Missions at FBC Arlington
You cannot hang out with us at FBC Arlington very long without sensing our commitment to missions. As I have said for years, missions is in our DNA. We are just a missional church.
Our commitment to the Mission of God touches every facet of our congregational life. Our preschoolers learn about God’s Great Big World and His Great Big World Workers. They are taught to pray for our workers and for the people they serve. Our Children’s Choirs learn music from around the world.
Our Youth Ministry is invested in missions. Our kids take trips to Costa Rica, Chicago, New York, Houston, the Border —- to be used by God in our mission efforts and to introduce them to a broader world. Our College Ministry engages in missions through trips and service projects as well.
All of our Adult Ministries have some kind of missional component. We send teams across the world each year. Our Bible Study Departments have regular times where they serve at Mission Arlington. We are always collecting goods for Mission Arlington. And—our annual drive for bicycles for the Christmas Store is just a part of what we do.
We have numerous mission education and fellowship groups. These groups meet all through the year. Our Intercessory Prayer Ministry leads our prayer efforts for missions. We have Bible Study Departments that regularly SKYPE with our workers across the world.
Each week on our campus, we have multiple groups of internationals learning English and learning about Christianity. We serve asylum seekers each week. We are providing training in life skills through CMJC and CWJC.
For folks who sense the call to long-term cross-cultural service, we have a training curriculum called Panorama that prepares them to serve in an international context.
We provide financial resources for all of our missional efforts and partnerships through our gifts to the Church Budget and the World Mission Offering (WMO).
That is just a glimpse of how missions is such an integral part of who we are as a church family. I love it! I love the missional spirit of our church. God has called us to take the Gospel to the world. This calling begins right here in our own back yard and extends to the far reaches of the earth. We are seeking to be obedient to God’s call. We hope to be faithful in answering this commission from our Lord.
If you haven’t already, then I would encourage you to find your place in the missional community here at FBC Arlington. God will enrich your life as you join with others in this mission journey.