The sole authority for the faith and practice of Metro Baptist Church is the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments.
We affirm the freedom of the individual believer led by God's Spirit within the family of faith to read and interpret Scripture relying on the historical understanding by the Church and on the best methods of modern Biblical study.
We affirm the freedom of the local Church under the authority of Jesus Christ to shape our own life and mission, to call our own leadership, and to ordain those whom we perceive as called by God and gifted for ministry.
We affirm the larger Body of Christ expressed in various Christian traditions and cooperation with believers everywhere in giving full expression to the Gospel.
We affirm the servant role of leadership within the Church, following the model of our Servant Lord, and the full partnership of all of God's people in mission and ministry.
We are committed to the proclamation of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the calling of God to all peoples to repentance and faith, reconciliation and hope, social and economic justice.
Adopted in 2002