Below you will find a list of terms that are often heard
around the Arapaho Road campus.
Awana is an international youth program offered by Arapaho Road Baptist
Church as a positive influence in the development of young people. The
Awana name is derived from an idea in the Bible found in II Timothy 2:15
which reads, "Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed." Our Awana program meets
on Sunday nights during the school year with the goal of reaching boys and
girls (2years old- 12th grade) with the gospel of Christ. Find out more
Life Groups are small group Bible studies that meet each Sunday
morning before or after the morning worship services for Bible study,
fellowship, and mutual encouragement through the ups and downs of life.
Life Groups are made up of your peers and are available for all ages
(Life Groups for adults, Student Life Groups for teens and Arapaho Road Kids for
children). Life Groups are similar to what traditional Baptist
Churches refer to as “Sunday School” but are designed to foster a sense of
community and fellowship with other people just like you that are seeking to
grow spiritually. Look for a Life Group
to attend this Sunday.
The mission of the BGCT (or Baptist General Convention of
Texas) is to
encourage, facilitate, and connect churches in their work to fulfill God’s
mission of reconciling the world to Himself. The BGCT is a fellowship of
5800+ churches and missions throughout the state of Texas that fellowship
together and are committed to continuing Jesus' ministry of teaching,
sharing the Good News, and meeting human needs through churches,
institutions, and organizations. Arapaho Road is dually aligned with the
BGCT and the
The "DBA" is short for the "Dallas Baptist Association."
Arapaho Road is a
member of the DBA,
which consists of 450 churches that fellowship together and work
together to reach Dallas County for Christ.
The Fellowship Hall is a large meeting room located on the back side of the
Worship Center (side facing the Children’s Building). This room is equipped
with a kitchen and is often used for large meetings, classes, fellowships
and other functions at various times during the week.
The FLC (short for the Family Life Center) is one of the four buildings
on our campus. The FLC houses our church offices, gymnasium, main church
kitchen, and a large number of rooms that are used for Adult Life Groups on Sunday mornings and for other Bible studies throughout
Growth Groups are small group Bible studies, growth classes, or other church
programs designed to help you move forward on your spiritual journey. These
groups are available for all ages and meet on the church campus on various
days/nights of the week outside of Sunday mornings. Growth Groups focus on a
wide variety of topics and typically have two semesters (September-
December, and January- May). See our current
Growth Group opportunities.
AR Students is the name of our Student Ministry (6th-12th grade).
Find out more about the AR Student Ministry.
The SBC (short for the Southern Baptist Convention)
consists of more than 42,000 churches that cooperate together in a world-wide
effort of missions. Arapaho Road is dually aligned with the
SBC and the
The Big Room
The Big Room is a large multipurpose room located in the center of the
Children’s Building. This room is used for many children's activities including
Arapaho Road Kids, Awana, large meetings, and other various functions.
Our mission at Arapaho Road is to make disciples through ministry, worship,
discipleship, outreach and community. One of the ways we are trying to
accomplish this mission is to provide mission trip opportunities to our church
family. For almost every summer since 1999 our church had made an annual mission
trip to the Dominican Republic. Throughout those years we have worked closely
with American born missionaries as well as two local Dominican congregations to
help build a church building, offer medical and sports clinics, offer various
discipleship classes, and to evangelize the communities of Santo Domingo and
Barahona. Find out more about Arapaho Road’s work in the
The ROC stands for the Re-Creation Outreach Center. The ROC is located in
Garland and serves the needs of many within the community throughout the year.
Our church supports several missions of the ROC each year including collecting
school supplies/toiletry items for needy families each fall, providing turkey
dinners at Thanksgiving, and providing gifts and food to needy children during
the Christmas holidays.
Vacation Bible School (or VBS) is a big event for one week each summer that is
sponsored by our children’s ministry. Our VBS is open to all children within the
church and surrounding community and utilizes various annual themes to share the
gospel and emphasize discipleship in daily life.
VBS week is a fun time for the
entire family with games, Bible lessons, crafts, and worship.