Current Sermon Series on:
The Book: Genesis. (sermons online)
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner
Sunday, February 18, 2018 at 6 PM
Basics in Technology
Join us for a great, free seminar for those of us who are a bit technologically challenged. Phones, tablets, Kindles, computers all seem to have a mind of their own. Tony Jin and Jimmy Rivera will be here to share basics in managing and using your tech devices to make it worth the money we paid for them! They will take the tech language and turn it into common English, while giving hands on experience for those who attend. Bring your devices with you so you can learn on your own devices.
Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 6 PM - Two of our Practical Seminars
Basics in Guitar Playing
Maybe you have always wanted to play the guitar or you have been entranced by others playing. Perhaps you want to know if there is there a difference between playing an acoustic versus an electric guitar. Tony Jin will walk you through the basics of playing a guitar. Who knows, you might be the next great star, but whatever your reason for wanting to play or know what it takes to play the guitar, this is your chance to get started. If you have a guitar, bring it with you. If not, come and learn with guitars we have here at Metropolitan.
Basics in Understanding and Reading Medicines
Unless you are a doctor or pharmacist, at some point in your life you have had difficulty reading a medicine bottle. Perhaps the issue is whether or not the medicines you or a loved one are taking has negative interactions with another medicine that was prescribed or is an over the counter med. Who is there to help you understand the code numbers and figure out interactions? Danielle Gardner, a medical technician, will host the Basics in Medication seminar. If you have meds you want looked at or if you just want to understand the medical jargon, Danielle will seek to answer your questions and give basic instructions in medicine issues.
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 6 PM
Basics in Home Plumbing
Drip, drip, drip. That leaky faucet or hissing steam valve giving you agita? You call a plumber and they want an arm or leg just to walk in the door. How would you like to be able to make those basic repairs on your own? Jimmy Tauriello, Enrique Barahona, and Tom Butman will host a show and tell on basic plumbing issues for the average home or for mission team preparation. Just think how much the Lord could use you in saving money at home or giving the opportunity for sharing your love for Jesus Christ as you help fix some plumbing issue.
Pastor’s Pen: February 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