Understandjohn316.com is a ministry of Metro Baptist Church in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. 

Our mission is inspired by the words of Jesus Christ Who said in John 14:12, "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

Jesus Christ's greatest work was dying on the cross to pay for the sins of humankind and rising from the grave to conquer death. His greatest desire is to give every human being eternal life and a personal relationship with Him.

In an effort to effectively communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to the citizens of our multicultural city, we have asked passionate Christians of various ethnicities to share the gospel in their first languages on this website.  We are praying that God will allow us to add many more languages to this website in the future.

We believe in the importance of the local church.  Jesus Christ has left the local church on this earth to carry out the Great Commission until He returns. 

The Great Commission includes preaching the Gospel (the good news that Jesus died for sinners, was buried and rose again), baptizing converts, and teaching believers how to live the Christian life. 

Our desire is to help those who live in our community to become committed followers of Jesus Christ, but we are not the only church with this goal. Across our nation and the entire world, there are many other churches that share our beliefs and our passion to reach people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. 

We believe that for a Christian to thrive, he/she needs to be a faithful, committed member of a local church in his/her geographic area, and we hope that this website will help people find local, Bible teaching churches around the world.