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 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 St.
Arlington, TX 76010

Website: www.missionarlington.org

Phone: (817) 277-6620

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 752354962

CEO/President: Tillie Burgin

Chairman: Denny Bowd

Board size: 30

Founder: Tillie Burgin

Ruling year: 1991

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


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

With the apostle Paul, we believe that all of Scripture is inspired by God and that it is useful for "teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating264 of 10504 of 32
Fund acquisition rating77 of 10512 of 32
Resource allocation rating92 of 10512 of 32
Asset utilization rating958 of 105028 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$113,736$143,925$32,602$68,979$7,834
Short-term investments$13,047,806$12,886,884$12,853,709$12,766,457$11,288,254
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$19,434,643$18,448,879$17,789,088$17,092,426$15,078,184
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$18,302,311$15,374,893$13,013,189$12,784,409$11,348,082
Other long-term assets$647,289$234,450$28,464$34,411$34,411
Total long-term assets$18,949,600$15,609,343$13,041,653$12,818,820$11,382,493
Total assets$38,384,243$34,058,222$30,830,741$29,911,246$26,460,677
Payables and accrued expenses$236,702$62,522$26,101$39,029$150,703
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$236,702$62,522$26,101$39,029$150,703
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$236,702$62,522$26,101$39,029$150,703
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$35,889,227$32,127,595$29,786,186$28,739,079$25,743,300
With donor restrictions$2,258,314$1,868,105$1,018,454$1,133,138$566,674
Net assets$38,147,541$33,995,700$30,804,640$29,872,217$26,309,974
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$5,964,169$5,028,129$4,702,142$6,060,876$4,599,332
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$714,937$566,767$641,154$535,477$323,190
Other revenue$344,555$282,934$434,926$362,421$435,723
Total other revenue$1,059,492$849,701$1,076,080$897,898$758,913
Total revenue$7,023,661$5,877,830$5,778,222$6,958,774$5,358,245
Program services$3,558,592$3,679,347$3,768,621$3,698,465$3,246,818
Management and general$195,925$179,138$168,667$145,253$166,439
Total expenses$3,766,591$3,870,108$3,948,110$3,860,708$3,421,425
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$3,257,070$2,007,722$1,830,112$3,098,066$1,936,820
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,257,070$2,007,722$1,830,112$3,098,066$1,936,820


Regina GrissomTrustee & Emplo$37,741

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 1/9/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.

Program accomplishments

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