WHO ARE WE?
We want to be known by the 3 R's:
Authentic people who live genuine lives with the understanding that we are all people of failure and that we all struggle with life.
We want the message of our service and lives to be relevant to where people are today, right now in their life. We are not as concerned about information as we are about transformation. We want to meet people where they are in the midst of the junk.
Relationships are at the heart of everything we do. We love to fellowship, laugh, eat, and anything that has to do with building relationships. We love people and we love to help people in all aspects on their journey with God.
We believe church should be a place where people who are hurting, frustrated and confused can find unconditional love, acceptance, hope, forgiveness, guidance and encouragement.
We want to follow the model of Jesus in the way He reached out to people and met them at their need. We want to be a penetrating light in the darkness of Albuquerque.
We want to be a church that is unconventional:
A church that is fresh, exciting, changing and alive.
A place that is free of judgment and condemnation.
A place that is safe and inviting.
We want to be the kind of church that allows you the freedom to be whom God created you to be. A place where you can express yourself in real worship. A place where you can find meaningful relationships. A place where you can ask the hard questions knowing that God can handle your doubt. A place where the methods are constantly changing but the message of the Bible remains the same.
What we believe and where we stand in regard to our faith is very important to us here at Metamorphi Church. While our methods are constantly changing, our message has always been the same. We believe that truth is not circumstantial. Absolute truth can be found in God and in His Roadmap to us: The Bible.
God is the creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.
(Genesis 1:1, 26, 27, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)
Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. He is the supreme object of God's creation. Although man had tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called "sin". This attitude separates man from God.
(Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Isaiah 59:1, 2; Romans 3:10, 23)
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and the gift of salvation. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
(Matthew 25:31-45, John 3:16; John 2:25; John 5:11-13; Romans 6:23; Revelation 20:15; 1 John 5:11, 12)
ABOUT JESUS CHRIST
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven's glory and will return again 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; 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4; Romans 1:3,4; Acts 1:9-11; I Timothy 6:14, 15; Titus 2:13)
Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
(Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8,9; John 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1)
ABOUT ETERNAL SECURITY
Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security.
(John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25; 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5)
ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provide the Christian with the power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16, 17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:1)
ABOUT THE BIBLE
The Bible is God's word to all men. It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.
(2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5)