Our work is our prayer, our prayer is our work.
From the beginning of DaySpring in 1993, the philosophy of mission has been that every Christian is a minister and that our primary ministry happens in the neighborhoods, schools, workplaces, and marketplaces of our daily lives. We encourage every member of DaySpring to be attentive to the ways God is active in and around our relationships.
We also seek ways to do ministry together through connecting with the Waco community in ways that are helpful, meaningful, and compassionate. If you would like to be involved in any of the following opportunities or have any questions, let us know.
During the Spiritual Formation hour at DaySpring, we have the unique opportunity to worship with our neighbors at the Ridgecrest Retirement home. This community loves gathering together on Sunday morning to sing songs of praise, pray with one another, read the Scriptures and hear the preaching of God’s Word. If you are interested in sharing your gifts and talents with the community of Ridgecrest join us from 10 - 10:50 AM in the Ridgecrest Chapel.
The Gospel Cafe
The Gospel Cafe, a mission of Cross Ties Ecumenical Church, provides a sense of security for hundreds of needy residents by offering hot meals and acceptance in an impoverished Waco neighborhood three days a week throughout most of the year. DaySpring volunteers cook a meal and serve about 200 guests on the first Wednesday of each month.
Sunshine Recovery House
The mission of Sunshine Recovery House is to provide safe, affordable housing for women in the early stages of recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol. DaySpring supports this mission prayerfully, financially, and in various ways throughout the year.
Urban Promise: Copan Ruinas, Honduras
The mission of Urban Promise is to equip children and young adults with the skills necessary for academic achievement, life management, spiritual growth, and Christian leadership. They fulfill this mission through after-school programs, summer camps, experiential learning, job training, and a host of other programs that challenge youth to develop and realize their potential. DaySpringer Blair Quinius is the founder of UPH and has welcomed several DaySpring groups to Copan Ruinas over the years as part of our ongoing partnership.
OTHER PARTNERSHIPS: STARS Book Clubs, World Hunger Relief Farm, Texas Hunger Initiative
While DaySpring is a diverse congregation that draws from many traditions, we cooperate in ongoing missions and ministry with the Waco Regional Baptist Network, The Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), and with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF).
The Baptist General Convention of Texas
The BGCT is a fellowship of transformational churches sacrificially giving ourselves to God’s redemptive purpose. Continually being transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit into the likeness of Christ, we join together to transform our communities and the world. Engaging culture, we reach people where they are for an encounter with Jesus Christ.
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
For 25 years, CBF has been driven by its mission to serve Christians and churches as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission and to live into CBF's vision to be a national and global community bearing witness to the Gospel in partnership with Christians across the nation and around the world.
Mission Proposals and Initiatives
Through our mission proposal initiatives, we invite church members to request a grant to continue partnering together in the redemptive mission of Christ in the world. To encourage initiatives, we have set aside funding and solicit proposals to the church council for mission initiatives in the following areas:
Renew: DaySpring seeks ways to offer our church campus as a place of rest and renewal for DaySpringers, our neighbors, and the wider community.
Serve: DaySpringers seek to embody the love of Jesus by involving our lives with those most at risk in the Waco community.
Share: DaySpringers seek to practice intentional community as a path of Christian mission.
Extend: DaySpring seeks to extend the ministry and character of DaySpring beyond our local community.
A proposal application is available here or you can pick one up at the church office.
DaySpring also has a number of former members who are serving around the United States and around the world. In a variety of ways we support and encourage these ministries in places like Denver, Colorado and southeast Asia.