Join us this Sunday

 Worship Service, 8:45 am  or 11:11 am [Worship Center] 101 Ritchie Road  |  Waco TX 76712

You are invited to join a college community where students are growing through discipleship, and living faithfully in the context God has placed them.

Pick a starting point below.

Here’s What’s Going On Fall 2020

Looking for Community?
Our community groups will begin meeting in September.
Email one of our staff below to get plugged in. Or DM us on Instagram (@firstwoodwaycm)  

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Hangout, Bible Discussion, Worship

Will Bowden

Caleb Whitten

 Sunday Mornings

Livestream or on campus @ 8:45 am or 11:11 am
During this season, if you are not able to join us on campus then we invite you to join us through the livestream of our Sunday morning service. You can find the livestream on the First Woodway Facebook page, the app, or on this site.  Come worship with us!

Due to the current pandemic, all of our previous events have been cancelled.  However, we still have two weekly opportunities for you to connect via Zoom.

Prayer Gathering – Monday @ 12:30pm
Every week we gather for a prayer meeting on Zoom to start off the week.  It’s one of the most refreshing and powerful things we do in our week.  We invite you to join us.  Due to security issues, the link is not public.  The best way to gain access to the Zoom room is through messaging your CG leaders or by direct messaging one of our social media accounts.

Community Groups
We have community groups that are meeting throughout the week on Zoom.  Come connect with other students, study the scriptures, and pray for one another.  We would love for you to join one. Click on the Community Groups Tab above to find more information.  If you’re interested in receiving help in joining a group, email Will Bowden.

Community Groups
meet throughout the week Zoom.  There is around 12-25 students in each group.  Each group is led by two college students.  This is where everything happens for us.  We hope you join a group or even start one! The best way to attend a group is to shoot one of the leaders a text to let them know you are coming, and then show up.  If you want recommendations on a group or need help joining one, then email Will.

Group 1:
Nathan Smith (254) 744-9860
Makenzie Goll (903) 241-3390

Group 2:
Juls Brown (203) 695-7739
Nathan Jones (512) 818-6523

Group 3:
Libby Feray (817) 583-0395
Adrian Snyder (903) 918-1265

Group 4:
Cami Williams (832) 495-9099

Group 5:
Daniel Villaflor (662) 664-2919
Courtney Lamm (254) 421-7268

Group 6:
Christine Fischer (402)301-8474
Micah Heimbuch (818) 879-3282

DEVO is usually our Tuesday worship gathering, but due to the pandemic, we will not be meeting for the rest of the semester.  However, there is still weekly teaching that is posted on the DEVO podcast.  We hope that you’ll follow along with us as we explore the scriptures!

Will Bowden (College Minister)
Will is currently working on his MDIV at George W. Truett Seminary and is the Associate Director of the Baptist Student Ministries at Baylor. He grew up in Yoakum, Tx, and then attended Texas A&M Corpus Christi where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. He and his wife (Carly) have two son, Patrick and Oliver. Will and Carly are passionate about discipleship, missions and hospitality. Will enjoys playing music with other people, partaking in activities with colleges students (disc golf, basketball, rugby, work-out, taco-runs, etc.), and he loves Oreos with milk.

Caleb Whitten (College Associate)
Caleb is currently a senior Religion major at Baylor University. He’s from McKinney, TX, where his appreciation of Dr. Pepper and Mario Kart was born (an appreciation that has flourished in college). Caleb loves a good pun, reading thought provoking books, and movie marathons. He is passionate about all things ministry, and looks forward to what God could be calling him into after graduation.

Emily Sartor (College Intern) emily_sartor1@baylor.edu
Emily is a junior Public Health major at Baylor University. She is from a suburb of Houston, Texas but is a city gal at heart. Emily is an avid plant collector and dog mom. She is passionate about relationship based ministry, aiming to help connect people who feel unseen to places where they thrive and flourish. Emily loves a good latte and the conversation that comes with it, so be sure to reach out to her!

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