What is Christianity about? Why do Christians claim that their faith is the exclusive way to God? Join us Sunday evenings at 6:00 pm for the Foundations of Apologetics course that shares answers to these and other questions. Designed to introduce a comprehensive range of apologetic arguments and strategies, Foundations of Apologetics features lectures by Ravi Zacharias International Ministries team of apologists including Ravi Zacharias, Michael Ramsden, John Lennox, Stuart McAllister, Alister McGrath, Amy Orr-Ewing, L.T. Jeyachandran, and Joe Boot. Students of this engaging curriculum will become adept at recognizing the many worldviews influencing our culture and equipped to challenge the assumptions of these worldviews. It is our prayer you will find the studies foster not only knowledge but also cultivate the skills to communicate that knowledge in a way that is winsome and effective.
REVELATION BIBLE STUDY - Beginning May 21 for 6 weeks, Pastor Chris will be speaking on the Book of Revelation during the Sunday Learning Center time from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. This study will be for high school students through adults. This unique approach to Revelation should change your view from one of fear and frustration to one of delight when reading this closing book of the Bible.
CLASS 201: Discovering Spiritual Maturity begins Sunday morning, May 21 at 9:15 am. This five week course is designed to enhance the spiritual walk of those who want to grow in their understanding of prayer, the study of God’s Word, the reason why fellowship with other Christians is important, and what spiritual warfare is all about. The Seminar is open to anyone who is a Christian and wants to have a closer walk with the Lord and His people.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) is scheduled for the week of July 10-14 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm nightly. This annual program is open to all ages from 4 years old through adult. This year’s theme is centered on Mighty Heroes for God. Pre-registration for this exciting program can be done by contacting the Church office at 718.236.1197 or by email at email@example.com or visit VBS page to download Pre-Registration Form..
The Youth Ensemble SOUL DESIRE from Woodmont Alabama will be in concert at Metropolitan on Father’s Day, June 18th at 11:00 am. Under the direction of Kevin Reese (Director of Woodmont academy of Fine Arts), SOUL DESIRE will lead the congregation in musical worship through a mix of contemporary Christian music, and they will also share special music to touch the soul. This concert is free and open to the public and will be part of Metropolitan’s Sunday morning worship service.
Pastor’s Pen: June 2017 Issue
In the Greek myths, the Greek hero, Achilles, was invincible, unable to be wounded because his mother had dipped him in the river Styx, the underworld river. By doing so, she sought to make him immortal, but she held on to his heel, and that part of him was mortal, leaving him vulnerable to the ravages of humanity. READ MORE...
Kindergarten through Adults
Sunday mornings at 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, each Sunday morning
Up-Coming Sermon: 1 Timothy 4:1-5; Corinthians 10:14-22.
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner
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.
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• Kids Club
• Good News Club
• Youth Challenge Teen Ministry
• Daniel and Esther Young Adults Group
• Life Groups at MBC
• Sunday Evening Seminars
• Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Bible Study
• Woven Hearts Knitting group
• 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