We Are For The City
“But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.”
The good news of Jesus Christ is near and dear to our hearts. Therefore, it brings us great joy as a church to declare its truth and demonstrate its effects. One without the other is an incomplete picture of the good news of Jesus. As a church family, we are convinced that the greatest way to seek the welfare of Casselberry is to point, with our words and actions, towards the greatest good; Jesus.
We believe that God has called us to share his love with those who live around us while we await his return. We want to see all of Casselberry transformed by the good news of Jesus. To do this in our city we are committed to our seven guiding principles.
Local Mission Ministries
Our partners are doing incredible work, but there are still many needs in our community where few or none are currently working. This has led us as a church to create ministries that stand in the gap. Below you can find some of our current initiatives to love others as we would love ourselves. Please consider getting involved with the work that we are doing and feel free to reach out to Shane with questions, suggestions and feedback. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neighbor To Neighbor
This ministry is a part of the DNA of our church body. It has existed in different variations and scale throughout the years but the heart has always been the same. It started years and years ago with a partnership between Metro Life Church and the Casselberry Police Department. In its early days, the police department would connect the church with elderly Casselberry citizens who could use assistance with their front and back lawns. Metro Life would mobilize on a Saturday morning and be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Through the years Metro Life Church has been able to partner with several other Casselberry churches and has deepened its relationship with the city government. In 2019, these relationships allowed us to see our humble ministry take on a larger community role.
In partnership with the city's code violation department, Metro Life and 6 other local churches were able to go to homes that were in disarray. These homes were in violation with the city for various reasons. Whether it was the elderly, widows, disabled, sick or the simply hurting, the church went to them. After 3-4 hours of hard yard work, these homes were removed from the city's violation list and fines ceased.
It's clear to us that throughout the years God had been preparing us to take a leading role in our community. Because of this, Neighbor to Neighbor will continue to partner with local churches and the city to meet the real needs of our community.
But accomplishing a lot of yard work is not our primary goal. Each household represents families in need and we have something far more precious than service hours to offer. We aim to pray with, encourage, and share the gospel with the homes that we are serving. But to pull all of this off, we need you!