May 1, 2022

Passion: Culturally Content at Ephesus

Pastor Chris Gardner

Revelation 2:1-7

When a church fails to faithfully witness to Christ, it dies.

Holy Bible

Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

Upcoming Events:

Church Announcements


Since the beginning of the COVID lockdown, Metropolitan established two online prayer groups which allowed us to come before the Lord daily and brought the Church together as needed in a time that was desperately needed. We will continue the morning prayer groups at 10AM and will have a weekly prayer meeting in person at the fellowship hall every Wednesday at 7:30PM. Prayer is an essential ministry of the church as we pray for one another, for our missionaries, and for the issues facing our nation and the world.

Please contact the church office at 718-236-1197 or if you need more information.


A Daily Bible Reading Plan is available in the back of the Church auditorium. This guide will help you finish reading the whole Bible in 2022.

Pastor’s Pen: May 2022 Issue 
You are probably familiar with how every month and most days in that month have some special acknowledgment. Now, many of you may recognize that the first day of May is May Day. But that is just one of 62 special designations that begin on May first. For instance, some celebrate National Mother Goose Day, National Chocolate Parfait Day, and School Principal’s Day. Then we celebrate special week events starting May first, including, Be Kind to Animals Week, National Tourism Week, and Public Service Recognition Week. Finally, we can focus on the whole month. Somebody made it National Salsa Month, Arthritis Awareness Month, and even Correct Posture Month.  read more... 

Current and past sermon series can be found here

Come Join Us:

Sunday Learning Center

Sunday Learning Centers

Kindergarten through Adults
Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Sunday Morning Active Worship

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM,  each Sunday morning
Up-Coming Sermons: Romans (please see Podcast above)

Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner

Listen Pastor Chris’s Sermons on:

1.  The book of Genesis (2019 series)  
2.  The book of Genesis (2018 series)
3.    1 Timothy and Titus 
4.    Isaiah (to be launched soon)

Sunday Discipleship Gatherings

Special services, Christian Growth Seminars, small group meetings, and other varied events throughout the year. 

Praise and Prayer Power Meeting

7:00 pm each First Wednesday of each Month in the Fellowship Hall. 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

Our purpose

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 from Our Senior Pastor Chris

To know how Jesus Christ will transform your life

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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