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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.

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Upcoming Events

Church Underthe Bridge 25th Anniversary Service

Delvin AtchisonDr. Delvin Atchison will be the guest speaker for CUB’s 25th Anniversary Worship Service. He currently serves as the Director of the Great Commission Team for Texas Baptists, located in Dallas, Texas. Atchison pastored three churches for 35 years, including Waco’s Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. He studied Philosophy and Psychology as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. In October 2004, Rev. Atchison was conferred an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from St. Thomas Christian College and Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida. Pastor Atchison was awarded his Masters of Divinity Degree with honors from George W. Truett Seminary, Baylor University, Waco, Texas on May 14, 2010. During the graduation ceremony, he was awarded the Robert Jackson Robinson Outstanding Preaching Student Award for his graduating class. He is currently enrolled in The Doctor of Ministry program at Truett Seminary.

Everyone is welcome to eat with the church immediately after the worship service.

 

“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."