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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

Reformation Day Party at the Morins' home
October 31 beginning at 6:30 PM. This is an adult and teen event. Watch the movie, "The Calvinist," discuss the Reformation's importance for today, and enjoy good food and fellowship. For information on the Morins' address or to let them know you plan to attend, contact the church office by email or phone. 

Samaritan's Purse Christmas Shoebox Packing Party 

Saturday, November 10 beginning at 10 AM. We have 150 shoeboxes to fill. A generous church member has provided all that will go in the boxes, but we need many hands to help fill those boxes. This is a great, fun event, that has powerful, life-changing implications. Contact the church office for more information or to let us know you will be coming.

Free CPR/First Aid training and certification
Saturday, November 3 from 9 AM to 3 PM. This course will cover infant, child, and adult CPR and First Aid training. It is free to members of Metropolitan and/or who are involved in ministry at Metropolitan. For those who are not church members or are not involved in church ministry or for community individuals, the cost is a reduced $65 for the training. You must pre-register by the sign-up sheet at the Welcome Center or by notifying the church office by phone or email.

Saturday Afternoon Ladies Bible Study
The Ladies Bible Study, which meets each Saturday at the home of Amy Byrnes, will begin a new study on the book of Colossians centered around a video series by Louie Giglio. The ladies meet at 2 pm and all women are invited. This fascinating study of Colossians is facilitated by Amy who expands the lessons by Pastor Giglio through interactive teaching and discussion.

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: November 2018 Issue 
…through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong to Jesus Christ, To all those in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:5-7, ESV) 
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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
November 4    | What a Dream!                       | Genesis 15:7-16
November 11  | Cutting a Covenant               | Genesis 15:17-21
November  18 | The Middle East Problem    | Genesis 16:1-6
November 25  | The Best of a Bad Situation | Genesis 16:7-16
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.

Albert Mohler Series on The Lord's Prayer
November 4  2:00PM
November 18 2:00 PM
November 25 2:00 PM

Short-term Mission Training Seminar:
November 4, 2018, 6:00 PM
November 18, 2018, 6:00 PM
December 9, 2018, 6:00 PM

November 11 6:30 PM Parsonage Open House.


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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