Mission Waco

Organization Description: 

We are a Christian inner-city non-profit ministry that works with people at many levels. Our goal is to equip those who do not have to become empowered to do for themselves. We come along side those who need assistance and give them the tools and opportunities they need to provide for their family.
We also mobilize the "middle class" (those who have resources, time, and money) to work with us as a support system for our organization.
And we stand up for our children in the public school system, challenge the city for better public transportation, and stand in the gap for the homeless and disenfranchised.

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1315 N. 15th St.
Waco, TX 76707
Mission Statement: 

To Empower the poor
Mobilize the middle class
To serve the social injustices of Waco and the world

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

Mission Waco considers itself within mainstream Christian doctrine. The Apostle's Creed is foundational to the volunteers. Believing that every person will stand before God in enterniy and enter the Kingdom of God via a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as the only "way, truth, and life," (John 14:6), the organization concerns itself with the centrality of the Good News. As an interdenominational ministry, however, a delicate balance must be maintained between central and non-central viewpoints of the volunteers. Non-central, doctrinal issuses, whcih typically divide the Christian church, are to be only discussed as "personal opinions" and not the view of Mission Waco. Because many seekers often get sidetracked and confuse about such issues, it is important that the volunteer focus on the basics of the Christian message.

"The Cost of Discipleship" - Mission Waco also attempts to avoid "cheapening" the Gospel. Although affriming the freee gift of salvation through Christ's sacrificial death and resurrection, follwoin Him is much more than mere words. Those who choose salvation should understand there is a cost and a lifestyle that shows validity of the new birth.

Children- Young children who come to Mission Waco activities are not generally pushed to "accept Christ." Many are later in life confused or believe they are Christian, when perhaps they made only an emotional decision from peer or group pressure. We must work together as a team to determine how best to affirm the decisions and spiritual development of younger children.

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NTEE Major Category: 
Community Improvement,Capacity Building
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NTEE Minor Category: 
Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (General)
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