College Ministry

When college students put their passion into knowing Jesus and making Him known, they can change the world.

Our College Ministry is led by college pastor Carl Gulley, our college staff and other students with a passion for seeing their peers transformed, discipled and empowered.


Lifegroups are the heart of our church and the best way for you to get involved. These student-led small groups meet each week to provide a place for you to walk with other students as you grow in your faith and live out the mission Jesus left for believers.

Although every group has its own style and flow, you can expect each week to start with a time of hanging out followed by worship, studying the Bible and discussing how we can relate it to our lives. You can choose to attend a Lifegroup that your friends attend or we can help you find one.

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College Service

College Service is our weekly college service where more than 600 college students from campuses across Waco gather to worship, hear teaching and seek God. Our service happens every Wednesday night during the school year at 7 p.m. in the Antioch auditorium.


We see in the Gospels that discipleship was one of Jesus’ main tools for building His church. He lived life with His disciples, inviting them into His ministry and giving them insight into His relationship with the Father. He tells us to do the same with each other. You aren’t made to figure out how to follow God on your own. Having someone intentionally invest in your life gives you a place to ask questions, get accountability and receive encouragement. Then you can invest in someone else!

If you’re interested in learning more about discipleship, please talk to your Lifegroup leader.


As we meet together and experience the love of God, we want to give that love away to people who don’t know Jesus in our city, our nation and the nations of the world. For the college ministry, that includes:

  • Awaken: You do not want to miss our Awaken mission trip! Every Spring Break, we take more than 600 college students to Edinburg, Texas to share the love of Jesus while practically meeting the needs of the community. Awaken is always the highlight of our year. We encourage you to join us for this life-changing week.
  • Impact Trips: Impact Trips are our college short-term mission trips. Every summer, groups of Lifegroups work with an Antioch church plant or partner church in the U.S. or overseas for two or three weeks to share the love of Jesus.

Leadership Development

We are passionate about raising up leaders in every sphere, helping students expand their influence. We do this through Lifegroups, service opportunities and events like Awaken.