Current Sermon Series on:
The Book: Genesis. (sermons online)
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner
Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 6 PM
Basics in Carpentry
Do you have small jobs around the home that need to be fixed, but you are not sure what you need? This week, Tom Butman and Enrique Barahona will walk us through practical carpentry work in the home. They will introduce the tools that make this work easier, and give hands on opportunities to give a taste of what to do and how to do it.
Basics in Photography
When you look at pictures taken by yourself, then you see someone else’s pictures from that same event, do you ask “How did they get such an awesome shot?” Photography does not have to be complicated. Tony Jin will take us step by step through how to get good pictures with the right camera and lenses. Seminar is open to the public.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Holy Thursday Love Meal and Communion
2000 years ago, Jesus met with His disciples in an Upper Room and shared what has become known as the Lord’s Supper. The early church in the New Testament celebrated the Lord’s Supper on a regular basis, usually following a meal shared by the whole congregation. On Holy Thursday, the Metropolitan Church Family will share a bring your own dish to pass meal and will follow that with a communion service. This is not open to the public, unless you are a born again believer in our glorious Savior.
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Good Friday Memorial Service
While Easter is the culmination of the Holy Week, it is Good Friday that catches our attention and shows us the powerful love of God. To understand the heart of God, one has only to look as far as the cross, the grand sacrifice where our Savior Jesus Christ offered Himself as a sacrifice so that we could receive forgiveness from our rebellion against God and find ourselves restored to a right relationship with our heavenly Father. This Good Friday, through music, meditations, and more, we will reflect on the true power of the cross. This service is open to the public.
Pastor’s Pen: March 2018 Issue
"We will protect the unity of the Church by acting in love toward other members, actively seeking to participate in a small group, refusing to gossip, respecting and following the leadership, encouraging other members to grow in their faith, and by living in a way that does not bring disrepute to the gospel of Christ and His Church. We will hold each other accountable in this unity and covenant following the teachings of scripture." (Paragraph 2, MBC Covenant). Read More ..
Listen Pastor Chris’s Sermons:
Now you can listen the latest and past sermons online or on-the-go:
The past sermon series: The books of 1 Timothy and Titus.
Kindergarten through Adults
Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Wanting answers to life? Looking for purpose and meaning? At Metropolitan, we seek to be relevant, while remaining faithful to the historic Christian faith. We have entered an era when church attendance and participation has become unfashionable. Skepticism is on the rise. We are okay with that for two reasons. On the one hand, Christianity has ceased to be a cultural movement. Those who come tend to have a desire to seek the truth. That means that the church must have answers to meet the increasingly questioning community.. READ MORE ...
Sunday Morning Worship: 11:00AM-12:30PM
Child care: MBC Kid’s Club for children 1st-6th grades.
Sunday Learning Centers:
Kindergarten through Adults, 9:30AM-10:30AM.
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Metropolitan Baptist Church is a multi-ethnic church whose purpose is to create a passionate pursuit of God’s glory. MBC is committed to reaching the Southwest Brooklyn community through planting congregations for the ethnic groups moving into the area. READ MORE ...
Welcome to Metropolitan’s website. We pray that through it you will deepen your desire to passionately seek God’s glory, and if the Lord so leads, you might join us in this quest as part of our three congregations.
At Metropolitan, we have a purpose statement, a summary of why we believe God has placed this congregation in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. That purpose statement goes like this: The purpose of Metropolitan Baptist Church is to create a passionate pursuit of God’s glory that leads to active worship, profound fellowship, hungering discipleship, purposeful ministry, and the enthusiastic spreading of the Good News.
We understand that the whole of the human race, as created by the eternal God, came into being in order to glorify God with our whole being. God created us as bearers of His image. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:17).
Unfortunately, though He created us to bear His image, the human race has rebelled against God. Everyone has turned from bearing God’s image and has become selfish and self-centered. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23 NIV).
That is why our purpose at Metropolitan is to create a passionate pursuit of God’s glory. We want our friends, neighbors, co-workers, family, and the whole world to realize that by rebelling against God and worshiping a god of their own making, they have failed to fulfill God’s purpose in creating them. As Pastor John Piper reminds us, God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him.
So we, at Metropolitan, are passionate about helping men and women, boys and girls to become passionate about pursuing God’s glory, so that each person can fulfill what he or she was created to be. The manifestation of that passionate pursuit of God’s glory will be the five characteristics given in the purpose statement above. In many ways, the adjectives carry more weight than the nouns.
A passionate pursuit of God’s glory will lead to active worship – not just showing up for a Sunday worship service, but a life lived daily as an act of worship to God. It also leads to profound fellowship – not just a friendly church, but a church where the idea of the Family of God has become a reality. Furthermore, hungering discipleship will become a reality – not just Bible study, but a deep desire to know and experience what it means to walk with God. The glory of God is best manifested in purposeful ministry – for ministry is service, and the New Testament word for worship means to serve with a committed heart. Since what brings God glory above all things is the restoration of a human being to a right relationship with God, those who pursue God’s glory will enthusiastically spread the Good News about Jesus Christ to the whole world.
I invite you to join us in this grand purpose. While we readily admit we have not attained this purpose, we have committed ourselves to pursue it with passion.
Know more about our Pastor and our church
• Mission Commission
• Operation Christmas Child
• Long-term Mission Support Application
• Long-term Mission Support Cover Letter
• Short-term Mission Application
• Short-term Mission Cover Letter
• Short-term Mission Reference Form
• Visiting Short term Mission teams