. We’re proud you can trust our integrity!

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