In Matthew 28:19–20, Jesus gave Christians the Great Commission, which charged them to go into all the world and spread the gospel. At North Metro Church, we believe that one of the primary roles of the church is to share the good news of Christ with the world.
Make a Difference at Home
Urgent need to help Afghan refugees
A small group of faith leaders met with Governor Polis and his staff last week at his request. The purpose was to brainstorm practical ways that congregations can help Afghan refugees find places to live and adjust to their new lives here. By the end of the month, 2,000 displaced refugees will be here on the ground in Colorado. This has been overwhelming for the organizations that do refugee resettlement work, and that is why the Governor is turning to the faith community in hopes that we will be able to help these families who have been through more than most of us can imagine.
Here are two practical things you can do to serve.
The state has created an Amazon wishlist that makes it easy to support Afghan refugees who have been assigned to Colorado. This is a simple way for all of us to make a difference. Purchase something—big or small—that will help individuals and families as they start their new lives. Once an item is purchased, it will be shipped to a refugee family. Share the link with others, too.
Housing in the Denver metro area is at the top of the needs list right now. Could you offer your basement apartment or rental property to refugees who are looking for a 6–12 month rental? The state is not asking people to do this for free as each refugee family has a rent stipend. If you are interested in doing this or want to learn more, send an email using the button below.
North Metro Missions will be taking teams to Africa this summer.
First up is a trip to Kenya, East Africa, July 1–12. The team will be working on service projects in the school and with the ladies of Project Biashara.
The second trip is to Arusha, Tanzania, July 31–August 10. North Metro supports an amazing charity medical clinic there that is a tremendous blessing to the people of Arusha. While there, the team will host several medical clinics.
Your prayers and support are always appreciated. If you would like more information about missions at North Metro Church, contact [email protected].
Below is a list of our current partnerships. For more information about any of the partnerships and how you can be involved, contact the Missions Team at [email protected].
Cold Weather Care
Cold Weather Care (CWC) provides life-saving shelter and support to individuals and families in Adams County, Colorado during the winter months (typically October through April). North Metro Church is one of the area churches that support the CWC ministry by serving as a shelter on a rotating basis. Volunteers and staff provide basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter, as well as psychosocial and spiritual care. For more information or to get involved in CWC at North Metro, contact [email protected].
Disaster Relief is an exciting ministry in which volunteers from churches, associations, and state conventions can participate. We never know when a disaster is going to happen. North Metro Church partners with Colorado Baptist Disaster Relief to help when needs arise. Training is provided in the areas of mass feeding, disaster assistance center, shower/laundry, mud out, ash out, chaplaincy, and assessments. For more information or to get involved, contact Cheryl Wood at [email protected].
East Africa and India
In partnership with New Hope Initiative, North Metro Church provides financial and physical support for several projects in East Africa and India.
Tanzania is home to two projects supported by North Metro, the Arusha Bible Baptist Academy and the Olorien Community Clinic, which is a well-equipped medical facility that sees up to 3,000 patients on a daily basis. These projects, headed by Pastor Vernon Smith and Dr. Robert Byemba, are helping bring hope, health, and new life to those in Arusha.
In the midst of the massive Kibera slum, New Hope Academy is an elementary school for 500 children, as well as a feeding center. The education the children receive prepares them for their secondary school entrance exam. New Hope students who pass the entrance exam will have their secondary school education completely funded by the Kibera Penda Project. The school promises a future and a hope to the children of Kibera.
Project Biashsara began in 2009 as a way to help women living in Kibera, one of the world’s largest slums, earn an income and provide for their families. What started as a micro-loan project to help these women start small businesses has developed into a full-time, jewelry-making co-op employing more than 30 women from the Kibera slum.
Special Needs Orphanage
The Special Needs Orphanage is a residential home for physically and mentally handicapped children in Southeastern India. The residents are guided on-site by professionally trained and Christ-honoring staff with doctorate-level education in special education. North Metro Church supports the orphanage through its partnership with New Hope Initiative.
Good News Club
North Metro Church runs an after-school, once-a-week Good News Club during the school year at Federal Heights Elementary. Good News Club® is a ministry of Child Evangelism Fellowship in which trained teachers meet with groups of children to present an exciting Bible lesson, including songs, Scripture memory, a missions story, and review games or other activities focused on the lesson’s theme. For more information or to get involved, contact Lucinda Van Vleet.
Laotian/International Church Plant
Cholo and Victoria Khongrath are church planters working through the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to establish a church in Thornton that reaches the international community in the north metro Denver area. Grace Fellowship International Church meets regularly at North Metro Church.
Rancho el Camino
A place where people ENCOUNTER the Presence of God, are EQUIPPED for the work of God, EXTEND the Kingdom of God, and EXALT the name of God.
North Metro Church partners with Rancho el Camino in La Paz, Mexico to assist as they serve children, youth, and families through recreational ministries, community development initiatives, and training/mentoring programs. North Metro sends teams to the ranch to help on the ranch and minister with camps and outreach. For more information or to express interest in joining a trip, contact Stephen Wood.
Join the Team
The North Metro Missions team is charged with…
- Seeking out local, national, and foreign partners that are actively teaching the gospel and align with our God-given mission and vision.
- Maintaining connection with our current partners through communication, financial support, and sending mission teams.
- Encouraging members of North Metro to be focused on missions through promotion and information, to learn how to share the gospel through training, and to serve our partners by going on mission trips.
Please pray and ask God how he would have you serve any of these partners. Also consider if God would ask you to serve on the North Metro Missions Team. We are always looking for members who are passionate about missions and are willing to take on the work of leading the church to spread the gospel.