4200 Ridge Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19128
We begin our worship with a short time of reflection and preparation (accompanied by a musical prelude).
Nursery, Toddlers, and Children
We have a nursery available for newborns and toddlers, as well as a Sunday program for children during the latter hour of the worship service. Contact email@example.com
for details prior to your visit if you have questions.
What To Expect
The overall atmosphere is casual, reflective, and open to everyone. We do not emphasize any form of dress code, and thus, maintain a casual (business casual) style of dress in our worship; we certainly do not look down on anyone’s form of dress in our Sunday Worship Services. We welcome and desire to foster a diverse culture: all ethnicities, all socio-economic classes, all educational backgrounds, all occupations and professions, and all stages of life. In essence, we respect the diversity of dress in our community, and request that all participants merely maintain a respectful sensitivity to our community, since worship is both personal and corporate in nature.
Our Worship Style
Worship at Metro consists of a blend of Gospel-centric historical and contemporary lyrics and melodies—in many cases, rearranged from their historical origins. God has blessed our team with talented musicians who love Jesus and his Gospel, and serve his church through contemporary and classical forms of music with refreshed arrangements of hymns. The emphasis on our worship “style” was not casually developed; our music is intentional—to engage the whole person to hear the Word of God and respond to it.
Our Liturgy—Our Order Of Worship
We have a bulletin that explicitly details the order of our worship each Sunday. Each “stage” or “function” of our worship consists of various cycles of celebrating and experiencing the Gospel. Every church, whether or not they have a bulletin, maintains an order of worship; we believe that each component of our worship is necessary for worship and renewal, as directed throughout Scripture and the history of the church. A presider will lead us through the various components of our service—explaining each component as we progress through the service.
Our Preaching—The Gospel Lesson
We believe that a regular diet of biblical preaching is important to the life of our community, and thus, we desire to engage our congregation weekly through biblical preaching and counsel. Each Gospel Lesson ranges between 30-40 minutes, and is drawn from the Scriptural text on which the teaching is based. Our teaching is not moralistic in nature, although you will learn what it means to live a transformed life. Our teaching is centered around the Person of Jesus Christ and the Work of Jesus Christ, and engages the our heart’s deepest affections. Please feel free to review a sermon sample online.
Volunteers For Worship
If you are new to our church or city, and would like to plug into our community, consider volunteering for our Sunday ministries. We believe that serving in a ministry goes beyond the performance of the task itself, but more about becoming part of the body of Christ, and serving one another as Jesus demonstrated for us on the cross. We have opportunities available for the Welcome Center, Ushering, our Book Table, and the Fellowship Table. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested.