Mission Arlington / Mission Metroplex

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When Mission Arlington® began in August of 1986, the idea was to help people find their way back into church. We 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. We decided then that if people couldn't come to the church, for whatever reason, we would take the church to them.

Today people of all ages gather each week to hear the Bible taught in multiple languages in 349 locations in Arlington and the larger Dallas/Fort Worth region. We 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.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Mission Arlington
210 W. South Street
Arlington, TX 76010

Website: www.missionarlington.org

Phone: (817) 277-6620

Email: mission@missionarlington.org

Organization details

EIN: 752354962

CEO/President: Tillie Burgin

Chairman: Denny Bowd

Board size: 29

Founder: Tillie Burgin

Year founded: 1990

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 19/91

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1990


Our goal is to do whatever it takes to give everyone living and/or working in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex the opportunity to know Jesus Christ personally. We do this by "hanging out" with folks and hovering around the Scripture John 3:16.

Mission Arlington® is more a movement than a strategy, more a spirit than a structure, more like a family than an organization. It's not about religion, and it is as much about God as it is about people.

For these reasons, and so many more, Mission Arlington® doesn't fit into the customary language of church, nor does it fit into the typical category of social work. God has done something amazing here, and He has done it in His own time and in His own way.

Mission Arlington® belongs to God. This isn't our story, but His. He had plans in place for this Ministry and for all who work here long before it happened. He started this mission, sustains us moment by moment, and He holds our future in His hands.

As we talk about who we are it is with sincere humility, a sense of dependency and a commitment to the leadership of His Spirit within us.

We are grateful to each and every one who has walked this journey with us. Together we will serve Him into the future one day at a time.

Mission statement

Mission Arlington®/Mission Metroplex® is a faith-based organization which utilizes hundreds of volunteers and a multitude of services to assist people with their physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating179 of 8173 of 24
Fund acquisition rating51 of 8171 of 24
Resource allocation rating60 of 8173 of 24
Asset utilization rating707 of 81721 of 24

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$143,925$32,602$68,979$7,834$0
Short-term investments$12,886,884$12,853,709$12,766,457$11,288,254$9,951,804
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$18,448,879$17,789,088$17,092,426$15,078,184$13,539,176
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$15,374,893$13,013,189$12,784,409$11,348,082$10,591,770
Other long-term assets$234,450$28,464$34,411$34,411$34,411
Total long-term assets$15,609,343$13,041,653$12,818,820$11,382,493$10,626,181
Total assets$34,058,222$30,830,741$29,911,246$26,460,677$24,165,357
Payables and accrued expenses$62,522$26,101$39,029$150,703$31,781
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$62,522$26,101$39,029$150,703$31,781
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$62,522$26,101$39,029$150,703$31,781
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$1,018,454$1,133,138$566,674$284,081
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$33,995,700$30,804,640$29,872,217$26,309,974$24,133,576
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,028,129$4,702,142$6,060,876$4,599,332$5,017,262
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$566,767$641,154$535,477$323,190$375,572
Other revenue$282,934$434,926$362,421$435,723$257,682
Total other revenue$849,701$1,076,080$897,898$758,913$633,254
Total revenue$5,877,830$5,778,222$6,958,774$5,358,245$5,650,516
Program services$3,679,347$3,768,621$3,698,465$3,246,818$3,371,220
Management and general$179,138$168,667$145,253$166,439$115,392
Total expenses$3,870,108$3,948,110$3,860,708$3,421,425$3,495,089
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$2,007,722$1,830,112$3,098,066$1,936,820$2,155,427
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$2,007,722$1,830,112$3,098,066$1,936,820$2,155,427


Regina GrissomTrustee & Emplo$39,668

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 4/3/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Tillie Burgin and her family served the Lord as missionaries in South Korea. When the Burgins came home in 1978, after a decade of service, they knew that God had a different plan for their life, a plan which involved Arlington, Tillie's home town.

A persistent question kept coming to Tillie's mind and heart during this time: "If we could do missions in Korea, why can't we do missions in Arlington?" Tillie and those closest to her began to pray. They prayed for seven years. On August 1, 1986, Mission Arlington® began.

The Lord birthed Mission Arlington® through the faithfulness of God's people at First Baptist Arlington, Tillie's home church. Ladies from the church met each week in homes to pray through the years. They prayed more intensely for four months prior to August 1st. Mission Arlington® was birthed in prayer. That spirit of prayer still forms the foundation of everything Mission Arlington®does today - more than three decades later.

In 1990 Mission Metroplex® was formed. The existence of Mission Metroplex® allowed the participation of many churches from around the city, throughout the nation, and across the denominational spectrum. By doing this, First Baptist courageously accelerated a kingdom vision and multiplied evangelism, discipleship and ministry to people even beyond its own reach.

Today, Mission Arlington®, under the umbrella of Mission Metroplex®, continues to be surrounded by such a wonderful family of supporters. Individuals, families, civic organizations, schools, churches, and businesses all join together to help Mission Arlington® / Mission Metroplex® fulfill its mission of serving God and loving His people.

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