Lamar Baptist Church
1000 W Lamar Blvd, Arlington, TX 76012
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From what I've seen after having visited the place for the first time in twenty years (previously a member), I can tell you that the place is falling apart. They may have nice people and a beautiful, new worship center, but the membership does not have many families. In fact, senior adults have outnumbered everyone else by a wide margin. The row I sat on was nothing but senior adults, as well as the row behind me and the row in front of me. There is no real long-term vision for the church where growth is concerned. The worship center on this visit was half full. From my past experience, the members are scared of having new people joining the church. Now, they are even in their third pastor search in thirteen years. There's not even a youth minister or much of a youth group. There are no singles and very few young couples. It seems the church's future, to these folks, is in the past. That does not bode well for the future. They place an overemphasis on world missions, but never do anything for the local church. And where there is no vision, the Bible says, the people perish. I give this church's existence ten years, tops.