Every local church holds to doctrinal standards upon which their philosophy of ministry rests (for example, preaching of God’s Word, care for their neighborhood, etc.); a church’s core values, vision, view of community, and “soul”, if consistently expressed, are shaped by these Gospel-based standards.

What We Believe

Metro Church holds to the doctrinal standards expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith (with Shorter and Larger Catechisms). The following, in brevity, is a list of some of the most crucial truths we believe:

We believe the Bible is the written, inspired, and inerrant Word of God. The Bible shows us everything we need to know about faith and life; God’s Word shows us how to be in a right relationship with Him, and how to live every aspect of our lives to please Him.

We believe there is one God, who exists eternally in three Persons (the Holy Trinity): Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, who are the same in substance, and equal in power and glory.  We believe that the Triune God is the sovereign Creator, Sustainer, and Ruler of all creation.

We believe all mankind are sinners, incapable of pleasing God, and deserving of His just punishment. We are more sinful than we could ever imagine.

We believe that God had made a way to save and redeem His people. We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who, through His perfect life and sacrificial death, made substitutionary atonement for the sins of His people. Jesus lived the life we should live, and died the death we should die. God is more gracious than we could ever dare hope.

We believe that all who repent of their sins, and trust in the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, alone, for salvation will be saved. Those who do not repent and trust in Jesus Christ will suffer His eternal and just condemnation.

We believe that the Holy Spirit, through His sovereign choice, calls His people to repentance and faith, and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him. The Holy Spirit applies the Gospel to His people, and renews them after the image of God in union with His Son.

We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people unto Himself.