Metro Church Of Christ

★★★★☆
  • 1525 NW Division St

    Gresham, OR 97030

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  • 503-667-0773

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I wasn't raised in the churches of Christ, but came to Metro as a result of personal scripture study and a desire to serve God and win people to Christ through example. This church was one of the very few that answered my questions (and there were a lot of them!) and continued to correspond with me long after most churches stopped answering my emails. Many ministers I wrote to seemed to allow only one response per email address, based on the number of unanswered emails I sent out. I hadn't attended church for almost 30 years when I came to belief in the gospel through personal study and prayer.

Don't get me wrong; I wasn't asking really hard questions. I was making sure of their adherence to what the scripture plainly tells an honest searcher. The outreach minister, Rick Edgemon, and one of the elders there, Doug Davis, were very instrumental in convincing me that Metro was more than just a bunch of "Sunday Christians". While there is no such thing as a church with perfect members, I can attest to the care and concern these people have, not only for the people that belong to their fellowship, but also to complete strangers. Their Benevolence ministry is quite an active outreach in the local community. And the church does not continually ask for more money, like some. You are allowed to give what God leads you to give "cheerfully" and designate your monies to specific ministries.

The negative review here is from a well intentioned lady (who I have never met) who makes too much out of what the church follows doctrinally.

Yes, they teach that baptism is the proper and scriptural response to God's offer of salvation (as is faith and repentance). Considering that EVERY conversion to Christianity mentioned in the Bible is in the book of Acts and included water baptism, I believe God is definitely making a point about baptism's importance to His plan of salvation.

Yes, they do not use instruments in their worship, but they have great congregational singing! If you are tired of the shallow and repetitive contemporary Christian music so many churches perform, then you may very well enjoy the simplicity and reverence that is experienced in acappella worship. While we do sing a few contemporary songs, we also incorporate a lot of good old hymns and older CCM songs.

And, no, we don't consider every person who doesn't go to a church of Christ "lost" or "deceived"! We call ourselves "Christians, but not the only Christians".

If you are looking for a church that expects Christians to act and live 7x24 like what they say they are and are very family and Bible oriented, please come visit us.

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★★★★★

I wasn't raised in the churches of Christ, but came to Metro as a result of personal scripture study and a desire to serve God and win people to Christ through example. This church was one of the very few that answered my questions (and there were a lot of them!) and continued to correspond with me long after most churches stopped answering my emails. Many ministers I wrote to seemed to allow only one response per email address, based on the number of unanswered emails I sent out. I hadn't attended church for almost 30 years when I came to belief in the gospel through personal study and prayer.

Don't get me wrong; I wasn't asking really hard questions. I was making sure of their adherence to what the scripture plainly tells an honest searcher. The outreach minister, Rick Edgemon, and one of the elders there, Doug Davis, were very instrumental in convincing me that Metro was more than just a bunch of "Sunday Christians". While there is no such thing as a church with perfect members, I can attest to the care and concern these people have, not only for the people that belong to their fellowship, but also to complete strangers. Their Benevolence ministry is quite an active outreach in the local community. And the church does not continually ask for more money, like some. You are allowed to give what God leads you to give "cheerfully" and designate your monies to specific ministries.

The negative review here is from a well intentioned lady (who I have never met) who makes too much out of what the church follows doctrinally.

Yes, they teach that baptism is the proper and scriptural response to God's offer of salvation (as is faith and repentance). Considering that EVERY conversion to Christianity mentioned in the Bible is in the book of Acts and included water baptism, I believe God is definitely making a point about baptism's importance to His plan of salvation.

Yes, they do not use instruments in their worship, but they have great congregational singing! If you are tired of the shallow and repetitive contemporary Christian music so many churches perform, then you may very well enjoy the simplicity and reverence that is experienced in acappella worship. While we do sing a few contemporary songs, we also incorporate a lot of good old hymns and older CCM songs.

And, no, we don't consider every person who doesn't go to a church of Christ "lost" or "deceived"! We call ourselves "Christians, but not the only Christians".

If you are looking for a church that expects Christians to act and live 7x24 like what they say they are and are very family and Bible oriented, please come visit us.

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At first glance, Metro and others in this same "sect" of the Church of Christ movement (they don't like to be called a denomination) believe the same Bible truths as many evangelical Christian churches do. The few doctrinal differences, however are not only mind-boggling, but have been touted as defining traits of "true Christians". More unfortuantely still, these falsehoods have taken such priority in this church movement, that Christians not of the same movement are said to be lost, unsaved and decieved.

While many Christians in many different churches can agree to "minor on the minors" and "major only on the majors", respecting that people interpret the Bible differently, but that what defines us is that we all believe in salvation through Jesus' death and ressurection, this movement believes themselves to hold exclusive rights to true Christianity and ultimately, to Heaven.

This church and it's leadership believe it to be wrong to celebrate Easter as an observance of Jesus' ressurrection. They also believe it to be wrong to celebrate Christmas as an observance of Jesus' birth. The argument being that since we do not know the exact dates and therefore, are probably celebrating on the wrong dates, it is wrong alltogether. They do celebrate Easter and Christmas, but stick to the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, avoiding songs that associate the day with Jesus' birth and ressurection and sermons to the same effect.

Musical instruments are also a big "no-no" if they are in any way associated with Christian songs. The verse used to support this idea speaks of "singing psalms and spiritual songs, making music in your heart to the Lord...." This interpretation seems a real stretch, unless you've been taught it time and again by those you respect. Hope you don't want to sing in choir or worship team, either.....especially if you're a woman.

Again, just know what they believe and be aware of the weight they give to their "special" beliefs.

PROS: Kind, generous people who are sincere in what they believe
CONS: Some defining doctrines of this church make you go, "huh??"

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★★☆☆☆

At first glance, Metro and others in this same "sect" of the Church of Christ movement (they don't like to be called a denomination) believe the same Bible truths as many evangelical Christian churches do. The few doctrinal differences, however are not only mind-boggling, but have been touted as defining traits of "true Christians". More unfortuantely still, these falsehoods have taken such priority in this church movement, that Christians not of the same movement are said to be lost, unsaved and decieved.

While many Christians in many different churches can agree to "minor on the minors" and "major only on the majors", respecting that people interpret the Bible differently, but that what defines us is that we all believe in salvation through Jesus' death and ressurection, this movement believes themselves to hold exclusive rights to true Christianity and ultimately, to Heaven.

This church and it's leadership believe it to be wrong to celebrate Easter as an observance of Jesus' ressurrection. They also believe it to be wrong to celebrate Christmas as an observance of Jesus' birth. The argument being that since we do not know the exact dates and therefore, are probably celebrating on the wrong dates, it is wrong alltogether. They do celebrate Easter and Christmas, but stick to the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus, avoiding songs that associate the day with Jesus' birth and ressurection and sermons to the same effect.

Musical instruments are also a big "no-no" if they are in any way associated with Christian songs. The verse used to support this idea speaks of "singing psalms and spiritual songs, making music in your heart to the Lord...." This interpretation seems a real stretch, unless you've been taught it time and again by those you respect. Hope you don't want to sing in choir or worship team, either.....especially if you're a woman.

Again, just know what they believe and be aware of the weight they give to their "special" beliefs.

PROS: Kind, generous people who are sincere in what they believe
CONS: Some defining doctrines of this church make you go, "huh??"

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This is the best church around! If you wanted feel uplifted, revived, and just plain good, then try out this church, you will want to come back regularly! The services are awesome, the people are friendly, inviting and nice, and it is just a place that welcomes people and makes you feel so good!

PROS: AWESOME
CONS: nothing

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★★★★★

This is the best church around! If you wanted feel uplifted, revived, and just plain good, then try out this church, you will want to come back regularly! The services are awesome, the people are friendly, inviting and nice, and it is just a place that welcomes people and makes you feel so good!

PROS: AWESOME
CONS: nothing

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