Welcome to Church Under the Bridge website!

Church Under the Bridge attempts to avoid denominational, cultural, economic, or racial distinctions. We are a multi-cultural church committed to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the unity of His Spirit. We welcome folks from wide and diverse backgrounds to love God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit with all their heart, soul, and mind, and to love their neighbors as themselves.

Camp Hope

All Church Retreat - March 28-30, 2014

We’ll leave on a Friday afternoon to drive to Rosebud (45 minutes away) to Camp Forest Glen (“The Springs”) and then return after breakfast on Sunday morning to attend CUB worship. While there, you can canoe in the lake, fish off the pier, hike the trails, play volleyball, and enjoy a camp fire. (Sorry...no swimming on this trip!) We’ll stay in a bunkhouse and/or cabins on with bunks. There will be some worship time, games and discussion as well. The weekend will include 3 meals on Saturday and breakfast Sunday. Transportation will be organized with our vans and many of your cars. We are planning for at least 50-70 to attend. (Children can come with certain restrictions!) Cost is $50 each. CUB will have scholarships at various levels to make it affordable for everyone who wants to attend (CUB members or regular attendees.) Everyone must pay a $5 registration fee. Sign up begins February 9.

Easter Baptism, Worship & Picnic - 10:45, Sunday, April 20 @ Camp Hope

This is the only Sunday we are NOT under the bridge. Join us at Camp Hope for a great time of celebrating the resurrected Christ and those baptized as a profession of their faith in him. We meet beside the Middle Bosque River for worship (or in the dining room in case of rain) and have a picnic and fellowship time after worship. Directions will be available under the bridge in April.

 

Recommended Books

"Dead Church Walking: Giving Life to the Church That is Dying to Survive"
Author: Jimmy Dorrell

Dead Church WalkingMost everyone recognizes that the traditional Western way of doing church is in deep trouble and has been struggling for years to survive. While the successful rise of some new, non-traditional churches often take the sting out of the demise of the average church, the truth is that God still can renew congregations that have a rich history but are struggling to adjust in today's postmodern culture.

In Dead Church Walking: Giving Life to the Church that is Dying to Live, Jimmy Dorrell offers both Biblical and social principles with clear suggestions for congregations willing to significantly change to become a body of believers that proclaims God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven.

While there are no easy fixes, this book addresses underlying symptoms of broken models that often perpetuate terminal illness stopping the church from doing God's work on earth. Dorrell says our churches don't need new missions statements or re-structuring but a fresh wind of God's spirit. We don't need charismatic leaders but compassionate, Christ centered leaders. He shows us how to embrace change, overcome the obstacles to change, and focus on kingdom growth instead of church growth. This book is hopeful and encouraging, bringing fresh ideas to ignite the fire of churches and put them on the road to recovery.

"What I Keep"
Author: Susan Mulally

What I Keep

In What I Keep Susan Mullally presents an unforgettable photographic study of twenty-first century poverty -- one that transcends class and race, profession and talent. A compassionate visual survey, these portraits capture the individuals who gather on Sunday mornings at a nondenominational, multicultural church that has been meeting below an Interstate overpass for sixteen years. Yet from the homeless carpenter with four college degrees and the children's counselor to a former state tennis champion and a mayoral candidate, the portraits that fill the pages of this book display their subjects with dignity and respect.

"Trolls & Truth"
Author: Jimmy Dorrell

Trolls & Truth

Trolls & Truth is the story of a local church of homeless people; college students; middle-class Christians; some poor and some rich; black, white, and brown; drunks; materialists; mentally ill; and former inmates who meet beneath the noise of 18-wheelers and rushing traffic under an interstate bridge in Waco, Texas. As they live out biblical mandates across cultural barriers and institutional baggage, they remind us that the gospel cannot be shaped by socially accepted values and remain "good news."