A Word From The Pastor
I would like to welcome you and introduce you to Arbor Heights Bible Church. We are Reformed in our doctrine, as our Doctrinal Statement will attest. We practice the verse-by-verse exposition of Scripture. We are currently in an exposition of The Gospel of John on Sunday mornings.
We practice and encourage "family integrated worship." This means that we encourage parents to keep their children in the worship service with them. As a convenience, we have a room off the sanctuary with a closed-circuit feed of the worship service if a parent needs to attend to a child's needs.
Our Assistant Pastor, Matt Rayburn, is preaching through The Epistle to the Hebrews, which can be viewed HERE. Matt has been with us since February 2013, when he and his wife, Katie, and their two daughters moved here from Charleston, South Carolina. Matt is currently attending the Reformed Theological Seminary in Marietta. He has several years of pastoral experience.
Our Sunday school class also encourages families to remain together as we study through Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. We have been studying Ephesians for nearly two years and are approaching the halfway point of chapter 5. At the conclusion of our Ephesians study we will begin a study of Paul's letter to the Philippians.
Our Men's and Women's ministries normally meet on Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. These two ministries are currently combined for a Fall/Winter study of Church History, being taught by Pastor Matt Rayburn. Following the study of Church History the two ministries will resume their separate studies. Normally the Sunday evening ministries meet from 5:30 - 7:00, followed by a time of fellowship with snacks and desserts.
Though we are a small congregation, we are vibrant and have a whole-hearted commitment to our worship of God and our fellowship with one another. In these days of uncertainty, we rest in the comfort that God supplies abundantly to us and the brotherly love that we have for one another. I hope that you might come and visit us!
Randy Smith, Pastor
For last Sunday's Video Sermon click HERE
We are an SBC-affiliated Bible church, Reformed in our doctrine, and in agreement with the “Founders Movement” of the Southern Baptist Convention. We believe and teach the doctrines of grace and the sovereignty of God in salvation. While we are Reformed in our soteriology, we are Pre-millennial and Pre-tribulational in our eschatology. (see our Doctrinal Statement for details).
We believe and teach the five “solas” - sola scriptura (the Scripture alone), soli deo gloria (for the glory of God alone), sola Christou (by Christ’s work alone), sola fide (by faith alone), sola gratia (by grace alone).
We practice the verse-by-verse exposition of God's word, studying the selected book in its entirety before moving to the next.
We worship with a combination of traditional hymns and contemporary praise music. Our goal in choosing the music we sing is that it be God-exalting in worship, theology and doctrine.
We practice and encourage “family integrated worship.” This means that we encourage families to keep their children with them in Sunday School and the worship service. For those families with infants or toddlers who desire, a "quiet room" is available with “closed circuit” video feed of the worship service
We practice Elder-leadership. Our church is led by a plurality of Elders and assisted by a board of Deacons.
We believe that Christian fellowship, centered upon God's word, is a critical aspect of a vibrant, healthy church body.
We practice what we call “first Sunday fellowship.” We have designated the first Sunday of each month to observe the ordinance of Communion during the worship service. The worship service is then followed by a fellowship lunch for the entire congregation in the fellowship hall. In this way we enjoy sweet communion with the Lord in worship and with one another in a fellowship meal.
Our Teaching Ministries
Our men’s and women’s ministries meet on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00. Following their studies, the church gathers for a fellowship meal provided by church members participating in the study.
Our Sunday school class meets at 9:45 a.m. The class is given study questions each week, from which we gather and discuss during Sunday school. Our study questions involve detailed word studies, answering interpretive questions and an application of the week's text. Copies of the week's study questions can be downloaded from the "Sunday School Material" page on our "Resources" tab.