Our Mission, Values & Method
We believe Jesus gave the Church its mission in Matthew 28:18-20. Therefore, the mission is universal and unchanging for every local church. This mission is holistic, beginning with leading people to trust Christ initially through Gospel proclamation and then leading them to follow Christ through biblical teaching and exhortation. Our own paraphrase of the Great Commission is the mission statement for our church.
Our Mission: The Great Commission
Leading people to trust and follow Christ.
Our mission statement clarifies what the church is called to do.
SUBMIT TO GOD’S WORD
We will be Biblically transformed, not simply informed.
DEPEND ON THE SPIRIT
We will seek the Spirit’s presence, not rely on our own ability.
PURSUE KINGDOM DIVERSITY
We will pursue gospel unity, not just diverse appearances.
EXTEND GOSPEL GRACE
We will strive for authentic gospel relationships, not settle for superficial friendliness.
DEPLOY EVERY MEMBER
We will gauge success by our sending capacity, not our seating capacity.
Our Method: The Discipleship Pathway
Equipping people to live a life of WORSHIP, a life in COMMUNITY, and a life on MISSION.
Our discipleship pathway clarifies the method for how our church accomplishes the mission.
LIFE OF WORSHIP
Worship: Responding with all we are—mind, emotion, and will—to the revelation of God
How we equip people to live a life of worship
Sunday Gathering at 10:30 a.m.
We are passionate about engaging in worship that reflects not only our community, but also the kingdom of God with all its generational and ethnic diversity. This passion leads us to sing songs that will move both the minds and hearts of all ages and ethnicities.
We also have a high view of God’s word, believing it to be our ultimate authority and sufficient to provide everything we need for life. Therefore, our preaching is text-driving and typically walks straight through books of the Bible.
We offer Equipping Classes on Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. to help equip the saints to follow Christ in every area of our lives.
All are invited to a time of Spirit-led prayer every Wednesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Assembly Room.
LIFE IN COMMUNITY
Community: Participating sacrificially in each other’s lives
How we equip people to live a life in community
We have Community Groups that meet on our church campus on Sunday mornings, and we have Community Groups that meet in homes across DFW throughout the week.
We have Children, Students, Men’s, Women’s, Singles, Married and Multi-Generational groups available to join. Community groups are where you find meaningful Christian relationships of mutual encouragement, help and admonition. Children attend Community Groups on Sunday mornings while their parents either attend an on-campus Community Group or an Equipping Class.
LIFE ON MISSION
Mission: Declaring and displaying the Gospel of the kingdom
How we equip people to live a life on mission
Partnerships and Trips
We provide various opportunities throughout the year to engage the lost through local initiatives and short-term mission trips. These opportunities not only provide specific opportunities to engage missionally but also equip our people to live a life on mission every day.
MacArthur Blvd Baptist Church had its beginnings in 1953 when Field City Baptist Church of Dallas held a Vacation Bible School in Irving—utilizing a building that had once been a tavern.
In 1957, Carpenter Road Baptist Church was constituted as a self-supporting church of the Southern Baptist Convention with 208 charter members. In 1963, the church voted to change its name to MacArthur Boulevard Baptist Church when the city changed the street name.
God continued to bless. 1970 began a season of revival under the leadership of Bro. Ron Dunn. In 1975, we held our first Encourager Conference, which was an annual conference to encourager pastors and their wives serving in pioneer areas across the country. During 1996-1998, Pastor John Meador formed a Vision Task Force to look at long range planning. He would ride his bike to Valley Ranch during lunchtime to look at land, and some of the team would join him to pray. They sought the Lord about a move north.
In 1999, God used Dr. David Allen to unite and move us forward to buy the land we currently occupy. God brought a buyer for the South campus that paid off the land. The church began 26 months of transition using North Hills School on Sundays, and office space on Walnut Hill. In 2001, we had a ground breaking celebration and moved to 8001 Mustang Drive in January of 2003.
In July 2006, the church called J. Josh Smith as the Lead Pastor, who led the church in the vision of being a multiethnic church, developing distinctively Christian people who exalt Jesus Christ and advance His kingdom together. In January 2019, Rickey Primrose was called as the new Lead Pastor.
We are continuing our mission to reach our community for Christ. Join us in leading people to trust and follow Christ.