Mission Arlington / Mission Metroplex

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Mission Metroplex began in 1990 to support, enhance and expand the ministries begun by Mission Arlington. As Mission Arlington began providing Bible Studies in apartment communities, it quickly became apparent the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the people (as well as the spiritual) needed to be met. Mission Metroplex enables over 354 Bible Studies throughout the Arlington/Fort Worth/Grand Prairie area to thrive through the effort of 56,000 volunteers. Other ministries include childcare, transportation, clothing, furniture, household items, food pantry, medical clinic, and counseling. Professional and non professional volunteers provide these services at no charge.

Contact information

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

Website: 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 rating236 of 11045 of 32
Fund acquisition rating35 of 11051 of 32
Resource allocation rating54 of 11051 of 32
Asset utilization rating1018 of 110427 of 32

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$1,399,224$35,482$113,736$143,925$32,602
Short-term investments$12,907,112$16,077,596$13,047,806$12,886,884$12,853,709
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$22,594,783$22,964,007$19,434,643$18,448,879$17,789,088
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$20,658,809$19,425,578$18,302,311$15,374,893$13,013,189
Other long-term assets$1,241,501$135,322$647,289$234,450$28,464
Total long-term assets$21,900,310$19,560,900$18,949,600$15,609,343$13,041,653
Total assets$44,495,093$42,524,907$38,384,243$34,058,222$30,830,741
Payables and accrued expenses$32,253$59,365$236,702$62,522$26,101
Other current liabilities$1,374$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$33,627$59,365$236,702$62,522$26,101
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$56,547$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$56,547$0$0$0$0
Total liabilities$90,174$59,365$236,702$62,522$26,101
Net assets20222021202020192018
Without donor restrictions$41,659,212$39,683,429$35,889,227$32,127,595$29,786,186
With donor restrictions$2,745,707$2,782,113$2,258,314$1,868,105$1,018,454
Net assets$44,404,919$42,465,542$38,147,541$33,995,700$30,804,640
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$13,518,865$7,493,152$5,964,169$5,028,129$4,702,142
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$384,523$959,766$714,937$566,767$641,154
Other revenue$371,031$417,421$344,555$282,934$434,926
Total other revenue$755,554$1,377,187$1,059,492$849,701$1,076,080
Total revenue$14,274,419$8,870,339$7,023,661$5,877,830$5,778,222
Program services$10,122,718$4,416,030$3,558,592$3,679,347$3,768,621
Management and general$192,546$229,356$195,925$179,138$168,667
Total expenses$10,327,142$4,658,264$3,766,591$3,870,108$3,948,110
Change in net assets20222021202020192018
Surplus (deficit)$3,947,277$4,212,075$3,257,070$2,007,722$1,830,112
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$3,947,277$4,212,075$3,257,070$2,007,722$1,830,112


Regina GrissomTrustee & Employee$37,910

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2022

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/13/2024. 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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