Who We Serve - Mission Arlington
Mission Arlington was birthed through the faithfulness of God’s people at First Baptist Church in Arlington, Tillie Burgin's home church. Mission Arlington began in August of 1986, the idea was to help people find their way back into church. They subsequently discovered that many people felt disconnected from the church in general.
It’s not that churches weren’t friendly or inviting, but that there seemed to be some a barrier in the minds and hearts of people, making it difficult for them to connect. They decided then that if people couldn’t come to the church, for whatever reason, they would take the church to them.
Today people of all ages gather each week to hear the Bible taught in multiple languages in 270 locations in Arlington and the larger Dallas/Fort Worth region. They meet in neighborhood homes, apartment club houses, mobile home parks and in any other location where people can gather together to hear God’s Word.
Their approach begins with the conviction that every life is important to God and therefore important to us. Every ministry here begins simply with the needs of each person who comes through our doors. At the same time, our faith is based upon the belief that there is an intimate connection between the spiritual and the physical. It isn’t enough just to point the way to Christ and wish people “all the best.” We must follow the example of Christ and extend a helping hand to each person at his or her point of need.
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Quick FactsRecent awards and recognitions for ministry:
- Fort Worth Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. Anson Jones Award given to Tillie Burgin for exemplary service in and with her community. June 2, 2012.
- State of Texas Senate Proclamation (no. 312) in honor of Mission Metroplex and Tillie Burgin in 2011.
- Arlington Chamber of Commerce 2011 Star Award. Honoring Tillie Burgin, Director of Mission Arlington.
- City of Arlington August 5th, 2008 Presented to Tillie Burgin by Mayor Robert N. Cluck: in Recognition and Appreciation for Tillie’s Continued Outstanding Public Service and Commitment to Arlington’s Homeless
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