Metro World Child is a global, faith-based humanitarian organization dedicated to serving children throughout New York City, various urban centers and rural communities around the world.
At Metro World Child we don’t believe that there are hopeless people or situations; we do, however, recognize that there are many children growing up in difficult and challenging environments all across the world who just don’t have very much hope yet. That is why we exist, to step in and to shine a light in some of the world’s darkest places and to bring hope and the message of the Gospel to at-risk children in urban centers all across the globe.
We believe that it is better to build boys and girls and help set their life on a right path at an early age than it is to repair broken men and women years down the road. We believe that prevention is better than intervention; that reaching the next generation at an early age and introducing them to the love and hope of Christ is the best chance at setting their young life on the right road.
Metro World Child, formerly Metro Ministries, was founded in 1980 in Brooklyn, New York by Pastor Bill Wilson. His original passion when he moved to New York was to reach at-risk, inner-city children exposed to violence, crime, drugs, gangs, neglect and poverty. His heart was to reach children with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through high-impact, fun and exciting Sunday School services. Over time, however, the overwhelming needs Pastor Bill saw all around him expanded and enlarged both his heart and his vision; he saw that there was more that needed to be done to reach not only New York City, but an ever-increasing number of places all around the world.
Now, 40 years later, Metro World Child is still headquartered in the heart of Brooklyn, reaching thousands of inner-city children and their families with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through fun and engaging Sunday School services, personal visitation and mentorship programs. Our global reach now is much greater though; we are currently in a total of 13 countries, reaching over 250,000 children weekly during our Sunday School semesters.
Although Metro’s focus has always been and will always be reaching children with the Gospel message, we have also found the need to expand our programs and initiatives to support spiritual, physical and emotional growth as well as meet a variety of practical needs. Our programs and initiatives vary depending on the unique situations and needs associated with each region that we are at work in.
By the grace of God, as the doors of the world continue to open to us, we will, together with our faithful donors and sponsors, continue to walk into the new opportunities provided to us. Our mission will stay the same, to reach at-risk, children with the message of the Gospel, to lead them into their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to the best of our ability, meet whatever spiritual, practical and emotional needs that arise.
OUR CORE BELIEFS
We believe in the eternally existing, personal, triune God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, who made all things.
We believe in the full Deity and manhood of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father, where He now acts as Mediator and Advocate.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit whose indwelling in all believers enables them to live Godly lives.
We believe that the Holy Bible is a sufficient guide for all people, that it is the inspired Word of God through the activity of the Holy Spirit, and that in holy reverence it is our chief authority for living. In matters difficult to resolve through Christian prayer, and conversation and Church tradition it is accepted as our final authority in faith and practice.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ and in the necessity of all His followers maintaining good works as evidence of faith.
We believe that those who accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord become members of the living body of Christ and thereby will seek out, join and participate in a local Church through regular worship of God, have fellowship with the brethren, and give dedicated service to all mankind in a sacrificial spirit.
We believe that every believer and follower of the Lord Jesus Christ must be responsible for witness by deed and by word, and thereby will be involved in the evangelization of the world, personally and through missionary effort.
We believe in disciplined holy living for Jesus that depends upon the inspiration and power given by the Holy Spirit; results in an assurance that our life is now hidden in Jesus Christ; develops a present life of prayer, sacrificial giving and a loving caring for others and draws persons to Christ through Godly character and light.
We believe in the personal return of our Lord Jesus Christ as the fulfillment and vindication of history, that all people are in need of salvation for this life and the next and that some will know the resurrection of life and a heavenly homecoming, while others will know the final separation from God and the Hell of His lost love and providence.