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ColumbusU and Covid-19

As written in John 16:33, Jesus said, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, I have overcome the world.”  
2020 has been historical and world events have interrupted almost every aspect of life. But nothing can separate us from the love of Christ and nothing can prevent us from being His disciples. Therefore we will continue with ColumbusU this fall. 
To balance health safety and discipleship, we will make a few adjustments.
  • In Person class sizes will be limited, so register early.
  • Children’s activities will be provided for children of parents/guardians in adult studies and choir only. No drop offs can be accepted.
  • Café Central will be available in “to-go,” “dine in,” or “tail gate” options.
    • No serving line. All of Chef Tim’s meals will be prepared to carry but can be enjoyed inside, outside, or at home.
    • No ticket table. All meals are ordered and paid for online by Monday at 2:00 PM.
  • We will have only one 10 week session with classes on campus and by Zoom.
- Danny Walker, Executive Pastor CABC


Special Nights: HOUSE OF PRAYER
September 9 and December 2

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.


Session one classes
begin September 16

Have You Ever Wondered about Eternity by Randy Alcorn 

10 weeks
Led by Bob Nowlin
Cost: $8 for study guide
Room: Chapel

What is Heaven really going to be like? What will we look like? What will we do? Will there be marriage? Will Heaven get boring after a while? We all have questions about Heaven, and now after 25 years of research, Dr. Randy Alcorn has answers based on Biblical truths. 
Sessions include: What We Know About Heaven, The Present Heaven, The New Earth, Reigning and Ruling, Glimpses Into Heaven,  Relationships in Heaven, and Our Greatest Adventure. 
Begins September 16 and ends November 18

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Philippians Study

10 weeks
Led by Danny Walker
Cost: $10 includes book
Room: 226
The story begins in Philippi, where Paul introduces three individuals that were all enslaved by the kind of things we often choose over the Gospel: Lydia, the business woman - the slave girl - the jailer.
Their lives portray dysfunction and emptiness but are totally transformed by the Gospel. True joy and Christ's love begin to live within them, giving them a life of purpose. In fact, Paul himself was enslaved and then by God's grace and mercy he could pen these popular and profound words. "to live is Christ, and to die is gain" and "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me".
Join Matt Chandler, Pastor of the Village Church in Dallas as he walks us through Philippians. In one of the most intimate of Paul's letters, Chandler paints a beautiful picture of what it is to be a mature Christian.
Begins September 16 and ends November 18

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Better – A Study of Hebrews by Jen Wilkins

10 weeks
Led by Karen Baldwin

Order your own workbook
Online Only
In this verse-by-verse study of the Book of Hebrews, Jen Wilkin explores how God "provided something better for us" in the person of Jesus Christ (Heb. 11:40). Through stories of Old Testament heroes and practices, the author of Hebrews demonstrates how the new covenant is superior to the old and how Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of every promise. Explore familiar verses in context of the entire Bible, learning how to place your hope and faith in Christ alone.
Order your member workbook ($13.99) from Christianbook.com, Lifeway.com, or Amazon.
Join the class via Zoom! - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87411414556
Begins September 16 and ends November 18

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Questions and Answers on Bible and Christ with Pastor Josh

10 weeks
Led by Senior Pastor Josh Vaughan
No Cost
Online and in Room 202/204
Everyone has Bible questions but it’s hard to catch the pastor at a best time to have a really good discussion and get an answer that you can build on. This fall, Senior Pastor Josh Vaughan will host and provide a great time of questions and answers to help you strengthen your foundation in Christ. Perhaps you wondered, does God’s forgiveness have a limit? Or, can I mess up enough to lose my salvation? Or, how can Jesus be God and still be a man?  Bring your questions and be ready for a great time of discussion as we find the truth and power of God’s word together. 
Join the class via Zoom! -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87811613529
Begins September 16 and ends November 18

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Supporting women and families in the loss of babies

6 weeks
Led by Tiffany Guy & Dena Quigley
Cost: No Cost
Cradled is a Support Group for families experiencing the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, early infant loss, or infertility. Maybe you've begun to miscarry, or perhaps an ultrasound has confirmed no heartbeat.  Maybe you were told your baby will not survive, or you experienced tragedy at birth.  We are so sorry.  We hurt for you, and we want you to know there is love, hope and healing for you.
Whether you are in a moment of crisis or years down the road, Cradled offers individual support as well as weekly peer support groups. Someone is here to walk with you so you don't have to navigate this journey alone.  Free childcare is available as well as fun, healthy and educational programs for older children. Email tiffanylguy@gmail.com or www.cradled.org for more info. 
Begins September 16 and ends November 18

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ColumbusU en Español
La Historia:

Llegando Al Corazón De La Historia De Dios

10 semanas
Dirigido por David Vilarreal
Costo: Gratis
en la habitación 122
La Historia es una nueva, poderosa y gratificante experiencia para toda la iglesia. La Historia  permite a los miembros de su iglesia recorrer la progresión de los personajes y acontecimientos bíblicos de una forma cronológica. Los participantes desarrollarán un aprecio nuevo y más profundo por la Biblia y notarán los siguientes beneficios:
  • Comprensión más profunda de la Biblia
  • Confianza nueva al comunicar la Palabra
  • Experiencia unificada para toda la iglesia
  • Elevado sentido de logro en comunidad
  • Crecimiento natural al alcanzar a otros
15 de agosto al 18 de noviembre


ESL and Computer Skills Class
Spanish Language Class

dirigido por Chela Rosas
ESL no se ofrecerá este otoño. Esperamos que la clase comience nuevamente en enero.
ESL will not be offered this fall. We expect the class to begin again in January. 

Adult Worship Choir

7:00 - 8:15 PM
Choir Room A212


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 (meeting in the Choir Room A212) as soon as your class is finished - and we provide complimentary childcare until the end of rehearsal.

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Led by Justin Smith & Trey Etter 
By Invitation Only
Room: 111
First year student-leaders in our college ministry are trained in theology and practical discipleship. This class meets bi-weekly every fall semester.

Begins September 16 and ends November 18



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 here. 
We also offer dinner Wednesdays until 6 pm. It’s only $2 for college students!  

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.


Experiences for Moms & Tween Daughters

5th and 6th Grade Only
6 weeks
Led by Shelley Cadmus
Cost: $10 for book
Room 313
The "tween" years are a critical transition period in the life of a young girl. Girls this age are changing in profound ways, and it can become harder to talk about the things that matter.
This faith-based study is designed for moms and daughters to help them connect and talk about topics critical to the preteen years: identity, body, emotions, friendships, technology, and faith. 
Begins October 7 and ends November 11

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An Interactive Experience for Dads & Sons

5th and 6th Grade Only
4 weeks
Led by: Brice Cherry 
Cost: $10 for book
Room 315
The preteen years are critical years in a boy's life. This study helps dads and sons address important questions during this season; questions like: Who am I? Who are my friends? What do I feel? And what is faith? 
This four-session study will help boys ages 10-13 navigate these important questions alongside their dads and/or other father figures in their lives. Using experiences as well as engaging content, Level Up will not only help fathers and sons talk about important things, but also help them take their relationship to the next level.
Begins October 7 and ends October 28 

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For Children 1st through 6th Grade   
6:00 – 7:30 PM

NOTE: Change in program for Fall 2020
Columbus U Kids will be a fun time of Worship, Missions, and Music for all 1st-6th graders whose parent(s) or guardian is enrolled in a Columbus U class and/or attends adult choir rehearsal.


For Birth through Kindergarden   
6:00 – 7:30 PM

NOTE: Change in program for Fall 2020
Midweek Preschool Ministry will be available for children whose parent(s) or guardian is enrolled in a ColumbusU class and/or attends adult choir rehearsal.