Stories from Metro Areas

Be inspired, challenged, encouraged and motivated from stories around the country of like-minded friends who are also ministering and reaching out. If you would like to submit your own story – please send us an email.


John 6:44 says, "No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him, and I will raise him up at the last day."

What is our role in disciple-making if God is the one who does the work? In Acts 4:20 Peter and John said, "For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard." Our role in disciple-making has to be speaking about what we have "seen and heard" God do in our lives and the lives of others.
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Posted: 04/01/2013 | with 0 comments


Metro staff in Compton, CA work with Metro Community Development Corp (Metro CDC). Their mission is to be a part of God's work, employing whole-life discipleship, asset-based community development, and "business as mission" (to empower individuals, build families, and strengthen neighborhoods.) Here is just one story of how this is working.

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Posted: 03/01/2013 | with 0 comments


Watch a video about the impact of reading the Bible together.

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Posted: 02/18/2013 | with 0 comments


Recently, a student-reporter for VOICE (a community newspaper for NE Central Durham) spent time with our Urban Hope Navigator staff to understand how lives are being changed in the neighborhood they live and minister in - Walltown.
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Posted: 01/02/2013 | with 0 comments


Soul Priority (a work aligned with The Navigators in Chicago) organizes and facilitates local groups of business leaders who meet once a week for 45 minutes, at or near train stations leading into Chicago to discuss business challenges and best practices in the light of faith. Locations and times are chosen to make meeting as convenient as possible for those already having a busy schedule.
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Posted: 01/02/2013 | with 1 comments


Once a year we put together a retreat for Indians from India living in the USA. This year, 30 professionals, students and families met in Le Grange, Texas. The retreat was very cultural in its dress, food, topics, and even the language spoken. Most of the time, it's a mixed group of believers and non-believers. We have several new believers. The strength of the group is that we see individuals come to know Christ and then take the Gospel back home. One of these attendees is my friend N. He was born into a Hindu family with two younger brothers. They weren't overly religious only going to the temples for special events.


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Posted: 12/01/2012 | with 0 comments


Here is what made an impression on the Chicago Metro team from Movement Day: Why We Need to Focus on Cities; Gospel Movements - Misperceptions, Challenges, Values, and Ways Forward; City Transformation.
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Posted: 11/01/2012 | with 0 comments


Highland Park Community Outreach (HPCO) is a part of the Detroit Metro Mission. HPCO provides evangelistic and discipleship programs for inner city youth and children in a community known as Highland Park (a very impoverished suburb surrounded by the city of Detroit). Below is an update from our Day Camp this summer.


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Posted: 10/01/2012 | with 0 comments


I hold a quarterly artist gathering in Astoria, NY called Works In Progress. It's at a cafe that already has a large crowd of regulars made up of musicians, actors, comedians, etc. I worked hard at recruiting for the event at open mics and via social networking, and we had several people come for the first time.
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Posted: 05/01/2012 | with 0 comments


We have been very excited as our relationship building among the lost families continues to bear fruit for the kingdom in so many ways. One way most recently is in our two public school Bible Clubs. One in our local middle/elementary school and our other one in our local regional high school which serves four towns including our own!

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Posted: 04/01/2012 | with 0 comments


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