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 DaySpringer to be attentive to the ways God is active in and around our relationships.
We also seek ways to do ministry together. DaySpring seeks to actively connect with the Waco community in ways that are helpful, meaningful, and compassionate.
One of the groups we work with is CrossTies Ecumenical Church. CrossTies offers several ministries to people living in the immediate area near its location on South 10th Street in Waco, including the Talitha Koum Child Nuture Center and the Gospel Cafe, which provides lunch to the community three days a week throughout the year. DaySpring participates monthly by preparing and serving meals in the Gospel Cafe, and we support the mission of CrossTies with our financial resources as well.
DaySpring also leads morning worship on Sunday mornings at Ridgecrest, the retirement center next door to our church.
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, and with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is a Christian network comprised of individuals and churches that work together to spread the hope of Christ. Our diverse community includes partners all over the globe, and our fellowship supports a wide range of missions and ministries that give people meaningful opportunities to put their faith to action. With a deep respect for freedom, diversity and equality, we encourage autonomy while inviting collaboration.
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 our vision to be a national and global community bearing witness to the Gospel in partnership with Christians across the nation and around the world.
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.
We accomplish our work through individuals with diverse backgrounds who love Jesus Christ and his church. Lives, families, communities and nations are transformed as ordinary Christians take extraordinary steps of faith in obedience to God.
In addition to our denominational ties, DaySpring gladly engages with other like-minded groups from time to time, such as CrossTies Ecumenical Church, as we seek to fulfill our calling to be people of love in God's world. We also partner with The World Hunger Relief Farm, The Texas Hunger Initiative, and Mission Waco.
In recent years, we have cultivated arelationship with Urban Promise Honduras and are sending teams about once per year to help their minsitry with children and youth.
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, CO and southeast Asia.
Mission Proposals and Initiatives
We also welcome initiatives from the congregation to continue partnering together in the redemptive mission of Christ in the world. To encourage initiatives, we have set aside funding and encourage proposals to the church council for mission iniatives 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.
The application form is available here and from the church office.