We are a family of faith, leading people to become fully developing followers of Christ by Belonging, Connecting, Growing, and Serving.
We strive to introduce people to Christ and to the family of God by giving them a sense of acceptance, ownership, responsibility, urgency of giving their life to Christ, and a sense of belonging to the Body of Christ and the family of God. Below are three key steps we do in order to help people belong to the Body of Christ.
We believe life change happens in the context of relationships through community life groups. Community life groups bring people together. God created us to live in community with others, and it is only then that we can experience the full life He intends for us. We invite our members and visitors to be apart of one of our community groups. Click here for the Community Life Group Directory.
We want you to grow spiritually as a member of First Metropolitan Church. We believe when one matures spiritually, it will cause one to grow emotionally, intellectually and socially. Growing spiritually means to mature as a disciple of Jesus Christ becoming more like Him in thought and behavior. Therefore, at First Met, we help our members grow spiritually through these ministries.
Have you been looking for a way to get more involved at First Met? Are you hearing the call of God serve others with your time, talents and treasures? At First Met you will find many different ways to answer the call.
Our Mission and Values
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of First Metropolitan Church is to be a: Dynamic congregation that Declares God’s Word to our community and beyond that Draws people to Christ; that leads people to Develop a godly lifestyle; and, that seeks to Demonstrate God’s love through service.
OUR CORE VALUES
We value the Word of God! We aggressively pursue Christian education and promote individual study of God’s Word. We give ourselves fully to the principles, precepts and promises revealed through God’s written Word, the Bible.
We are a family of faith, leading people to become fully developing followers of Christ by Belonging, Connecting, Growing and Serving.
We believe that worship is the chief priority of man. We encourage the free expression of reverence to God privately as well as in the assembly of believers, in spirit and in truth.
We are intentional about the establishment of relationships.
We are one biblical community, who moves enthusiastically and joyfully in the same direction under Christ and the senior pastors.
We believe the commitment to the local church is expressed in a lifestyle of faith through worship, Bible study, small group involvement, service, evangelism and the giving of one’s financial resources to support the church
We acknowledge the family as a creation of God to provide stability in society and to perpetuate godliness. We believe that the roles of husband, wife, children and parent should be enhanced and encouraged with biblical instruction.
We believe that leaders are called and should be spiritual, maturing, committed, trained and empowered.
We believe valuing excellence means there is accountability to God and to each other, and that we will continually evaluate to improve what we do.