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.


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


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


I almost forgot about the stale, sweaty air and the closed-in feeling of the tiny lounge in the middle of the first floor of an apartment building. Mary, Martha, and I had just taken turns reading Luke 7:36-50 about Jesus who was having dinner at the home of Simon, the Pharisee. We were imagining what it would have been like to have been invited to dinner as Simon’s guest.
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Posted: 09/06/2011 | with 0 comments


Mary Jo and I are reading The Serpent of Paradise. a book written by Erwin Lutzer that provides an in-depth understanding of our enemy, the devil. The book is sharpening our awareness of the spiritual battle around us, while encouraging us to trust God more fully in life's various contexts. These contexts include helping not-yet-believers come to faith in Jesus. Below are a few stories of some dear people in our lives we care about and seek prayer for.
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Posted: 06/01/2011 | with 0 comments


A lot is happening in the Chicago Metro Mission. We are in a constant state of change and are learning to trust God every step of the way. Matt and Stacey joined our inner city team to serve in Albany Park, one of the most diverse neighborhoods on Chicago's north side. They are developing relationships with Muslim families and opening their home to share their faith.
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Posted: 08/01/2010 | with 0 comments


I sat restlessly at the Greyhound station in Chicago at 11:30 the night of January 13. I was there to meet Corinthian who, just hours previously, had been released from 10 years in prison. Naomi first met and adopted him as a spiritual son a couple years ago when he was out briefly on parole. Now, his full sentence had been fulfilled and he was ready to begin the rest of his life.
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Posted: 03/01/2010 | with 0 comments


There are 231 distinct cultural groupings of people in the city of Chicago. There are 190 suburban communities. One of the exciting things we are seeing in Chicago is God connecting us with folks who do not yet know Him. In the past months, we have seen friends from at least four different realms within Chicagoland come to Christ.
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Posted: 09/01/2009 | with 0 comments


Music impacts many lifestyle choices for our youth including clothing trends, product purchases, and even their belief systems. The week of April 16th – 23rd 2009, eleven Americans were killed in the nation of Iraq, while in the city of Chicago, over the weekend alone, 32 were shot and 2 stabbed, leaving 7 dead. Twenty were shot in less than 24 hours. On April 23, 5 more were killed in a South Side shooting. That's twelve killed in this U.S. city over the same period. Music is not the only culprit, but it often promotes rebellious thoughts and violent activity.
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Posted: 06/01/2009 | with 0 comments


Here a story from Chicago Summer Program participants about their time in Chicago.
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Posted: 03/24/2008 | with 0 comments


Metro puts on a several summer programs in partnership with Collegiate.
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Posted: 10/14/2007 | with 0 comments


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