Classes begin September 1

Jump to: House of Prayer, Adult classes, Spanish, Chef, College, Youth, PreteenKids, Preschool

Family Friendly Wednesdays are here! 

  • Dinner served from 5:00-6:00    
  • Safe and Dynamic Kids Activities Start at 6:00   
  • Adult Classes on Topics Adults Want to Study Start at 6:00 
  • Kids activities and Adult studies end by 7:30  
Moses said to God, “Teach me Your ways so that I may know you better.” That’s our prayer too. Growing as a disciple of Jesus takes effort. Anything worthwhile does. ColumbusU is designed to help you become a better follower of Jesus each day, so we have chosen bible studies to help you in your walk. We have developed a schedule proven to make Wednesday evenings a chance to re-charge your batteries mid-week. Getting to ColumbusU will carry you through your week like you can’t imagine. We invite you to come, give it a try and see what God has in mind for you and your family.  
Danny Walker, Executive Pastor CABC 

 Special Night: House of Prayer

 August 25
 Raise your hand if you feel the need for a prayer meeting! 
 House of Prayer is an opportunity for people of all walks of life to gather and call out to the Lord together.  We all carry burdens,   for those we love as well as our own. The good news is that we have a God who is full of mercy and grace and forgiveness. Join   us for a very special evening of calling on the name of the Lord as we gather for a powerful night of prayer and   expectation. What  God can do, prayer can do.  


Columbus U.   Session 1   Fall 2021 

 The Story of The Bible w/Pastor Josh

 Led by: Senior Pastor Josh Vaughan
 5 weeks
 Cost: None

                                              Room: 106
Join in as Pastor Josh walks through scripture and discover the implications of several themes found in the Bible. We’ll read passages from across scripture and discuss the Bible’s core truths and teachings. Ideas such as God as our creator and ruler, humanity as rebels against God, God's judgement on our rebellion, Jesus' death for our sins and Jesus' resurrection as Lord of all. You will find greater understanding, confidence and trust in sharing God’s truth.

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Begins September 1 and ends September 29 

 Jonah: You Can’t Outrun Grace by Paul Tripp 

 Led by: Bob Hartland
 8 weeks
 Cost: $5

 Room: 226
Are you running from God? At times in our lives, we all have, and Jonah tried. His story is a short, bizarre, powerful tale, dense in Biblical theology, showing us that we can never outrun the grace of God. That is good news! We will discuss and discover God’s truths in topics such as our hesitations to follow God’s direction, what is our true potential as a person, what does it look like to follow God, and more.  
We will join renowned Christian teacher Paul David Tripp as he reveals timeless truths and practical applications of the Book of Jonah in short video sessions over the course of eight weeks. There will be lots of time for discussion and discovery as we explore scripture in the book of Jonah. 

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Begins September 1 and ends October 20

 Parenting Through the Phases 

 Led by: Michelle Witt
 6 weeks
 Cost: None

 Room: 104
 You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she moves on to what’s next. It goes by fast, and  kids change and grow quickly.  It’s said that you only know your kid once in the phase they're in now.  Parenting Through The Phases is a small group study for parents based on The Phase Project and The Phase Guides. 
This small group study will help you discover what’s changing about your kid, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase. 

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Begins September 1 and ends October 6 

 The Prodigal Son: An Astonishing Parable of Grace for You by   John MacArthur  

 Led by: Executive Pastor Danny Walker
 6 weeks
 Cost: $5

 Room: 116
Two thousand years ago, Jesus told a simple story about a father and his two sons. This tale stands out because it is a story about each of us and our struggle with sin. Whether we identify with the rebellion of the younger son or the self-righteousness of the older brother, we all are in need of our Father’s grace, mercy, and forgiveness. 
John MacArthur provides fascinating new insights into this parable as he takes us step-by-step through each part of the tale. We will explore not only the shocking actions of the younger son in his rebellion but also the coldhearted attitude of the older brother toward his family. You will find a reflection of yourself in each of these two sons—and come to understand, in a fresh and new way, what God does to find you where you are and bring you back to Him. 

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Begins September 1 and ends October 6 

 Ladies’ Study: 1st Peter – A Living Hope in Christ by Jen   Wilkins 

 Led by: Karen Baldwin
 10 weeks
 Cost: $15 includes workbook

 Room: 111
Our inheritance through Christ is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. In 1 Peter, a man of faith and flaws and eyewitness to the life of Christ challenges us to look beyond our current circumstances to a future inheritance. He shares his concerns on big picture issues for the early church, describes believers’ true identity in Christ, and ultimately helps readers discover what it means to experience the Living Hope they have in Christ. Key themes of humility, submission, and identity in Christ guide the study of 1 Peter as we are challenged to read the book in its entirety each week.

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Begins September 1 and ends November 10 

 Ave College Ministry Equipping Training  

 Led by: Trey Etter

Cost: None - Supper included at 5:00

Room: 118
Avenue Equipping Class is open to all college-age students who are seeking to grow in biblical knowledge and practical theology. The goal of the equipping class is to provide the necessary tools to be a confident disciple-making disciple. Come and join us as we grow together in Jesus' name!  

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Begins September 1 and ends November 17 

Columbus U.   Session 2   Fall 2021 

 When God’s People Pray  

 Led by: Crumpton's & Hansen's
 7 weeks
 Cost: None

 Room: 104
 You can find common ground with over 100 of the CABC church family who have already felt the full impact of this powerful   study on prayer. We won’t ask you to pray out loud or in front of anyone. We won’t ask about your deepest needs and fears.   We will learn how to make a powerful prayer life a part of your daily life.
  Whether you were raised in church or not, this study will open doors to talking with God in ways you may never have been aware   of.  Discover the power of God to restore hope, ignite faith, work miracles, and change lives—through prayer. Featuring teachings by Jim Cymbala and video interviews of ordinary people who have received extraordinary answers to their prayers; these 5 sessions will help you pray with new confidence. 

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Begins October 13 and ends November 17 

 Spiritual Warfare is Real: How the Power of Jesus Defeats the   Attacks of Our Enemy by Jim Cymbala  

 Led by: Executive Pastor Danny Walker
 5 weeks
 Cost: $5

 Room: 106
 Are you ready to stop playing defense and start playing offense? Jesus described the nature of our enemy when He said, "The   thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy." But He also promised, "I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full." (John 10:10). Today, the enemy has been seeking to steal much from God's followers. For this reason, we need to "suit up" and make sure we are equipped with each piece of God's armor so that we can see through Satan's schemes, stand strong in God's power, and repeal the enemy attacks.
Together, we will learn how to recognize that we are in a spiritual war, understand the enemy's plots against us, and develop practical strategies for fighting back. As believers in Christ, we have been given everything we need to stand strong and take the fight to the enemy. 

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Begins October 13 and ends November 17 

 Christianity, Cults and Religions: Knowing the Truth   and Recognizing Dangerous Teachings 

 Led by: Darren Roos
 6 weeks
 Cost: None

Room: 116
How is Mormonism different from Christianity? When Jehovah’s Witnesses say they believe in Jesus, what do they mean? What is the difference between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims? What do I say to a friend or neighbor of another faith?  This study explains the history, background, and beliefs of the world’s largest religions and cultic groups. 
Together, we will discuss and learn about the most common world religions and how they compare to Christianity. Not only will be solidify what we know we will learn why we know it. Most importantly, we will learn what to say and how to have conversations with people we know who have other faiths.  

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Begins October 13 and ends November 17

Columbus U.  en Español   Fall 2021 

 Aclaremose tus Dudas by Dr. Jorge A. Salazar  

 dirigido por David Villarreal
 11 semenas
 Costo: gratis

en la habitación 204
Aclaremos tus Dudas es una selección de respuestas bíblicas a preguntas contemporáneas con aplicaciones prácticas para la vida y ministerio. Las respuestas que presenta el Dr. Jorge A. Salazar están enfocadas en los textos bíblicos considerando el contexto histórico y cultural en el que fueron registradas las Palabras de Dios. 

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1 de septiembre al 17 de noviembre 

 ESL and Computer Skills Class  

 dirigido por Chela Rosas
 11 semenas
 Costo: gratis

 en la habitación 401
Esta clase es más que una clase de inglés. Através de una variedad de métodos, los estudiantes aprenden inglés y ciudadanía gratis usando computadores, música, y muchas otras maneras culturales que ayudan con la transición a la vida en los Estados Unidos. En un ambiente de apoyo cristiano, los estudiantes establesan nuevas relaciones con otros y una base sólida con el poder de Cristo. Esta clase es solo disponible por solicitud e invitación 

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1 de septiembre al 17 de noviembre 

Wednesdays in November & December - Limited Holiday Specials 


 Letters to the Seven Churches of Revelation

 Led by: Senior Pastor Josh Vaughan
 5 weeks
 Cost: None

 Room: 226
The first chapters of Revelation are key to understanding Christ’s expectations for the New Testament church. Dig in with Pastor Josh and discuss the status of church from God’s perspective. How does he see us?  What does He want us to be?  Every foray into Revelation yields great discovery, and this short end of the season session will be no different.  
Jump in at the conclusion of your other Session Two class or join in from the beginning.  This study will not begin until November and will wrap up a couple of weeks into December.  

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Begins November 3 and ends December 8 


 How to Chef with CABC Chef Tim   Mauzey: The Christmas Dinner Spectacular 

 Led by: Chef Tim Mauzey
 2 Wednesdays in December - 5:30-7:30
 Cost: $15

 Room: CABC Kitchen
 Must Apply in Advance – 8 person limit 
Christmas traditions are a tradition, but sometimes you just need to raise that Christmas dinner to new heights. Here is your chance. Over two weeks, Chef Tim will teach a small group the professional ins and outs of putting together an impressive holiday dinner.  Take new skills and apply them to your kitchen, or take this menu and knock the socks off your family.  The How to Chef with Chef Tim class in June was a huge success, so don’t miss out on this one. This class is limited to 8 persons. 

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December 1 and 8 



For Children Birth through 6th Grade   6:00 – 7:30 

As followers of Jesus, we are called to be All In as we love Him with all our heart, soul, strength, and mind. (Luke 10:27) Wednesday nights this Fall, preschoolers and children will learn more about spiritual disciplines and practice healthy habits of the Christian faith as they participate in Worship, Bible and Mission rotations. Check in will begin no earlier than 5:50pm at either check in station in the children's building (first floor lobby or second floor at sky bridge).

Hoops Huddle for 3rd through 6th Grade Boys and Girls  

6:00 – 7:30 drop off and pick up at theCenter 

      (replacing Upward Basketball) 

Changing the World One Bounce at a Time 
Hoops Huddle is a Basketball ministry for children 3rd-6th grade.
Event Timing: est. Jan 2022
Event Address: 1115 Columbus Ave., Waco, TX 76701
Contact us at (254) 754-7971 or email
More information to come soon.   

For Students 7th through 12th Grade
6:15 – 7:30 PM

In this hard and confusing time for both teenagers and everyone else, one thing that remains constant - God’s Word! In order to better apply that to our lives, we not only need to know who God is, but who we are to be in every situation that life may throw our way. Therefore, throughout this 20-21 school year, we will address these themes with the question WHO? Join us at 6:15 pm each Wednesday in the youth room on the 4th floor to dive into this together. 


For College and University Students 

Community Groups are student-led small groups that meet weekly across Waco. We were made for community. A Community Group is a safe place to build relationships with other students, ask questions, and learn more about Jesus. You can find out more at groups.  
We also offer dinner Wednesdays until 6 pm.  



Adult Worship Choir   7:00-8:15 PM 

The Worship Choir is the largest group of worship leaders in our church and is open to all youth and adults (age 13 and up).  If you have a passion for worship, we need your heart and your voice in this group!  No prior singing experience is necessary, and we have a fun time together each Wednesday night.  
  Feel free to come as soon as your class is finished - and we provide complimentary childcare until the end of rehearsal. Since protecting our worship leaders is important during this COVID season, please contact Dr. Etter for more information on how that is handled. 

Columbus U. Special Dates

August 11: Adult Choir Rehearsal starts back
August 18:  Columbus Café suppers start back  
August 25:  House of Prayer event 
September 1:  Children & Youth activities and Session 1 Adult Bible studies begin 
October 13:  New Session 2 Adult Studies begin 
October 27: Trunk or Treat on Columbus Ave. – no activities or meal  
November 3:  Pastor’s study (5 weeks) begins  
November 17:  Session 2 Adult Studies and Kids & Youth ColumbusU activities end 
       Columbus Café ends until January 
November 25:  Thanksgiving Holiday week – no meal or activities  
December 1, 8:  Chef Tim Holiday Cooking Class 
December 8:  Pastor’s study ends, ColumbusU breaks until January