What to Expect

What to Expect

Meeting Times

Sunday

Bible Classes for All Ages 9:30am
Morning Worship 10:30am
Evening Worship 5:30pm

Wednesday

Bible Classes for All Ages 6:30pm

Visiting a new church can be intimidating. When you visit the Burleson church, you will find us to be a friendly and diverse group. We have people of all colors from all walks of life. There’s no pretense here. We are what we are… People who love God and one another trying to help each other get to heaven.

On an average Sunday, you will find 60-70 people assembled for worship. Our small (but growing) church family is made up of factory workers, school teachers, auto mechanics, engineers, lawyers and retired folks. On Sundays, you won’t find many men in suits and ties. Most wear slacks or jeans. Our ladies wear dresses or slacks. Not because we are trying to create some false sense of being casual, it’s just who we are.

We believe our size works to our (and your) advantage. You won’t slip in here or get out unnoticed! You can expect to be sincerely and warmly welcomed when you arrive, and you can expect folks to talk with you afterward and thank you for coming.

For a small church, we have a large (and growing) group of young people from the cradle roll class to high school. We have enough babies to have a staffed nursery! The majority of our members have been with us less than 15-20 years. Thus, there’s no sense of hierarchy or entitlement here. Just family. And our family would love to me you!

Worship

When you visit one of our Sunday services, you can expect to find a simple worship service that adheres to the teachings of the New Testament. When we assemble on every Lord’s Day (Acts 20:7, Revelation 1:10), which is Sunday, we will worship God by . . .

  • Praying:  We are led by different men in our congregation (1 Timothy 2:1-8).
  • Singing:  The whole congregation joins together in praising God in song without the use of musical instruments (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16). In case anyone is unfamiliar with one of the songs, the words are available in our songbooks and also on a screen in front of the auditorium. Many of our visitors choose to join us in singing, while others prefer simply to listen as we worship.
  • Taking Communion:  Every Sunday, our members remember Christ’s death by eating unleavened bread and drinking fruit of the vine (Acts 20:7). We sit quietly for a few minutes and reflect on how wonderful it is that God loved us enough to give his own Son for us!
  • Preaching:  We will enjoy a Bible lesson that lasts about 30 minutes (Acts 2:42; Romans 10:14). On most Sundays, Todd Clippard, our preaching minister, presents these lessons, though occasionally a guest speaker will guide our thoughts. Each lesson will take a Bible passage and explain what it means and how it applies to our lives.
  • Giving: Each member of this congregation contributes weekly to the work of the church (1 Corinthians 16:2). While we do not ask or expect our visitors to give anything in the offering, you should have received a visitor’s card when you were welcomed. You may place it in the collection plate as it is passed by.

Wednesday Night Bible Study

Wednesday night Bible class meets at 6:30. We have classes for all ages, including cradle roll. After class, which lasts about 40-45 minutes, we all assemble in the auditorium for a few announcements. Following announcements and a prayer, all of our young men will each lead one verse of a song, after which one of our men will present a brief (usually about 5 minutes) devotional thought to encourage us as we finish out our week. We are normally finished around 7:30.

Word of God

You can expect us to have a wholesome respect for the inspired Word of God, the sole and complete authority.  Because the Burleson Church of Christ accepts the Word of God as the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice, we reject all human creeds (Galatians 1:8-9; Revelation 22:18-19).

Becoming a Christian

If you’re interested in becoming a Christian, we would love to have an opportunity to share what the Bible says to you about your relationship to God. The Bible teaches that we are saved by God’s grace, not through our own efforts or through our ability to do good works (Ephesians 2:8-9). We are saved completely by what Jesus did for us at the cross.

In order to accept God’s offer of salvation, we must believe in the Bible’s testimony that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (John 8:24). Through the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit convicts us of our sinfulness and leads us to commit our lives to him (John 16:7-13), which involves our repenting of and turning away from our past lives of sin (Luke 13:3). We confess our faith in Jesus (Romans 10:9-10) and accept the free gift of salvation as we are baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-5).

As Christians, we try to live for Christ, though we fail him often. We draw encouragement from our relationship to local Christians in the church, and we worship God regularly. As we study the Bible, we grow in our knowledge and understanding, and God shapes us into the person he created us to be.

If you have any questions about spiritual matters, or if we can help you in any way, please contact us. We would be thrilled to have an opportunity to get to know you better and to talk to you about God’s plans for your life.

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