Preschool                                  Children

Our Ministry Philosophy

At Columbus Avenue, we believe that parents are to be their child's primary spiritual teacher in their child's life. According to Deuteronomy 6, parents are not only to love the Lord and have his commandments on their hearts, but they are to teach their children to do the same.  Parents impress God’s truth in every day life. As one parent summarized.  We want to give children a solid foundation of faith—spiritual concept by spiritual concept, in a step-by-step, sequential way—much like laying bricks. So that in the end he or she will have a solid foundation of faith on which the entire structure of faith will rise…not just a pile of bricks.

Our basic beliefs include:

  • Parents as primary spiritual teacher 
  • The Church's role is to affirm the spiritual teaching done at home 
  • We want to be a parent’s greatest fan and resource 
  • Worship as families 
  • Children as vital persons in the Family of Faith 
  • Relationship-based ministry 
  • Bible is textbook for every organization and event

Find Your Place

There are many ways for you to serve in the Children's Ministry at Columbus Avenue! No matter your interests, training, or prior experience, we are dedicated to equipping and finding a place for you.  For the safety of our children and ministry, we require all volunteers to go through a screening process prior to working with our children. Please fill out these forms and return them to the Children's Ministry Office as soon as possible.

Ministry and Volunteer Application
Ministy and Volunteer Policy
6 Month Waiver
*6 month waiver is only for volunteers who have been a member for less than 6 months


Event Forms

Medical Release Form
Event Scholarship Application

*for any event in which a child would potentially not be able to attend an event due to financial concerns

Contact Us

Columbus Avenue Baptist Church 
Children's Ministries                                                                         
1300 Columbus Avenue
Waco, TX. 76701

Church Office: (254)-752-1655 ext. 9107
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Helpful Websites  Kara Fleck                                        D6 Family                                         

Levels of Biblical Learning:  Lifeway                                   Plugged In:  Focus on the Family                       Family Life                                         Orange 

Biblical Solutions for Life:  Lifeway                              Faith @ Home                           

Marriage and Family Life: Dennis & Barbara Rainey

Parenting Articles

Focus on the Family                    CrossWalk                    Families Online Magazine


Helpful Books

 52 Creative Family Time Experiences: Fun Ways to Bring Faith Home  -     By: Timothy Smith
  52 Creative Family Time Experiences:  Fun Ways  to Bring Faith Home
By:  Timothy Smith
Starting Family Traditions to Bring Faith Home
  Faith Begins At Home:  The Family Makeover With Christ at the Center       
By:  Mark Holman
Learn to Establish Home as the Primary
Place Where Faith is Nurtured
  Parenting in the Pew
By:  Robbie Castleman
Guiding your children in the joy of worship
  Impress Faith On Your Kids
By:  Mark Holmes
Practical Tools for Parents to Use in
Sharing Faith with Their Children
  Joining Children on the Spiritual Journey
By Catherine Stonehouse
Nurturing a Life of Faith
  Sticky Faith:  Everyday Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids
By:  Kara E. Powell, Chap Clark
Empowers Adults to Develop Robust and Long-term Faith in Kids


  When Can I?
By:  Dr. Thomas Sanders
Questions Children Ask in Their First Steps Toward Faith
  You Can't Make Me (But I can Be Persuaded)
By:  Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
A Resource for Parents of Strong-Willed Children
  Take it Home
By:  Mark Holman and Dave Teixeria
Helps Parents Transform the Spiritual Formation of Their Children