Welcome To the Community

We realize that moving is never easy, but we hope that having these resources in one location will help lighten your load! 

On this page:

  1. Helpful links if you're new to the China Spring and Greater Waco area
  2. Tips for settling into a new neighborhood

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Please send suggestions for this page to Darin at darin@journeycs.org. Thank you for your help.

  • 1. Helpful Links If You're New to The China Spring and Greater Waco Area

    This PDF gathers many of the links you need when new to the area in one location to help make things easier on you and your family as you settle into your new home. 

  • 2. Tips For Settling into A New Neighborhood

    Join a Club

    One of the best ways to dive right into meeting likeminded people is to join a local club. You’ll know right off the bat that you have something in common because of the shared interest of whatever the topic may be, and most communities have a variety of clubs to choose from, such as book clubs, food clubs, and pet lovers clubs.



    Volunteering is a wonderful way to immediately start giving back to your new community, as well as meet new people in the process. You never know whose life you could impact in a positive way and it will instantly make you feel like you’re a part of something bigger.


    Take a Class

    Is there something you’ve been wanting to learn? Chances are, there will be a class in the community that will interest you, such as cooking classes, computer classes, or even something physical like a fitness class. Not only will you learn something new, but you’ll make some new friends, too.


    Pick Up a Sport

    Every community has sports leagues for adults and children and you don’t necessarily have to be an expert to get involved. You could even offer to coach a team if you have the time and skills.


    Support Small Businesses

    Seek out local shops, restaurants, and businesses to show your support for the community. It will help the local economy and your neighbors will appreciate it.


    Hang Out at The Park

    If you have kids or pets, start visiting the local park regularly. Chances are, there will be other regulars that you’ll start to recognize and strike up conversations with that could lead to new friendships.


    Host a Block Party

    Block parties are great way to build relationships with your neighbors. Start by getting to know your closest neighbors and then introduce the idea of throwing a block party. Most people will be thrilled with the idea and jump at the chance to get involved.

    Visit Journey

    We'd love to meet you at our Sunday services or in one of our Journey Communities!