New to Metro? Welcome!
Thanks for visiting us online - I'm glad that you are exploring our community!
Metro is far from a perfect church. In fact, at Metro our common ground is our weakness. While the world celebrates people's strengths and successes, we find liberation in Jesus who says that His power is made perfect in our weakness.
At Metro, we are all about transformation - seeing people's lives and communities transformed through Jesus. This includes addressing both the local and global concerns of justice, advocacy, and compassion among the hurting people of this world. We feel it is our responsibility to help lead a renaissance of community transformation among the voiceless and under-resourced.
We are also a church that is committed to being relevant to the culture in which we live, and believe that arts and media are the language of our culture. Moreover, we are a diverse church, welcoming people from all cultures, generations and economic backgrounds - not to be politically correct, but rather because we believe that diversity is at the very heart of God.
While you may not be ready to get involved right away, there are a variety of exciting possibilities at Metro for you to meet people just like yourself. Our culture is not about strong-arming you into a connection with God, but about honest conversations concerning our relationship with God, our community with one another, and our responsibility to humbly serve the misfits of our world.
I’m glad you took a moment to see what we’re about.
Frequently Asked Questions
Going to a new church can be an intimidating experience. To help put your heart and mind at ease, we've answered some frequently asked questions related to the Metro experience...
1. What can I expect to find at Metro?
At Metro, you can expect a dynamic community, relevant teachings, soul-stirring worship, exciting children’s programs, and a place to grow relationships in a multicultural environment.
2. Where is Metro located?
We meet every Sunday at 9:30am & 11:30am at Dr. John Grieco Elementary School, 50 Durie Ave in Englewood, NJ (Bergen County)
3. Is it OK to come to Metro if I’m not a Christian?
Absolutely! We encourage you to visit and see what God, Christianity, and Metro is all about. We love having visitors, and hope you’ll feel welcomed here.
4. Metro seems pretty big, how do I get plugged into the church?
Whether you’ve been coming for a while, or you’re new to Metro and want to get plugged in and tapped into the community better – you can check out all of our ministries under the "ministries" tab in the top-menu, or you can check out all of our upcoming events.
5. How accessible is the pastoral staff?
Outside of a few times during the year when they need to travel, the pastoral staff (including children's pastors) can be usually found at the church office during the week and will be glad to make an appointment with you if you ever need to talk. There is also a prayer time at the end of each Sunday service where at least one pastor is available to pray with you. Finally, after Sunday service, we have what we call a “Newcomer’s QuickStop” where you can meet the speaking pastor for that particular Sunday, and who can answer any questions that you may have regarding Metro and give you an overview of our church.
6. Too old? Too young? Where do I belong?
Metro is not only diverse culturally, but we have quite an eclectic group of people in all stages of life. In our main services, we have a range of early-twenties, single professionals single parents, newlyweds - all the way to couples who’ve been married for many years with kids, and the elderly. While we love being in the larger community together, at times it is easier to relate to people in similar circumstances.
During the “school year”, we have a wide range of Underground Groups (small groups) that meet on a weekly basis. These groups range from detailed studies of the scriptures, discussions regarding the weekly sermon topic, and studies directed to specific groups such as singles, married couples or families.
We also have our dedicated singles ministry MetroRED at Metro. If you're not married - no matter what age - RED leader, Joshua Olivero and his team will happy to get you plugged in!
7. Is There A Dress Code?
To set apart your very best for God on Sundays is a great thing – even your wardrobe – but that does not necessarily mean “suit and tie”. There’s no particular dress code at Metro. Come as you are!
8. Do I have to give money to the church?
No. We do not want our newcomers to feel obligated to give an offering on Sunday. The offering that we collect on Sundays are for people who call Metro their home church. Please do not feel obligated to give; your presence is more than enough.
9. Is Metro “infant friendly”?
Definitely so! If your young’un gets cranky or rowdy you can feel free to walk over to our nursery (Rooms 126 & 127) during our 9:30am and 11:30am services where we broadcast the service live in HD!
10. Who comes out to the church?
Imperfect people – we have a diverse group of people from ethnic, socio-economic, and generational backgrounds that attend on Sundays. None of us are perfect, in fact we are far from it, and that is why we rely heavily on God’s perfect grace.