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Discover the state of the Church in Arlington.
The Church in Arlington Offers Hope

You know how critical it is for the church to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the city. At American Bible Society, we see firsthand the difference that vibrant churches make in a city and in our nation. I’m encouraged when I see Christian leaders like you faithfully ministering to your communities. It reminds me of Isaiah’s proclamation: “the glory of the Lord will be revealed, and all people will see it” (Isaiah 40:5, GNT).

Through our research in Arlington, we’ve learned how residents view the church, what importance it plays in their lives, why they attend, and more. Keep reading to see what they think.

173,200

61% of Arlington adults see the church as a positive influence in America, compared to only 55% of Americans.

240,080

8 out of 10 Arlington adults see the churches in their city as welcoming places where people can go to find help.

72.6%

of Arlington adults say it’s somewhat or very important for them to attend church.

182,089

64% of Arlington adults have been to church in the past 6 months. That’s 1.3X more than the national average, which is only 50%.

54%

actively volunteer within their church once a month or more.

Over 20 languages

are spoken in worship services in Arlington. The top 2 are English and Spanish.

80%

of adults are curious to know who Jesus Christ is. Half of them (41%) don’t attend church.

I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.

John 4:35

Learn how American Bible Society’s church assessment tool, Look Inside Church, can help your church measure and increase its Scripture engagement and spiritual vitality.