In community. On
We are a church in north Dallas that is
and On mission
to share Christ's love with others.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We believe the Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments, to be
the inspired Word of God, without error in the original
writings, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation
of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian
faith and life.
We believe in one God, Creator of all things, infinitely perfect
and eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh, having been
conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is
completely God and completely man. He lived a sinless life, and
he died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins according to
the Scriptures. Further, He arose bodily from the dead, ascended
into heaven, where at the right hand of the Father, He now is
our High Priest and Advocate.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify
the Lord Jesus Christ, and during this age to convict people,
give life to the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct and
empower the believer for godly living and service.
People and Sin
We believe that people were created in the image of God but fell
into sin and are therefore separated from God both physically
and spiritually and only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit
can salvation and spiritual life be obtained.
We believe in salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ’s
substitutionary payment for our sins, not based on human merit,
works, or religious ceremony. We believe that anyone who has
placed their faith in Christ is eternally secure, has
everlasting life, will not come into condemnation, and shall
never perish. We believe that assurance comes to the believer
from three primary sources: trusting the Word of God’s promises,
the witness of the Holy Spirit, and a persevering walk with the
We believe in the church, both universally and locally, as the
spiritual body of which Christ is the Head, and in the practices
of water baptism by immersion of believers and the Lord’s Supper
as the ordinances of the local church.
The Great Commission
We believe that those whom God has saved are sent into the world
by Christ as He was by the Father. Those so sent are
ambassadors, commissioned to go make disciples and make Christ
known to the whole world. We also believe that everyone should
have an opportunity to examine the facts about Christ and have
an opportunity to make an intelligent decision about Him.
We believe in the physical resurrection of the human body (at
the second coming of Christ); in the eternal conscious existence
of all individuals in either heaven or hell; and in the rewards
of the saved and the punishment of the lost for eternity.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
The four ways that Arapaho Road Baptist Church receives
people into their membership are:
By profession of faith in Jesus Christ as personal Lord
and Savior and as a candidate for baptism.
As a Christian from another denomination and a candidate
By letter from another Baptist church.
By statement if you are a former Baptist or were
baptized by immersion.
At the conclusion of each worship service, an opportunity
is provided for people to join the church in one of these four ways. If
you have questions that you would like to discuss with one of our staff
members, please call the church office at 972-495-2223.