Metropolitan Baptist Church

Reaching Australia for Jesus Christ

“We preach Christ and Him crucified” – 1 Corinthians 1:23.

These are the main biblical principles that govern the ministries of Metropolitan Baptist Church:

 

I.      Preeminence of the local churchMatthew 16:18; 28:18-20

  • The church is God’s institution for the fulfillment of the Great Commission & for the maturing of the saints.
  • The church family concept & involvement of each member in the church
  • We are a “Baptist” church because of our doctrinal beliefs – Jude 3.

 

II.    Preaching and teaching the Word of God at the heart of all our church ministries2 Timothy 4:1-5

  • Main services & specific people ministries

 

III.  Priority of soul winning as the starting point in fulfilling the Great Commission – Luke 19:10

  • Personal & organised soul winning
  • Through people ministries such as children’s, teen’s, men’s & ladies’ meetings

 

IV.  Purity in the life of the saintRomans 12:1-2

  • We will encourage personal holiness by establishing & practicing biblical convictions and standards.

 

V.   Perfection (maturity) of the saints in all ministries to equip for Christian serviceEphesians 4:12

 

VI.  Producing leaders who will reproduce themselvesII Timothy 2:2

  • Main services of the church
  • Life Stages & personal discipleship
  • Leadership training & S.B.B.C. courses

 

VII.  Pursuit of excellence in all that we doColossians 3:17

  • We will do our best in every area of church ministry.

 

VIII.  Personal walk – the key to a fruitful life and ministryJohn 15:1-16

  • God has ordained the Christian to bear spiritual fruit; this comes by abiding in Jesus Christ.

 

IX.  Praying & fasting together as a church – a means to God’s power over life and ministryActs 1:14; Mark 9:27

  • Mid-week prayer meetings
  • Special prayer meetings
  • Ministry prayer meetings

 

X.  Protection and power provided as we submit to God’s chain of authority – Romans 13:1-7

  • All authority stems back to God, & to go contrary to authority is to go against the Lord.
  • Loyalty to the pastor and the church is the only policy, as opposed to disloyalty or neutrality.

 

XI.  Power of the Holy Spirit upon our lives essential for effective service – Luke 11:1-13

  • The power of God is available through fervent prayer.

 

XII.  Preciousness of the family – Psalm 128:1-5

  • The family is the union of one male & one female in marriage. Children are given by the Lord and are to be nurtured in the Word of God. God has ordained the Christian home & the church as the prime places for a child’s education.