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Upcoming Events:

Discovering Church Membership continues until February 26 on Sundays from 9:15 to 10:40 AM which is a five week seminar facilitated by Elder Enrique Barahona (Know more about Church Membership)  

Right Now Media on the J. D. Greear Ephesians Bible Study is happening on Sunday evenings at 6 pm through March 12, facilitated by Senior Pastor Chris Gardner. (Know more about the Seminar )

Bed Sheet Sales to raise funds for our Summer Mission trips to Ireland and Ecuador continue until February 26. Sheets are 1800 count and will fit beds with mattresses up to 17 inches. They come in 22 colors. For a color chart, email the Church Office at metbaptist@outlook.com. $35 for twin or full sets; $45 for queen or king sets.

Pastor’s Pen: February 2017 Issue 

The reader of the book of Revelation has to be a discerner of imagery, a student of the Old Testament, and a theologian in order to grasp the meaning of much that is written there. Either that or have a good library of trustworthy commentaries that will help one discover the meaning of much that is written there. For over a year, we have looked at the letters to the seven churches in Revelation 2 and 3. More recently in that study, we have examined the way the Lord introduces Himself to each of the churches. READ MORE...

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
Coming Sermon: 1 Timothy 1:12-14; Acts 3:14-21
Preacher: Senior Pastor Chris Gardner


Sunday Discipleship Gatherings

6:00 pm – Special services, Christian Growth Seminars, small group meetings, and other varied events throughout the year.


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
Current Sermon Series: 1 Timothy 1:12-14; Acts 3:14-21.
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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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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