Join us this Sunday
A warm welcome awaits you at Metropolitan Baptist Church.
We believe that you will be built up spiritually by the music, friendliness, practical care, missionary vision, gospel emphasis and the practical preaching and teaching of the Word of God as your worship with us.
Metropolitan Baptist Church stands committed to ministering to the needs of the people within our community. Our church has available a range of ministries for children, teenagers, young adults, ladies and men. Each ministry is undergirded by the truth that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is essential for Christianity and the Christian life. Furthermore, we believe the Bible is the only trustworthy source of wisdom for the challenges of everyday life and can meet every need within the human heart.
Please feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance to you and your family. It would be our honour to have you fellowship with us.
May the Lord bless you and thank you once again for visiting our church website. We look forward to further contact with you personally in the future.
Pastor Mario Schiavone
Bible Studies for all ages, including Sunday school for all ages 9-10 am
Morning Service 10:15 am
Evening Service 6:00 pm
Prayer & Bible Study 7:30 pm
Youth Group 6:30-8:30 pm
What to expect
Where can I park?
There is street parking available on Cullen Street. Also, behind the set of shops opposite the church, you will find plenty of unmetered council parking. There is a direct pathway from the parking area back up to the church on Cullen Street.
Do you provide disability access?
Yes, we have ramp access to our church building and main hall via our Burns Bay Road entrance. Our newly renovated facility provides both disabled and ambulant amenities and level access to our ground floor facilities.
Do I need to bring my own Bible?
No. Because we are a Bible believing and teaching church, we will provide you with a complimentary Bible to use and keep if you wish, as a gift from us. We use the King James Version of the Bible in all our services and ministries because of its accuracy.
How should I dress?
Everyone is welcome at Metropolitan Baptist Church. While many of our attendees dress up for church, there is no formal dress code for church services. Our ministry leaders and many of our church family dress in more traditional “Sunday” dress.
Where do I take my children for Sunday school?
For children three years old through to twelve there are fun, friendly, and Bible-centred Sunday school classes. They will be cared for by friendly, well-qualified teachers and helpers who will make church exciting and memorable for your child. Our friendly ushers are located in the main foyer and will gladly help direct you to the right class for your little ones.
Our music is conservative and traditional, and we sing hymns as part of our worship services. We believe that Christian music, like every other part of the Christian life, needs to be distinct from the world – 1 John 2:15-17; Colossians 3:16.
Nursery facilities are available during all the main Sunday services. Our facilities are clean, air conditioned and well-equipped. Capable ladies from within the membership of the church will care for your children.
Child protection policies:
To ensure that all our children’s ministries provide a happy and safe environment, all of our children’s ministry leaders and workers are members of Metropolitan Baptist Church and have undertaken child protection screening and training. Contact Pastor if you have any further questions in this regard.
We have a Toyota Hiace commuter bus that is available for transportation to and from church services and ministries. The bus is air-conditioned for your comfort, and all of our drivers are responsible adults with full licenses.
The Bible is sufficient to meet the needs of the human heart – Psalm 19:1-14. Pastor and ministry leaders are available to provide wise counsel and direction. Please contact us for free biblical counselling that will strengthen you personally and your family. We specialize in biblical counselling that strengthens lives and builds healthy family relationships.
Would you like to serve?
God has entrusted His people with spiritual gifts and abilities – Romans 12:3-6. There are many ministries within the church that you may want to get involved in, ministries that are very practical in nature and provide spiritual mentoring to others. Let’s use our gifts and abilities to glorify our God in Heaven – Ephesians 4:8.
Preaching the gospel:
Every week, people are involved in sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. This is either personally or through various ministries of the church such as door-to-door visitation, street witnessing, Scripture classes and specific church ministries. We at Metropolitan Baptist Church take the “Great Commission” seriously – Matthew 28:18-20.
Ladies and Men’s Bible studies:
The ‘’Life Stage’’ ministry ensures that every stage of life is ministered to from the very young children to our senior saints. You will find friendship and practical biblical instruction in each of these groups. See our Life Stages brochure for further details.
At Metropolitan Baptist Church, you will find clean, safe, air-conditioned and well-maintained facilities for your enjoyment and peace of mind. Our facilities abide by current Australian fire and safety codes. Please contact Pastor if you have any specific questions in this regard.
Food and friendships
There are plenty of opportunities to make lasting friendships through the ministries and activities planned throughout the year. Please see our Church Bulletin for specific events coming up.
If there’s something we have missed on this list, just give us a call (0434 432 175) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ask someone when you arrive.
Whether you’re new to the area, looking for a new church home, or if it’s been some time since you’ve attended church at all, we hope your visit to Metropolitan Baptist Church will be uplifting as you are drawn closer to the Lord Jesus Christ.