A Word From The Pastor
I would like to 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 recently completed a year-long study of Paul’s letter to the Galatians and have now embarked upon the study of The Gospel of John.
As a complement to our study of John’s Gospel, the Men’s Ministry is currently studying Systematic Theology on Sunday evenings. We recently completed Theology Proper and are in the middle of Trinitarianism and Christology. Following this we will begin studying Angelology.
The Women’s Ministry is completing their study of Jeremiah Burroughs’ book, The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. In the coming weeks the women will begin studying Kay Arthur’s book, Lord, I want to know You.
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 if a parent needs to attend to a child's needs.
Our new pastoral intern, Matt Rayburn, is preaching through Paul’s letter to the Colossians on Wednesday evenings whick can be viewed HERE. Matt is currently a student at 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 over a year and are a little more than halfway through chapter 4.
Though we are a small congregation, we are vibrant and have a whole-hearted committed 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 practice Elder-leadership. Our church is led by a plurality of Elders and assisted by a board of Deacons.
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 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 nursery is available with “closed circuit” video feed of the worship service
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 both theology and doctrine.
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.
We have a vibrant Men’s and Women’s ministry that meets on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00. Each Sunday evening, following the Men’s and Women’s studies, the church gathers in the Fellowship Hall for a fellowship meal.