Metro Church FAQs
Metro Church held its first public service in February 2008 with a small core group of 15 people.
Our services are focused on one person: Jesus. From the songs that we sing, to the sermons that are preached, from the taking of communion, it’s all about Him. A “typical” Sunday service follows this format:
- 2-3 songs
- Expositional Preaching of God's Word
- 2-3 songs with Communion
Going somewhere new for the first time can be a nervous experience for anyone. At The Metro our intent is to find a healthy balance of wanting visitors to know they are welcomed, loved, and that we desire to get to know them without coming across desperate, overwhelming, or fake. To walk this tightrope we want to thank you for giving us a shot and also give you different avenues to pursue more information, community groups, and leadership without smothering you. In a Sunday morning service we will ask first time visitors to fill out an information card and drop it one of the offering towers. From there, you will receive one email from a ministry leader to give you some info on the church. That’s it. Your name doesn’t go on a spam email list, we won’t Facebook stalk you, and we promise not to stop by your house during dinner. Our intention is to create a place that you can go and hear about Jesus, connect with other regular people, and have the option to pursue the church more without being ambushed or ignored as just another face in the crowd.
Metro church is a family-friendly place that believes children are a blessing from God. Little Metro is our active children’s ministry that gives age appropriate teaching from babies thru 3rd grade. (We also have a space for newborns and nursing mothers to use when needed for privacy.) Our goal of Little Metro’s time together is the same of our adult worship service: to focus on Jesus and worship Him alone. To accomplish this, our kiddos will sing songs, create crafts, have a small snack, and have age-appropriate teaching time that focuses on Him. You can find more out about Little Metro by clicking here.
We invite you to come as you are. You’ll find all different kinds of shapes, styles, and personalities at The Metro. From the corporate world to hipsters, we’re thankful for the diversity that God has given us. Whether you feel most comfortable worshiping Jesus in a t shirt and jeans, or more business casual, we want you to be you. When we come to worship, we want our hearts to be focused on Jesus and not whether or not your shoes clash with your outfit. Most of our people tend to wear jeans and a t-shirt or collared shirt.
Now we’re talking! At Metro Church, two core philosophies drive how we function as a church body. 1. Corporate worship at our Sunday gatherings. This is where we come together as one body to sing to Jesus, hear His gospel preached through the proclamation of the Word of God, and take communion remembering his death, burial, and resurrection on our behalf. 2. Community groups exist to connect people in loving relationships that develop mature followers of Christ. If Sunday mornings are the proclamation of the gospel, then community groups are the working out of the gospel in our lives. We have several groups that meet all over Northwest Arkansas. If you'd like to sign up for one you can click here.
The Metro is an elder-led and covenant member-driven church. You can learn more about all of our leaders here.
At Metro Church we want to keep it simple and focus on what is often called “the great commandment”. Simply, to love Jesus and love others. We want to be a people that take this seriously and not get easily side-tracked by secondary things. Often in churches, its the secondary things that derail the mission, cause hurt, pain, drive inward focus, and make Jesus look bad to the lost world that so desperately needs Him. As simple as this seems, it takes great effort and focus to accomplish the great commandment. The Metro is a place that continually strives to focus on Jesus. His life, his death, his burial, his resurrection gives life, forgiveness, and peace. Not only to unbelievers, but fresh reminders to His sons and daughters so that we can continually see how the gospel answers our deepest needs better than our sin and idolatry. To claim exclusivity of friendly people, cool music, good preaching, and a top-notch children’s program would be arrogant and delusional. We don’t claim to have it all figured out. You’ll find all of the aforementioned, but what makes Metro Church different is that we are a people changed by Jesus. This change is so powerful and life-giving that our preaching and teaching resonates with a pursuit of deep truths revealed to us in Scripture. This change is put on display when we sing songs to Jesus. Through singing see a broken people worship our great God that has saved us from sin and is continually working in our flawed lives to make us more like Him. As we gather on a weekly basis in community groups, we share, love, and encourage each other so that everyone will be see that Jesus does change lives in a practical and powerful way. And last, but definitely not least, we seek to be a people changed by Jesus who love their unbelieving neighbors, family, and coworkers so they too might see how great our God is and trust in him for salvation. To put it simply, what makes The Metro different? Jesus.