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

CUB 22nd Anniversary - September 21, 2014

Join us for the 22nd Anniversary of CUB on 9/21. Begin the day with us on the annual 1.2 mile, educational/prayer “Walk for the Homeless” (8:00-10:30am), followed by worship at 10:45 and a meal that follows. Meet at the Meyer Center for the Walk, 1226 Washington, or just join us for worship at 10:45 under the bridge.

Elizabeth Davis, a Baylor grad now pursuing a successful acting career in NYC will perform a powerful monologue in the anniversary service, called “Issue of Blood,” about Jesus' encounter with the elderly woman in the streets.

Small Groups

Fellowship and grow with CUB family members in small group environment. Click here for a list of small groups.

 

“Written With Tears: conviction and excitement from a middle-class visitor”

Hello Pastor Dorrell,

My name is Audrey H. and I am a freshman at Baylor University. I actually just moved onto Baylor campus this past Wednesday, and I attended service at your church just a few hours ago with a few of my welcome week leaders.

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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."