Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who sends the thunderstorms. He gives showers of rain to all people, and plants of the field to everyone.
Current Sermon Series on:
The Book: Genesis. (sermons online)
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner
Sunday Evening Seminar Series: Can’t Believe
We will be looking at seven people from the Gospel of John who had a problem with believing. There are the Religiously Immunized, the Sexual Captive, the Short-sighted, the Disappointed, the Passive, the Failure, and the Captive who have problems believing in Jesus Christ. The Gospel of John has the purpose of helping those who have trouble believing to realize why it is essential to believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God to receive eternal life.
Saturday Afternoon Ladies Bible Study
A new ministry at Metropolitan Baptist Church is the Ladies Bible Study led by Amy Morin at the Morin home on Saturday afternoons beginning at 2 PM. The current study is on the book of James and is open to women of all ages. This highly interactive study keeps the focus on the Scripture as the Word of God and the means by which God brings us into a relationship with Him that will last for eternity.
MBC Coffee Fellowship on Sunday 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.
Short-term Mission Fund Raising Dinner
Food is an essential for survival. Good food is a blessing, and great food is awesome. On May 5th, Chef Vitalii Kruvchuk will prepare as superb meal once again to raise funds for the MBC short-term mission teams. At $20 per adult and teen, $12 for 3 to 12 year olds, and free for those 2 and under, this is the best bargain since the Vegas Diner went away! This dinner is open to anyone who would like to attend. Tickets must be purchased soon. We only have room for 75, so get your registration in right away.
Choral Concert by Park Place Baptist Church Choir
Comin June 23, the Park Place Baptist Church Choir from Pearl, MS will bring an evening of music here at MBC. Tickets for this fund-raising concert for MBC short-term mission trips will be just $5, but a free will offering will be taken. The 40-voice choir will perform contemporary and traditional Christian music in a choral format, along with leading congregational singing, as well. This is a great opportunity to invite your friends and family and all music lovers for a wonderful evening of praise and worship.
Pastor’s Pen: May 2018 Issue
We understand that we are called to honor Christ in every stage and season of our lives whether in singleness, in dating, in friendship, in marriage, in parenting, at work, in retirement, and all other areas. We also promise that when we move away from this place, we will, as soon as possible, unite with a likeminded church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word. (Paragraph 5, 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
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, each Sunday morning
Date | Sermon Title | Scripture
May 6, 2018 | A Big, Big Boat | Genesis 6:9-22
May 13, 2018 | Scrub-a-dub-dub | Genesis 7:1-10
May 20, 2018 | Geology, Geography, and Gee Whiz | Genesis 7:11-24
May 27, 2018 | Fly Away, Fly Away All | Genesis 8:1-12
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner
Listen Pastor Chris’s Sermons on:
2. 1 Timothy and Titus
3. Isaiah (to be launched soon)
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