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“I have to be part of that!”

True Story One of my favorite stories from past Vacation Bible Spectaculars involves a dad that came to see what his kids were up to at Alsbury. He didn’t have much experience with “church folks,” so he wasn’t sure what to expect. After walking into our worship center decorated to look like a swamp, he was a bit perplexed. When everything got going: He saw kids leading other kids in worship with some catchy songs. He watched two grown men…

What Happened After i Hit the Wall

The Big Ride Last weekend I rode the Dallas MS-150, a two-day cycling event organized by the national Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS).  Riders raised 1.3 million dollars to fund critical research and provide valuable support to the one million Americans with MS.  Saturday took us on a 105 mile journey around Lake Lewisville. We began in Frisco, rode to Lake Ray Roberts, crossed over to Sanger, and then rode through Denton and Flower Mound on our way to the finish…

Circles Not Rows

Church happens best in circles; not in rows.  Every time we read the word, church, in the Bible the reference is to people. Church is not a building to go to or a service to attend, but a people to live life with. As the people of God we are expected to: Encourage one another.  Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and…

What Happens When We Share Our Story

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight s in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. -Psalms 1:1-2 Psalm 1 begins the whole book to convince us of a truth that we put out of mind over and over: “God’s story has everything to do with what I am doing right now.” That’s…

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! …

Free to Be Himself

by Matt and Shari Gibson What We’ve Been Searching For… When our family first moved to Texas seven years ago we struggled to find a church home that was a good fit for our whole family. We bounced from church to church and were often told that our son with special needs was a distraction to others. This was heartbreaking. When a family friend recommended the VBS program at Alsbury Baptist we were reluctant to try it based on previous…

Alsbury’s All New Connection Team

The Upstairs Cafe Re-imagined  Over the next few weeks there will be some changes taking place in the Upstairs Café. On the surface there will be new furniture and paint, but the changes aren’t just cosmetic. The space is changing to become a conversation place where relationships are cultivated and nurtured. By September, we hope to reveal the new Conversation Café. Every 4th Sunday we will have a coffee and conversation time with visitors and new families. This is an opportunity…

Alsbury’s First Impression

Maybe you have heard about Alsbury’s First Impressions Teams.  Who are they and what do they do?  Perhaps this can best be explained by the following scenarios: David and Jan Go to Church David and Jan are new to Burleson.  They have both accepted teaching positions in BISD.  They are determined to locate a new church home prior to school getting underway in the fall.  They have two sons; Davey is 5 and Jon is 3. Scenario 1: David and…

Was 10 Minutes Enough?

Needing Christ The past three weeks have been a whirlwind for my husband and me. We were already overwhelmed with unfamiliar things, and then life was interrupted. Chip’s dad became ill and it was a roller coaster of ups and downs. A mission trip was aborted, life altering decisions were made, and there were multiple trips to San Angelo. The love of our family kept us coasting, but even so, something was missing. It wasn’t until the night of visitation…