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Global Missions

We support Baptist missionaries around the globe through the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and enjoy relationships with a church in Brazil whose sanctuary we helped build, a seminary in Argentina, a university containing a seminary in Japan and a university in Thailand. A host of retired missionaries and others with foreign missions experience, former journeymen and women, volunteers and MKs (missionary kids), add many valuable connections to both natives of other countries as well as ministries in those countries.

In-House Ministries of 7th and James

KidsHope School Mentoring
Each week members of Seventh & James spend one hour mentoring students at South Waco Elementary. Mentors are paired with a student and spend their time each week helping with homework, playing games, and building relationships together.

The Dunn Ministry
The Dunn Ministry for International Students is named for Lucy Dunn, a long-time member of Seventh & James who operated a boarding house beginning in 1951 and deeded the house and property to the church in 1983. Since the 1980s, Seventh & James has operated the Dunn Ministry as an outreach of hospitality to international students. The Dunn Ministry serves nine students, selected by application. It offers subsidized housing, provides ongoing opportunities for cross-cultural relationships and devotional, worship, and fellowship services through the church. Students may also request a host family from the congregation to "adopt" them during their university career.

Meals-on-Wheels came to Seventh in 1979. A national program implemented at neighborhood levels, Meals-on-Wheels has twenty-three kitchens throughout Waco. Seventh's kitchen serves approximately twenty-five people on two neighborhood routes Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meals are planned, prepared, and delivered by church members.

School Uniform Ministry
The School Uniform Ministry provides uniforms for students identified through WISD as homeless, that is, without a permanent address to call their own. These students, who live in shelters or sleep on a couch in various homes or are street children, cannot attend regular class unless they are in uniform. The key to their future success is education and they are already at high risk for failure. Without a uniform they regularly miss class and fall farther behind.

Here’s how you can help:
1. Bring gently used or new uniform pieces (leave all tags on new clothes) and place them in the box in the entry hall of the Melton Building.
2. Donate money or gift cards to be used to purchase uniforms.
3. Be a shopper – watch for sales and availability of uniforms at local stores.
4. Spread the word at your place of business or to other churches with whom you have contact.

Here is what is needed:
• Plain solid polo shirts (any color) in children’s, youth and adult sizes
• “Dickie” type pants (no cargo pockets, no extra pockets) in black, navy, beige or khaki in children’s, youth and adult sizes.
• Sneakers and crew socks in all sizes.

These uniform pieces can be found:
• Penny’s (small stock of these uniform pieces)
• Smarty Pants (Resale Store across from Target)
• Land’s End and Academy On Line
• Target and Academy will have them in the fall
Remember, children come in all sizes and shapes, so we need a wide variety of sizes.

Seeds of Hope Publishers
Housed by Seventh & James, the Seeds of Hope ministry is a private, independent group of believers responding to a common burden for the poor and hungry of God's world and acting on the strong belief that biblical mandates to feed the poor were not intended to be optional. The group intends to seek out, through publications, people of faith who feel called to care for the poor; and to affirm, enable, and empower a variety of responses to the problems of poverty. The former publications, Seeds and Sprouts, have metamorphosed into a worship packet series for churches and a newsletter for denominations. For more information contact Seeds by clicking here.

Financial and Participatory Support


The Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children


Central Texas Senior Ministries

Talitha Koum

Mission Waco

Waco Habitat for Humanity

World Hunger Relief, Inc.


Baptist Theological Seminary

George W. Truett Theological Seminary

McAfee School of Theology


Associated Baptist Press

Baptist General Convention of Texas

Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs

Baptist World Alliance

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Waco Regional Baptist Assocation





Seventh & James Baptist Church
602 James Avenue, Waco, TX 76706
Phone:(254) 753-6425 & Fax: (254) 753-1909