“[Organizations] that enjoy enduring success have a core purpose and core values that remain fixed while their strategies and practices endlessly adapt to a changing world. The rare ability to balance continuity and change—requiring a consciously practiced discipline—is closely linked to the ability to develop a vision. Vision provides guidance about what to preserve and what to change.”

— Jim Collins and Jerry Porras, Harvard Business Review (1996)

Our Vision

Conceived in September 2008, and born out of a series of prayer meetings between 2009-2010, Metro Church was founded with the vision to transform the city by equipping its “leaders” and renewing its communities with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Metro seeks to gather urbanized professionals in the Philadelphia area to build a Gospel-focused community for worship and life together as a congregation—training and mobilizing to re-build the city. Anyone with a desire to deeply know and experience the Gospel of Jesus Christ is welcome; we pray that you are drawn to our core values—the engine that drives all that we do.

Our Name

Every part of the name Metro Church resonates with regards to the type of ministry we hope to be, and the type of community we desire to foster. A member of Metro embraces the “whole” of Philadelphia (thus, metro) for the sake of advancing the Gospel of God’s Kingdom, His Church. In Jeremiah 29, the prophet assured God’s people, who felt abandoned by God because they were living as exiles in a foreign country, that He had not forgotten them, but had special plans for them. Rather than living in religious “enclaves”, the people were taught, “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce…Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper (Jeremiah 29:5-7).” In other words, rather than dismissing the city and its people, we are to help rebuild it by residing and working there; we are to seek its peace and prosperity because the Lord is doing His redeeming work in the city through His people.

Please consider reading about, praying for, and partnering in Our Vision for the city.