"Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction." 2 Timothy 4:2
Arlington Baptist Church is not a programmatic, top-down church. Instead, we seek to preach and apply the whole Bible with the goal of fulfilling the command in 2 Timothy 4:2: correct, rebuke, and encourage one another. We trust that God will use his Word to build up his church. Focusing the public ministry of the church on the Bible helps ensure that the church is pursuing God’s agenda, rather than ours. The Bible is a means of grace for the people of God and all men. God uses Scripture to show us our sins and invite us to repent and to mold Christians into the image of Jesus Christ. Because we believe the Bible is true without any mixture of error, we aim to make instruction from it the center of all our ministries. We believe the gospel informs, shapes, and fuels all that we do, from adults to children's ministry to missions.