We believe in the simplicity of ministry summed up in the phrase “Honor God and serve people.” Aware that we live in a post-Christian society, Metro Believers Church strives to provide relevant, authentic, and progressive ministry demonstrated in our worship, teaching, and lives.
Further, we believe that true ministry occurs when we do life together. By this we mean that faith and authentic community occur 24/7, and only in this context can true friendships and spirituality form. As followers of Jesus, we believe that God’s presence touches all of life: work, worship, rest, and play. (Note: This includes fun. We can have a blast while serving God!)
Our core values
We value demonstrated devotion to Jesus Christ and His cause, using spiritual gifts we have been given.
We value God’s viable presence, as a catalyst for changed lives when we meet to honor God and study the Bible.
We value “doing life together,” fostering loving relationships that permeate every level of community.
We value being culturally relevant as a church while remaining doctrinally pure.
We value authenticity and the hunger for continuous spiritual growth in the lives of Christ’s followers.
We value people and therefore honor, serve, and treat them with respect.
We value global outreach and will devote significant time, energy, and finances towards it, providing leadership, materials, and prayer.
We value the unity of believers and will honor and support other life-giving churches and individuals who love God.
We value prayer, both individually and corporately, as vital, effective, and real communication with God.
We value “having a blast” while serving God.
Satement of faith
The Holy Bible
The Holy Bible is the Word of God. It alone is the final authority to determine all doctrinal truths. In its original writing, it is both inspired and infallible (II Timothy 3:16, II Peter 1:20-21, Proverbs 30:5, Romans 16:25-26).
There is one God, a Trinity (or Tri-unity), of three distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are coequal and co-eternal (I John 5:7; Genesis 1:26; Matthew 28:19, 3:16-17; Luke 1:35; Isaiah 9:6; Hebrews 3:7-11).
Jesus Christ is God the Son. He is completely man and completely God. He is the only man ever to have lived a sinless life (John 1:1, 1:14, 20:28; I Timothy 3:16; Isaiah 9:6; Philippians 2:5-6; I Timothy 2:5).
The Virgin Birth
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father and was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the Virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18, 1:20, 1:23; Luke 1:27-35; Isaiah 7:14).
People were created good and upright, but by voluntary transgression they fell; their only hope of redemption is Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Genesis 1:26-31, 3:1-7; Romans 5:12-21).
We are saved by grace-undeserved and unearned-through faith in Jesus Christ, His death, burial, and resurrection. Salvation is a gift of God, not a result of our good works (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).
Because Jesus Christ lived a sinless life, His blood shed on the cross of Calvary is sufficient to cleanse us of sin when appropriated individually through repentance and faith. Jesus allowed Himself to be punished for our sin, enabling all who believe to be free from the penalty of sin, which is death (I John 1:7; Revelation 1:5, 5:9; Colossians 1:20; Romans 3:10-12, 3:23, 5:9; John 1:29).
Jesus Christ was physically resurrected from the dead in a glorified body three days after His death on the cross. One day all believers in Christ will also be physically resurrected in glorified bodies to their reward in heaven with God (Luke 24:16, 24:36, 24:39; Philippians 1:21-23, 3:21; I Corinthians 15:42, 44; John 2:19-21, 20:26-28, 21:4; Acts 24:15).
Repentance is a commitment to turn away from sin in every area of our lives and to follow Christ. Through repentance we individually receive salvation and forgiveness of sin (Acts 2:38, 3:19).
The Indwelling of Christ
Christians (believers) are people who have invited the Lord Jesus Christ to live inside them by the Holy Spirit. They put their trust in what Christ accomplished for them when He died, was buried, and rose again (John 1:12, 14:17, 14:23, 15:4; Romans 8:11; Revelation 3:20).
After receiving the Lord Jesus Christ, new converts are commanded by the Word of God to be baptized in water in the Name of the Lord (Matthew 28:19; Acts 2:38).
The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of Christ’s great commission. Every person who is born of the Spirit is an integral part of the Church as member of the body of believers (Ephesians 1:22, 2:19-22; Hebrews 12:23).
The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is a unique time of communion in the presence of God. Believers take the elements of bread and wine (or grape juice), which express spiritually the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, in remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross (I Corinthians 10:16, 11:23-25; Mark 16:16; Acts 8:12, 8:36-38, 10:47-48; Matthew 26:26-28).
Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the Evidence of Speaking in Tongues
Initiated at Pentecost, Holy Spirit baptism is the promise of the Father, given by Jesus after His ascension, to empower the Church to communicate the gospel throughout the earth. When believers receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit, they have the potential to manifest that experience by speaking in other tongues. The practice of praying in other tongues edifies believers (Acts 1:5, 1:8, 2:1-4, 2:17, 2:38-39, 8:14-17, 10:38, 44-47, 11:15-17, 19:1-6; Mark 16:17; Joel 2:28-29; Matthew 3:11).
Sanctification is the ongoing process of being set apart for God, characterized by our yielding to God to complete the development of Christ’s character in us. A lifestyle of developing righteousness and holiness is evidence to all that Christ’s Spirit lives within us (I Thessalonians 4:3, 5:23; II Corinthians 3:18, 6:14-18; II Thessalonians 2:1-3; Romans 8:29, 12:1-2; Hebrews 21:11).
Health and Provision
Health and provision are results of Christ’s work of salvation, and it is the Father’s will for believers to become whole, healthy, and successful in every area of life:
Spiritual John 3:3; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 10:9-10)
Mental and emotional (II Timothy 1:7; Romans 12:2; Isaiah 26:3)
Physical (Isaiah 53:4, 53:5; Matthew 8:17; I Peter 2:24)
Financial (Joshua 1:8; III John 1:2; Malachi 3:10-11; Luke 6:38; II Corinthians 9:6-10; Deuteronomy 28:1-14; Psalm 34:10, 84:11; Philippians 4:19).
Healing of the Sick
Healing of the sick is illustrated in the life and ministry of Christ and is included in the commission of Christ to His disciples. Healing is a provision of Christ’s atonement on the cross and is a sign that follows believers (Matthew 8:16-17; Acts 8:6-7; James 5:14-16; III John 2; Psalm 103:2-3; Isaiah 53:5; Mark 16:17-18).
The Second Coming
Jesus Christ will physically and visibly return to earth a second time to establish His kingdom. This will occur at a time undisclosed by the Scriptures (Revelation 1:7; Acts 1:9-11; Matthew 24:30, 26:63-64; I Thessalonians 4:15, 17; II Thessalonians 1:7-8).
Heaven is the eternal reward and dwelling place of all who believe in Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:1; I Peter 1:4; Hebrews 11:16; John 17:24; Matthew 5:3, 5:12, 5:20, 6:20, 19:21, 25:34).
After life on earth, those who have rejected Christ will be judged justly by God and sent to hell, where they will be eternally tormented with the devil and the fallen angels (Hebrews 9:27; Matthew 25:41; Revelation 14:9-11, 20:12-15, 21:8; Mark 9:43-48).
MBC exists to provide a place for people
to Begin their walk with God through evangelism,
to Belong through fellowship,
to Become Christ-like through discipleship,
to Benefit through ministry and servanthood,
to Bond with God through celebration and worship.
Our goal is simple – to help you reach HIS.
MBC understands its purpose, is fulfilled as part of the City Church. This is the mentality that there is only one church in our city that happens to meet in different locations, working together to reach its people.
We value local and global outreach and we devote significant time, energy and finances toward it, providing support for missions works and missionaries; local and world wide.
Providing Leadership training and materials locally and to other nations, through EQUIP (founded by John Maxwell).
We are avid supporters of new church plants in the United States and we partner together with ARC (Association of Related Churches) to see 2000 churches plant by 2020.
We offer opportunities for our congregation to get involved in short and long term missions projects such as YWAM (Youth with a Mission) Cutting Edge Ministries offering teens to get involved in ministering to the homeless, hurricane victims, etc.
MBC partners with our local Habitat for Humanity, in building homes for low income families.
Local, nationwide and global aid to human trafficking victims, via various ministries.