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WHO WE ARE

The college ministry of First Waco exists to bring students into community with God and each other. Our motto is “Growing, changing, traveling. Together.” We want to always be growing in our faith and relationships, open to changing and transforming into the people God is calling us to be and traveling through this life journey one step of faith at a time. And we’re doing it all together. We are not on this journey alone, and we want to invite you to join us as we navigate life, culture, faith, and how the Gospel fits into all of this. We’d love to get to know you!

Matthew Franklin, college director, looks forward to meeting you and walking alongside you in your faith journey during your college days. Please contact Matthew at matthew@firstwaco.com

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We are also in the process of renovating the Wesley building located only a block away from Baylor’s campus (821 Speight Ave, Waco, TX). Once the renovations are finished, our college ministry will operate primarily out of that building. The Wesley is remaining a student organization, so we will be involved with campus and student life, but we will operate under the umbrella of First Waco. We are so excited for you to see the space and make it your own!

COLLEGE WEEKLY SCHEDULE

BIBLE STUDIES

Tuesday: Small Group Bible Studies focusing on Biblical text
7:00pm: College girls at The Wesley Townhouse 821 Speight Ave

Contact laura@firstwaco.com or elizabeth@firstwaco.com

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7:00pm : College guys on campus. Contact matthew@firstwaco.com or taylor@firstwaco.com

THURSDAY: TRANSIT

Transit is our Thursday night college worship service, currently held at Downtown Campus at 7:00PM.

We spend time in worship and community through music, teaching, prayer, and after-service activities called Overtime. Find us now at 1300 Austin Ave, Waco, TX; in January of 2019, find us at the Wesley as mentioned above!

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Sunday 9:30am: Contemporary Worship at Main Campus

4901 Cobbs Drive, Waco, Texas 76710

DISCIPLESHIP

Discipleship is a great way to receive one-on-one ministry from a fellow believer who can pour into your life through prayer, accountability, and individual teaching. For more information, email matthew@firstwaco.com

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MEET THE DIRECTOR

Matthew Franklin is a 2017 graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity at George W. Truett Seminary (Baylor University), and lives in Waco, TX, with his wife Elizabeth and their dog Nike. Matthew is a diehard fan of the Boston Red Sox and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Matthew has a passion for students and a desire to see them grow through community, teaching, and discipleship. He is incredibly excited to build this ministry by establishing relationships and serving students.

"The First Methodist College Ministry does a great job of making students feel at home away from home. The College Ministry is the reason I stay plugged into my faith during college."

- Layton M.

"The First Methodist College Ministry has been incredibly important part of my faith journey! I love that our College Ministry has weekly worship, fun events, and even a mission trip opportunity!"

- Elyse M.

"This is a great community to be a part of - whether you are a student here in Waco or from out of town."

- Jeff W.