Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.
Current Sermon Series on:
The Book: Genesis
The 2019 series and the series of the past years
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner
Praise and Prayer Power Meeting
The Scriptures reinforce in many places that prayer is powerful when believers gather together in unity before the throne of God. Starting on Wednesday, February 6, the Metropolitan family will host a monthly praise and prayer gathering at 7:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Fellowship Hall. This meeting is in addition to our other prayer gatherings and will focus on praying for specific needs of the church family, the city, the nation, or the world. Times of praise and testimonies of God’s powerful work will be shared, as well.
Truth Today-Faith Tomorrow meets each Sunday at 6 PM
A man named Pilate once asked the question of Life – “What is truth?” Truth, we hear today, is what resonates with you, what makes you feel right. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Yet, tonight, when you are all alone, away from your friends and family, not stoned to dull life’s pain, does your version of Truth satisfy? Does it bring you peace, hope, assurance? Or, when pushed by the realities of life, does your version of Truth pop like a bubble? Is there such a thing as Truth that makes life worth living? That provides confidence when all seems wrong? What if there was such a Truth, unshakable yet allowing doubts, certain while accepting uncertainty, unchangeable while flexible?
Truth Today – Faith Tomorrow meets 6 pm Sunday nights at Metropolitan Baptist Church to grapple with those issues. It is a gathering that crosses denominational, ethnic, and racial lines, bringing together long-term Christians and skeptics, with those still asking questions in a non-threating atmosphere of music, meditation, and meaning. Search for Truth and the Truth will set you free. Know more …
Short-term Missions Benefit Dinner and Craft Fair
Saturday, March 23 at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall of MBC
The privilege of going on a mission trip to help build the Body of Christ and share the Good News of Jesus Christ brings a blessing to those who go. These short-termers are responsible for raising their own funds. MBC helps through individual donations to Project MT and by hosting benefit activities like the dinner and craft fair on March 23. Donations of handmade crafts are being sought. Contact Barbara LaTesta or Danielle Gardner about craft donations.
Our own great chef, Mr. Kruvchuk will prepare the delicious meal. His incredible culinary efforts have blessed all who have attended in the past. This dinner is open to all, with a limit of 90 people. The cost is $20 per adult and $12 for children ages 3-12. Register by sending a check to Metropolitan Baptist Church notated for the dinner with a note indicating how many adults and children, or by registering and paying at the Welcome Center of MBC, or by PayPal (PayPal tickets are $21.50 per adult and $13 per child 3 to 12 years old) Join us for this wonderful feast and support our short-term mission teams. Donations are also accepted for Short-term missions by check or PayPal to Project MT.
An Evening with Beth Sar Shalom Messianic Congregation
Sunday Evening, March 3 at 6
Truth Today-Faith Tomorrow presents the music and ministry of Beth Sar Shalom. Testimonies of God’s saving grace and celebration of God’s work among the Jewish people will be part of the evening. A panel discussion with open mic will also be part of the evening.
The MetCafe is open Sundays after the morning service
The name may say coffee, but the fact is, this fellowship time that occurs most Sundays after the morning service has much more than coffee. The food provided might be fruit, pasta, candy, pastries, and other good things. Drinks include, yes - coffee, but also hot water for tea or for kids (and adults) there is hot chocolate. Cold drinks are available in wide variety as well. This is a great time to interact with those who you do not get to talk to during the service time.
Pastor’s Pen: March 2019 Issue
The questions keep coming on Sunday evenings in our new Truth Today – Faith Tomorrow format. This has become an exciting aspect of the ministry here at Metropolitan, and I am so excited about how the Lord is using the panel members to build up the Church family and the many guests who have participated. 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
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, each Sunday morning
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner
Date | Sermon Title | Scripture
January 6 | Do Not Pass Go | Genesis 18:1-8
January 13 | Not a Laughing Matter| Genesis 18:9-15
January 20 | Telling Secrets | Genesis 18:16-21
January 27 | The First Auctioneer | Genesis 18:22-33
Listen Pastor Chris’s Sermons on:
2. 1 Timothy and Titus
3. Isaiah (to be launched soon)
Special services, Christian Growth Seminars, small group meetings, and other varied events throughout the year.
Short-term Mission Training Seminar:
December 9, 2018, 6:00 PM
December 16, 2018
January 20, 2019
February 17, 2019
March 17, 2019
Truth for Today; Faith for Tomorrow
Sunday evenings from 6 to 7:30 pm, 2019 (know more)
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.
See full service list
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