Who We Are

RENEW CHURCH was born through prayer and our hearts' desire for authentic worship and community. We wanted a place of welcoming, a place to come as you are—whether in brokenness, in grief, or in joy—and experience the Presence of the Lord. When we came together to form this church there was the shared sense that God was calling us to something new. None of us had envisioned this step, yet from the beginning, each person began to see how He had planned and provided for this church with His divine grace.
In early February 2019, our leadership team spent time in Franklin, Tennessee visiting with the Rolling Hills Community Church team. There, we were mentored, encouraged, and challenged. We were also able to catch an even greater vision of what Renew could be. When we returned to Waco we were empowered by our established relationship with this church—a congregation willing to walk beside us and support us in this new venture.
At that point, we did not know where we would worship, but we realize now that God already had His plan for that, too. The faithful people of Lakewood Christian Church sought us out before we even knew them and our first meeting as a church took place on February 17, 2019, in Lakewood's facilities. Since that night, God has faithfully brought us people who long for more of the Presence of the Lord in their lives and have a willingness to roll up their sleeves and serve together with us. These people have become partners with Renew and together we are engaging in the kind of spirit-filled worship and service that transforms lives.

OUR MISSION is to glorify God by growing disciples of Jesus and by helping others know and experience Him through worship in God’s Presence (Spirit-filled worship), relational community, and intentional ministries that completely change lives in Waco and the world.

As a church body, we VALUE abiding in Jesus, growing together in Jesus, reaching out to the community around us and giving all to glorify God!