What We Believe

Every church you visit will have a particular set of beliefs that are foundational to everything they do and teach and North Metro is no different. We don't claim to have it all figured out but we have done our best to understand these topics through prayer, experience, study, and tradition. If you have any questions about these topics, please don't hesitate to contact us. We would love to walk alongside you as you explore our beliefs.

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About The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian faith and living. It is the final authority on all matters on which it bears. Because it is inspired by God, the Bible is the truth without any mixture of error.

II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 2:1, 20, 21; II Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105

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About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. There is one true Holy God, eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and equally possess all the attributes of deity and characteristics of personality. In the beginning, God created out of nothing the world and all the things therein.

Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

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About God The Father

God the Father is the Divine Source for all created existence, everything originates from Him, and He is the ingenerate source and ground of the Trinity itself. God the Father is the Sovereign Ruler revealed as the heavenly Monarch, the transcendent ruler, who is not only far above us, but draws near to care for us. God the Father is the primary Lord Chief Justice by nature, and He sets the standard of defining right and wrong. God the Father is the Compassionate Reconciler who is love and sets things right by sending His Son, Jesus, to forgive our sins so we can live with Him forever. God the Father is Him to Whom Things Return and all things will return to the Divine Source, the Father, who will share His glory with the Son and Spirit.

Eph 3:14-15, 4:6; Isa 57:15; Lev 18:4; 1 John 4:8,16 ; Col 1:20

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About God the Son

Jesus Christ is God’s eternal son. He is co-equal with the Father. As true God and true man, He allowed Himself to be born of a virgin, lived a sinless human life, and voluntarily offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for our sins by dying on a cross as our substitute. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13

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About God the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men and women aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of Scriptural truth, and guidance in doing what is right. At the point of salvation, He uniquely gives to every Christian a spiritual gift that is to be used for the building up of the Body of Christ – the Church. As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily, to exhibit Christ-like character, and to bear fruit to the glory of the Father.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:17-21; Galatians 5:25

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About Human Beings

Human beings were created in God’s image but rebelled against God through disobedience. This rebellion resulted in all human beings being marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin.” This attitude separates all people from God and renders them incapable of pleasing God on their own merit or saving themselves.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

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About Humanity

We believe that all humanity is created in the image of God and possesses intrinsic dignity and worth. God made humanity—male and female—in His own image. Set apart as His image bearers, every human being is sacred. All men and all women, bearing the image of God, are meant to reflect God in His creation. God declares the created order to be very good, distinguishing men and women as His agents to care for, manage and govern over it. They enjoy equal access to God by faith in Christ Jesus and are both called to move beyond passive self-indulgence to significant private and public engagement in family, church and civic life. Adam and Eve were made to complement each other in a one-flesh union in the covenant of marriage that establishes the only God-ordained pattern of sexual relations for men and women. In God’s wise purposes, men and women are not simply interchangeable, but rather they complement each other in mutually enriching ways.

Genesis 1:27-30; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Gen 2:24; Matthew 19:5; Ephesians 5:31

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About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us. We can never make up for our sins by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life to Jesus Christ in faith, trusting in Him alone for the forgiveness of our sins, we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one transfers their trust from themselves to Christ for the forgiveness of their sins. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, and when God has begun a saving work in the heart of any person, He promises to continue performing it until the day of its full consummation. We are involved in this process by choosing to follow Christ, trust Him, and obey Him.

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1-8; Philippians 1:6, 2:12-13; John 10:29-30; II Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; I Peter 1:3-5

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About Sacraments

We believe there are two ordinances of the Church. One is that of believer’s baptism and Communion.

Water baptism is only intended for those who have received the saving benefits of Christ through the new birth of the Holy Spirit. In obedience to Christ’s command and as a testimony to God, the Church, oneself and the world, believers are baptized by water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Water baptism is a visual and symbolic demonstration of a person’s union with Christ in the likeness of His death and resurrection. It signifies that a former way of life has been put to death and vividly depicts the release from the mastery of Satan, sin and death. The water itself does not save. Only our faith in and through the sufficiency of Christ’s death and resurrection alone is how salvation is accomplished.

As with water baptism, Communion is to be observed only by those who have become followers of Christ. This ordinance symbolizes the breaking of Christ’s body and the shedding of His blood on our behalf and is to be observed repeatedly throughout the Christian life as a sign of continued participation in the atoning benefits of Christ’s death. As we come to the table with an attitude of faith and self-examination, we remember and proclaim the death of Christ, receive spiritual nourishment for our souls and signify our unity with other members of Christ’s body.

Baptism: Acts 10:48; 1 Peter 3:21; Colossians 2:12; Matthew 28:1-20

Communion: Luke 22:19-20; Matthew 26:26-28; John 6:53-58; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

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About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. Death seals the eternal destiny of each person. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation in Jesus Christ.

John 3:16, 2:25, 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; Hebrews 9:27; Matthew 18:8, 25:44-46

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About The Church

The Church is the living body of Christ on earth and at the point of salvation, a person becomes a member of Christ’s body. Christ is the head of the Church and the source of its life. The Body is comprised of those who acknowledge Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. The Church exists to display a passion for Jesus Christ, to demonstrate a compassion for people, to develop fully-devoted followers of Jesus Christ, and to declare God’s love to people who do not yet know Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 2:19-22, 5:23-24; Acts 2:41-47; Matthew 16:15-18; Colossians 3:21; Revelation 4:11; Ephesians 4:11-13; Matthew 22:36-40, 28:19-20; Romans 12:3-16; I Corinthians 12:4-12; Acts 1:8

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About Church Government

North Metro Church has adopted the principle of a plurality of leadership, rather than a single pastoral model. Our leadership team, consisting of the Council of Elders, the Board of Advisors, and the church staff, work together to lead the church in pursuit of our purpose and ministry objectives.

These three groups work together as follows:

The church staff directs the ministries and day-to-day activities of the church with overall leadership provided by the Management Team. The church ministries are supported by the policies and allocation of financial resources determined by the Board of Advisors. All the activities of the church are carried out under the protection of the Council of Elders.

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