Classes begin January 20

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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 was historical and world events 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 march into 2021 with a fresh start at ColumbusU this winter and spring.  
To balance health safety and discipleship, we will make a few adjustments. 
  • Full Children’s activities in ColumbusU Kids are up and running. Look for great weekly activities with health safety a priority.  
  • Hoops Huddle is a new basketball-driven option at the Center for 3rd-6th graders, replacing Upward Basketball this season.  
  • Café Central will be available in “to-go” or “dine in” options.  
To avoid grouping, there is no ticket table. All meals are ordered and paid for online by Monday 2:00 pm. 
  • Adult studies are Session 1: 8 weeks- beginning January 20 and       Session 2: 6 weeks- beginning March 17. 
Danny Walker, Executive Pastor CABC 


May 5

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 January 20

Ladies Study

10 weeks
Led by Karen Baldwin
Cost: None
Room 111 & Online

What does it mean to be a citizen of the kingdom of Heaven? Matthew’s gospel opens with three chapters containing Jesus’ longest recorded message – a sermon given to His disciples early in His ministry to articulate what the life of a Christ-follower would look like. It was a message intended to turn upside down every expectation His closest followers might have.  
Most of us have only encountered the Sermon on the Mount in fragments, considering its subdivisions as complete teachings in their own right – a study on blessedness, a reflection on the Lord’s Prayer, a meditation on lilies of the field. But what if we navigated these three chapters as they were originally heard: as one cohesive, well-ordered message, intended to challenge us to think differently about repentance, salvation, and sanctification? Seat yourself on a mountainside to learn at the feet of Jesus and ask for ears to hear and a heart to respond to the teaching of our King. 
Link to the class via ZOOM:
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Begins January 20 ends March 24

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Pastor's Seminars

Tourist or Treasure Hunter: Finding Jewels in God’s Word

8 weeks
Led by Sr. Pastor Josh Vaughan
Cost: None
Room: 226
If you liked the format of Pastor Josh’s Sunday Seminars, you are in for a treat. Join Pastor Josh for eight weeks of study that will forever change the way you read the Bible. While the Bible is one unified story, it cannot all be read in the same way.
“Tourist or Treasure Hunter” challenges us to bring the right tools in order to discover jewels worth treasuring in all of God’s Word. More than that, we will be equipped to explore the Bible on our own and with a group in ways that continue to transform our lives so we become a “treasure” for God’s glory. 
Begins January 20 ends March 3

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They're Everywhere. What Are They?

8 weeks
Led by Danny Walker

Cost: None
Room: 118
In the opening pages of the Bible, God creates two overlapping realms, the heavens and the earth. This is where the drama of the biblical storyline takes place. Many of us are familiar with the earthly drama. Humans are given a wonderful garden to rule on God’s behalf, but they lose access to this paradise because of a foolish rebellion. But the biblical authors want us to see another set of characters, the inhabitants of the heavenly realm who are also heavily involved in this earthly story. 
For lots of different reasons, many modern readers of the Bible don’t notice these characters or don’t know what to make of them. Most of our modern portrayals of angels and demons are based on deep misunderstandings of what the biblical authors are trying to tell us about these creatures. Spiritual beings play a really important role in the biblical story, and that’s what this study is all about. 
Begins January 20 end March 3

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Zoom + In Person

8 weeks
Led by College Minister Trey Etter
Cost: None
Room: 116
Jesus knew the power of stories to touch people's hearts, so he used parables to teach his followers about the kingdom of God. If you want to know God better, the keys are in the parables. Join College Minister Trey Etter and dive into the culture, history and scripture that make these parables so important and meaningful. 
In addition to the parables Trey will study in the class, this book provides short studies on every parable in the Bible. You'll learn what God wants us to know from the prodigal son, the good Samaritan, the lost sheep, the talents, the sower, and many more. Each study includes a summary of the parable, the Scripture reference where it can be found, information on the historical and cultural setting, and key points.  
Link to the class via ZOOM :
Begins January 20 ends March 3

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Questions and Answers on Bible and Christ with Pastor Josh

6 weeks
Led by Sr. Pastor Josh Vaughan
Cost: None
Room: 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 spring, 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. 
Begins March 17 ends April 28

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The Prayer that Turned the World Upside Down

8 weeks
Led by Danny Walker
No Cost
Room 116
"Our Father, who art in heaven." The opening words of the Lord’s Prayer have become so familiar that we often speak them without a thought. But to the disciples who first heard these words from Jesus, the prayer was a thunderbolt, a radical new way to pray that changed them and the course of history. 
Far from a safe series of comforting words, the Lord’s Prayer makes extraordinary claims, topples every earthly power, and announces God’s reign over all things in heaven and on earth. Step by step, phrase by phrase, The Prayer that Turns the World Upside Down explains what these words mean and how we are to pray them.
Begins March 17 ends April 28

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6 weeks
Led by Darren Roos
No Cost
Room 226
In Goliath Must Fall, Pastor Louie Giglio examines the story of David and Goliath to reveal how we must slay the giants of fear, rejection, complacency, anxiety, anger, and addiction in our lives. This study shows how the key to living free from our giants is not better slingshot accuracy, but keeping our eyes on the one and only giant-slayer: Jesus. Put your hope in him, and watch Goliath fall. 
Begins March 17 end April 28

Aclaremos Tus Dudas 

14 semanas
dirigido por David Villarreal 
Costo: gratis
en la habitación 122


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
Link to the class via ZOOM:
20 de janero al 28 de abril  

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5 weeks
Cost: $20
Room: CABC Kitchen 5:30-7:30
Must Apply in Advance – 8 person limit 
Know the difference between haricot verts and country green beans? Didn’t think so. Move your cooking skills to the next level, or even the first level, in these five weeks of in-the-kitchen personal instruction from Chef Tim. Each week, the class members will prepare and cook a special, top of the line meal. All food and prep materials are provided. With over 20 years in restaurant/kitchen service, and training at Cordon Bleu in Atlanta, Chef Tim will teach you strategies, techniques, flavor combinations and chef secrets that will change the way you think about food and the way people think about your food!  This will be an extraordinary five weeks of talking about food, Jesus and life. This class is limited to 8 persons. 
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 

ESL and Citizenship Skills Class

dirigido por Chela Rosas 

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


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. 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. 


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. 

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

Columbus U Kids is our exciting program for kids in 1st-6th grade.  CU Kids is designed to encourage the spiritual, mental, and physical development of children as referenced in Deuteronomy 6.  CABC is committed to partnering with parents to help raise kids who “love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.”  Each Wednesday night, kids will benefit from training in the areas of worship, Bible study, and mission education.  Each of the 3 areas will work together to point to main ideas and themes throughout the school year.  Kids will also have opportunities to explore their “giftedness” through optional tracks in both the Spring and Fall semesters.   


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

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

      (replacing Upward Basketball this season) 

Changing the World One Bounce at a Time 
Hoops Huddle is a highly energetic and positive environment that wants to see young people improve their basketball skills while discovering their significance in this world. Participants will get hands-on skill and drill development each week with coaches, dive into some faith-building curriculum, and head home each week with an individually packaged dinner. 
Spots are limited. Register by email to A few coaches and volunteers are needed. Email soon!  We are excited about some basketball!   

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

“Jesus grew in wisdom, in stature and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52 serves as the framework for what our preschoolers will experience on Wednesday nights at Columbus Avenue. Our little ones will take their first steps in learning to worship God through exciting Bible stories, recreation, and snack, music, and prayer. Babies through kindergarteners will meet in classes on the first floor of the newly renovated Children’s Building. Come grow with us!