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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:

Current Sermon Series on:
      The Book:  Genesis. (sermons online) 
      Preacher:  Senior Pastor Chris Gardner

Truth Today – Faith Tomorrow coming January 20th 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.

Jesus and All Church Birthday Party
Coming Sunday, December 16 at 6 pm, the third of our Advent special events will highlight the birth of Jesus along with a celebration of the birthdays of everyone in the church, as well as guests who join in the festivity. Held in the Fellowship Hall with twelve sections decorated for each month of the year, the All Church Birthday Party will be filled with fun, seasonal desserts, and a reminder of the wonder of the birth of God’s Son come in the flesh. Through games, food, and joyful fellowship, let the Advent Season prepare your heart for the blessings of Christmas. This event is free for all who come.

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: December 2018 Issue 
The book of Revelation brings to a close, not only the New Testament, but the whole of Scripture. As the last of the biblical books to be written, it is a fitting conclusion to the whole of Scripture by portraying the ongoing conflict between good and evil, between the people of God and the enemies of God, and it reveals the ultimate struggle between the purposes of the Creator and those of the anti-creator. 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.

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:

Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner

Date  |   Sermon Title | Scripture
December 2 | A New Name in Glory | Genesis 17:1-8
December 9 | A Cut Above the Rest | Genesis 17:9-14
December  16 | A Laughing Matter | Genesis 17:15-21
December 23 | Never too Late to Obey | Genesis 17:22-27
December 30 | Guest Speaker: Massimo Esposito
Listen Pastor Chris’s Sermons on:
1.    Genesis 
2.    1 Timothy and Titus 
3.    Isaiah (to be launched soon)


Sunday Discipleship Gatherings

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)


Praise and Prayer

Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm
Small group setting in the Wyshosky home.


Welcome

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 ...

Services

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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