Posts by Brock DeWald

Posts by Brock DeWald

FIND a PLACE OF MEANINGFUL SERVICE — FIRST IMPRESSIONS & WORSHIP

“Alsbury is a place where people Connect”  If your Sunday mornings at Alsbury consist of one part worship, one part fellowship and one part coffee (like many of us), then you might find yourself at the Coffee Bar in the foyer of the gym. Right next to that essential spread of caffeine and creamer, printed in bold letters on the wall, are the words, “ALSBURY IS A PLACE WHERE PEOPLE CONNECT.” But, have you thought about how that coffee finds its…

Why Are You Here?

Blessed.  Humbled.  Excited.  Refreshed. These are some of the words that were expressed to me this past weekend as we gathered together to worship.  We tried something different to intentionally ask the question “Why are you here?” Have you ever asked yourself that question? Why do I attend worship on Sunday mornings at Alsbury? What expectations do I bring? Am I anticipating God’s movement as we gather as the Church? My prayer this past weekend was that we would connect…

Connect With God, Connect With Others

Do you know anticipation? For some it’s the first Saturday of college football.  You wait anxiously all summer for the moment you gather your friends and family and embark on an autumn journey, experiencing the highs and lows of “your” team.  Others lay awake the night before hunting season opens, excited to see what this year’s adventure holds.  Maybe you anticipate the next time your kids will visit you, knowing you have not seen those grandkids in far too long! …

A God Worthy of Our Devotion

When it all Began… One Wednesday night in March of 1999, there was a 16 year old boy strapping on a guitar and walking toward a microphone.  This night was the culmination of weeks of practice and preparation, weeks of affirmation from a church body and years of mentoring and training from family members.  This would be the first ever opportunity for a this young man to lead his home church in worship.  Stepping up to the microphone, ready his…

Put On Your Shoes!

Have you ever heard news so good that you could not contain yourself?  This is news so great that it immediately elicits a response of jubilance, dancing, elation, exclamation.  I watched my daughter receive that kind of news this week. the mind of a first grader In the mind of a first grader there is no better day of school than a field trip.  Something about the bus ride, sack lunches, uniformed t-shirts, stressed parents and eagle-eyed teachers makes a…

Why should I get involved?

By now I hope you have heard, that our brothers and sisters in Christ from CityChurch Andernach in Germany are coming to serve with us in a few weeks.  I am sure many of you are processing what that means. Who are they?  What will they do?  Should I engage them and the activities? Trust me, I have been in your shoes. Another year rolls around When I arrived at Alsbury in 2009, it was on the heels of one…