MNYBA Elevate Meeting is the Annual Meeting for the Metropolitan NY Baptist Association and will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Any church member interested in attending should contact Pastor Chris for registration details. This is a powerful time of learning what God is doing across the Metropolitan NY area through the MNYBA churches. For instance, did you know that in 1994 only 1% of New Yorkers identified as evangelical Christians. In 2010 that number had increased to 3%, and this year nearly 6% identify as evangelicals. God is at work in this city. You can hear some of those stories at this years Elevate, as well as be part of some seminars for training church members in ministry and mission.
CHILD SAFETY RENEWAL COURSE is being offered Sunday morning, October 8 from 9:15-10:25 am. Every two years those who work with children or youth at MBC must be recertified. Please plan on attending this course if you were last certified anytime near the end of 2015.
PARSONAGE OPEN HOUSE - This annual event at the Gardner's home will be held this year on Sunday, October 8, beginning at 6:30 pm. This is open to the whole MBC church family. Great snacks will be served, lots of opportunity to interact with others in the church family you may not know too well, and so much more. This is a great event that you won't want to miss.
FALL WORKDAY AT MBC -Our fall workday is Saturday, October 21, from 9 am until 2 or when we finish. We may not have experienced a hurricane or tornado or earthquake, but our church building still needs repairs to be done, winterizing, and cleaning for the fall/winter season. Many hands make light work, so if you can spare an hour to several hours, please join us. Get to meet some of our Chinese and South Asian believers who will join us for that day. Sign up at the Welcome Center or notify the church office, especially if you will be here for lunch.
MISSION TRIPS TO HOUSTON, TX - We are looking to send teams to help with the clean up in the Houston, TX area during the weeks of October 12-15 and November 9-12. You must sign up right away by notifying the Church Office or Pastor Chris. We will be flying into Texas and working with the First Baptist Church of Wylie and Pastor Kris Segrest. This is a work project, not a site seeing trip so plan on working hard for the three or four days we will be there. Laborers, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and more are needed.
REFORMATION DAY - October 31 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Throughout the month, we will be mentioning this historic event, and plans are being made for some activities on the weekend just prior. It was on that day 500 years ago that Martin Luther took his historic step by posting the 95 theses against indulgences on the Wittenburg Church door in Wittenburg Germany. We have much to be thankful for since that marked the beginning of biblical Christianity being returned to the Church, with the emphases on the Scripture alone as the authority for faith and practice, justification by faith alone, not by the works of the sacraments, an emphasis on Christ being our only mediator and redeemer, not Mary, the saints, or the pope, and so much more. Let's learn to take our stand for truth as Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, and others did 500 years ago.
Judges by J. D. Greear, facilitated by Jimmy Rivera and Tony Jin, begins Sunday, September 17th, then October 1, October 15, and every Sunday evening after that through December 3 from 6 to 7:30 pm. In “Broken Saviors,” Pastor J.D. looks at Judges, a book with some of the most scandalous and strange stories in the entire Bible. Through this scandalous history, we'll see what God can do with the most broken of heroes—and behind every hero, we'll see a God who remains faithful even when we are faithless.
Pastor’s Pen: November 2017 Issue
Write therefore the things that you have seen, those that are and those that are to take place after this. As for the mystery of the seven stars that you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands, the seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands are the seven churches. (Revelation 1:19-20, ESV). Read More ..
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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 ...
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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.
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• Operation Christmas Child
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• Short-term Mission Application
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• Short-term Mission Reference Form
• Visiting Short term Mission teams